Andre specializes in documentation and instruction manuals for software projects. Andre has experience writing blog posts, articles, and some copy.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.