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Christie Trent

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About Me

In 1999, while working as a Maid, I decided to start teaching myself how to code using a borrowed book, a borrowed computer, and on borrowed dial-up internet. In 2001, I was offered my first programming job as a Logistics Analyst. For my first project, I was tasked with developing a database-driven Night Vision Goggles inventory system for a US Navy Vision Lab.

I have a chunky little black bear hamster aptly named Lily Munchster and a sweet little Puggle (Beagle Pug mix) named Luna.

I recently started a travel blog called Wild and Wanderin' and a blog dedicated to natural lifestyle changes to help with chronic pain and inflammation called Pain-Free Journey. In addition to programming and blogging, I started a graphics and animation firm dedicated to gamers and streamers called Apocalypse Gaming, LLC.

You can follow me on Instagram at @apocalypseagogo, @painfreejourney, or @wildandwanderin.

I also have YouTube channels for my online content and you can follow those Wild and Wanderin' YouTube Channel and Pain-Free Journey YouTube Channel.

Experience

Freelance

Freelance Developer

  • WildAndWanderin.com
  • AthenaBlue.dev
  • CMSCalls.com
  • PainFreeJourney.com
  • apocalypseagogo.com
  • Hill Tree Roastery

    Staff Writer

    www.hilltreeroastery.com

    US Medical Staffing, Inc.

    On Call Coordinator

    West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

    SQL Developer Senior

    Primary Skills Used: SQL Server, ColdFusion, Object Oriented PHP, mySQL, Oracle, CSS, Bootstrap, jQuery, JavaScript, SQL, t-SQL, pl/SQL, HTML.

    • Grant Time & Effort System: Development of data-driven web-based application for Faculty and Staff to log time and effort spent on Medical Research Grants. This system has digital signature features, automated e-mail notifications, and Summary Reports for Auditing purposes to meet Federal guidelines for time and effort on research grants.
    • Admissions Committee Decision Reporting: Developed system of tracking decisions and notes for applicants during the Admissions process. Admissions Committee Report allowed team members to sort based on specific criteria to have a broad overview of applicant data. This report was used as a final sign off for the Dean during weekly Admissions Committee Meetings.
    • ClinSy: Developed a responsive web-based version of a previously attempted iOS app from student developers. GTAs polled students on the existing iOS app and this feedback was used to build a new, responsive web-based application which would allow study materials, video demonstrations, medical documentation, special tests, and OPP to be uploaded and reviewed by students.
    • Compensation Calculator: Developed a ColdFusion and SQL Server web-based system with pie charts to calculate total compensation for an employee based on many WV state factors, such as PEIA, Basic Life, Accrued Leave, and more.
    • Moodle Syllabus Builder: Developed a custom plugin for the Moodle platform to allow Course Directors to buid Syllabi and submit for the Curriculum Committee to review.

    Athena Blue Solutions, LLC.

    Contractor / Programmer

    Primary Skills Used: SQL Server, Object Oriented PHP, mySQL, jQuery, JavaScript, SQL, t-SQL, Bootstrap, jqPlot, HTML

    • Developed custom macros for importing and exporting data from over 20 mines located in West Virginia and Kentucky. New report system improved performance and decreased man hours and data retrieval time.
    • Developed database application to display data gathered from Continuous Miners in multiple states for Mining Industry Executives to monitor drilling information.
    • Developed database application which parsed XML files and allowed users to search, view and print records 24/7 from any internet-ready device. Data collection was from across the state of WV.
    • Developed database application for customer resolutions in the Medical Industry for hospitals located throughout West Virginia.
    • Developed initial web presence for Neany, Inc.’s Persistent Ground Surveillance System.

