Alex Palma

Alex Palma

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 comfortable with PC, Mac, and Unix 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

Sept 2017 - Present

Business & Tech Applications Analyst,
Information Technology Services

Appalachian State University, Full-Time


  • Create enterprise-class application solutions that support IT Services, Student, Admissions, Accounts Receivables, and Advising departments.

Dec 2013 - Aug 2017

Web Developer 2,
Website Administration

Replacements Ltd, Full-Time


  • Replacements.com
  • Administrate Ecommerce presence for one of NC's largest private companies
  • Project leader for features like PayPal integration, promotional code entry, and more
  • Update, improve, and SEO optimize a mobile-friendly responsive user interface
  • Analyse traffic with tools like Google Analytics
  • Improve, deploy, and track email marketing campaigns
  • 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, 20 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 Learning Tree International to stayt up to date on the latest HTML5 uses and capabilities.

Advanced, 11 years

PHP/MySQL


PHP 5.3 Zend Certified Engineer, Laravel Framework -
I have developed many PHP applications in both my freelance work and at Replacements Ltd. and am trained in use of PHP frameworks such as Laravel.

Advanced, 14 years

JavaScript


I am trained in pure JavaScript, jQuery, as well as frameworks like Node.js, Vue.js, and AngularJS.

Advanced, 15 years

Adobe Creative Suite


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

Advanced, 10 years

Search Engine Optimization, Paid Placement, Analytics


Proficient in tools like SEOMOZ, Google Tag Manager, Google Keyword Planner, ChannelAdvisor, HotJar, Optimizely, 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, 11 years

Content Management Systems


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

Advanced, 7 years

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, 8 years

Version Control Systems


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

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)



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