607A Yorktown Place, Statesboro, GA 30461
http://www.chrissterling.me — chris@chrissterling.me
770-689-6679

Education

August 2008 - May 2012

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Georgia Southern University – Statesboro, GA
Graduated May 2012, specialized in networking. Minor in Information Systems with a focus on SAP.

Work Experience

October 2013 – Present

Software Developer
Georgia Southern University – Enterprise Application Services – Statesboro, GA

  • Designed from scratch and implemented C# RESTful web service to serve up data to the student portal and other services.
  • Develop and maintain the MyGeorgiaSouthern student portal
  • Oversaw a load balanced site that has over 2 million hits per month on a slow month
  • Worked closely with Systems Administrator to monitor the site for best uptime
  • Stayed up late, woke up early, to help patch and monitor site
  • Daily Languages used: PHP, C#, Javascript, HTML, CSS

June 2012 – September 2013

EDP Tech Support Specialist III
Georgia Southern University – Business and Finance IT – Statesboro, GA

  • Maintained and added new end points to an existing C# RESTful web service
  • Integrated the web service with different PHP applications.
  • Worked along side mobile developers to integrate API with their application
  • Worked with multiple databases including MySQL, MSSQL, and Oracle
  • Setup and configured a replacement RedHat 6 server
  • Daily Languages used: PHP, C#, HTML, CSS, Java

May 2009 – June 2012

Student Programmer
Georgia Southern University – Department of University Housing – Statesboro, GA

  • Maintained University Housing Website that served over 200,000 hits per year.
  • Built out administrative console to manage parts of the website
  • Built a form tool to help the department collect data from students
  • Redesigned the website in accordance to new university standards1

Recent Projects

June 2014 – Present

MyGeorgiaSouthern Redesign
The internal portal for Georgia Southern University, MyGeorgiaSouthern, was first built in 2007. Originally written in PHP and interfaced with MySQL and Oracle databases, the redesign process started in June 2014 and we created it to interact with the newly built API.GeorgiaSouthern, MySQL, and Oracle. We focused primarily on taking advantage of the Bootstrap responsive framework for mobile-readiness from the start. User feedback and the use of the Scrum methodology played a key role in the development of this portal redesign.

October 2013 – Present (Georgia Southern University)

Creation of API to serve data to MyGeorgiaSouthern (Georgia Southern University)
This API is a C# MVC RESTful web service that was created to interact with the different databases used in MyGeorgiaSouthern and across campus. It logs all requests to a MSSQL database and interacts with different third-party APIs, as well as our local Active Directory servers. All requests are returned in JSON or XML, and it is currently being used internally within the department, but the eventual goal is to open it up to campus.

June 2013 - December 2013

Package Tracking Website (Freelance)
The package tracking website was built alongside a department at National Print Group (Now RockTenn Retail Solutions). It allows the company to upload a CSV exported from their system into a database that would then track the package every couple of hours using the UPS API to check for updates. The users can request shipment updates, see in detail where a package as been, and any other data that is returned by the UPS API that they wanted.

Skillset

PHP

  • Started 2006
  • CodeIgniter
  • Wordpress
  • MVC
  • Object Orientated Programming
  • JSON API Interaction
  • SAML2.0 Creation

.NET View Code Sample

  • Started 2012
  • RESTful API
  • Database Interaction
  • Console Applications
  • WPF
  • Logging
  • Error Handling

Relational and NoSQL Databases

  • MySQL - Started 2007
  • MSSQL - Started 2012
  • Oracle - Started 2010
  • RethinkDB - Started 2014

HTML Frontend View Code Sample

  • jQuery
  • CSS
  • Responsive Frameworks
  • Bootstrap
  • Respond.js

Linux

  • Package Manager
  • OpenSSH
  • Apache
  • Nginx
  • Lighttpd
  • MySql
  • CentOS
  • Red Hat 6
  • Ubuntu
  • Debian

Web Services and APIs

  • Sharepoint
  • Basecamp
  • Freedcamp
  • PPM Roadmap
  • Bugzilla
  • Google Analytics
  • Pingdom
  • Twilio API
  • Forecast.io API
  • Google API
  • Box.net API
  • Wordpress

Source Control

  • Visual Studio Online
  • TFS
  • Git
  • SVN

Other Software

  • Microsoft Office
  • Photoshop
  • Sublime Text
  • Notepad++
  • Visual Studio 2010+

1 This design has since been replaced with a newer design that follows the new campus standard. While I didn't help with the new design, I did help move content over.