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Kien Tran

To leverage my development and management experience to provide a forward thinking company with a valuable resource to improve their technology profile while increasing my own experience and knowledge, especially in the Agile development space. Previous examples include six years of independent freelance development and near singlehandedly improving a corporate IT infrastructure efficiency and reliability. 817.918.4384 Development
PHP, Ruby HTML5, CSS3, jQuery Java C#.Net, VB.Net PostgreSQL, MySQL

Private Software Consulting and Web Design
December 2008 - Present, Fort Worth, Texas
Designing great websites and web-application solutions for clients. Current projects include redesigning the University Catholic Community website, redesigning the Catholic Charities Fort Worth website, and numerous self driven open source projects in the mobile and web-application space..

IT Systems
Apache Power DNS OpenBSD CARP Routers ISC-DHCPD Open-VPN SAMBA VM-Ware/Virtual Box Courier/Postfix Mail FreeBSD RAID

Publicity Team Leader for Young Adult Council – Fort Worth Catholic Diocese
September 2008 - June 2010, Fort Worth, Texas
Manage the publicity requirements of the organization formed from the young adult ministry. Keeping hundreds of young adults informed about our various volunteer, social, and liturgical events though email, social media, and our website. Coordinating events between multiple team leaders and the core managing council.

Current studies
Ruby on Rails Python, PHP Web-App development

Help Desk
Windows, Mac, Linux Fast and Friendly People person

Developer, System Admin, IT Help Desk for Century 21 Mike Bowman, Inc.
September 2007 to December 2008, Grapevine, Texas
Migrated database from MySQL to PostgreSQL, including data type corrections and table normalization improvements. Converted the company PHP website to Ruby using our own custom Ruby MVC framework called Linterra. Developed object oriented XML based CREST interface system in Ruby to push and pull real estate data to NETRIS. Built and upgraded multiple Linux, BSD, and Windows based servers for the office. Reduced administrative overhead of email management by 80% and of domain user management by 50% via ruby shell scripting. Deployed a server virtualization project to reduce the company’s environmental impact by eliminating over 6 underutilized servers via virtualization. Provided help desk support for 200 real estate agents and 30 staff members.

Task Analysis Brand Awareness Decision Making Project Management

Social Media Marketing Project Leadership Online Communication Database architecture Artificial Intelligence

Software Contractor for Alcon Laboratories, R&D Division
Periodically from July 2004 to April 2008, Fort Worth, Texas
Added and upgraded an VB6.0 automated test system for a inter ocular lens test platform. Reduced the per trial setup time from 15 minutes per trial to 3 minutes or less. Provided the ability to test single eyes independently as well as providing the ability to determine and customize ocular conversion factors on a per subject basis.

Tools and Tech
Espresso, MacVi OpenBSD, FreeBSD Ubuntu Linux Windows XP/Vista/7 Apple iWork 09 Microsoft Office 2007 Facebook Twitter

Master of Business Administration
University of Texas at Arlington, December 2006

Et Cetera
Web 2.0 Junkie Social Media Advocate Startup Lover Lifehacking

Bachelors of Science, Cum Laude, Computer Science and Engineering
University of Texas at Arlington, May 2004