Resume/CV

Employment Experience
Clearspring Technologies
January 2008 to Present – Community Manager

CACI Intl.
2006 to January 2008 – Web Developer Lead
I’m currently under a contract to support the US Library of Congress. There I advise the strategy of how to best disseminate online content using emerging Web technologies like blogging, social news, social bookmarking, podcasting, mobile web, folksonomies, search, and much more. I’ve worked on a variety of development projects. I also represent the Library of Congress in the World Wide Web Consortium.

Michigan State Univ. – Academic Computing & Network Services
2004 to 2006 – Developer (Technical Assistant)
I worked to develop web sites, following the user-centered design process, W3C web standards, as well as web accessibility and usability guidelines and best practices. I have worked on everything from executive level projects, like the home page, to small departmental web sites. I was a member of the MSU Web Team.

World Wide Web Consortium(W3C)/Massachusetts Institute of Technology
March 2006 to Aug. 2006 – Contract Support
I worked as a support person in moving the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 through the W3C Recommendation Process. Secondarily, I was doing support work for the Education and Outreach Working Group.

World Wide Web Consortium(W3C)/Massachusetts Institute of Technology
May 2005 to Aug. 2005 – Contract Web Developer
I assisted in the development, testing, and launch of the redesign W3C’s Web Accessibility Initiative web site.

MyCapitalWeb.com LLC
2003 to 2008 – Principal
I helped to start MyCapitalWeb.com LLC as a web communications and blog consulting company. I have helped to develop web sites and blogs for companies, politicians, churches, and non-profit organizations in the Greater Mid-Michigan Area.

Michigan State Univ. – Client Advocacy Office
2002 to 2004 – Coder (Technical Assistant)
I assisted in the development of executive level web sites. I also assisted in providing web accessibility consultations as well as developing web accessibility best practices.

Skills

  • Web Development: XHTML, CSS, Java Script, AJAX, DHTML, XML, XML Schemas, DTD
  • Web Accessibility: WCAG, ATAG, Section 508
  • Programming: PHP
  • User Centered Design Process (including Usability Testing)
  • Software: Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia Dreamweaver & Fireworks, Microsoft Office, Usablenet’s LIFT

Committees & Memberships

Presentations

  • February 11, 2005 – MSU Webmasters Group: Benefits of Web Standards
  • November 6, 2005 – Higher Education Web Developers Conf: Web Accessibility Evaluation: Techniques, Tips, and Tools Used by Michigan State University
  • February 22, 2006 – RIT Access and Accessibility Class: Introduction to Web Accessibility
  • July 14, 2006 – BarCampRochester – Web 2.0, Web Accessibility, and WCAG; Host and Presenter
  • February 15, 2007 – RefreshDC – Understanding the Real World Wide Web and Why Web Accessibility is Crucial
  • April 25, 2007 – DC/SLA – Giving Libraries a Second Life in a Virtual World (Talking Notes)
  • August 11, 2007 – BarCamp DC; Organizer

Publications
Library of Congress Outreach to the Developing World: The World Digital Library Initiative.” Justin Thorp. MobEA V- Mobile Web in the developing world (at WWW 2007). Banff, Canada, May 8, 2007.

“Library of Congress Outreach to the Developing World: The World Digital Library Initiative.” Justin Thorp. International Journal of Mobile Marketing. December 2007.

Education
Rochester Institute of Technology – Rochester, NY
2002 – 2006
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

  • Overall GPA: 3.5 Professional GPA: 3.8
  • Graduated with Honors
  • Classes – Client-Side Programming, Data Communications, Database & Data Modeling, Human Factors, Interactive Digital Media, Interface Design, Internetworking Lab, Needs Assessment, Java Programming, Server-side Programming, Technology Transfer, and Web Design, XML

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