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Bio

Roderick W. Santiago has been working in the IT industry for over 17 years.

He first worked as a tech support/instructor for a computer school in Manhattan. Then as a web developer for a start-up internet development company. Only six months in the job, he was promoted as a Project Manager.

Prior to immigrating to the United States, he owned and operated a successful computer shop for six years. The shop employed a staff of six, two store supervisors and trained interns. At one point it was the biggest computer shop in Olongapo City that did computer sales, graphics design, photocopying and also internet cafe.

To name a few clients; Fedex, United States Navy, Accenture, NYC Department of Buildings, Open House New York, Tweezerman and Microsol Resources are among many others he has worked with.

For the past fifteen years, Roderick has been devoting his time planning and developing websites. He is also the developer and founder of an Online Memorial; YouMattered.com and its subdomain for pets PetsMattered. In his spare, he does photography and sometimes photographs people and their pets for his pet blog NYCLovesPets.com.


Work Experience

Web Developer / Designer
TECHMEDIA SERVICES, New York, NY
April 2003 - Present
  • Designs overall look and feel, of websites.
  • Develop content management and workflow systems for websites.
  • Writes web development proposals.
  • Ensures the sites meet the clients' business needs.


Project Manager / Web Developer
CITYSOFT, INC., New York, NY
April 2000 - 2003
  • Designs and codes web applications using ColdFusion, JavaScript, HTML, Cascading Stylesheets and ASP.
  • Handles maintenance of client Websites
  • Coordinates and oversee project development of a website.
  • Ensures that clients are satisfied and that the sites meet their business needs.
  • Writes functional and technical specification documents.


Tech Support / Instructor
UNIVERSAL BUSINESS & MEDIA SCHOOL, New York, NY
August 1999 - April 2000
  • Maintained and upgraded 70 PC computers both networked and stand-alone
  • Monitored peer-to-peer network for internet room
  • Repaired NT workstations
  • Taught part-time MS PowerPoint, MS Word, MS Office


Producer / Segment Host
Colorview CATV, Inc. / STV 6 Prime Cable Local News
October 1996 - April 1997
  • Wrote, produced and hosted a 10-minute segment about computer technology
  • Used Adobe Premiere and PowerPoint to edit and integrate multimedia components onto video tape.
  • Created an opening and closing broadcast billboard and slide shows for local broadcast. Created graphics for some local TV commercials


Technical Skills

1. Web Development  
  • ColdFusion
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Wordpress
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • Basic Java
  • ASP
  • Social Media Integration
  • Paypal Integration

2. Application  
  • Microsoft Publisher
  • MS Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • MS Outlook

3. Database  
  • SQL
  • MySQL
  • Access

4. Graphics,
     and Multi-media
 
  • Adobe Fireworks
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Sony Vegas Pro
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Basic Flash Animation
  • OBS Studio for Live Streaming and Video Recording

6. Operating Systems  
  • Windows XP, Vista and 7
  • DOS
  • Mac OS

7. PC Hardware  
  • Building PC Clones
  • PC Upgrade and Maintenance
  • Setting up peer-to-peer LAN
 

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