- Harvard University, M.S., Health and Social Behavior, Student Award of Recognition
- Washington University,- B.A., Psychology, Student Body Vice President
- Foothill College, - A.S., Computer Science, GPA: 4.0
SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
- Open Web developer evengelist. Technical author, editor, speaker, writer, blogger, and trainer. Project management, curriculum development, training and technical support.
- Mobile and RWD Development expert. Creator of the Clown car technique solution for responsive images.
- Lead & team web developer for several sites receiving 1M+ visitors/month.
- Experience developing with most mid-tier programming languages. Unix, internationalization and version control,
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent relations with staff, clients and outside vendors.
- Construction, including hardwood floors, dry wall, painting, retaining walls, and plumbing. I don't do electrical.
- Native English and French. Fluent Spanish. Some Hebrew.
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Web Developer, providing front-end and mid tier programming with an emphasis on developing optimized, perfomant, usable, accessible, cross browser compatible, and mobile friendly sites and applications.
- Lead UI developer for graphic design firms and web site clients. Responsible for creating information architecture flow, screen designs, and UI specifications.
- Author of Mobile HTML5 and co-author of several other technical books. Currently authoring HTML5: The Definitive Guide and co-authoring CSS3: The Definitive Guide, and 2nd edition of HTML5 & CSS3 For the Real World.
- UI Prototyper. Flash-less mobile ad producer.
- Design and maintenance of e-commerce, small business and non-profit web sites, including graphic design, user experience design, logo development and business development.
- Trained non-technical staff to update sites.
- Accessibility consultation and development of section 508-ADA, WCAG compliant sites. .
- CAN-Spam compliant HTML email design, coding and distribution.
- Experience developing with Sublime, Eclipse, TextMate, BBEdit, gEdit, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, WordPress and Git, Github, Perforce, CVS and SVN source controls.
- Project Oversight: (6 years) development and management of proposals, contracts and budgets, contract compliance, project evaluations and report writing, including annual reports.
- Marketing and public relations: (5 years) including development and production of brochures, web site marketing, interfacing with community members and elected officials.
- Supervisory experience: (5 years) recruitment, hiring, training, supervision, retention, progress reports and corrective counseling for on-site and off-site staff. Subcontractor management.
- HR Administration: (5 years) benefits including health, dental, vision plans, retirement, COBRA, FMLA and disability. Exit interviews.
- Conference Organizing: (6 years) Recruitment of speakers, attendees, and sponsors. CFP writing and reviews. Speaker mentorship.
- 1999 - Current, Standardista, Senior Web Developer, Open Source Developer Evangelist
- HTML: The Definitive Guide (O'Reilly, expected 2015, Author)
- CSS: The Definitive Guide 4th edition (O'Reilly, expected 2015, Co-Author)
- HTML5 & CSS3 in The Real World (Sitepoint, May 2011, 2nd Edition, January 2015, Co-Author).
Translations: Russian, Korean, Chinese simplified, Czech, Spanish, German and Thai
- Mobile HTML5 (O'Reilly, 2013, Author)
- Taming CSS Complexity (Clown Car Technique chapter)
- Responsive Web Design: Solutions for Responsive Images (Clown Car Technique chapter)
- Web Performance Day Book, Volume 2 (Mobile Performance chapter)
- What's New is CSS3? (O'Reilly, 2012, Author)
- CSS Detective Guide (Peachpit, 2010, Technical Editor)
- Presentations and Trainings:
- Fluent (Keynote)
- YOW!, Australia, Web Components, December
- YOW!, Australia, Practical HTML5 Workshop,, December
- VelocityConf, Barcelona, RWD is Not a Panacea, November
- DotCSS, CSS? WTF!, Paris, November
- All Things Open, Raleigh, NC, October
- CSSDevConf, CSS Animation Deep Dive, New Orleans, LA, October
- From the Front, RWD is Not a Panacea, Bologna, September
- Modern Web Conference, Online
- CSSSummit, CSS Selectors, Online
- AccessU, Austin, May
- BMoResponsive, RWD is Not a Panacea, Baltimore, May
- CodeStarSummit, SF, March
- Fluent, SF, March
- InContrl, Orlando, February
- GirlDevelopItSF - various CSS workshops
- CSSDevConf, Denver, CO, October
- LXJS, Lisbon, Portugal
- Paris Web, Paris, France (in French!)
