Resume

Steve Piercy — Website Builder

Highlights of Qualifications

  • Proven ability to lead technical projects from concept through completion
  • Excellent communication skills in written, verbal, and visual forms
  • High degree of technical and computer proficiency
  • Highly effective trainer and provider of technical support

Education

  • Teacher Credential, Mathematics, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree, Mathematics, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

Specific Technical Experience

Possess advanced skills in:

  • System installation, configuration, and troubleshooting
  • Operating systems (Linux/UNIX, Windows, Mac OS X)
  • Database and web server administration (PostgreSQL, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, FileMaker Server; Apache, gunicorn, waitress)
  • Writing code in multiple languages (Python, Lasso, PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SQL)
  • Web browsers
  • Common desktop applications (FileMaker Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Office, email)

1997 - Present, Owner of Steve Piercy — Website Builder

Freelance Web Work

  • Creating a responsive website and mobile application for the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, http://www.fraudwire.org/, Washington, DC, 2015-present.
  • Creating site for displaying, geocoding, and mapping data of injuries of people walking and biking in Santa Cruz County, for the Community Traffic Safety Coalition, http://www.stevepiercy.com/ctsc/, Santa Cruz, CA, 2015-present.
  • Creating and redesigning site for registering rabbits and cavies and purchasing tickets for RabbitCon, for KW Cages, https://www.showprogram.com/, Santee, CA, 2015-present.
  • Creating and redesigning beta site for identifying and recording big trees in the state of California, for the Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, https://californiabigtrees.calpoly.edu/, in partnership with Urban Ecos and the California Department of Forestry, 2014-present.
  • Creating and redesigning site for selecting trees by name and characteristics, and geolocation of nearby nurseries carrying selected trees, for the Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, https://selectree.calpoly.edu/, in partnership with Urban Ecos and the California Department of Forestry, 2014-present.
  • Design and development of the Genomics Data Search for the Amboseli Baboon Research Project, https://abrp-genomics.biology.duke.edu/functional-genomic-download/, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2015.
  • Migrating and securing site with WordPress installation and redesigning website for Trips for Kids Santa Cruz, http://tripsforkidssantacruz.org/, Santa Cruz, CA, 2014-present.
  • Creating and designing site with top-ranking search engine optimization, file upload, and contact management, for Santa Cruz Signs, http://www.santacruzsigns.com/, Santa Cruz, CA, 2013-present.
  • Creating and maintaining a website that integrates with iNaturalist for recording observations of flora and fauna in a Santa Cruz County park, for Friends of Anna Jean Cummings Park, http://www.friendsofannajeancummingspark.org/, Soquel, CA, 2013-present.
  • Optimizing and rewriting web applications, including integrating MySQL, MS SQL, FileMaker data sources and third party APIs, for Fairfield University, http://www.fairfield.edu/, Fairfield, CT, 2012-present.
  • Creating site where visitors identify a tree through a series of guiding questions and photographs, including an administration system, for the Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, http://urbantreekey.calpoly.edu/, in partnership with Urban Ecos and the California Department of Forestry, 2011-present.
  • Creating and maintaining a multi-lingual site, including discipline and incident management systems, for NorCal Referees, http://www.norcalreferees.com, Sebastopol, CA, 2011-present.
  • Redesigning site, creating system for content management, for the Tri-County Electrical Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee, http://www.tricountyjatc.org/, Castroville, CA, 2009-present
  • Redesigning site, creating systems for content management and contractor and affiliate listing, for the Monterey/Santa Cruz Building and Construction Trades Council, http://www.mscbctc.com/, Castroville, CA, 2009-present
  • Creating and designing site with top-ranking search engine optimization, file upload, and contact management, for Monterey Signs, http://www.montereysigns.com/, Seaside, CA, 2008-present.
  • Redesigning site, creating secure donation and ticket ecommerce system, and creating content management system, for Conard House, http://www.conard.org/, San Francisco, CA, 2008-present
  • Redesigning site, creating systems for content management, contractor listing, and mail list, for the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 234, http://www.ibew234.org/, Castroville, CA, 2008-present
  • Creating secure online membership system with Mailchimp email list integration, creating web applications for querying data, and administering WordPress for the Coalition Against Insurance Fraud, http://www.insurancefraud.org/, Washington, DC, 2007-present.
  • Redesigning and maintaining site for People Power of Santa Cruz County, including a content management system, and offer donations, memberships, and products on a secure ecommerce application http://www.peoplepowersc.org, Santa Cruz, CA, 2005-2014.
  • Creating and maintaining site for the District 2 Soccer Referee Administration http://www.d2sra.org, San Jose, CA, 2005-2015.
  • Creating and maintaining site, including photograph gallery, bulletin board and incident report form, for California Youth Soccer Association District 1 http://www.cysad1.org, San Francisco, CA, 2003-present.
  • Creating and maintaining site, including mailing list, for San Francisco Soccer Referee Association http://www.sfsra.org, San Francisco, CA, 1997-present.
  • Redesigning and maintaining ecommerce site for Monterey Bay Kayaks http://www.MontereyBayKayaks.com, Monterey, CA, 2003-present.
  • Redesigning and maintaining site for Tahuichi Way Soccer Academy http://www.tahuichi.com, Atlanta, GA and Santa Cruz, Bolivia, 2002-present.
  • Redesigning and launching site, including photograph gallery, for Floribunda Palms and Exotics http://www.FloribundaPalms.com, Mountain View, HI, 2001-present.
  • Redesigning site and creating a content management system for the San Francisco Cup http://www.sfcup.com, San Francisco, CA, 2001-2015.
  • Creating web forms for the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition http://www.sfbike.org, San Francisco, CA, 2001-2003.
  • Creating and maintaining site for California North Referee Administration http://www.cnra.net, 1999-2001.

