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Sean O’Donnell

I am a full-stack web developer with over fifteen years of experience delivering interactive solutions to multiple audiences, including researchers, educators, entrepreneurs, and artists. My expertise in client- and server-side development, e-commerce integration, and source-code management has been critical to the success of a number of revenue-generating, online ventures.


Application Software Engineer   9/2012 – Present
UgMO Technologies @ King of Prussia, PA

I’m developing technologies to help people to monitor and use water more efficiently.

• Designs and develops custom, interactive maps (using Google Maps 3.0 API) to support customers’ real-time monitoring of soil health and irrigation activity
• Develops Apache jMeter tests in order to model and predict application performance under peak traffic
• Upgraded our Rails 2.x codebase and dependencies to ensure that it runs successfully under Rails 3
• Converting our legacy database, consisting of 100+ tables and stored procedures, to a MySQL database compliant with ActiveRecord conventions
• Writing automated test suites (rspec, FactoryGirl) to guarantee ongoing application stability

Web Developer   1995 – Present
Various Clients @ The Internet

Designs and develop websites for entrepreneurs whose goals require the implementation of emerging Web technologies, including social-media integration, sophisticated client- and server-side programming, and effective user-interface design.

Senior Architect   7/2006 – 9/2012
American College of Physicians @ Philadelphia, PA

At home on various Linux distributions and currently works with Ubuntu, Ruby, and Rails to create highly interactive, medical-education applications. Solid foundation in multiple source-code management systems (Subversion, Git) and strong reliance on test-driven development with TestUnit and RSpec.

Web Developer   5/2005 – 6/2006
Thomas Jefferson University @ Philadelphia, PA

Designed and developed various Web applications for a large university hospital. Technologies used included Java and Oracle with an emphasis on data security.

Software Developer   9/1998 – 4/2005
American College of Physicians @ Philadelphia, PA

Introduced emerging content-management techniques to Web development production processes. Specifically, Word-to-XML conversion using Python and Windows OLE interfaces to Microsoft Word and Excel.

Webmaster   5/1996 – 8/1998
Center for Research in Human Development and Education
Temple University @ Philadelphia, PA

Created and managed websites on the university Solaris UNIX infrastructure for a highly visible urban-education, research and development center


Master Certificate, Music Theory, Harmony, and Ear Training   2012 – 2014
Berklee College of Music @ Boston, MA

Developed foundational knowledge in music theory, harmony, counterpoint, and ear training.

MS, Instructional Technology   2003 – 2006
Philadelphia University (formerly Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science)

Formal learning of programming languages, operating systems and relational database concepts relevant to the design and development of electronic learning systems. Education included regular guest lectures from active, industry experts.

BA, Comparative Literature   1993 – 1996
West Chester University of Pennsylvania @ West Chester, PA

Read and critiqued literary works in original Spanish and in English translation.

Certification in Spanish Language and Culture   1993 – 1994
Universidad de Valladolid @ Valladolid, España

One-year of cultural and language immersion while living and studying in Valladolid, España (Castilla y León).