    Phillips Machine

    Marketing Assistant

    Primary Skills Used: ColdFusion, Object Oriented PHP, SQL Server, mySQL, PostgreSQL, jQuery, JavaScript, SQL, t-SQL, pl/SQL, CSS, Bootstrap, FusionCharts, HTML, Photoshop, Edge Animate, After Effects

    • Lead POC and Programmer for PhillipsMachine.com, a fully customizable database- driven web application used across the globe. Custom ECM (Enterprise Content Management) to allow for easy management of site content, job postings, adding pictures or new content, etc.
    • Lead POC and Database Programmer for Engineering Parts Book Search which converted the existing Windows based search process for large PDF documents. Allowed users throughout the company to locate parts for all customer's mining machinery within milliseconds. Previous process could take several man hours to find the necessary documents. This project included programming, server automation, database server setup and management.
    • Lead POC and Database Programmer for the Engineering Non-Compliance System. System provided automation and tracking for Parts Books issues, revisions and resolutions.
    • Lead POC and Database Programmer for the Engineering Parts System. System developed to prevent duplicate parts in inventory, provide Document Tracking with an Approvals Feature, Notes Feature and automated emails.
    • Lead POC and Database Programmer for the Quote System. This project was to convert the existing business workflow from a spreadsheet and email based process to a database-driven application to allow for better tracking of customer proposals. System included Proposal Creation, Revision History, File Uploads, Approvals & Rejections Feature, Notes Feature, Automated Emails, Request for Review feature and metadata on all activity while logged into the system.
    • Lead POC and Database Programmer for the MineLink project. Worked with Engineering team and PLC programmer to push data from Shuttle Car mining machinery to a SQL Server Database. Database application allowed companies to view activity collected from the Shuttle Cars while they were in operation.
      • Data included items such as what direction the equipment was travelling, how many tons of coal it had loaded, if the driver was in their seat, the speed the equipment was travelling, oil levels and many other pivotal features measures by sensors installed throughout the equipment.
      • Near Real-time results with data appearing on any internet-ready device within seconds of the equipment recording the data.
      • Created Data Visualization using Line Charts and Bar Charts to display current and historical data of alarms/sensors that were tracked on the equipment. Development of MineLink was featured in World Coal Magazine.

    Citynet

    Software Developer

    Primary Skills Used: ColdFusion, SQL Server, JavaScript, SQL, t-SQL, CSS, HTML

    • Developed and deployed new applications as well as application enhancements for a suite of the company's internal database-driven business applications.
    • Lead Software Developer for http://crs.citynet.net which is a tool for telecommunications companies throughout the country, such as Verizon, Sprint, etc. to port customers. This system auto-generates internal work orders, sends automated emails, auto-schedules into Tech Calendar and follows all current FCC rules and regulations for simple and complex port orders.
    • Developed pivotal accounting reports for managing all revenue, credits, payments across Citynet (locations in Ohio and West Virginia). Previous Accounting Reports had thousands of dollars of errors and some took 30 minutes or more to run. Worked with Database Administrator to create a Data Warehouse and a nightly backup process which allowed us to improve the runtime to seconds. Extensive query optimization and data auditing throughout 2010 provided the most accurate reporting in the history of Citynet, allowing Accountants to track all revenue down to the penny.
    • Optimized FTP, Website and Domain Provisioning to accommodate new server farms. Development included replication of Microsoft IIS metabase across multiple Windows servers. Modified scripts to iterate across all servers.
    • Modified CallerID scripts for VoIP system to more accurately and promptly return CallerID records to customers.

    FDN Communications

    Computer Programmer I; Computer Programmer II; IT Development Project Manager

    Primary Skills Used: ColdFusion, SQL Server, AS400, JavaScript, SQL, t-SQL, CSS, HTML

    • Worked with a team of 10-13 Programmers developing database applications used for CRM, order processing and automated system processes.
    • Lead POC and Programmer for database application under the Vice President of Operations. This Dispatch system handled scheduling for dispatching technicians with several enhancements which acted as the tracking and notification system for managing Field Technicians across the East Coast.
    • Lead POC and Programmer for database application, Escalation System, handling customer support issues, which included an email notification system and scheduled tasks for automation. This application has assisted in resolving customer issues in a more effective and timely manner and is widely used by over 1,000 employees spanning several states on the East Coast.
    • Lead Programmer for the Automated Customer Email System, enhancing communication with both FDN customers and employees.
    • Lead Programmer for “plug and play” menu system for wholesale customers, which allowed FDN to offer wholesale partners access to our CRM/Ordering System within just minutes and with less training.

