Brian A. Michalski

bmichalski@gmail.com
Permanent Address:
11 Blueberry Bend
South Hadley, MA 01075-2177
Phone: 413-315-4880


Professional Background

I am a Master's student in the CS department at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute interested in a position somewhere in a web-oriented realm. My educational experience and extra-curricular projects have provided me with a strong background to fill a position efficiently developing reliable and extendable web applications.

Education
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY
Computer & Systems Engineering
B.S: May 2010, GPA: 3.37
Relevant studies may include: Web Science, Web Systems Development, Database Systems, and Writing for the WWW

Employment

RPI - RCOS
Troy, NY
Summer 2010
Research Project
Developed open source map-building framework (Flagship Geo), integrated with shuttle tracking. Extensive time spent developing Concerto 2, new framework for digital signage.
RPI - RCOS
Troy, NY
Summer 2009
Undergraduate Research Project
Created web-based video management system in Ruby on Rails to convert and distribute online videos. Explored integration with Concerto (digital signage) and TV distribution.
Tighe & Bond
Westfield, MA
Summer 2008
Internship in the IT department
Developed intranet calendaring suite to provide enhanced event registration. Expanded internal database search tools and querying capabilities.
MassMutual
Springfield, MA
Summer 2007
Report Analyst - Retirement Services
Converted 300+ financial reports from Inform (HP 3000) to Cognos. Created script to automate the process, reduce required time, and minimize human error.
High School
South Hadley, MA
Summer 2006
Computer Technician
Supervised computer imaging operation, developed group policies and profiles. Setup webserver and Moodle installation.

Works

Concerto
2007 - Present
Open Source Digital Signage
Developed open source web-based digital signage system. Lead team's design of system architecture and programming of core functionality for digital signage suite deployed at RPI. Developed API and provided tailored solutions to campus departments and stakeholders.
Shuttle Tracking
2007 - Present
Realtime Shuttle Tracking System
Created shuttle tracking program to provide near real-time mapping of shuttles. Developed algorithm to predict shuttle arrival time route. Implemented asterisk telephone interface.
Student Senate
2007 - Present
Chief Information Officer (2009-2011)
Responsible for Student Senate web presence and information distribution. Chaired Web Tech Group, coordinated and prioritized development between projects. Developed open source document management system for use by student government agencies.

Misc

Technologies & Tools
Windows (Desktop & Server), Linux (Server), OS X, HTML5, PHP, MySQL, Ruby on Rails, Perl, JS, WHM/CPanel, Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, Asterisk, C/C++, SVN, Git.
Eagle Scout
Awarded in 2006 - This is the highest award in the Boy Scouts of America program.
Interests
Web Application Development, Television Production, Data Mining, Media Distribution.
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