Brendyn Alexander | EDUCATION Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) | Rochester, New York, USA | 2002 - 2006
Bachelor of Science, Information Technology with High Honors from the Honors Program Minor in Economics Overall GPA: 3.72/4.0 | Principal Field of Study GPA: 4.0/4.0

University of Technology, Sydney | Sydney, New South Wales, Australia | 2004
Undergraduate Semester Abroad, Information Technology

Tompkins Cortland Community College | Dryden, New York, USA | 2001 - 2002
Advanced High School Calculus and English

WORK EXPERIENCE Co-Founder and Co-Chief Architect |, LLC | 2006 – Present
 Worked with partner to develop, patent and implement suite of affiliate marketing tools designed to make affiliate marketing easily accessible to consumers.  Launched successful limited-beta of product in early summer 2008 with scheduled mainstream release in 2009.  Used Zend model-view-controller framework with PHP and MySQL on the server.  Used XHTML, Smarty, CSS, JavaScript (jQuery) and Flash on the client.

Program Manager | Microsoft | Redmond, WA | 2006 – 2009

 Managed multiple teams of developers and testers to design, implement, and test features within the Microsoft Office Web applications; listed as co-inventor on patents for three (3) new features.  Designed UI and server features for Microsoft Office OneNote Live and coordinated client and server performance evaluation and improvement.  Received selective Gold Star achievement award and was promoted after first year; was designated a toptier performer and promoted again after second year.

Service Manager Intern | Microsoft | Redmond, WA | 2005

 Planned, researched, and collaborated cross-group to create the specification for a new worldwide service outage notification system for Microsoft.  Developed a framework for measuring products with high volumes of support requests as well as solutions for decreasing the volumes and financial costs.  Readied the Rights Management Service for the release of Longhorn Server Beta 2 and created a deployment package to allow for the installation of the RMS client under Vista Least User Access.  Worked with team of developers to build photo gallery, meeting room scheduler, web bookmarker, and other features for internal and external campus life websites.  Used model-view-controller architecture with PHP and MySQL on the server.  Used XHTML, CSS and JavaScript on the client.

Web Developer | RIT Center for Campus Life | Rochester, NY | 2005

Web Developer Intern | RIT Online Learning Center | Rochester, NY | 2004

 Designed and built online course evaluation system for online learning and long distance students.  Used model-view-controller architecture with ColdFusion and MSSQL on the server.  Used XHTML, CSS and JavaScript on the client.

ACADEMIC AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE Research Assistant, Web Development | University of Maryland, College Park | 2009
 Created tools to screen scrape Supreme Court documents from online databases and import them via PHP into a MySQL database for analysis.  Used PHP and MySQL on the server.  Used XHTML, CSS and JavaScript (Chickenfoot scripting plug-in) on the client side.

Honors Capstone Project | RIT | 2005 – 2006
 Created a tool that auto-generates a PHP class-based API from the tables in a MySQL database.  Created a PHP/Smarty model-view-controller framework for quick, organized web development.  Presented project to honors professors and received highest marks.

Teaching Assistant | RIT | 2004 – 2006

 Assistant taught four undergraduate courses: Introduction to Multimedia, Website Design & Implementation, Programming for Information Technology I, and Introduction to C++ Programming.  Received excellent reviews from students regarding intellectual engagement and knowledge of topics.

Undergraduate Researcher | RIT Lab for Social Computing | 2004 – 2006

 Developed research proposals and projects with professors and other undergraduate researchers around usage of technologies such as blogs, wikis, and social networking sites.

Sign Language Instructor | RIT No Voice Zone | 2003 – 2004
 Developed a curriculum for informally teaching American Sign Language with a small group of other resident advisors.  Taught ongoing, weekly classes on sign language for RIT students.

Instructor | MIT iD Tech Camps | 2003

 Developed weekly curriculum and taught children ages 7 – 17 how to create video games using computer software.

Web application development; web programming; website design; content management systems; website performance optimization; social software; program management. Concepts: Object-oriented programming; model-view-controller; service-oriented architecture; relational database design; screen-scraping; information architecture; needs assessment; usability studies. Languages: PHP; ASP.NET; Java; C#; Visual Basic; JavaScript. Markup: XHTML; Smarty; XML; RSS; CSS. Query Languages: SQLite; MySQL; MSSQL; XPath. Operating Systems: Windows; (some) Windows Server 2003/2008; OSX; (some) Linux.

       Merit-based Graduate Assistantship, University of Maryland, College Park, 2009 Promoted two levels in two years at Microsoft, 2007, 2009 Resume featured in the Resumes & CVs category on Scribd, 2009 Exceeded Expectations and in top-tier of performers at Microsoft, 2008 Gold Star Bonus Award from Microsoft Corporation, 2007 Patent No. 11/747,642 “Systems and Methods for Facilitating Affiliate-Based Transactions,” 2007 RIT Honors Program Inductee and Graduate, 2002 - 2006


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Golden Key Honor Society, 2003 - 2006 RIT Merit Scholarship ($10,000), 2005 – 2006 Presenter, "The 'We' in Weblogs", Resident Advisor Conference, 2004 e-Business Association of Rochester Scholarship ($2,500), 2004 RIT Full-tuition Scholarship ($18,000), 2002 - 2004 RIT Resident Advisor "Extra Mile" Outstanding Achievement Award, 2004

           Provalis Research QDA Miner 3-day Qualitative/Quantitative Analysis Workshop, 2009 Volunteer, United Way National Homeless and Low Income Voter Registration Week, 2008 Volunteer, Microsoft Community Day Of Caring, 2005 - 2008 Microsoft Academy of College Hires, 2006 – 2007 Vice-President and President, RIT Social Computing Club, 2006 RIT College Student Executive Board, 2006 Paychex Leadership Conference, 2005 RIT Players Theatre Club, 2003 - 2005 RIT Peer Mediator, 2003 – 2004 RIT Resident Assistant, 2003 - 2004 RIT Men's Volleyball, 2002 – 2003


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