    Spectrum Sciences

    Logistics Analyst

    • Created database applications for government contracts ers implementing Section 508 and Navair Security standards.
    • Lead POC for engineering and implement animations, graphics, web, print and CD production including graphic/interface design for US Navy, Marines and specifically Navair.
    • Lead POC and Programmer for Night Vision Goggles Inventory Management System for the Vision Laboratory at Patuxent Naval Air station operated by Jerri Tribble, Ph. D.
    • Lead POC and Programmer for database application for the Department of Veterans Affairs to convert their existing paper and fax process to find Physicians for Veterans health needs to a web-based application that was available 24/7 from anywhere in the world.

    US Navy contact

    Jr Field Service Technician

    • Temporary contract for the initial phases to develop an intranet for the Navy and Marine Corps (NMCI, or Navy Marine Corps Intranet) which evolved to now include over 350,000 computers serving over 700,000 Sailors, Marines and Civilians.
    • Assisted in surveying computers, tracking hardware and software, as well as running diagnostics used to map and engineer networks at Patuxent Naval Air Station and Webster Field in Maryland.

    Community Involvement

    Speaking, Presenting and Volunteering


    Department of Defense Education Activity

    DoDEA

    Volunteer Speaker for the Hour of Code

    100 Girls of Code WV

    100 Girls of Code WV

    Mountain Moot

    2019

    Mountain Moot 2019

    Speaker - Syllabus Plugin

    STFM Conference for Medical Student Education

    2019

    Society of Teachers of Medical Education

    Poster Presentation - ClinSy Web Application

    Hour of Code

    December 2017

    www.code.org

    Volunteered during Computer Science Week at Petertown Elementary School in Peterstown, WV.

    Hour of Code

    December 2015

    www.code.org

    Volunteered during Computer Science Week at Mary C. Snow Elemetary in Charleton, WV.

    WV Hive - Coding Lab

    2015 - 2016

    https://wvhive.com

    Volunteered to setup Coding Lab at WV Hive location in WVU Tech in Beckley, WV.

    Academy of Careers and Technology

    2016 - Current

    http://actwv.net

    Technology Advisory Board

    Center for Independent Living

    2004

    https://www.cilorlando.org

    Volunteered design and development in Orlando, FL.

    Skills

    Education + Training

    While I never earned a degree, I continue to audit courses and learn new technology.

    Johns Hopkins University: Executive Data Science Specialization

    2020

    https://www.coursera.org

    Specialization Certificate

    Johns Hopkins University: Single Page Web Applications with AngularJS

    2019

    https://www.coursera.org

    Currently Enrolled

    Duke University: Data Visualization and Communication with Tableau

    2016

    https://www.coursera.org

    Course Completion Certificate 91.6%

    Duke University: Managing Big Data with MySQL

    2016

    https://www.coursera.org

    Course Completion Certificate 98.0%

    Duke University: Mastering Data Analysis in Excel

    2016

    https://www.coursera.org

    Course Completion Certificate 97.2%

    Duke University: Programming Foundations with JavaScript, HTML and CSS

    2016

    https://www.coursera.org

    Course Completion Certificate 93.6%

    Duke University: Business Metrics for Data-Driven Companies

    2015

    https://www.coursera.org

    Course Completion Certificate 81.3%

    Johns Hopkins University: The Data Scientist’s Toolbox

    2016

    https://www.coursera.org

    Course Completion Certificate 96.0%

    Johns Hopkins University: A Crash Course in Data Science

    2015

    https://www.coursera.org

    Course Completion Certificate 100.0%

    Google Analytics Certified

    2015-2018

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