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Tony Brasunas
Tony Brasunas

Summary

  • Amherst College degree in Computer Science.
  • 18 years of experience developing internet applications.
  • Focused currently on front-end, customer-facing, mobile, responsive, and web applications.
  • Passionate about robust performance and intuitive UI.
  • Strong in Javascript, HTML5, CSS3, Angular, D3, jQuery, and agile development.
  • Published writer, clear communication skills, open-minded thinking.
  • Tech lead experience. Mentored software developer interns.
  • Experience

    Sungevity. Oakland, California.                                    
    2011-2017

    Senior Software Engineer. Develop customer-facing mobile and desktop applications for this groundbreaking solar energy firm, leading the "Rooftop Revolution." Sites include the interactive iQuote, which enables customers to receive a quote for solar installation without a home visit. Additional customer-facing functionality to explore financial savings, measure environmental impact, follow along with the installation process, monitor energy produced by their home's solar panels in real time, and participate in the "Sunshine Network," a social application to spread awareness and penetration of residential solar. Accomplishments include integrating our customer-facing websites, built with AngularJS, with a Salesforce back-end and a Scala middle-layer REST API. Managed content and UX front-end applications, and a Visual Force (APEX) Salesforce CMS. AngularJS, HTML5, CSS3, CakePHP MVC framework, jQuery, and MySQL. Assembla and JIRA for agile & scrum project management; Git for shared code repositories.
  • Programming: HTML 5, CSS 3, AngularJS, Jasmine, Karma, JQuery, PHP, CakePHP, MySQL.
  • Content Management: Visual Force (Salesforce, APEX), Site.com, Drupal (PHP)
  • Experience

    Blue Anthem Media. San Francisco, California.                                    
    2009-2013

    Founder. Web design and development firm. Extensive skills and background with programming and design. Beautiful websites from scratch to launch. For diverse client projects, I have taken Photoshop mock-ups into concise hand-coded HTML, created pixel-perfect CSS sheets, implemented mobile-friendly HTML 5, and set up real-time form updating and UI integration via AJAX, hand-coded Javascript, and Javascript libraries such as jQuery. Developed full-stack custom content management tools to control websites via ColdFusion and MySQL. Hand-coded theme templates and navigation functions for WordPress in PHP.
  • Programming: HTML 4 & 5, CSS 2 & 3, Javascript, AJAX, ColdFusion, SQL, MySQL, PHP, XML.
  • Content Management: WordPress, Drupal, OSCommerce
  • Design: Fireworks, Photoshop
  • Development: Dreamweaver (websites), Final Cut Pro (video)
    PARTIAL
    PORTFOLIO:

    THE COURAGE TO LOVE
    documentary film

    TREMOR ACTION NETWORK
    non-profit advocacy

    FOOD STAMPED
    documentary film
    Green Barrel Wine (thumbnail)
    GREEN BARREL WINE
    start-up business
    DoubleHappy.be (thumbnail)
    DOUBLEHAPPY.BE
    author website & blog
    Butterfly Birthing (thumbnail)
    BUTTERFLY BIRTHING
    personal business
    Tuber Creations (thumbnail)
    TUBER CREATIONS
    creative artist community
    Horstmeyer Hoops (thumbnail)
    HORSTMEYER HOOPS
    basketball summer camp
  • Experience

    Civic Ventures. San Francisco, California.                                    
    2005-2009

    Webmaster. Developed the websites for this progressive think tank and social justice organization, including the launch of the website for The Purpose Prize, a major movement-starting prize program that awarded $500,000 annually to five socially-engaged seniors across the United States to fund inspirational and ground-breaking projects. Perfected cross-browser DHTML for the sites experiencecorps.org and civicventures.org. Worked with JQuery libraries in our public-facing Drupal site encore.org. Developed RSS feeds for "In the News" media articles via XML and XSLT.
  • Programming: CSS, HTML, Cross-Browser DHTML, JavaScript, ColdFusion, SQL, MySQL, PHP.
  • Content Management: Drupal (PHP), PeopleBase (ColdFusion)
  • Design: Fireworks, Dreamweaver, Flash.
    SELECTED
    PORTFOLIO:
    Click for: Experience Corps
    EXPERIENCE CORPS
    inner city literacy nonprofit
    Click for: The Purpose Prize
    THE PURPOSE PRIZE
    award for social innovation
    Click for: Civic Ventures
    CIVIC VENTURES
    social progress think tank
     
