Cassandra Gelvin
San Diego, CA

Fast-Learning, Detail-Oriented Full Stack Developer and Software Engineer

Education: Bachelor of Science, Cognitive Science, UCSD

Languages: JavaScript, HTML, CSS/SCSS, PHP, C#, C#.NET, VB.NET, ASP.NET, Java, MySQL, Python

Frameworks and Tools: React, jQuery, Bootstrap, Node.js, Mocha test framework, git, SVN

Content Management Systems: WordPress, Drupal 6-9

Work Experience

Full Stack Developer and Software Engineer

Freelance, San Diego, CA, 2013-current

  • NextGear Solutions: Site maintenance tasks, landing page buildouts, minisite development for 2023 conference
  • East Coast Warehousing: Built a standalone web application in PHP that interfaced with billing software API (InfoPlus Commerce), including scanning, packing, and ShipStation integration.
  • River Braun and others: Troubleshooting PHP issues, WordPress problems, and site errors
  • Vapco, Issy Mankow, and others: Simple to complex JavaScript calculators, either standalone or embedded into WordPress plugins.
  • Carl Zeiss Vision, Azuñia Tequila and Business Online (Sites: Avocado Central, SunWorld Grapes, Chiquita Bananas, Studio Shed, Genstar): Developed and updated websites and applications in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP and MySQL
  • Adaptive Dynamics, Inc.: Wrote Mozilla Thunderbird plugin to export security certificates
  • Personal project: Simple Android application for children to play music
  • Personal project: Created web application to perform pseudorandom advanced image search via Flickr API See it here

Full Stack Developer

SiteLab International, San Diego, CA, 2011-2013

  • Avocado Central/Hass Avocado Board:
    • Led project to convert site from proprietary CMS to Drupal
    • Complete site redesign in Drupal
    • Wrote Drupal modules integrating with Webforms to subscribe users to mailing list via CURL and another to display formatted charts of data from MySQL database via AJAX
  • Sunkist, Avocado Central: Created analytics dashboards which combined Google, Facebook, and YouTube APIs with XML
  • Clients include Avocado Central, Sunkist, Chiquita Bananas, Viasat, and Wolfgang Puck:
    • Created cross-browser templates in Drupal, WordPress, Umbraco, and ASP.NET
    • Built out HTML and CSS front-ends from layered PSDs

Software Engineer

Freelance, San Diego, CA, 2006-2011

  • Personal project: Created freeware C#.NET tool involving XML and format conversion and related plug-in which interfaced with commercial software tool and decreased users' development time See it here
  • Startup company: Created, modified, and repaired VB.NET code for network visualization software
  • Magcanica, Inc.: Assisted in design and implementation of data analysis tool
    • Designed in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, ASP.NET (C#)
    • Created and modified stored procedures and user-defined functions (UDF) in Transact-SQL to retrieve data via complex filters
    • Enabled realtime database searches via AJAX and ASP.NET WebServices

Front-End Developer

Taylor & Pond Corporate Communications, LLC, San Diego, CA, 2003-2005

  • Clients include Acura Classic, Premium Nut, Gila Rut, The Old Globe, Speak Inc., Ultrazone, JDS Solutions
    • Reorganized information architecture and navigation of sites, increasing usability
    • Rewrote proprietary CMS templates to rebrand large site
    • Led other team members on multiple projects and acted as point of contact for largest client company
    • Created and reworked site templates, Flash files, and Photoshop images to accommodate challenging layouts such as right-to-left text in Japanese and Hebrew