I'm a detail-driven, process-oriented, quality-seeking individual with over 10 years of experience blueprinting and building web-based applications, kiosks, and high-traffic ecommerce web sites. I currently have a full-time job and a packed personal life... so I'm not looking for evening or weekend work at this time. But if you have an opening or a lead I'd be happy to pass it along. brian(at)cherne(dot)net
- Generating well-commented, well-documented and easy-to-maintain code.
- Estimating work and managing front-end technical teams.
- Blueprinting and documenting complex web-based applications.
- Keep it simple and clean -- no hacks, no global scope pollution.
- Think of HTML as data -- name classes and ids for purpose, not style.
- Document anything that won’t be immediately obvious to myself a week later.
ComcastEmployee Philadelphia, PA July 2009 - Present
Comcast is a large company (of 129,000 people) and the nation's largest video, high speed Internet and phone provider to consumers. I'm a Manager and Technical Lead on a CMS that publishes content to high-traffic web sites and mobile applications.
Brian CherneIndependent Contractor San Francisco, CA November 2008 - July 2009
As a small interactive agency (of one), I was dedicated to producing quality work and communicating well with distributed teams of varying technical experience. I accomplished a variety of tasks, from building modern HTML/CSS templates to meticulously processing media assets for an XNA-driven application.
Fluid, Inc.Employee San Francisco, CA August 2000 - November 2008
Fluid is an interactive agency (less than 90 people) with some big-name clients. Originally hired as an Information Architect, they utilized my broad skill set after the dot-com bubble burst and I eventually transitioned into a Senior Interactive Media Engineer and Technical Lead.
- Reebok: An internationalized Flash-based shoe configurator using object oriented ActionScript.
- The North Face: Built the 2004 version of the site using modern HTML/CSS principles.
- Charles Schwab, Macromedia, Macrovision, Reuters, Sanrio, Timberland, and others.
Zada, LLCEmployee Sausalito, CA March 1999 - August 2000
Zada was an interactive agency (nine people) that dissolved when the dot-com bubble burst in early 2001. I coded pixel-perfect, old-school HTML and used Perl and PHP to process forms and create simple-to-use admin tools. I also produced information-rich wireframes.
- Autodesk: Designed schematics and user flows for the world’s largest B2B event in 2000.
- MarketTools: Built templates for the initial version of a B2C survey creation web application.
Varying degrees of exposure to the following technologies, platforms and software: ActionScript, AJAX, Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, Contribute, Flash, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop), Alfresco, AngularJS, Apache Ant, Apache HTTP Server, ASP, CVS, D3.js, Demandware, IIS, Java, jQuery, JSP, Microsoft Office, MTASC, MXML, OpenCMS, Perl, PHP, TypePad, Visio, WordPress, XAML and XML.
I received a BA in Psychology from Oberlin College in 1998. I have had internships at the American Museum of Natural History, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Oberlin Review (online student newspaper), the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (online edition) and Taros (in Moscow, Russia).