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Micah
micah.bolen@gmail.com
352-575-0724
199 College Cove
Niceville, FL 32578
Software Engineering Professional
13 years experience W2
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Greetings Earthlings,

Are you in need of someone who speaks the internet?  How about a software engineering professional who is willing to code where no one has coded before?

Well, I'm just what you're looking for!

If you have any questions about my experience, references, and/or abilities, don't hesitate to drop me a line directly:

micah dot bolen at gee mail dot com

Cheers,

Micah

P.S.

Feel free to check out my blog on software engineering design patterns:

http://micahdbolen.wordpress.com/

Experience
Freelance Software Engineering Professional
Information Technology
Dec 2013 - present

angularjs, phonegap, bower, gruntjs, yeoman, git, twitterbootstrap3, firebase, compasscss, sass

End-to-end hybrid mobile app developer. New products coming to an app store near you.

I'm currently working on an Angular service that pulls ~5k documents (a collection of postsecondary institutions across the US) from a firebase datastore, indexes them, and performs fulltext search on the clientside with lunr.js (like Solr, but much smaller and not as bright).

One of my current projects were in need of a custom search utility, so I took the opportunity to write it in Python:

https://github.com/micahbolen/institutions-search

 

Linux Version Control AngularJS Bootstrap Git Software Engineer Python SASS Grunt.js
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4 recommendations
Software Engineer
Information Technology
Sep 2013 - Dec 2013

javascript, java, angularjs

PowerInbox: Creating the future of email through interactive email.

My role for PowerInbox was front-end engineer for one of their internal projects. I would elaborate more, but I signed an NDA. However, I do have a reference from the company in case you have any questions.

JavaScript Java HTML Version Control AngularJS Software Engineer
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Freelance Developer
Information Technology
Jan 2012 - May 2013
php, wordpress, mysql, jquery
 
A common request that I received on Elance is to secure streaming video that site owners would like to sell through a membership subscription model. I typically setup a WordPress build with the s2Member Membership Management Plugin and stream their videos using Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) with encryption and custom access control.
 
I have also performed several incident response jobs where a website/host has been compromised due to poor security practices of the previous developer. Typical tasks that I perform are setting up a temporary redirect, checking the raw HTTP access logs, blocking a range of IP addresses, finding obfuscated code that may have been injected, deleting compromised image files, and performing preventative maintenance such as creating strong passwords for all accounts, moving the administrative and commerce areas over SSL, and implementing web form security such as Captcha and nonce hidden fields.
Wordpress MySQL jQuery PHP Web Forms
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Web Developer
Information Technology
Aug 2011 - Dec 2011

php, wordpress, jquery, mysql

Media Giant Design is a professional web and software development firm based in Port Saint Lucie, FL.

I joined the team as a web developer primarily focusing on WordPress site development in August 2011. Due to personal circumstances, I left the company in December 2011 to relocate to NY.

While working for Media Giant, I cut my teeth on object-oriented PHP diving into developing custom WordPress plugins and themes. At the same time, I gained experience with the Google Maps API, affiliate marketing, and search engine optimization.

jQuery MySQL PHP Web Developer Wordpress
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IT Specialist
Education
Jul 2008 - Aug 2011

sqlserver, wordpress, msaccess, exchangeserver, sharepoint, sccm

Handling Tier1 and 2 IT support requests in addition to web administration, database administration, and OS deployment management. Here is a list of some of the projects that I worked on:

  • Academic department website redesign: I was asked to give the University of Florida Agronomy Department's website a complete makeover as well as implement a new content management system. Before the redesign, the website consisted of static HTML pages relying upon SSI and FrontPage Extensions. Further, the CSS provided lacklustre color schemes and offkilter page layouts. After some meetings and correspondence with the clients (students, faculty and department chair), I decided to implement a custom WordPress installation to serve as the content management system. I then designed a custom WordPress theme which involved writing HTML, jQuery, PHP (including calls to the backend MySQL database), and CSS code. After he project was finished, the website was transformed into an attractive and useful source of information about the department including such features as multiple news feeds, microformatting, social media integration, and LDAP authentication for the faculty.
  • Fiscal/grants/HR web database: I was asked to implement a database system to manage my department's fiscal/grant/HR information. The requirements included the ability to run reports on such information as employee salary distributions and cash flow forecasting. The clients (administrative personnel) also requested that the database be accessible over the web. The organization was already using SharePoint and Microsoft Office, so I decided to build a Microsoft Access Web Database and then publish it to SharePoint. I utilized database design principles such as data normalization and building off of a logical data model. The coding involved some VBA and the schema was completely custom, but most of the work was conducted with the Access GUI.
  • Online teacher directory: I was asked to create an online directory of teachers that would allow for teachers around Florida to login and create/update their profiles with various information about themselves as a well as upload a profile picture. The profiles also needed to be searchable and sortable based on various criteria including the teachers' affiliations with specific organizations. I decided to create the directory as an ASP.NET MVC web application with a backend SQL Server database.
MS Access SQL Server MVC Design Patterns
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Education
Attended in Computer Science
Santa Fe College, 2007 - 2010
Related Courses
Maintaining a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database, 2009 A
Implementing a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Database, 2009 A
Skills
Python
2021
9
Grunt.js
2021
8
SASS
2021
7
AngularJS
2021
6
PHP
2013
6
Software Engineer
2021
6
Bootstrap
2021
5
CSS
2014
5
Git
2021
5
HTML
2013
5
JavaScript
2013
5
jQuery
2013
5
JSON
2014
5
OOP
2014
5
REST
2014
5
Linux
2021
3
MVC Design Patterns
2011
3
MySQL
2013
3
Version Control
2021
3
Wordpress
2013
3
Microsoft SharePoint
2011
2
MS Access
2011
2
SOAP
2012
2
SQL Server
2011
2
ASP.NET
2011
1
Java
2013
1
Web Forms
2013
1
Design Patterns
0
1
Web Developer
2011
1
Publications
GitHub 2012-2014
https://github.com/micahbolen, 2014
Software Engineering Design Patterns Blog
WordPress (http://micahdbolen.wordpress.com/), 2014
Awards
FBLA State Champion in Web Development, 2002