- Open Web Camp. San Jose, CA. July
- CSS Summit. Online, July
- Dutch Mobile Conference, Amsterdam, Holland, June.
- Selectors, Mobile Performance, Future Insights Live, Las Vegas, NV. May
- Front-Trends, Warsaw, Poland, April
- RWD: Performance Considerations, RWD Summit, Online. April
- Mobile CSS, BDConf. Orlando, FL. April
- DevFest Silicon Valley, Mt. View, CA March
- Selectors Level 3 & 4, SXSW, Austin, TX, March
- HTML5 Web Form and Mobile Performance, ConFoo, Montreal, Canada. February
- Mobile Web Application Performance Best of Oreilly, Online. February
- 10 Things Your Browser Can Do, and CSS Full Day workshop, HTML5tx, Austin, TX. February
- Improving Diversity, VelocitySummit, San Francisco, CA. January
- Mobile Web Performance. SFPerformance Group. December
- CSS3 In Depth, Front End Masters, Savage, MN. December 14.
- CSS Dev Conf, Honolulu, HI. December 3
- CSS3 + Mobile, InControl, Honolulu, HI. December 2
- CSS Workshop, Honolulu, HI. December 1
- Panel, JS.Everywhere, Paris, FR. November 17
- Making it Snow (CSS animation) JS.Everywhere, Paris, FR. November 17.
- CSS3: From Good to Great. BurfieldCreative, Bath, UK. November 11.
- HTML5 Web Forms, CodeKen, London, UK. November 6. (Video)
- You don’t need a framework for that, JS.Everywhere, Santa Jose, CA. October 26.
- Web Performance Primer. Confident Coding: Everything You need to know, San Francisco, October 20 (Organized and led conference)
- CSS3 Selectors. Silicon Valley Code Camp, Los Altos, CA. October 6.
- ShopTalk, Online, August 30 (interview) (Audio)
- Mobile: Don’t Break the Web, Web Performance Summit, August 1
- CSS3 Animation, CSSSummit IV, Online, July
- Select This!, Innovators of the Web Conference. San Francisco, CA. July 21
- CSS: From Good to Great, OSCON: Portland, OR. July 17.
- HTML5 Web Forms, Open Web Camp, Palo Alto, CA. July 14
- Introduction to JS (Full day workshop), (Organized and led conference) Confident Coding II, Mountain View, CA. June 9.
- Mobile Web Application Performance. Velocity Conf: Santa Clara, CA. June 2012
- HTML5 Web Forms. Dutch Mobile Conf, Amsterdam, NL. June 2012
Mobile Web Performance Dutch Mobile Conf, Amsterdam, NL. June 2012
CSS Workshop Dutch Mobile Conf, Amsterdam, NL. June 2012
- HTML5 Overview. Dutch PHP Conf, Amsterdam, NL. June 2012
- You Don’t Need Framework for that. FluentConf. San Francisco, CA. May 2012
- Animating with CSS3 FluentConf. San Francisco, CA. May 2012
- Select This! CSS Selectors HTML5DevConf, San Francisco, CA May, 2012
- CSS3 Gradients, HTML5 Community Night, Microsoft. Mountain View, CA April 2012
- HTML5 Mobile Boot Camp (3 Day training). East Hartford, CT. March 2012
- CSS3 Mad Skillz, SXSW: Austin, TX. March 2012
- CSS: From Knowledgable to Ninja. Webstock: Wellington, NZ. February 2012
- Mobile: Don’t Break the Web Webstock: Wellington, NZ. February 2012
- HTML5: The Good Enough Parts, GTUGSF Code Lab: San Francisco, CA. January 2012
- CASCADE: Winter Wonderland: CSS3. San Francisco, CA. December
- Rich Web Experience 7 Presentations + Panel, HTML5, CSS3, Performance. Orlando, FL. November
- jQuerry Summit: jQuery Selectors. Online. November.
