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Rochelle “Shelly” Chu
123 Easy St. Milwaukee, Wisc. 00000
000.555.1212 ■ rchu@gmail.com

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Rock Star Web App Developer

Full stack developer with awesome Python skills, hefty product development experience and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, looking to create world-class applications as part of a lean and mean team at an innovative startup dedicated to saving lives and ending disease.

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Why Me?

  • Team player, willing to do whatever it takes to help the team succeed: front end, back end and everything in between.
  • Driven, passionate developer with a work hard, play hard mentality.
  • Full lifecycle expertise with strong object-oriented design and coding skills.
  • Thrifty and resourceful. Created dozens of high performing apps using Django.
  • Fervent supporter of organizations and causes that help people live long, healthy lives.
  • More than five years’ experience with Python frameworks, Web application development, MySQL, Linux and JavaScript.

My Experience

Wisconsin Bank & Trust, Senior Web App Developer2011 to present
Known as a bodacious collaborator with an entrepreneurial spirit and can-do attitude who develops production ready Web applications in record time. Organized WB&T’s annual “Race for the Cure” and blood drive teams. Named “WB&T Volunteer of the Year” by my colleagues.

  • Identified opportunities to improve teller productivity and job satisfaction by helping them view customer transactions and statements online and pioneering the idea of filtering columns using PyQt.
  • Conceived and developed six apps using full Python stack.
  • Recognized the need to develop data tables to display customer information and update customer records, then spearheaded the projects using Python, MySQL and XML.
  • Reduced paperwork by creating forms, views and models for everything from new accounts to mortgages and commercial banking transactions using Django.
  • Improved user satisfaction by boosting the efficiency of MySQL query designs, eliminating bugs and scaling back end systems to meet growing traffic requirements.
  • Personally wrote, modified or patched more than 100,000 lines of code and persevered through obstacles completing more than 66 upgrades within three years.
  • Resourcefully utilized GitHub to spur collaboration between co-workers.
  • Actively participated in requirements gathering, coding, creating test scripts, testing, production support, documentation and maintenance/patch deployments.
  • Partnered with designers to create sitemaps, improve Web page layouts and interfaces.

Wisconsin Tribune, News Application Developer2009 to 2011
Conceived, designed and created apps for election coverage, weather, stock market, food news/recipes and data-intensive informational graphics using JavaScript, PHP, Python/Django and MySQL for the newsroom.

  • Conceived and developed tools for Web producers, editors and reporters, including social media widgets and larger scale editorial projects like election results.
  • Prioritized and fixed site-related design problems and took the initiative to implement new features based on feedback from users.
  • Led the development of a big hairy scalable Web back end in Python.
  • Reduced development time and costs by 42 percent by implementing Django framework.
  • Led and coordinated the migration of older Java-based websites to Python/Django.
  • Utilized Python/Django and JavaScript to design and improve client interfaces.
  • Created and deployed applications on a diverse range of platforms including Linux.
  • Designed and configured MySQL database and back end applications and programs.

Big Commodity Trader, Intern2008
Independently developed Web apps using JSP, PHP and JavaScript. Created user login, published MySQL database and created a user-friendly interface to query the data.

My Technical Strengths

Python, JavaScript, HTML, Linux, CSS, PHP, XML and AJAX.
Databases: MySQL, NoSQL.
Frameworks: Django, Flask, webapp2, Zend
App Engine/Cloud Platform experience
Agile/Scrum Methodologies

My Outside Activities

Side Projects and Challenges: HackerRank Python Tutorials, Python Challenge, Codingbat, PyWeek Challenge
Coding Samples and Projects: Stack Overflow www.stackoverflow.com/users/00000/schu. GitHub www.github.com/pythonguru
Organizations: Python Software Foundation, PyLadies, Susan G. Komen
Conferences: PyCon 2013, 2014
Leadership: Committee Chair, Race for the Cure; Red Cross Blood Drive of Greater Wisconsin
See our team cross the finish line at www.YouTube.com/WB&T####
Blog: See my Python development tips PTOW (Python Thought of the Week) www.ptow.com

My Education and Training

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer ScienceUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
JavaScript Developer Certificate
Intro to Python, Python 300-System Development with Python

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