Rebecca C. Smith

Web Developer

Skills Summary

VB Script

Platforms Windows
(9X and NT)


Web Development Tools
Visual Interdev
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
COM Objects
IIS Server

Data Base
MS SQL 6.5 /7.0/ 2000
MS Access

Design & Editing

Adobe Products
Photoshop 4.0 - 6.0
Acrobat 4.0

MS Office Products

Over three years of industry proven ASP / SQL development experience on large scale web applications.
5 + years experience managing people and projects.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
BS in Biology Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 1995
   Minor in English (Writing)
Certificate in Web Development Computer Systems Institute, Chicago, IL 2000
Currently learning independently: XML, Microsoft.NET
Experience, Chicago IL 
        Web Developer
October 2000 - Present
  Programmed both fast track and longer-term applications for a large marketing website.
  Lead developer in creation of multiple web applications / feature enhancements.
* Programmed server side using ASP, COM objects using VB, and client side using JavaScript and HTML.
  Designed data structures and wrote stored procedures using MS SQL.
  Project Manager for web development projects.
  * Worked with teams of product managers, creative and QA techs to determine design, scope, budgets and deadlines for projects. 
  * Wrote feature design and technical specification documentation for projects. 
  * Facilitated communication between departments as project progressed from phase to phase. 
  Team Lead for customized email list generation team.
  * Optimized SQL queries to reduce database loading, reducing query run time by 20% to 50% per instance.
  * Maintained 99% accuracy rate and 100% on time delivery for over 400 customized emails sent in a 3-month period 
  Currently creating an internal tool to automate list generation process using ASP, SQL and VB.
  Programmed short projects and fixed web site bugs as part of support team.
Freelance Computer Consultant

Web Design and Development


March 2000 October 2000

* Designed and developed novel web applications including e-commerce sites.
* Worked with clients to identify application needs, target audience, and content.
* Designed pages and site layout using Dreamweaver. Added pizzazz using Fireworks, Java Script and DHTML.
* Created and edited custom images using Photoshop. Optimized images for maximal impact and minimal page load times.
* Designed relational databases in MS SQL and Access for client management and e-commerce sites.
* Programmed web pages using HTML, JavaScript and ASP.
* Registered domain names, set up hosting contracts and registered sites with major search engines.
* Provided post-release technical support and small enhancements.

January 1997 February 1999

* Consulted purchases of custom home PC systems, including assessing needs and budget through design.
* Hand built custom PC systems from scratch.
School of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago
         Lab Manager
February 1999 July 2000
  Managed research lab of 10 personnel. 
  * Negotiated pricing contracts with vendors saving lab $2,500 per month. Governed annual budget of $500,000.
  * Supervised lab personnel, including hiring and firing, performance reviews and training. 
  * Trained undergraduate, graduate and professional personnel in molecular biology techniques and the use of high tech equipment.
  Designed and managed inventory relational database for biological research laboratory to track thousands of internal proprietary products, as well as supplies, vendors and purchases.
  Mac Systems administrator for lab. 
  * Purchased, upgraded and installed hardware and software. 
  * Responsible for troubleshooting software, and training personnel.
UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Smithville, TX
         Research Associate
May 1997 - August 1998
* Performed molecular biology lab work as part of core support team for facility.
* Maintained state-of-the-art scientific imaging equipment and computers for facility, including installing systems, trouble shooting software, and training personnel.
BioReserve, Ltd., Austin, TX
        Manager and Technical Writer 
August 1996 - August 1997
* Supervised team of technical writers, including free-lancers.
  * Oversaw document completions including delegating projects, monitoring progress, editing drafts and shaping final product. 
  * Instituted document tracking process to streamline product completion within client deadlines. 
* Developed business plan for marketing company to capital venture groups. 
* Negotiated big-industry partnerships with start up company in agriculture /biotech field.
* Wrote and assembled patents, governmental research grant applications, patent applications, original research articles and toxicology summaries for use in biological research, chemical safety documents and hazardous material exposure litigation.