Paul Woidke

I write code. I design things. I do these mostly in Columbus, Ohio.


Me

Professional Summary

Paul Woidke has experience in software development with a strong focus on web and mobile development. He is experienced in developing applications using technologies including C#, SQL, and ASP.NET, as well as various web technologies including HTML5, CSS3, and Javascript. Paul graduated with honors from Bowling Green State University and received a Bachelor’s of Art in Computer Science and a Bachelor’s of Fine Art in Digital Arts. He has worked as a student volunteer at ACM SIGGRAPH conference, and was a member of Kappa Kappa Psi, National Honorary Band Fraternity.

Résumé

Education Summary

Bowling Green State University

Graduated May 2012 (with Honors)

Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Digital Art

Technical Summary

Certifications:

  • MCSD 70-480: Programming in HTML5 with JavaScript and CSS3
  • MCTS 70-515: Web Applications Development with Microsoft .NET Framework 4

Languages:

HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, jQuery, LESS/SASS, PHP, XML, Objective-C, C++, C#, SQL, SQLite, MySQL, LINQ, XAML

Technologies:

  • Web: Responsive web design, CSS preprocessors including LESS and SASS, Javascript tools including jQuery, jQuery UI and Underscore.js, Content management systems including Telerik Sitefinity and Kentico CMS, Twitter Bootstrap, JetBrains WebStorm
  • Design: UI/UX design and prototyping, Formal training in art and design, Adobe Creative Suite, 3D modeling and animation using Autodesk Maya, Video production using Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Studio, Virtual environment development using Unity 3D and Second Life
  • Development: Microsoft Visual Studio, ASP.NET, MVC, AJAX, Multitiered application development, Apple Xcode, Agile and Test-Driven Development, Regular Expressions, Source control applications including Subversion, Team Foundations Server and Git
Clj Obj-C PHP S/L VB SQL C# HTML CSS JS
Javascript HTML CSS Objective-C SQL C# PHP Clojure SASS/LESS Visual Basic

Projects

  • Web Developer, Fine Citizens / Columbus Zoo & Aquarium

    February 2014 – March 2014

    Worked with designers and developers of Fine Citizens to create a responsive microsite for the Columbus Zoo’s Africa Region. This projects made use of HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, and Sitefinity, as well as .NET-based custom controls.

    Project Responsibilities+

    • Creation of fully-responsive website for Africa Region
    • CSS3 and scroll-based animations and interactions
    • Graceful fallbacks for older browsers and mobile devices
    • Creation of custom web controls using C#.NET
    • Deployment of site content in Sitefinity
    • Testing to ensure functionality and stability on multiple platforms and devices
  • Developer, Sitefinity Team, NiSource, Inc.

    July 2013 – January 2014

    Worked as part of a team to migrate, create, and extend various modules and pages in Telerik Sitefinity for NiSource Inc. and its subsidiaries. Paul worked with ASP.NET, C#, SQL, and various web technologies including HTML, CSS and Javascript to improve existing site content and create new web applications and sites.

    Project Responsibilities+

    • Creation of new features and enhancements for enterprise web sites
    • Debugging of applications and documentation of problems and solutions
    • Testing to ensure functionality and stability
  • Developer, HMB eGrants

    November 2012 – February 2013

    Worked as part of a team to create and enhance educational grants management software for various state departments of education. Paul worked with ASP.NET, C#, SQL, and various web technologies including HTML, CSS and Javascript to add value to new and existing applications.

    Project Responsibilities+

    • Creation of new features and enhancements for several enterprise web applications
    • Managing and interfacing with SQL databases to ensure proper functionality
    • Modification of various page styles and functionality to ensure correct page presentation
    • Development of method to convert database values to jQuery scripts dynamically on page load
  • Web Developer, Ohio Attorney General’s Office

    June 2012 – September 2012

    Worked as part of a team charged with migrating the website of the Ohio Attorney General to a new design. Paul worked with Kentico CMS, ASP.NET, HTML, CSS, Javascript, and jQuery to create a functional website to specifications.

    Project Responsibilities+

    • Migration of site content to new design, including design updates to existing site elements
    • Documentation of development and system architecture for use by Attorney General’s Office staff
    • Development of deployment system used to transition website across multiple servers
    • Migration of required website form data to the new site database
  • Mobile Application Developer, Agile Software Factory, BGSU

    October 2011 – May 2012

    Paul worked as part of a team of 4 developers to create mobile applications for iOS and Android using Eclipse, Xcode and several external libraries and frameworks. As part of this team, Paul worked in an Agile development environment to create an iOS app which displayed a map of the BGSU campus and provided information about various locations, including facilities and directions. This project also included the creation of a database for use in processing location information.

