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					                                          Alan Kwan
    (617) 794 - 1971     95B Thirteenth Street Charlestown, MA 02129            akwan@ccs.neu.edu

                                             EDUCATION
Northeastern University, Boston MA                                              September 2006 - Present
Master of Professional Studies in Digital Media
Related courses: Scripting for Multimedia, Digital Storytelling, Usability and Human Interaction

Northeastern University, Boston, MA                                                      May 2004
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Related courses: Algorithms and Data Structures, Computer Organization & Design, Operating
Systems, Database Design, Object-Oriented Design, Automata, Software Design, Networking,
Transaction Processing, Computer Graphics, Information Retrieval, Web Services

                                        COMPUTER SKILLS
Languages: HTML/XHTML, XML, XSLT, CSS, Actionscript, Ant, Perl, VBScript, ASP, ASP.NET,
SQL, Java, C/C++, PHP
Systems: Windows 95/98/2000/XP, Mac OS X, UNIX
Servers: Apache HTTP server, Apache Tomcat, JBoss
Software: Macromedia Dreamweaver, HomeSite, Macromedia Flash 8.0, oXygen, Adobe
Photoshop/Illustrator/InDesign, Microsoft Office/FrontPage/Visio, Visual Studio .NET

                                 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
The Christian Science Monitor, Boston, MA                                     November 2005 – Present
Website Technical Developer
      Write XSLTs to transform XML data into XHTML “templates” for displaying webpage content
      Create and maintain layouts using HTML and CSS to define the overall structure of the site
      Create and maintain Velocity-based themes to affect the “look-and-feel” of the site
      Troubleshoot issues with the website and web production system
      Ported all existing web content from Apache server to open-source portal technology
      Helped migrated web architecture from third-party host to in-house infrastructure to save costs

Goldense Group, Inc., Needham, MA                                       October 2003 – October 2005
Manager of Information Technology / Webmaster
     Updated existing web pages and propagated new content using Dreamweaver
     Maintained dynamic content of online store, written in Perl
     Created new graphics in Photoshop for display on the homepage
     Created CDs with video content and CD labels using InDesign for marketing purposes
     Scanned and converted documents to PDF format with Acrobat for display on website
     Researched various topics on the Web such as: anti-spam software, internet security issues and
      software, and updating email system in order to upgrade the company’s technologies.
     Troubleshot hardware and software issues for Mac OS 9/OS X environment
Barefoot Technologies, Andover, MA                                           January 2002 – March 2002
Web Developer
      Implemented a business web application using ASP and VBScript in a small group
      Designed and maintained stored procedures and tables in a SQL database to hold and display
       dynamic content on the webpage
      Responsible for all aspects of site development, including design, organization, and
       testing/debugging, from initial planning stages to product roll-out

                                             INTERESTS
Music: Violinist for 5 years – played first public concerto concert in April 1999
Sports: Basketball, football, baseball, golf, pro wrestling
Other: Multimedia, music, radio, DJ, movies, video games, web page design

				
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