Josue Plaza

JosuePlaza

Full Stack Web Developer


About Me

I have a strong passion to excel in anything I set out to do. I am tremendously grateful for the opportunities I have been given to make this possible. I spend most of my time learning about how to improve my skills and developing a strong mentality in order to be successful, responsible, and hard working.

I am a Texas State graduate who majored with a B.S. in Electronic Media. Eat 'Em Up, Cats!

I produce and compose music as a hobby. Not a day goes by where I'm not reading or watching the NBA or NA-LCS. I'm currently saving up for a tattoo!

Skills

CSS
HTML
Javascript / jQuery
Laravel (framework)
MySQL
Photoshop
PHP
Wordpress
Beginner
Proficient
Expert
Master

Education

  • 2015

    Texas State University-San Marcos

    B.S. in Mass Communication-Electronic Media. Cum Laude. I choose this field because it is pivotal for many businesses to succeed. I enjoy learning and utilizing new technologies, and I was excited to start taking courses about radio, television, public relations, web development, and advertising.

    Many of the courses taught here are conducted by amazing professors who encourage students to work hard and seek out opportunities everywhere. They encourage me to follow my passion to create.

  • 2014

    Codeup: Web Development Bootcamp

    During the 2014 summer, I enrolled in a web development boot camp in San Antonio. It was a intensive 12-week programming course where I learned the LAMP Stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP), plus JavaScript, HTML/CSS, jQuery and the PHP MVC framework Laravel.

    I learned plenty of valuable skills as a web developer because of this program. You can view my work here.

  • 2012

    Audio Engineering Institute of San Antonio

    Certificate, Double Major - Audio Technology for Studio Production; Live Sound Technology

    To increase my knowledge about audio engineering, music production, and sound recording technology, I enrolled in the Audio Engineering Institute of San Antonio. The courses taught me about important musical concepts, practical knowledge about mixing, compressors, delay, reverberation, mastering, and much more.

    On multiple occasions, I assisted the instructors on setting up the studio for recording, "micing" up band equipment, and providing technical experience when prompted. I assisted and mixed with a live sound engineer at Backstage Live in San Antonio and toured with a country / folk band for a weekend, operating the mixer and assisting in the band set up.

  • 2011

    Byron P. Steele II High School

    High School Diploma

    I maintained a 3.53 GPA throughout high school. As a result, I graduated in the top 10% of my class. I was active in a few extra curricular activities such as DECA and AFJROTC.

Experiences

Freelance
2014 - Present
Full Stack Web Developer
  • Uses my strong knowledge of HTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript+jQuery, MVC frameworks & Content Management Systems to develop customized websites for clients.
  • Identify and troubleshoots code-related issues and bugs.
  • Adhere to design standards and other web development specifications to ensure high quality in the development of new sites.
Texas State University
Summer 2014
SJMC Frontend Developer Intern
  • Design and maintain the SJMC website utilizing programming skills such as HTML, CSS, and Javascript/jQuery.
  • Analyze web site design structure to make sure that all information is accessible and easy to attain.
  • Manage the School of Journalism and Mass Communication's social media accounts such as Twitter, Facebook, website, and Wordpress blog.
Schertz Public Library
2009 - 2014
Library Clerk
  • Responsible for checking patron items in-and-out of library. Manages patron accounts, notifies them of fines, holds, and charges.
  • Provides computer technical assistance to patrons. Assists with printer / copier, email, word processing, directions, and more.
  • Consults patrons on library services such as academic databases, e-book downloading, language-learning software, and online catalog.
KTSW 89.9FM
2012 - 2014
Production Director
  • Oversees productions of commercials, public service announcements, and other audio samples over 89.9FM frequency
  • Trains full KTSW staff Adobe Audition CS6, vocal techniques, and general audio theory and engineering
  • Assigns production work to production team and critiques elements, providing feedback for improvement

Hobbies

Music Production
Video Games
Programming
Fitness
NBA
Photography/Videography
Reading
Documentaries
Piano
Scuba Diving

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