My name is Brian and this is my site.
Thanks for visiting my site. This a portfolio site that I have put together for myself. Below you will see a few of the projects that I have worked on along with a summarized Resume. If you are interested don't hesitate to send me an email with the 'Contact' section below. You can also contact me on LinkedIn or Twitter.
I am currently a student at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. I will be graduating in December 2014 with a major in Information Science and Technology, a minor in Computer Science, a certificate in Web Development, and a certificate in Digital Arts and Culture. As you can see I have a wide range of skillsets and interests in the IT field. My passion lies with infrastructure and systems administration, but I am also deeply invested in web development.
My work history accurately reflects my interests and skills. I have been working various jobs in IT since high school. My most notable positions were working as a Student Technician Supervisor and, more recently, working as a Web Developer. Along with these I have also experience working in Leadership and Project Management positions. The diversity in my work experience has allowed me to look at difficult problems that I am faced with from many different angles.
Outside of work and school I am an avid traveler and love being outside. For my third year at university I studied abroad to Austria. From there I was able to visit many different countries and regions. I would count this experience as one of the most important things that I have done in my life. I also have a passion for technology in my personal life. Working with technology is part of who I am and it finds its way into every aspect of my life.
While working as a web developer for the University of Wisonsin Milwaukee I worked with a small team of two to implement an instance of SugarCRM for the school. The CRM keeps track of student admission and academic progress for the school. I took lead on the expansion and growth of the project for our school. I also worked closely with another developer on the construction of a student portal for applying to the school. This portal directly interfaced with the CRM to input student information.
Learning Solutions is a fictitious company that I worked with for my capstone course. The goal of this project was to create website that allowed users to sign up and view educational material on the web. I built the site entirely with PHP and used Bootstrap CSS for the visual front end. If you're interested click on the link and take a look! Feel free to create an account.
Web Developer, School of Information Studies
Developed and maintained multiple websites for the School of Information Studies. Worked with a team to develop a custom CRM for student records and data. Project manager for most tasks working with a wide range of environments and languages.
Student Technician Supervisor, School of Information Studies
Supervised an IT office of eight technicians and worked with the systems administrator to upgrade servers and implement new technologies for the school.
IT Intern, Advanced Pain Management
Built and deployed Windows XP and 7 images to workstations using Ghost. Upgraded Citrix clients and deployed new software to workstations. Prepared and set up WYSE terminals for new clinics in the area.
Campus Ambassador, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
Worked with the Student Success Center to welcome and inform incoming students to the university. Worked with large groups of students and teammates to execute day long activities and programs.
University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
University of Applied Sciences - Upper Austria
Studied for five months in Hagenberg, Austria during the Spring 2013 semester. Took courses in mobile development and privacy enhancing techniques while teaching six different sections of English to Austrian students. Worked with a variety of colleagues from around the world on academic and corporate projects.