- Velocity Europe: Mobile UI Performance. Berlin, Germany. November.
- Silicon Valley Code Camp. HTML5, and CSS3. Los Altos, CA. October
- HTML5 Web Forms, Panel. HTML5tx. Austin, TX. October.
- Women in Tech Summit. October
- HTML5 Dev Conf HTML5 Form elements & Attributes. September
- Stanford Techie Festival: HTML5 Workshop: Don't Fall Behind - Start Using it Now. August
- SF WordCamp: CSS3 Features. August
- OSCON: HTML5 Workshop:: The Good Enough Parts & HTML5 Web Forms. July
- CSS Summit III: Animation. July
- JQuery Conference: CSS Selectors in the Age of JQuery. Ma
- SXSW: CSS3 Workshop: Beyond the Basic.March.
- Open Web Camp: CSS3 Implementable Features
- FOWD: HTML5 Masterclass
- Interlabs 2010: Mobile Web Applications, HTML5 Web Forms
- GTUG (Google): Mobile Web Apps: HTML5 & CSS3 for Android & iPhone
- SF HTML5: Web Forms 2.0
- Silicon Valley Web Builders: CSS3 Implementable Features
- SXSW: View Source Has a Posse (Panel)
(Older talks are no longer relevant and have been archived - but you can do a view source and read the comments)
- iPadDevCamp: CSS3 for Mobile Webkit: What Works.
- Dare2BDigital: HTML 101: Introduction to Web Development
- CSS Summit: CSS3 & iPhone Development
- TodCon: Worry Free Web Development, Moving to Web 2.0: What you need to know to stay relevant
- SXSW: Moving from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0: What you need to know to stay relevant
- Clients and Partners Agencies
- Survey Monkey: 2011 - current: Desktop web applications
- Samsung: 2011, 2013: Prototyping Phone and Television apps
- GoldSpotMedia: 2011 - 2012: CSS3 animations, JS and HTML5 for mobile web
- LiveGamer: 2009 - 2011: CSS3, HTML and JS for game payment gateways
- Apple / UniversalMind: 2010 - 2011: HTML5, CSS3 and JS consulting with Apple iAd team
- WebMocha: 2008-2009: Contract web development, including Shopiks and NESF
- CommunityMX: 2008 - 2011: Partner, Author, HTML5 curriculum development, and technical support
- Olivia: 2004-2005 Maintained Olivia.com, including adding new content, bulletin board, emails. SEO CFM, CSS,
- Ofoto (now KodakGallery): 2005. Marketing emails and conversion to tableless markup
- Microsites & API skinning: Live Gamer, Topspin, Canon, This Old House, XEO Design
- Additional Websites: Precise Moves Chiropractic, Cyclone Microsystems, Agiliance, Merritt Staffing, Table d'Hote, Lynn Sien Designs, Words and Ideas, Fundamental Capital, ACMHS, Science Literacy Project, DNA Files, BRT Realty (emails), Eco-Effect, Clark Dodge Wealth Management, Tudor Realty, Caperberry Events, Newhouse Finacial, Posh PR, IPMR, Ecker Windows, Appraisers and Planners, Negev Nectars, Hudson Retina, Hudson Valley Eye Associates, Atalaya Capital, The Bump and Beyond, The Weekly Reader (emails), Leitner Group
- 2010, 2008, 2007 - iPadDevCamp and iPhoneDevCamp best web app, best game and other award for web applications, with HTML5 TouchRef for iPad, TattleTalz and Pickleview for Webkit mobile browser.
- Presentations and Trainings:
- 2008 – 2009,
Front End Engineer,
2009 - 2011, Topspin, Front End Engineer, Contractor
- 2008, Engage Corporation, Senior Web Developer/Product Development
- 2005-2008 - Yahoo! – Sr. Front End Engineer.
- 1999-2000, Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center, Project Coordinator
- Managed teen health center and health education programming
- 1997-1999, Social Advocates for Youth, Administrative Director
- Coordinated social service and educational programming.
- 1995-1997, Girls Incorporated, Project Director
- Coordinated teen activities and health promotion efforts in the city of Lynn, MA