Free Open Source Software Contributions

Published Articles, Videos, and Guides

Conference Presentations

  • "Mining the Error Stack for Meaning" and "Knop for Knoobs", Lasso Developer Conference, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 2012
  • "Blocking Form Spam", Lasso Developer Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 2009

2006 - 2008, Technical Support Specialist
University of California, Santa Cruz,
Information Technology Services/Instructional Computing

Project Management

  • Assessed and analyzed client needs and requirements, prioritized and set goals and objectives, and provided estimates for budget, resource allocation, timeline and justifications.
  • Created project plans that realistically address dependencies, contingencies and available resources.
  • Led implementation of projects and acted as primary contact to clients.
  • Managed design, development and implementation of dynamic and static Web content to support Instructional Computing.
  • Analyzed new Web technologies for benefits to clients and the university.

Communication, Support and Training

  • Resolved complex and difficult client issues or escalated open issues as appropriate, and offered mutually beneficial solutions.
  • Managed and provided second-level computer lab technical support.
  • Developed and maintained websites and applications as resources for students, staff and faculty.
  • Developed and conducted orientations, demonstrations, and self-guided tutorials on equipment, applications, databases, and related systems.
  • Supervised and mentored Student Technicians.
  • Wrote documentation, guides and outlines of technical procedures and policies.

Site Administration

  • Ensured computer lab and information systems are fully operational and secure.
  • Monitored and analyzed system usage patterns and performance.
  • Established facility and equipment security and operational policies and procedures.
  • Used program utilities to back up, restore and recover data.
  • Maintained database and web servers, including re-installation of corrupt or damaged files and applications.

2004 - 2006, Web Technician
Santa Cruz County Office of Education

Project Management

  • Managed design, development and implementation of dynamic and static Web content.
  • Assessed client concepts and provided estimates for budget, resource allocation and timeline.
  • Led implementation of projects and acted as primary contact to clients.
  • Analyzed new Web technologies for benefits to clients and the company.

Assessment Data Analysis

  • Analyzed assessment data to identify trends in student achievement.
  • Collaborated with district and school administrators to direct their limited resources to where they would be most effective.

1999 - 2004, Webmaster, Marketing Department
San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco, CA.

Project Management

  • Managed design, development and implementation of dynamic and static Web content.
  • Assessed client concepts and provided estimates for budget, resource allocation and timeline.
  • Led implementation of projects and acted as primary contact to clients.
  • Analyzed new Web technologies for benefits to clients and the company.

Communication

Technical and Computer Proficiency

  • Created Web-based applications for customers, advertisers and the company that incorporate elegant user interface design.
  • Wrote scripts in Lasso, PHP, PERL, Visual Basic, and FileMaker Pro to generate HTML for a dynamic website.
  • Created Web-based forms, managed databases and programmed scripts to streamline processes, automated repetitive tasks and eliminated slow, costly paper-based systems.

Support and Training

  • Provided computer support to customers who access the Internet through modems and office networks using multiple hardware configurations and operating systems.
  • Provided client support for desktop applications.
  • Mentored teammates to learn techniques in Web production.
  • Provided hands-on classroom training sessions to co-workers to create, edit and publish Web content on the company intranet.

Previous Occupational Experience

District Director of Referee Instruction

California North Referee Administration, CA.

Technical Support Supervisor

Whole Earth Networks (now GST Telecom), San Francisco, CA.

Communications Officer

Washington Soccer State Referee Committee, WA.

Referee, Assessor, Instructor

United States Soccer Federation, CA and WA.