Resume

January 18th, 2010

Contact

1770 N Green Valley Pkwy #2825
Henderson, NV 89074
Phone: +1 (702) 513-4835

Email: brian@brianegan.com
Website: http://brianegan.com
Github: http://github.com/brianegan
Twitter: http://twitter.com/brianegan


Summary of Qualifications

  • HTML, CSS, and JavaScript Expert
  • Senior Front End Developer for major online retailer
  • Designer with a rich portfolio of work
  • 5 years experience working for large universities
  • Proven success planning, designing, and implementing complex websites
  • Experience conducting usability and accessibility tests
  • Strong writer and confident public speaker

Professional Experience

Zappos.com

Senior Front End Developer

  • I lead front end development efforts on the Zappos.com search pages
  • Rewrote the search JavaScript & CSS (using Sass), which resulted in reduced page weight and increased developer productivity
  • Part of the Front End Architecture team, guiding code performance, organization & best practices
  • Responsible for mentoring new employees

University of Nevada, Las Vegas, University Libraries. March 2008 – present

Web/Multimedia Designer

  • Responsible for design, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript for all University Library Sites
  • Planned and implemented a complete rebranding of the libraries websites using the Drupal content management system
  • Designed and coded the Libraries’ mobile website
  • Created an Accessibility working group dedicated to ensuring our site content is available to all patrons
  • Helped conduct several usability studies
  • Wrote an advanced jQuery plugin to improve viewing of large historic images
  • Learned to work intelligently in large academic environments to build consensus and move projects along

Brian Egan, Web Design and Marketing. January 2005 – March 2008

Web Designer and Marketer

  • Worked with small business to create truly valuable websites
  • GhostOrb.com, my second professional website, generated 350% more business than their sales forecasts had predicted.
  • Honed my skills converting over 100 designs from PSD to HTML/CSS

Spectral Fusion. October 2003 – June 2005

Web Designer and Manager

  • Mastered HTML and CSS
  • Coded all sites to 508 and WCAG accessibility standards
  • Conducted accessibility testing with disabled users
  • Responsible for training new employees and setting code standards

Education

Drury University, Springfield, Missouri

BA Sociology, Minor in Business

  • Communication skills, particularly writing, improved greatly
  • Sociology degree is a great help when designing and conducting usability tests
  • Business background gives me an entrepreneurial perspective

Design Portfolio

More examples of my work can be found at http://brianegan.com


Additional Activities

Volunteer Organizations

  • VegasJS, Organizer (http://www.meetup.com/VegasJS/) – VegasJS is a meetup group for those crazy dreamers who love talking about and sharing JavaScript knowledge
  • Teach Vegas, Organizer (http://teachvegas.com) – Teach Vegas is a small community organization that promotes and facilitates the teaching of SkillShare classes in Las Vegas.
  • SHIFT Vegas, Member – SHIFT Vegas is a community organization promoting the growth and development of tech, education, and community spirit in Downtown Las Vegas

Speaking and Presentations

  • “NodeJS + Arduino = Fun,” VegasJS Users Group, February 2013
  • “Introduction to SASS,” Zappos Lunch n’ Learn, Jan 2013
  • “Introduction to NodeJS,” VegasJS Users Group, October 2012
  • “Vim-sum (a variety of small tips that make Vim shine!),” Zappos Lunch n’ Learn, July 2011
  • “Introduction to HTML5″ Drupal Camp San Diego, January 2011
  • “Behavior Driven Development with JavaScript: Using Jasmine to Improve your unit testing,” VegasJS Users Group, September 2010
  • “The Social OPAC: A new way to search library holdings,” Discovery Summit, August 2009.
  • “dmBridge: A Public Access Framework and alternative templating system for CONTENTdm,” CONTENTdm Western Users Group, June 2009
  • “Drupal: How a Content Management System can improve libraries,” University Libraries, January 2009