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Donna Peplinskie

Donna Peplinskie

Front-End Web Developer

Rise Vision

Toronto, Canada

Front-End Web Developer and lover of all things WordPress

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Rise Vision

Front-End Web Developer

Front-end web development using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and jQuery to build web widgets for digital signage displays.
Regular contributor to the Rise Vision Blog.
Developer Advocate for the Rise Vision platform.

Technologies Used: Google Gadgets, HTML5 (including Geolocation, Canvas), CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, JSON, XML, SVN

APIs: Youtube, JW Player, Google Feed, Google Chart, Google Weather, Google Visualization, Foursquare, Twitter, Vimeo

Samples: Please scroll down to the Projects section to view sample web widgets.

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Career

Volunteer Position

WordPress Theme Developer

Developed a WordPress theme for Happily Ever Active - a non-profit organization in Nova Scotia.

Rise Vision

Contract Front-End Web Developer

Part-time contract position to fix defects and enhance existing Google Gadgets.

Technologies Used: Google Gadgets, HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, SVN

Career medium 01

Municipal Tax Equity Consultants

Senior Developer

Participate in program systems development and report preparation exercises, which incorporate all areas of program design, coding and implementation, and database maintenance. Review, analyze and develop appropriate solutions and responses to technology and information management changes. Assist in the development of new services and/or new delivery models, including in-house production procedures and practices.

Technologies Used: VB.NET, HTML / XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, T-SQL, .NET 1.0 / 2.0 / 3.5, ASP.NET 2.0 / 3.5, SQL Server 2000 / 2005, Visual Studio .NET / 2005 / 2008, IIS 5.0 / 6.0, SQL Server Management Studio, SQL Server Profiler, Visual SourceSafe, Fiddler, IE Developer Toolbar, Remote Debugging Monitor, Web Forms, ADO.NET, OOP, AJAX Control Toolkit, Microsoft Enterprise Library, Database Design, Queries, Stored Procedures & Functions, SSRS

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Developed and implemented strategy for bypassing login page for users already authenticated on the network, when accessing Intranet web applications.
• Responsible for redesigning and rewriting a Windows .NET 1.0 application to ASP.NET 3.5.

Career

Rise Vision

Senior Developer

Converted high-level requirements into detailed designs for the Rise Display Network, a web-based digital signage software solution. Determined which technology should be utilized to best implement software. Estimated the work required to meet project goals. Supported and guided other team members in completing their tasks and resolving problems. Reviewed and approved test cases and conducted thorough unit tests.

Technologies Used: VB.NET, C#, HTML / XHTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, T-SQL, .NET 2.0 / 3.5, ASP.NET 2.0 / 3.5, DotNetNuke 5.03, SQL Server 2005, Visual Studio 2005 / 2008, IIS 5.0, SQL Server Management Studio, Red Gate SQL Compare, TestTrack Pro, Rally Enterprise, WinCvs, Fiddler, IE Developer Toolbar, Web Forms, OOP, AJAX, AJAX Control Toolkit, Database Design, Queries, Stored Procedures & Functions, SSRS, Agile using Scrum, SaaS

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• As Scrum Master, was responsible for facilitating the daily Scrum meetings and for resolving any obstacles that impeded the team’s progress.
• Reduced support costs by developing functionality to automatically update client software when upgrades became available.
• Provided users with the ability to prove to advertisers when and how often their media was displayed.
• Implemented support for a branded portal that allowed third party resellers to brand and customize the Rise Display Network for their end users.
• Facilitated first-ever UAT cycle of software product.

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Career medium 04

Citigroup

Programmer Analyst

Designed and developed low to high complexity enhancements for the in-house change/resource management tool (iManage, formerly called RFS). Mentored and provided technical guidance for junior members and peers. Participated in writing Software Requirements Specifications documents detailing changes to be made to the system.

Technologies Used: VB.NET, Visual Basic 6, HTML / XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, T-SQL, .NET 2.0, ASP.NET 2.0, SQL Server 2000, Microsoft Access 2000, Visual Studio 2005, Visual Web Developer 2005 Express, IIS 5.0, Crystal Reports, SQL Server Management Studio, Web Forms, ADO.NET, OOP, AJAX Control Toolkit, Database Design, Queries, Stored Procedures & Functions, SSRS, Waterfall SDLC

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Recognized and rewarded for the successful integration of iManage with Aldon LMi, an AS400-based software configuration management system.
• Enhanced management’s resource scheduling and capacity planning strategies by implementing new functionality to track and report employee leave time.
• Reduced time spent on manual follow-up of late change requests by developing a personalized view of a user’s current workload and assignments, and highlighting those items requiring their attention.
• Facilitated the resource scheduling process by adding the ability to assign multiple resources to the same SDLC phase and by providing users with an at-a-glance view of estimated effort vs. actual effort.
• Compiled and documented naming conventions for .NET projects and SQL Server objects and established standards for SQL Server table design.

Career

Unisen

RFS Developer

Designed and developed low to medium complexity enhancements for the in-house change/resource management tool (RFS). Confirmed work effort estimates provided for proposed changes. Participated in new releases of the RFS system as required.

Technologies Used: Visual Basic 6, T-SQL, SQL Server 7.0, Microsoft Access 2000, Crystal Reports, Enterprise Manager, Query Analyzer, Database Design, Queries, Stored Procedures & Functions, Waterfall SDLC

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Helped to identify the origination of software defects found in Unisen’s suite of software applications by building defect origin tracking into the system.
• Eliminated the need for users to exit the system after database table changes were made by introducing a new process that involved scheduling a batch job to run the table updates overnight.

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Career medium 02

Jewelstone Systems

Configuration Management Librarian

Maintained the integrity of the software library. Facilitated the monthly software installations. Distributed and installed software to supported environments for interim installations. Assisted with the set-up of new client environments.

KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS
• Contributed to the improved stability of installs by proposing numerous process improvements that were adopted by the department.
• Streamlined administrative tasks by suggesting enhancements and testing changes made to the in-house version control system.

Career

Sheridan College

Diploma, Computer Science Technology