Contact Me: april.leone@gmail.com

April Leone
Senior Front End Web Developer
Seattle, WA

 

TECHNOLOGIES AND APPLICATIONS

Languages:

HTML 5, CSS 3, JavaScript (Hand-coded & Library Integration with jQuery, prototype, others), JSON, AJAX, LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP), JSP, ASP.NET MVC, XSL/XSLT/XML, ARIA Roles

Versioning Systems & Bug Tracking:

Subversion, Git, CVS, Trac, JIRA, Unfuddle, Team Foundation Server

Programs:

Intellij, NetBeans, Visual Studio, Photoshop CS5, SQL Server, Command & Terminal

Content Management Integration:

Custom, WordPress, SiteCore

Favorite Methodologies:

Cross Browser Development,Agile/Scrum, Progressive Enhancement, Responsive Design

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Starbucks, Seattle, WA             2/2011– present

Senior Front End Development Engineer (contract)

  • Responsible for all front-end programming for the Digital Strategies SWAT team.  SWAT is responsible for multiple concurrent running projects.  These include seasonal promotions, website rewrites, and bug fixes.
  • Skills used are HTML 5, CSS 3, ASP.NET MVC 3, javascript (hand-coded library integration)
  • Worked in all areas of Starbucks.com website, as well as My Starbucks Idea a Salesforce site.
  • Worked continuously on accessibility, including implementation of ARIA Roles.
  • Agile environment with daily scrums and weekly cycles.

Myspace, Seattle, WA             9/2010 – 1/2011

Software Development Engineer (contract)

  • Responsible for integration of new designs for Communications Team.  This included high volume pages and applications including: mail, bulletins, requests and notifications areas of the site.
  • Worked in an agile environment (weekly sprints based on feature implementations) and participated in daily stand-ups.
  • Expert front-end skills were used daily, including HTML 5, CSS 3, jQuery and ASP.NET MVC.

Social Strata Inc., Seattle, WA             1/2002 – 5/2010

User Interface Guru

  • Developed fully featured web application software that included blogs, forums, chat, social media integration (twitter, flickr, YouTube) for enterprise-level clients including Discovery Channel, UbiSoft, Sony, Disney and Warner Music Group.
  • Developed and maintained multiple corporate websites using LAMP stack.
  • Responsible for ongoing multiple project development cycles from conception to delivery.
  • Worked with Intellij, Subversion, MySQL, Apache, PHP, JSP and some JAVA (getters/setters, updating existing classes), JIRA, JavaScript libraries, Google Analytics Integration.
  • Conducted 3 week release cycles.

Freelance             10/2001 – present

Web Developer (various contracts)

  • Developed an Ajax-powered website for Purehome.com using jQuery, CSS, JSON, and ASP Azure.
  • Website contract for new product for TMobile (ASP.net, jQuery, CSS) at Garrigan Lyman Group. Summer 2010
  • WordPress custom theme generation for multiple sites including: Artefact Group, My Legal Media.
  • Converted Photoshop or Illustrator files to fully functional websites for clients including Zeeks Pizza, Swinery Meats, PopCap Games, Judith Haden Photography, and Lisa Fossen Illustration.
  • Skinned purchased web software for seamless website integration for Most Gifted Psychics.

AnimalHelp.com, Atlanta, GA/Seattle, WA            10/2000 – 7/2001

Lead Developer (contract)

  • Developed robust web applications, specializing in database driven content, and online content management to create an enterprise-level portal for the animal loving community and specialists.
  • Used ColdFusion and SQL (including stored procedures, cached queries) to insert, query, and output database record sets for large scale website and Administrative controls
  • Developed and integrated community features, such as user website creation tool, meeting area with messaging interface, forums, chat and calendar
  • Monitored server and adjusted template code for optimum performance
  • Wired and maintained LAN consisting of 6 computers, maintained ColdFusion Server
  • Summary of skills and tools utilized: ColdFusion Studio, SQL Server 7, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Photoshop, FTP, Windows Server

T3 Media Inc., Seattle, WA            5/2000 – 9/2000

Web Integrator

  • Programmed in HTML, DHTML, CSS, JavaScript, and PHP to create educational and exciting web sites with clean, reusable code for corporate clients
  • Implemented functional web sites by evaluating graphical mock ups, converting designs into usable modules and adopting new technologies to satisfy client specifications
  • Position entailed working on large multiple projects concurrently
  • Summary of skills and tools utilized: HTML, DHMTL, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, Home Site, Photoshop, CVS, UNIX, Windows NT, ColdFusion

Greater Seattle Chamber of Commerce, Seattle, WA            6/1999 – 5/2000

Webmaster

  • Designed and programmed web site for the Business and Industry Recycling Venture and the Green Facilities Program
  • Responsible for testing and maintaining website
  • Published documents for print and online using Adobe PageMaker and Acrobat
  • Responsible for design and maintenance of MS Access database
  • Processed all departmental financial records and produced monthly financial reports

 

EDUCATION & TRAINING:

University of Alaska – Environmental Science Program 1994-1998