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					                                             Aviva Lazar
            Vancouver, B.C                                                       h: 604-669-9110
            coldfusionprogrammer.ca                                          avivaglazar@gmail.com

                               I am a natural born programmer!
          Possessing excellent problem solving & analytical abilities, I dream in code.


AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Extensive programming experience                   Logical thinker, self-starter
Uncanny ability to finish projects on time         Team player and quick learner
Business Knowledge                                 Strong interpersonal and communication skills

SKILLS
PROGRAMMING LANGUAGES
Strong knowledge: ColdFusion 4-9 (cfcs & oop), X/HTML, CSS, cfajax
Medium Knowledge: jQuery, php 4 & 5, Javascript, dhtml, dBase III+, Business Basic, ISAPI rewrite filter
Exposed to:       ASP.old, Flash & action scripting, XML, FBML

SOFTWARE / DATABASES
Strong Knowledge: Dreamweaver, MySQL 5, MS SQL Server
Medium knowledge: Photoshop, Image Ready, Illustrator, movie editing, Fusebox
Exposed to:       sound editing, Mambo, CFWebstore

OTHER:                   Database Design, FTP, ODBC, VPN, version control software


WEB DEVELOPMENT
2006 ColdFusion Developer – On contract with TELUS part-time
- current • I code for TELUS intranet sites. I work with Executive Communications, Event Solutions and Team
          TELUS Cares departments. Programmed administration tools including: invoicing, reporting, project
          tracking, project estimating, event planning, tracking & costs, room scheduling, people scheduling
          and more. I designed the database using MS SQL and make extensive use of CSS & javascript in
          my projects. I coded these in Coldfusion 7 using Fusebox 4.

2009 Various clients –
- current • I have been contracted and sub-contracted to add new features, update code or convert data for a
          variety of clients: www.rentsline.com, www.amsrentsline.com, www.adsupplier.com,
          www.sixsix8.com, www.bitmojo.com, www.vanrecital.com. Please see
          www.coldfusionprogrammer.ca for more details.

2009    West Coast Leaf Youth –
           • I Designed a PHP / MySQL Content Management System for a web site for the West Coast Leaf
           Society for Youth, including file uploads & a news feature. I currently add more features as needed.
           http://www.youth.westcoastleaf.org/

2008    Facebook Application –
           • I created a simple Facebook application in ColdFusion using FBML & FQL – just to see if I could.
                http://apps.facebook.com/alfbapp/

2005    Sunraye Enterprises
-2008       • SAS is a comprehensive post-secondary Student Administration System being used
            internationally. I customize existing modules for various schools and code new modules in
            Coldfusion 5 and Access. http://www.sasystems.org
Aviva Lazar                         avivalazar@shaw.ca           coldfusionprogrammer.ca                Page 2



Since 2000: Contract ColdFusion & PHP Programmer             [ please see www.coldfusionprogrammer.ca for more details ]

• Web Developer – sub-contractor with Klik Creative
    I designed a PHP / MySQL Content Management System for a newly designed web site for the West Coast
    Leaf Society, including file uploads & a news feature. I currently add more features as needed.
    http://www.westcoastleaf.org

• Volunteer Developer – Vancouver Pride Society
    While holding the volunteer position of Vice President, I created & programmed the VPS web site (now
    changed) from a Photoshop file using Coldfusion, CSS and Javascript. I designed the MySQL database and
    created the content for this dynamic web site.

• Raised Eyebrow Web Studio, sub-contractor
    - Raised Eyebrow, who redesigned the Festival Vancouver web site, hired me to bring over the existing
    php web site, enhance it with new features and code new dynamic pages. I also updated the back-end
    administration area with new features.      http://www.musicfestvancouver.ca

    - Raised Eyebrow also redesigned the Vancouver Recital Society web site, and hired me to bring over the
    existing ColdFusion shopping cart, enhance it with new features and code the new dynamic pages. I also
    updated the back-end administration area with new features. http://www.vanrecital.com

• PortoLynx.com
    I was on a team of many programmers working on GiftPorto, RewardLynx and CourierPorto. Telecommuting
    via a VPN with this Victoria, BC, company, I'm using coldFusion mx7, MS SQL Server with stored
    procedures.          http://www.portolynx.com

• CMS
    I Designed and programmed a few Content Management Systems for two sites: back-end CMS’ for the web
    site administrator and front-end CMS’ for the clients and vendors. Please see my online portfolio for screen
    shots.