    Project Responsibilities+

    • Creation of a map application for iOS for use by the students, faculty and visitors of BGSU
    • Design of various assets including icons, buttons, splash screens, and user interface prototypes
    • Development of a database of location data and utilizing this data to populate maps, lists, informational pages and for use with geolocation services
  • Virtual Environment Developer, BGSU School of Art

    April 2010 – May 2012

    Paul worked as a member of the Virtual Campus team at BGSU where he modeled objects and environments using Maya, Unity 3D, and within Second Life. He also developed interactive objects and environments for use by students, faculty, and the public.

    Project Responsibilities+

    • Creation of various objects, structures and environments in Second Life and Unity 3D, including virtual art galleries, building and campus tours, and virtual meeting places, classrooms and venues
    • Creation of video documentation of various events and assets
    • Researching new technologies for use by the BGSU Virtual Campus team
    • Presentation of projects and technology for various organizations and personnel
  • Web Developer, Stir Crazy Handcrafted Cupcakes

    May 2012 – June 2012

    Worked with a graphic designer to design and create a website for a local small business.

    Project Responsibilities+

    • Creation of an informational website to integrate with social media accounts and providing pricing and contact information
    • Working with designer to develop effective website layout and appearance and coding website from given design
  • Web Developer/Multimedia Chair, Kappa Kappa Psi, BGSU

    April 2010 – May 2012

    Paul completed several projects as a member of Kappa Kappa Psi, including annual video highlight projects and an online order system for fundraisers.

    Project Responsibilities+

    • Video production and fieldwork, editing and publishing
    • Creation of online storefront for clothing sale fundraiser, including e-commerce via PayPal
    • Basic maintenance of chapter website and OrgSync profile
  • Web Developer/Graphic Designer, Finders Records

    May 2010 – June 2012

    Paul helped in the migration of the Finders Records store website from a CMS to a standalone webpage. Developed custom product database and search functionality, updated design of website, and created new and maintained previously created social media entities. Additionally, Paul created several signs, apparel designs, and in-store promotional materials for the store.

    Project Responsibilities+

    • Creation and maintenance of social media accounts
    • Design of website, apparel, and signage
    • Migration of website from CMS to standalone page
    • Creation of custom product database
  • Web Developer, Citrus Cycles, Ltd.

    December 2011 – January 2012

    Paul assisted a local startup in the design and development of an informational webpage and online store. This website made use of various Javascript, jQuery, and HTML5 elements and technologies.

    Project Responsibilities+

    • The design of various web elements and pages
    • Worked with business owner to create online storefront and informational pages
    • Design, development and deployment of website
  • Web Developer, Electric Beach Suntanning

    May 2010 – August 2010

    Paul worked with a local business to redesign and improve their website. Paul took responsibility for all aspects of the creation of the website, from basic design to coding and deployment.

    Project Responsibilities+

    • Overall site design, layout, color scheme using HTML, CSS and Javascript
    • Coding of all site elements
    • Deployment and maintenance of website and social media accounts
    • Creation and maintenance of social media presence
  • Web Developer, ROTC Det. 620, BGSU

    October 2008 – February 2009

    Paul worked with member of BGSU’s ROTC Detachment 620 to code an informational website for the organization.

    Project Responsibilities+

    • Coding website based on provided design documents
    • Embedding various media including photos and videos

More

Open-Source Projects

  • Paul Woidke on GitHub

    Vinyl demo

    A web app used for viewing, sorting, and managing my vinyl collection. The collection is stored as XML data (obtained from Discogs) and displayed using HTML, CSS, and jQuery.

    • CSS
    • HTML
    • Javascript
  • Paul Woidke on GitHub

    jQTogglePanel demo

    A 2-panel accordion control
    This repo contains a simple page with the jQTogglePanel on a page. One panel has some quartile radio buttons and the other has a range slider. The panels are built from a modified version of liteAccordion.

    • CSS
    • HTML
    • Javascript
  • Paul Woidke on GitHub

    Parall-awesome-gram demo

    This repo contains code for a webpage with parallelogram elements (created using Maskew, modified such that hovering on an element makes it transform into a square and clicking on an element causes it to expand.

    • CSS
    • HTML
    • Javascript
  • Paul Woidke on GitHub

    Scatterplot.js demo

    A jQuery plugin for creating scatterplot graphs. This plugin allows a user to create both static and responsive graphs, including axis labels, units, and graph lines.

    • CSS
    • HTML
    • Javascript

Art & Design

Paul Woidke attended Bowling Green State University where he obtained a degree in Digital Art with a focus on Animation and Interactive Art. While in school, Paul gained experience in digitial imaging, 3D modeling and animation, video production, and web design. Although his education was focused on the creation of art using digital processes, Paul also has experience with traditional and contemporary mediums including printmaking, digital and film photography, and graphic design.

  • Photoshop

  • Illustrator

  • InDesign

  • Lightroom

  • Premiere

  • Final Cut

  • After Effects

  • Maya

  • Blender

  • Unity

  • Second Life

  • WebStorm

  • Visual Studio

Graphic Design

Interactive

Digital Art

3D Modeling

Visual & Particle Effects

3D Animation

Video Production

Contact