Cassandra King ~ Philadelphia, PA
“I work and play well with others!”
My story:I pursue my coding life in much the same way I tackle my bike racing life: “You have to be willing to put it all on the line for the win!”Â AÂ full Â version of my story explains a bit about how I journeyed to this point in my career.
Current Collaborations and Fun Projects:
- Front-end development forÂ weAreTechWomenÂ as part of a collaborative, non-profit group. (github repo)
- Volunteer, teacher, web developer, and kid at heart Â for non-profit Coded by Kids
- Ruby on Rails apprentice withÂ Brian McElaney RoR Senior ArchitectÂ (readÂ blog post Inaugural Ruby on Rails Apprenticeship Program for Women in PhiladelphiaÂ )
- Parallax Template, available for anyone to Â fork, download and customize.
- Commercial PSD to HTMLÂ HTML, CSS, Pixel Perfect
- eCommerce PSD to HTML SampleÂ HTML, CSS, JQuery, Responsive
- (Hypothetical) Election site ResponsiveÂ HTML, CSS, Responsive
- Generic Site PSD to HTMLÂ HTML, CSS, JQuery, Pixel Perfect
- A few eCommerce projects I have collaborated on as a Front End Developer at Weblinc:
Tamman Technologies Philadelphia, PA
- Front-end development, Jquery, Responsive Design, HTML5, CSS3
Weblinc E-Commerce Philadelphia, PA
- Served on the .NET team responsible for a fast-paced, high-pressure successful site launch for our client Soundviewpro. I contributed CSS, pixel-perfect code for virtually every view and template of the site. The client hit their go-live target date and has received positive feedback from customers.
- Served on the team responsible for updating the home page for Thomas Scientific. I delivered pixel-perfect code within estimates. The client, thrilled with the results and quick turnaround, signed a contract to launch a brand new section targeting laboratory managers. During this time I also worked onÂ front-end development forÂ Unique Photo(responsive site),Â Becker’s School Suppliesas part of agile team.
- Implemented beta version of SASS/CSS preprocessing for .NET projects using Squishit SASS
- Related post: Alternative SASS solutions for .NET
- Related post: Integrating SASS into .NET using NuGet and Squishit SASS
Webmaster & Front End Developer
Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, DE
- I brought the Law school into compliance: As recipients of federal funding, universities are legally required to serve 508 accessible websites. I strategically planned, re-designed, strategically planned and then migrated the Universityâ€™s outdated, tables-based, non-accessible website into compliant, accessible, semantic XHTML/CSSÂ I completed the project under-budget and on schedule. The improved site brought the Law School into legal compliance. Bonus: they grew their online audience; they had a streamlined content management workflow; they better served their constituency and online applications increased.
- Recognizing the need for improved outreach to their online community, I deployed a WordPress MultiUser platform for blogging and online communities. I also trained all the users. My efforts were a success: year after year, WordPress adoption by staff and students steadily grew. I successfully designed and launched over 50 highly active faculty and student group websites on WordPress, and my efforts empowered the Law School with a powerful outreach tool that brought increased visibility for the Law Schoolâ€™s brand.
Ongoing – Web DeveloperÂ Â www.tristatevelo.com non-profit
- Once I moved our static HTML site into Drupal CMS, requests to join the team increased dramatically. Â As well, the organization now was able to show its current and future potential sponsors the Â strength and talent of the racing squads via the race journals, results page, events calendar and many more features. Membership increases yearly and team members feel they have ownership of their site as a way of showcasing their local, national and international accomplishments. Finally, the team director and the team captains can manage their own content on the site with their own admin accounts. The Drupal content management system has given the athletes and the directors easy access to update the site content.
Interactive Designer/HTML Producer Integrated Media Concepts, Inc. ( Now Trellist), Wilmington, DE Business Impact:
- Served as an interactive designer on a team responsible for national and international corporate clients including sites for DuPont, Raymond Entertainment and InDocs.Â , and a handful of multi-national banks incorporated in the state of Delaware.