• Inspot Development
     Contract ColdFusion programmer, working with Cold Fusion MX, and SQL Server on a complex corporate
     survey system.
         http://www.inspot.com Meridian Resources: http://www.meridianglobal.com/index.cfm?id=34-3

• Peace it Together
    Designed a Message Board for the planners of Peace It Together using MySQL and ColdFusion. The back-
    end, password-protected administration area updates the database tables, including the ability to upload
    files.     http://www.peaceittogether.ca/ (password-protected area)

• Succulent Adventure
    Contracted to program an entertaining videocast website. Designed MS Access database; created dynamic
    web pages using ColdFusion, HTML and style sheets; refined the design from the graphic artist using
    Photoshop and ImageReady. Designed and created a back-end, password-protected administration area to
    update the database, including the ability to upload videos. http://www.succulentadventure.ca

• Survey Says
    Conceived and created an on-line survey system designed for small or large companies to self- administer. I
    used Access Database, ColdFusion and HTML to dynamically create and display surveys and statistical
    results. Results: Any company can create an on-line survey without contracting a programmer or having any
    prior programming knowledge, which effectively reduces costs.        http://www.avivalazar.ca/survey

• Tikkun Yoga Centre
    As a school project in 2000, I designed and hand coded their web site using Photoshop, Illustrator, HTML
    and JavaScript. I still do content updates.  http://www.tikkunyoga.com
Aviva Lazar                           avivalazar@shaw.ca          coldfusionprogrammer.ca        Page 3


EDUCATION
current   Always teaching myself new things
2001      Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Visual Basic - Vancouver Community College
2000      Diploma in Advanced Internet Development - Bodwell Internet School, Vancouver, B.C.
1985      Diploma in Computer Programming - Control Data Institute, Vancouver, B.C.



RELATED COMPUTER EXPERIENCE
1998 - Programmer / Analyst
2000 The Ideal Computer Group, Vancouver, B.C.
       • Responsible for IdeaLaw, the company’s custom designed legal-accounting and Time/Billing
          software – made it Y2K compliant, designed and coded new modules, customer support,
          installations & training. Programmed in Visual Pro/5 by Basis in Unix & Windows Environments

1987 - Programmer / Analyst
1989 Hepting & Associates Ltd. (now called Essential Software Solutions), Vancouver, B.C.
       • Designed and coded customized business applications for wholesale and retail businesses, and
          customer support, Programmed in Business Basic on MAI Basic Four computers and PC’s

1985 - Programmer / Analyst
1986 Timesave Systems, Vancouver, B.C.
       • Designed and coded customized business applications for wholesale and retail businesses, and
          customer support, Programmed in dBase II & III+.



LEGAL ACCOUNTING EXPERIENCE
2003      Contract Bookkeeper
          Ellis Law Corporation, Vancouver, B.C.
          • Responsible for all day-to-day accounting functions of the law firm.

1995 - Accounting Manager / Administrative Assistant / Systems Support
1998 Montpellier McKeen Varabioff Talbot & Giuffre, Vancouver, B.C.
       • Responsible for all day-to-day accounting functions of the law firm, computer support to staff,
          general assistance to the administrator

1990 - Bookkeeper / Administrative Assistant (self-employed)
1995 Various small law firms in Vancouver, B.C.
       • Accounts payable, accounts receivable, data entry, billing, PST & GST returns, trust accounting,
          reporting to management, bank reconciliation’s, payroll, collections

1982 - Accounting Clerk
1984 Braidwood, Mackenzie, Brewer, Greyell & Co., Barristers & Solicitors, Vancouver, B.C.

				
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