Matt Schick

Developer

Chicago, IL

Developer with a passion for writing readable, reusable, and testable code.  My recent focus has been Python/Django, Javascript, and Lisp, but I have a long history of learning the tools to fit the job.

matt@schickm.com
references available upon request

Education
BA, Interactive Arts and Media
Columbia College Chicago

Chicago, IL
Sept 2003 - May 2008

Experience
Django/Javascript Developer, Co-Founder
FuelBox

Application to assist fuel transportation companies taking orders, dispatching orders, and tracking deliveries.

Chicago, IL
Present


Adjunct Professor
Columbia College Chicago

Teaching courses in programming and responsive design techniques.

Chicago, IL
Present


Django/Javascript Developer, Co-Founder
Emulsion

Software as a service application to help photographers display their portfolios. Built site so that all aspects of a portfolio could be edited live.

Chicago, IL
Present


Lisp Developer
WebCheckout

Maintaining and improving a large Lisp web application. Dealing with large datasets and deeply nested logic.

Chicago, IL
May 2008 - 2013


Django Developer
CouponCabin

Maintained and implemented new features on high volume email application written in Django.  Came in having no knowledge of Django or Python and was making fixes and writing production code within a month.  Added test coverage where none existed and gradually refactored features that were broken or inefficient.

Chicago, IL
Aug 2010 - March 2011


Flash Contractor
Microsoft

Built e-learning course in Flash and integrated it into Microsoft's SCORM system.  The course used heavy amounts of video streaming, branching narratives, and smart suspend and resume capabilities that went beyond traditional starting and stopping of a course.

Chicago, IL
Jan 2008 - Aug 2008


Wordpress Contractor
Chicago Youth Voices Network

Customized a Wordpress installation and wrote custom tools to integrate with 3rd party services.  Assisted in training youth to use blogging and other social media tools.

Chicago, IL
2009 - 2010


Ruby on Rails Contractor
Columbia College Board of Trustees

Took existing static site and built administrative backend in Ruby on Rails used to centralize various office tasks.  Met with staff to translate office workflow it into a functional web application.

Chicago, IL
2007 - 2010


Ruby on Rails Contractor

Ported existing PHP website over to Ruby on Rails and added community features.

New York, NY
2007


Wordpress Contractor
Open Youth Networks

Customized a Wordpress installation and setup video conferencing for youth oriented video production workshop.  Assisted in training youth in blogging and other social media tools.

Chicago, IL
2007


Perl Developer

Wrote and maintained perl webspider for search engine as well as specific webspiders for obtaining additional metadata.  Took the initiative to learn perl on the job as a solution for more customized spidering tasks.

Chicago, IL
2003 - 2006