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James Parkes

Software Engineer, Web Developer

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Cell: 256.679.2641
Email: parkesrjames@gmail.com

My name is James Parkes and I’m a web developer, programmer, and graphic artist from Huntsville, Alabama. In my free time, I like to play video games, work on independent software projects, hangout with friends, and workout at the gym. I’m also a serious collector of video games, beer caps, trading cards, and table top board games. After finishing my undergraduate degree in Computer Science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville I took a position as the Digital Web Manager for the Global Marketing Team at Intergraph. In October 2015, Intergraph rebranded as Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure and Hexagon Process, Power & Marine, where I served as the technical lead for the development and maintenance of both division's public-facing websites and other associated web projects. At the beginning of 2016, I took my talents to the West Coast and worked as a Course Developer for Udacity. While at Udacity, I wrote, recorded, and built online courses to teach individuals HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.

Experience

blip Aug 2017 - Present

Spur

Front-End Engineer

  • Deploy native mobile apps using Ionic
  • Build web components with Angular2
  • Create platform to simplify how workers and workplaces find and fill jobs
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blip Apr 2017 - Aug 2017

Appleton

Front-End Engineer

  • Deploy native mobile apps using Ionic
  • Build web components with Angular2 and VueJS
  • Develop web app using Laravel, Postgress, and other technologies
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blip Jan 2016 - Jan 2017

Udacity

Course Developer

  • Created web applications used to teach students
  • Worked with domain experts in web development
  • Wrote, recorded, and built courses on HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
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blip Oct 2015 - Jan 2016

Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure

Web Developer

  • Served as web lead for company website
  • Developed digital marketing strategy
  • Served as global admin for marketing automation system
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blip May 2014 - Oct 2015

Intergraph

Web Developer

  • Administered Pardot marketing automation system
  • Served as project lead for new website initiative
  • Trained global team members to use Pardot and Sitecore
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blip May 2013 - May 2014

UAH Computer Science Department

Assistant System Admin

  • Updated online CS user registration form
  • Managed CS user accounts for faculty and students
  • Completed installs, backups, and general maintenance
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blip Apr 2013 - Present

The Parkes Twins LLC

Co-Founder

  • Build custom web and mobile applications
  • Create responsive, fluid front-end designs
  • Consult on general software development
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blip Feb 2013 - Mar 2014

GunzMart.com

Software Consultant

  • Managed development of auction website
  • Supervised front-end design team
  • Provided general support and code releases
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blip Jan 2012 - Dec 2012

ADTRAN

Web Developer

  • Re-engineered automated tests for products
  • Designed web solutions for converging networks
  • Debugged and maintained infrastructure
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blip Dec 2010 – Feb 2011

Agile Information Services

Web Developer

  • Designed company website
  • Programmed website forms and databases
  • Developed web ticketing system
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blip Jun 2008 - Jan 2011

Digital Radiance

Game Designer

  • Programmed 3D apps and prototypes
  • Designed immersive game environments
  • Outlined graphical user interfaces for mobile devices
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Education

blip Aug 2009 - May 2014

University of Alabama in Huntsville

Bachelor of Computer Science

  • GPA: 4.0 | Minor in Mathematics | Graduated Summa Cum Laude
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blip Aug 2005 - May 2009

Bob Jones High School

Advanced Diploma with Honors

  • GPA: 4.12 | ACT: 30 | Class Rank: 41/682
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Projects

blip Jan 2017 - Present

Collecting Dust

Podcaster

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blip Feb 2015 - May 2015

TBRM1

Twitch Streamer

  • Retro gaming live stream
  • Engaged with a live audience
  • Streamed regularly during the week
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blip Aug 2013 - Dec 2013

Chimi

Web Developer

  • Developed HTML5 drag-n-drop interface
  • Wrote AJAX to asynchronously update database
  • Designed minimalist logo
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blip Nov 2013 - Dec 2013

Health 24

Web Developer

  • Designed Health 24 website
  • Created image upload and crop form
  • Designed basic logo and app logo
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blip Jul 2012 - Jan 2013

Elysian Shadows

Programmer

  • Created 2D pixel art assets
  • Wrote Elysian Shadows Toolkit
  • Designed Elysian Shadows website
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blip Apr 2009 - Present

Battle of the Buffalo

Board of Directors

  • Coordinate event with over 2,000+ guests
  • Communicate with 20+ businesses and organizations
  • Event has raised over $85,000 in past seven years
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