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Summary

A third-year Informatics undergraduate at the University at Albany with an undying fascination with emerging technologies and the web. Currently seeking web-related opportunities where I can apply my arsenal of cyber skills to create beautiful digital media, content, and websites.

Objective

A third-year Informatics undergraduate at the University at Albany with an undying fascination with emerging technologies and the web. Currently seeking web-related opportunities where I can apply my arsenal of cyber skills to create beautiful digital media, content, and websites.

Relevant Experience

RyanScarpelli.com

Mar 2015Present

Webmaster

A side-project and hobby, RyanScarpelli.com is the virtual podium where I express my views and opinions on the latest topics in technology and the sport of mixed martial arts. Partial duties include:

  • Web Development
  • Graphic & UI/UX Design
  • Content Management
  • Marketing & SEO
  • Sports Journalism

The Running Forum

Dec 2012Present

Co-Founder, CIO

The Running Forum (located at TheRunningForum.com) is an online community dedicated to runners of all ages, abilities, and distances. We are the cyber-home to all kinds of runners, from the casual jogger to the elite marathoner. Partial responsibilities:

  • Web design including both graphics and coding with particular focus on UI, UX, and accessibility.
  • Perform marketing duties such as Social Media Marketing via Facebook and Twitter, as well as Search Engine Optimization.
  • Forum-related duties such as content creation, post moderation, user management, etc.
  • Oversee and manage a team of staff members including lead moderators, moderators, promoters, and other team members.
  • Ensure the longevity and integrity of the community. Protect all assets against copyright infringement, DDoS attacks, etc.

Albany Law School Web Design Project

Aug 2014Dec 2014

Front-End Web Developer

For INF 362 at UAlbany, my peers and I collaborated with Albany Law School to design a website to serve as an online legal resource for persons facing NYS Tenant Legal Issues. Focal points: responsive web design, accessibility, content optimization, and typography.

University at Albany, Department of Informatics

Aug 2013Dec 2013

Teaching Assistant (Semesterly)

Teaching Assistant and Peer Educator for the Department of Informatics at the University at Albany during my Sophomore year. Assisted Professor Daniel Zhang with INF 201: Introduction to Web Technologies, a 200-level Informatics course focusing on web development, standards, and technologies.

  • Taught multiple course lessons unaccompanied during the professor's periodic expected absences.
  • Graded all labs and non-exam assignments throughout the course of the semester.
  • Acted as an in-class resource for students: answering questions, debugging code, etc.
  • Held regular office hours to assist course enrollees within the Department of Informatics.
  • Provided insight and guidance on a peer-to-peer level regarding the Informatics major and future careers.

Work Experience

Dave & Buster's Inc.

Apr 2015Present

Captain

  • Act as an initial point of contact in matters concerning safety and security in all areas: front door, Viewpoints, Midway, bar areas, kitchen and back of house areas, dining areas, private event rooms, and restrooms.
  • Act as ambassador to the building, assisting guests with all requests and answers questions as needed. 
  • Keep immediate supervisor promptly and fully informed of all problems or unusual matters of significance and take prompt corrective action where necessary or suggest alternative courses of action. 
  • Competently diffuse difficult guest situations while protecting the integrity and safety of our staff, building, and house policies.
  • Provide timely and accurate service while managing wait times and communicating information as needed to guests, Team Members, and managers. 
  • Maintain a favorable working relationship with all other company team members to foster and promote a cooperative and harmonious working climate that will be conducive to maximum team member morale, productivity and efficiency/effectiveness.

Dave & Buster's Inc.

Dec 2014Apr 2015

Service Support

  • Assist other Team members as needed or when business needs dictate.
  • Deliver food to tables and ensure that the Guests have everything they need.
  • Follow all tray procedures to minimize loss and ensure food is delivered timely and correctly.
  • Offer assistance to Guests by clearing away dishes and glassware, and refilling beverages.
  • Bus and reset tables once the Guests have enjoyed their food and left.
  • Perform opening/closing responsibilities, including party breakdown/duties.

Showcase Cinema

May 2011Jan 2013

Concession Attendant

                           

Education

University at Albany, State University of New York

20122016

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Informatics

  • Extensive credits in User Interface / User Experience and Cyber Security.
  • Student-Athlete for D1 Cross Country and Track & Field programs ('12-'13).
  • Alpha Epsilon PiElected President (2x), Vice President, and Secretary (2x).

Skills

Webmaster Services

An adept Webmaster who brings to the table a genuine passion for his line of work complemented by a deep-rooted understanding of the web(6+ years experience.) 

Digital Curation & Content Management

A keen-eye for beautiful design coupled with a vast knowledge of web standards means your content will look amazing, load quickly, and be readily available to the masses. (4+ years experience.) 

Front-End Web Design & Development

Well-seasoned yet constantly learning. Experience in mobile responsiveness, accessibility, and page speed optimization. (3+ years experience.) 

Internet Marketing & S.E.O.

An extremely resourceful social media & internet guerrilla marketer with legitimate skills and experience in Search Engine Optimization to boot. (2+ years experience.)

Misc. Technical Knowledge

OS's: Windows, OS X, Linux; Languages: Java, Python; Software: MS Office, Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver, and FTP clients. Loads more, just ask!

People Skills

All of the aforementioned skills are possessed by an easygoing and personable professional who has a background in transforming technical concepts into layman's terms and teaching them. I interact expertly with computers, but more importantly even better with people.