Sixteen years experience in web production and development and project management. Experience also includes database administration.

Experienced in hand-coding HTML, JavaScript and jQuery, and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS3); creating and customizing WordPress sites; using PHP and MySQL. Knowledgeable about accessibility, cross-browser and cross-platform issues, mobile and responsive web development.

TEFL-certified English teacher. Fluent French; mention très bien on the Diplôme de Français des Affaires, 1er Degré. Elementary Czech; elementary Turkish.

Experienced in training and public speaking, including conducting workshops and orientation meetings.

Project management and supervisory experience, including responsibility for recruiting, hiring, training, evaluating, and disciplining employees.

work history (refer also to portfolio)

1998 - present Web Developer, dorisasmith.com
Offered independent web development, focused primarily on front-end development. Created WordPress based sites as well as static sites. Advised on accessibility issues and search engine optimization.

2007 - 2008 English Teacher, Caledonian School, Prague, CR
Taught English as a second language to students at all levels from intermediate to advanced. Prepared lesson plans. Taught Business English, including English for Information Technology.

2002 - 2006: Technical Producer, Powel-MiniMax, Inc., St. Paul, MN
Produced and maintained websites for Alameda P&T and Alameda TV; developed style guides for sites; ensured compliance with accessibility guidelines. Created and maintained database and applications for such features as online cable TV and Internet ordering, customer reviews (both now defunct since Alameda P&T abandoned its telecom offerings), customer feedback (www.alamedapt.com/customerservice/feedback/), and an Intranet site.
Installed Oracle and UDSP (Powel proprietary software) on server and client workstations; trained users; and provided technical support.
URLS: http://www.alamedapt.com/ and http://www.alamedatv.org/

2001: Web Producer, UtilityOne, LLC (a subsidiary of FirstPoint Energy Corporation), Emeryville, CA
Coordinated efforts of content providers, developers, programmers, database administrators, and quality assurance engineers. Ensured compliance with documented requirements and processes. Responsible for look and feel of web-based software. Developed demonstration CD for sales staff. Maintained websites for UtilityOne, parent company (FirstPoint Energy), and Intranet site; developed style guides for sites.
URLs (now defunct): http://www.u1solutions.com/; http://www.firstpoint.com/; http://demo.utility.com/; http://cddemo.u1solutions.com/; http://LESCDDemo.u1solutions.com.

1999 - 2001: Technical Producer, Utility.com, Emeryville
Managed production for site through two significant site redesigns, the introduction of four new services, the expansion of services into new service territories, and a restructuring of the underlying data model. Coordinated efforts of designers, content providers, developers, and quality assurance engineers. Documented requirements and processes; developed site style guide. Scheduled development requested by Product Management, Marketing, and Customer Care. Developed prototype sites (including sites in Italian and French) for company's e-Utilities program and for telecom partners. Conducted onsite training in HTML and JavaScript.
URLs (now defunct): http://www.utility.com/; http://myhomepower.utility.com/; http://suburban.utility.com/; http://samachar.vcom.com/; http://siliconindia.vcom.com/; http://elsitio.vcom.com/; http://chaitime.vcom.com/; http://gay.vcom.com/.

1997 - 1999: Web Programmer, California Gas Transmission, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, San Francisco
Developed Pipe Ranger website. Created web-based interfaces to allow non-technical staff to update time-sensitive information. Wrote scripts to deliver dynamic content. Conducted onsite training in HTML. (Informally) assembled web production team; served as team lead. Provided ongoing site maintenance. Analyzed site traffic. Administered listserv-based mailing lists.
URL: http://www.pge.com/pipeline/


TEFL Certification, TEFL-Prague, Prague, CR

Business French (Français des Affaires), Institut Catholique de Paris

Graduate study in Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley

A.B. degree in Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley

Coursework in Java, Flash, Web Site Administration, Training and Human Resource Development, C Programming; Workshops in Usability, Presenting Data and Information, Gas Business Understanding, Electric Business Understanding, Perl Programming, JavaScript, Photoshop, Effective Presentations, Recruitment and Selection; Lynda.com certificates of completion in Git, Google AdWords, WordPress, jQuery, mobile and responsive web design, etc.

technical skills

Thorough knowledge of HTML, JavaScript and jQuery, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS3), WordPress, PHP and MySQL; some knowledge of RSS, XML, and XSL; extensive understanding of Web page design and creation, including creating mobile and responsive web sites. Graphics programs, including Photoshop and Fireworks.

Other software experience includes Oracle 10g and 8i; Visio; and Microsoft Office (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project).

Experience with *NIX-based software. Familiar with Macintosh systems.

awards, accomplishments, and other miscellany

Jeopardy! contestant

HTML Instructor, San Francisco Women on the Web

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