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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
USA

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

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410 Severn Avenue Suite 109
Annapolis MD 21403 USA

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PERSONAL DETAILS

NameE. Guy Stephens
Emailgstephens@umces.edu

ACADEMIC DETAILS

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)

EMPLOYMENT

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

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

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.

PRESENTATIONS

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

TRAINING

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++

Conferences

  • 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

REFERENCES

Mike Land
Web Administrator
National Park Service
Chesapeake Bay Program Office

Jonathan Doherty
Program Manager
National Park Service
Chesapeake NEMO

Larry Silvestro
Owner/Analyst
Largin Enterprises, Ltd.


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