  • Experience

    American Society on Aging. San Francisco, California.                 2001-2004
    Webmaster. Designed, developed, and maintained a wide array of websites for this nonprofit professional organization. Created graphic design templates, wrote interactive Javascript client-side scripts, coded ColdFusion database references, engineered SQL reports on a 400+ table relational database, and managed Bank of America e-commerce transactions. I conceived and implemented various projects ranging from ASA's own research, conference, and publications websites, to membership database interfaces, to graphic-intensive stand-alone websites for our partnerships with organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control.
  • Programming: ColdFusion, SQL, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, cross-browser DHTML.
  • Software: Dreamweaver, ColdFusion Studio, Photoshop, Fireworks.
    SELECTED
    PORTFOLIO:
    Click for: American Society on Aging
    AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING
    homepage
    Click for: ASA E-Store
    AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING
    e-commerce
    Click for: American Society on Aging
    AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING
    annual conference (2005)
    Click for: ASA 2005 Conference
    AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING
    annual conference (2005)
    Click for: American Society on Aging
    AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING
    annual conference (2004)
    Click for: ASA 2005 Conference
    AMERICAN SOCIETY ON AGING
    annual conference (2004)
  • Experience

    Garlic & Grass. San Francisco, California.                                         2002-2004
    Click for: Garlic & Grass - <i>political magazine</i> Publisher & Webmaster. Conceived the format, look-and-feel, and editorial direction for this online poltical magazine. "A Grassroots Journal of America's Political Soul." Wrote many articles myself, acquired permission for others, and assigned to other writers the writing of the rest. Figures I've interviewed include Green supervisor Matt Gonzalez, author David Ray Griffin, and presidential candidate David Cobb. I also manage the 2000-record subscriber database (SQL), design the graphical layout for each issue, and manage the interactive discussion content.
  • Programming: ColdFusion, SQL, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, cross-browser DHTML.
  • Software: Fireworks, Dreamweaver, ColdFusion Studio.
  • Experience

    PartnerCommunications.com. St. Louis, Missouri.                        1999-2001
    Web Developer. Designed and maintained the central websites for this Internet start-up, as it grew from 8 to 65 employees. Conceived, designed, and implemented numerous portal websites for use by each of the apartment communities outfitted with then-state-of-the-art wireless Internet access.
  • Programming: HTML, DHTML, JavaScript, CSS.
  • Software: Flash, Photoshop, Xara, FrontPage.
  • Experience

    Washington University. St. Louis, Missouri.                                          1998
    Assistant Librarian, Library of Earth and Planetary Sciences. Catalogued information and entered online data on all the library's multifarious documents, books, maps, charts, and surveys. Coordinated research projects and course reserves with professors and students of the department. Trained student interns and assistants.

    Education

    Princeton in Asia. Princeton, New Jersey.    1996-97
    Fellow. Taught English for a year in Guangzhou, China. Learned how to speak Chinese, sing Karaoke, eat pig's blood, and understand a little more about this shrinking world via the wonders and challenges of intense cultural exchange, living and teaching at a southeastern Chinese high school.

    Education

    Amherst College. Amherst, Massachusetts.                                      BA, 1996
    Computer Science. Received a broad-based background in the human use of computers. Data structures, algorithms, linear algebra, gate logic, circuit boarding. Languages: C, Pascal, HTML, Prolog. Operating Systems: Windows, DOS, Macintosh, Unix, VAX.
    Bachelor's in Computer Science.

    Extensive additional liberal arts studies in Chinese, Music, Political Science, and Creative Writing.

    Additional

    My book Double Happiness (Torchpost, 2013), recounting my life-changing experiences in China, has won numerous awards and was excerpted in both China, an anthology of travel writing on China, and in TravelMag, a British online travel magazine.

    Other writings published in The San Francisco Chronicle, Huffington Post, and elsewhere.

    99th percentile SAT score.

    Speak, read, and write both Spanish and Mandarin Chinese (and English, too).

    Play soccer and guitar, and center with meditation and yoga.

    References

    Furnished happily upon request.

    Contact me at tonybrasunas@gmail.com.
    Full profile at linkedin.com/in/tonybrasunas.
     
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