Résumé

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Rob Loach

http://www.robloach.net

Objective

 

Web and software development in a full time position where I can contribute my expertise in systems analysis and website development, be involved in open source communities and projects, and learn and enhance personal skills to better help people around me.  I specialize in the development of web applications using Drupal, am a great team builder, as well as a quick learner.

Technical Skills

Languages

  • Proficient in: PHP, Drupal, JavaScript, C#, VB6/VB.NET, ASP.NET, XHTML, CSS, SQL
  • Familiar with: C/C++, Java, JSP, ActionScript, Python, D, J#.NET

Software

  • Tools: Eclipse, MonoDevelop, GIMP, vim, Microsoft Visual Studio (2003 and 2005), Microsoft Office Suite (MOUS certified)
  • Databases: MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft Access
  • Platforms: Linux, Mono, .NET Framework, XNA, J2EE

Experience

April 2008
Present
Mansueto Ventures (New York City, NY)
Developer
  • Drupal consulting and web development for FastCompany.com, Inc.com and FastCompany.tv
  • Built media-rich user-interactive applications, including both the frontend and backend
  • Involved in the full project life-cycle from specing the project, to completion of the user interface workflow

2006
Present

Drupal (drupal.org)
Evangelist
  • Mentioned as one of the top-most patch contributors to Drupal 7 core at Drupalcon Paris 2009
  • Maintain a number of Drupal.org contributed modules across more then 30,000 different websites
  • Organize the Drupal New York community meetup

June 2007

April 2008

Climax Media (Toronto, ON)
Senior Developer

  • Create web applications and software solutions for various companies, including Honda, Acura and Coca-Cola using Drupal, PHP, ASP.NET and C#
  • Co-maintained the Drupal Services module for Drupal/Flash integration

February 2006
June 2007

Equipment Creative (Toronto, ON)
Senior Developer

  • Designed website solutions for contracting companies, including Ideal Railings and Media Intelligence
  • Redesigned the website and workflow on DavidAkermanis.com for a media rich user experience

May 2006
June 2007

Toronto Independent Games Conference (Toronto, ON)
Website Developer

  • Developed the website for the video games conference held in Toronto for independent and professional game developers

September 2006
April 2007

George Brown College (Toronto, ON)
Systems Analyst

  • Setup, tested and maintained the lab computer systems
  • Ensured the system network was functional
  • Created software applications to help remotely manage the systems

May 2003

August 2003

24-7 INtouch (Toronto, ON)
Communication Software Designer

  • Directed customer service over the telephone
  • Contacted potential clients on the phone and provided company service information
  • Created small web applications using PHP to assist data entry

March 2002

November 2003

Overtech Technologies (Toronto, ON)
Software Designer

  • Worked in online teams to develop software applications for clients
  • Inspired company to encourage more team-based project

Education

2004-2007

George Brown College (Toronto, ON)

  • Computer Programmer/Analyst Advanced Diploma
  • George Brown College Citizenship Award 2007
  • Dean’s Honor List (GPA 3.5 or higher)

2000-2004

SaTEC @ W. A. Porter (Scarborough, ON)

  • Ontario Secondary School (Magnet School for Computer Studies)
  • CISCO Certification (CCENT)

2000

CAEN (Ann Arbour, MI)

  • Created computer games in C++ and DirectX at the summer video game development program at the University of Michigan

Interests

 

  • Saxophone
  • Scuba Diving (PADI certified)
  • Web, software and game development
  • Cycling
  • Swimming
  • Video games
  • Hockey
  • Open source projects and communities (Drupal, Ubuntu, etc)