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Last Login 6/3/2015
Location St. Petersburg, FL
Education Bachelors Degree
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Summary of Experience
Andre is a self-motivated professional and Cum Laude graduate specializing in IT support, software development and programming across multiple platforms. He has developed applications in VB.NET, C, C++. C#. Java and Python. His web development experience is focused on PHP in a LAMP environment and using standard SEO practices to increase visibility and traffic. He has additional experience in systems administration, specializing in Linux servers.

Andre has written internal documentation and user guides for small to medium sized companies. Some of his accomplishments include creating and documenting a custom order processing web application for a national paper reseller, as well as documenting over 60 Crystal Reports for an international software developer.
Specialties
Andre specializes in documentation and instruction manuals for software projects. Andre has experience writing blog posts, articles, and some copy.
Interests
Andre's personal interests lie in creative writing. When he's not working on a project, he can usually be found working on a writing prompt or short story.
Education
University of South Florida Aug 2008 – May 2012
Management Information Systems, Bachelors of Science

Andre graduated from USF Cum Laude with a degree in Management Information Systems. He was placed on the Dean's List for 2011 and was a consistent member of multiple student organizations, one of which he acted as webmaster.


Honors and Awards
Dean's List May 2011
Andre was awarded the Dean's List for academic excellence during the 2011 academic year.

Association Memberships
Electronic Frontier Foundation Feb 2013
Andre has contributed to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving digital freedom.

Free Software Foundation Feb 2013
Andre is an associate member of the Free Software Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the knowledge and use of non-proprietary software.

Projects by Industry
Software

Andre has been developing software for over 8 years, 4 of which have been professional. Andre's software writing experience lies primarily in documentation and instruction manuals for internal usage.

Andre has programming experience in multiple languages including C++, C#, VB.NET, Java and Python. He has database administration experience with MySQL, SQLite, and some MSSQL.

Technology

Andre has worked with computer technology for over 20 years. He has experience using and administrating Windows operating systems from 3.1 to 8.1, as well as various distributions of Linux. He has worked as a help desk technician, a computer lab assistant, and as his family's resident computer geek. He has written countless instructions on how to use and maintain computers both professionally and for friends.

Web Development

Andre was tasked with designing and documenting a web-based order processing system for National On Demand Supply, a national paper reseller. He created internal documentation to allow employees to use, manage, troubleshoot, and configure the administrative features of the website. He offered methods for improving the website's credibility and SEO, such as using SSL and strategically placed keywords.

In his spare time, Andre uses PHP to design and build data-driven web applications.

Projects by SEO Skill
SEO Keyword Requirements

Andre has leveraged SEO by introducing keywords in article and web page content. By strategically placing keywords in header and title content, Andre has made it easier for his clients to attract users from some of the largest search engines on the Web.

Projects by Asset Type
Article

Andre primarily writes articles instructing users on how to perform an action or improve their existing experience with a product. His expertise lies in breaking down complicated technical concepts for the average user, without sacrificing on depth or intricacy. Andre has additional experience writing articles that combine multiple topics of interest, such as the use of technology in the context of Buddhism and spirituality.

Blog Post

Andre actively maintains a WordPress blog that discusses technology from a Buddhist perspective. His writing style speaks to the reader in a way that simplifies the material without appearing condescending or dry. He blends abstract technical concepts with simple everyday experiences, making it easy for readers to connect the idea to their experiences and get more out of the post.

Data Sheet

Andre has experience writing data sheets for reports created using reporting software. His task was to document a set of reports in a way that would allow an experienced report designer to recreate the layout and functionality of each report. Each "Report Specification Document" included instructions on where to retrieve the report's data, how to group and filter the data, how to lay out the sections of the report, and how each individual field was affected by certain conditions.

Web Page

Andre has designed and created websites for professional and personal use. He has experiencing working with PHP to create powerful web applications and provide data processing services for various clients. His web development background gives him valuable insight into the inner workings of the web's most popular content management applications, allowing him to create visible and effective web pages.

Projects By Expertise
Technical Writer

Andre has written technical documents for small to mid-size companies. His experience lies mostly in writing instruction manuals and user guides for software packages and web applications.

Projects by Writing Style
Authoritative

Having writing internal documentation and user guides for small to mid-size corporations, Andre has experience writing authoritative documents. Andre creates documents and articles that inform and direct the reader in a way that is simple, straightforward and organized.

Conversational

As a self-proclaimed computer geek, Andre knows the importance of speaking to readers in a way that teaches them complicated concepts while keeping them engaged. He breaks down the topic in ways that are easy for the reader to digest without making the reader feel spoken down to.

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