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E. Guy Stephens
Director of Web Development for Chesapeake Bay Program/Senior Faculty Research Assistant

Chesapeake Bay Program Office

410 Severn Avenue
Suite 109
Annapolis, MD 21403

Phone: (410) 394-9415
Email: gstephens@umces.edu

E. Guy Stephens Integration and Application Network E. Guy Stephens Director of Web Development for Chesapeake Bay Program/Senior Faculty Research Assistant E. Guy Stephens Photo work(410) 394-9415 Chesapeake Bay Program Office
410 Severn Avenue Suite 109
Annapolis MD 21403 USA


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NameE. Guy Stephens


1994-1998B.S. Salisbury University - Salisbury MD USA (Biology Marine Concentration)
1996-1998B.S. University of Maryland Eastern Shore - Princess Anne MD USA (Environmental Science)


2009-Senior Faculty Research Assistant/Web Developer, University of Maryland Center of Environmental Science, Chesapeake Bay Program Office Annapolis, MD USA
2006-2009Senior Developer, Northrop Grumman Information Technology, United States Navy, Patuxent River Naval Air Station Lexington Park, MD USA
2006-Owner and Lead Developer, BluOctopus Web Technologies LLC - Lusby, MD USA
2003-2006Web Developer (IT Specialist), National Park Service, Chesapeake Bay Program Office Annapolis, MD USA
2001-2003Web Developer, The Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay, Chesapeake Bay Program Office Annapolis, MD USA
1999-2001Fisheries Biologist, District of Columbia Fisheries and Wildlife Division Washington DC USA


January 2006 - July 2009
Senior Web Applications Developer

Northrop Grumman Information Technology
Patuxent River, Maryland
Patuxent River Naval Air Station

Senior developer for the Naval Obligations Database system (NOD). The NOD is a web based financial tracking system that assists the Navy command in tracking contract spending for contract support services, non-contract support services and hardware. As the senior developer I was responsible for the following:

  • Meet with the customer to determine requirements for the project.
  • Provide technical and functional analysis.
  • Translate customer requirements into technical specifications.
  • Document and prioritize software change requests.
  • Prototype and test HTML, Javascript, CSS and ColdFusion code based on specifications.
  • Maintain version control software repository for system code.
  • Deploy code to development, testing and production environments.
  • Assist in end user training and development of system documentation.
  • Provide assistance to support specialists supporting end users.

In addition to supporting the NOD I also performed the following functions:

  • Provide guidance and support to less experienced developers.
  • Assist in development of server configuration tracking system (PAXDCOM).
  • Provide guidance and consultations to other teams on usability.
  • Research new technologies for use within the Information Management Department.
  • Organize and lead developer’s exchange group.

August 2006 -  Present
Owner and Lead Developer

BluOctopus Web Technologies LLC
Lusby, Maryland

Started small web development business as a way to develop my skill set and meet the web development needs of small and midsize organizations.  This business is an ongoing part-time effort,and has provided a wealth of experience in developing web solutions for various organizations.  The business focuses on web design, development, e-commerce, application design, database development, usability analysis, training and consultation. Some of the projects to date have included:

  • Save The River (www.savetheriver.org) - Website and blog development.
  • Virginia NEMO (www.virginianemo.net) - Website development.
  • Clementine Cafe (www.clementinecafe.com) - Web and blog development.
  • Chesapeake NEMO (www.chesapeakenemo.net) - Website development.
  • Hank's Smokehouse (www.hankssmokehouse.com) - Shopping cart development.
  • Multi-Media LLC - Custom video slideshows.
  • PR Transportation LLC - Website development.
  • National Park Service - Provide analysis on Chesapeake Bay Gateways website redesign.
  • American Heritage Magazine - Provided consultation on future project.

April 2003 - January 2006
Web Developer (IT Specialist)

National Park Service
Annapolis, Maryland
Chesapeake Bay Program Office

Application Team Leader for the Chesapeake Bay Program data center, tasks include:

  • Led a multi-agency team of application developers in developing best practices, discussing technology and resolving development issues.
  • Developed team’s annual work plan and work with data center manager to set priorities for the application team.
  • Represented application developers at higher level meetings such as the Chesapeake Information Management Team’s meeting.
  • Led the team in reviewing project plans, code and databases during team project development cycle.

Designed, developed and maintained the following interrelated sites/applications:

  • The Chesapeake Bay Program (www.chesapeakebay.net)
  • The Chesapeake Bay Gateways Network (www.baygateways.net)
  • The Bay Journal (www.bayjournal.com)
  • Image management system
  • Training database and web calendar
  • Content management system to populate Bay Journal website
  • Gateways employee intranet, content management system and partner extranet

July 2001 - April 2003
Web Developer

Alliance for the Chesapeake Bay
Annapolis, Maryland
Chesapeake Bay Program Office

ColdFusion web developer for the following sites:

ColdFusion application developer for the following applications:

  • GIS Map collection management system
  • Environmental Indicator interface and dynamic web application
  • ACB employee intranet and content management system

May 1999 - July 2001
Fisheries Biologist (Webmaster)

District of Columbia Department of Health
District of Columbia
Fisheries and Wildlife Division

  • Designed, developed and maintained division’s first Internet web site.
  • Designed graphics for website and publications including agency logo.
  • Developed and presented teacher workshops.
  • Prepared procurement request and other budget management tasks.

Other Projects

Developed a simple website for the Department of Biological Sciences at Salisbury University (Dr. Judith Stribling) in January 1999.

Developed a basic website for the Seniors Institute for Technology and Communication (SITComm) at the University of Florida in February 2001.


Writing for the Web - How to prepare content appropriate for websites

HTML 101 - A basic HTML curriculum

Section 508: More People in More Situations - A session on website accessibility 

Website Roadmap to Success - Session to train partners of the Chesapeake Bay Gateways

Usability Methodologies - Essential usability methodologies

Paper Prototyping Best Practices - Best practices for paper prototyping


Web Development Training

  • Networking Essentials
  • HTML Part II
  • HTML Part III
  • Dynamic HTML
  • Introduction to JavaScript
  • Dreamweaver 4.0
  • FasTrack to ColdFusion
  • Advanced ColdFusion
  • Introduction to ASP Programming
  • Enterprise Information Architecture
  • Writing for the Web
  • ASP.NET Web Applications
  • Enterprise Model-Glue Framework

Database Training

  • Introduction to Access
  • Intro to SQL and Database Design
  • Advanced SQL and Database Design

Computer Programming

  • Introduction to Programming C++
  • Introduction to C# Programming
  • Introduction to Visual Basic .NET
  • Data Structures/Abstraction Java
  • Introduction to Java Programming
  • OOP Design and Programming C++


  • CFUN 2004 ColdFusion Conference
  • Usability in E-government workshop
  • Section 508 Workshop
  • 2007 Frameworks Conference
  • Cf.Objective 2008

Usability / Human Factors

  • Usability in Practice: 3-Day Camp
  • User Interface Engineering
  • Advanced Usability Techniques


Mike Land
Web Administrator
National Park Service
Chesapeake Bay Program Office

Jonathan Doherty
Program Manager
National Park Service
Chesapeake NEMO

Larry Silvestro
Largin Enterprises, Ltd.

Position became federal position in April 2003, I retained the position as a federal employee.