Alex Palma

Alex Palma

Web/App Developer

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Professional Profile

This is a collection of my experiences and projects I have worked on in my career. I am a team player and am comforatble with both Mac and PC based development and am a PHP Zend Certified Engineer. For more information on the technologies utilized feel free to contact me via email or the contact form to the left.

Work Experience

Dec 2013 - Present

Web Developer 2,
Website Administration

Replacements Ltd, Full-Time


  • Replacements.com
  • Administrate web presence for one of NC's largest private companies
  • Project leader for feature additions like PayPal integration, promo code entry, and more
  • Update, improve, and SEO optimize a mobile-friendly responsive user interface
  • Analyze traffic with tools like Google Analytics
  • Improve, deploy, and track email marketing campaigns
  • Mentor and peer review other developer's code
  • Acquired PHP Certified Engineer Certification

Aug 2008 - Dec 2013

Web Developer,
Website Administration

Replacements Ltd, Full-Time


  • Replacements.com
  • June 2010 Replacements Ltd. - Employee of the Month
  • Dimensions in Leadership Training
  • Developed PCI (Payment Card Industry) compliant forms
  • Led deployment of Martha Stewart Living marketing campaign

Jan 2002 - Present

Web/Application Developer/Designer

Freelance


2007 - 2008

PHP Application Developer

Resilient Business Solutions


Created PHP applications for a number of businesses including:

  • Monmouth County NJ Sheriff's Office
  • Certain-teed Building products
  • IT Management Solutions

Technical Skills

Expert, 17 years

HTML/CSS


I have been using HTML & CSS since middle school using them in mostly every project. I have also completed an HTML5 Web Development Hands-On course with Leanring Tree International to stayt up to date on the latest HTML5 uses and capabilities.

Advanced, 11 years

PHP


PHP 5.3 Zend Certified Engineer -
I have developed many PHP applications in both my freelance work and at Replacements Ltd.

Advanced, 12 years

Javascript


I have been writing Javascript for the client side of my PHP applications; and more recently I have been deploying these skills in the form of the jQuery Javascript Framework.

Advanced, 13 years

Adobe Creative Suite


Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator/Flash/Fireworks/Dreamweaver/InDesign

Advanced, 10 year

Search Engine Optimization, Paid Placement, Analytics


Proficient in tools like SEOMOZ, Google Tag Manager, Google Keyword Planner ChannelAdvisor, HotJar, and Adroll. I have worked with paid placement campaigns on Adwords, Bing, Facebook Ads, Twitter Ads, and others. I have been perfecting the SEO on all of my web projects over my career always keeping it at the forefront of my work.

Advanced, 10 years

Content Management Systems


I use Wordpress everyday and am profifient in Drupal. I can install, administer, create/modify themes, and write plugins/add-ons for these CMS's.

Advanced, 8 year

Mobile Web Development


Completed training in design framework jQTouch, a mobile version of the jQuery Framework.
Released mobile app on the IOS App Store
Currently completing Stanford University online coursework in iPhone application development (Objective C)
See Above regarding Jquery Mobile

Advanced, 7 year

Email Marketing


I have been involved in email marketing creation and results analytics for over seven years and trained in use of tools like Litmus, Mailchimp, and several email marketing tools.

Advanced, 7 year

Version Control Systems


I am proficient in both SVN and GIT/GITHUB version control systems

Top Gun, 3 years

Drone Pilot


I have been flying my Phantom drone every time i get a chance!

Education

Appalachian State University

Bachelors of Science in Computer Information Systems - 3.1 GPA


  • Dean’s List
  • Member of AITP (Association of Information Technology Professionals)
  • University Recreation Weight Room Specialist (2005 - 2007)

My Senior project was developing the web application for CARET (Center for Applied Research in Emerging Technologies). I also Designed an Oracle database for the CIS department of the Walker College of Business that collects alumni information post graduation. I Led a group that Created and implemented a Microsoft Access database for Watauga County Humane Society in my Managing Corporate Data Class.



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