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About Me

I am Dave Bry, a technology enthusiast currently living and working in the City of Brotherly Love - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Working primarily as a .NET developer for over 14 years, I have experience in a variety of industries including e-commerce, legal, commercial mortgage, and retail marine sales. Most recently, I have been writing curriculum material for the aspiring software developers enrolled at Tech Elevator.

Skills

With over 14 years of experience, I have worked with a variety of languages, ranging from the .NET ecosystem to web technologies to open-source languages.
  • Languages: C#, VB, SQL, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Java, PHP, Twig, PowerShell, Bash
  • Libraries/Frameworks: ASP.NET (MVC & Web Forms), LINQ, Entity Framework, jQuery, React, Vue.js
  • Other: Visual Studio, Git, GitHub, TeamCity, Octopus Deploy, Grunt, npm, TFS, Microsoft SSRS, Microsoft SSIS, Grav
  • C#
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • SQL

Work

Tech Elevator (Developer Bootcamp)

Curriculum Developer Jan 2020 - Present

  • Wrote and peer reviewed new curriculum material—tutorials, programming exercises, student book content, and instructor lecture notes.
  • Collaborated with other curriculum developers and instructors on sprint planning, material feedback, and instruction styles.
  • Tech: Vue.js, HTML, CSS, Markdown, Bitbucket, Asana

Bry's Marine (Marine Sales/Service)

Web Developer Oct 2019 - Dec 2019

  • Rebuilt and redesigned website on lightweight CMS with focus on SEO and better user experience.
  • Site: www.brysmarine.com
  • Tech: Grav CMS, PHP/Twig, jQuery, HTML/CSS/JS, DreamHost, Cloudinary

Traffic Safety Store (Traffic Safety/E-commerce)

Software Engineer/Lead Software Engineer Jul 2016 - Sep 2019


Dechert LLP (Litigation & Transactional Law)

IT Applications Developer Jan 2011 - Jul 2016

  • Boosted efficiency of General Counsel team saving over 10 hours/week with system to record ethical screens, manage access lists, and automatically secure digital documents & workspaces.
  • Saved firm over $20,000/year with internal skills & experience tracking application. Developed dynamic and interactive front end based on Photoshop mockups designed by marketing department.
  • Created custom interfaces using Okta & Box REST APIs to enable more customer service functions to be done by the Help Desk and IT Operations groups. Resulted in less customer frustration and downtime.
  • Tech: ASP.NET (VBWeb Forms, C# MVC), jQuery, HTML/CSS/JS, MS SQL Server, SSRS, SSIS, iManage

Coventry First (Life Insurance Settlement)

Associate Software Engineer Feb 2010 - Jan 2011

  • Increased productivity of Contract Analysis department by enhancing key system, enabling more data to be captured and tasks done more efficiently. Analyst daily calls increased 10-20% and significantly reduced backlog.
  • Designed new system for annual maintenance review workflow with new approval request form and ability to track approval history. Decreased complexity of process, made less error prone, and less frustrating to the users.
  • Tech: ASP.NET (VB Web Forms), VB.NET WinForms, HTML/CSS/JS, MS SQL Server

Capmark Financial Group, Inc. (Commercial Mortgage)

Applications Developer Jan 2007 - Feb 2010

  • Upgraded major finance application to ASP.NET 2.0 and implemented new features from business requests. Worked with QA department to ensure full coverage of testing and an error-free release.

School of Tourism & Hospitality Management, Temple University (Education)

ASP.NET Developer Jun 2006 - Jan 2007

  • Created ASP.NET web applications to demonstrate improved business methods for professionals in hospitality management, event planning, and risk prevention.

Other Technical

PhilaGeek

2013 - 2014

  • Developed iOS app for configuring routers running third-party firmware DD-WRT.

Bry's Marine

2010 - 2014

  • Developed custom interface for transmitting store inventory to manufacturer database searchable by all North American marine dealers. Part sales increased 10% helping clear out older and obsolete parts.
  • Rewrote text-based custom inventory program as WinForms application for use on Windows 7.

Education

Temple University

College of Science & Technology 2007

  • Major: Bachelor of Science, Information Science & Technology
  • Minor: Business Administration
  • Honors: magna cum laude

High Technology High School

Web Development & Programming Track 2002

  • School named a "Star School" by NJ Department of Education, recipient of National Blue Ribbon Award, and consistently ranked within the top 20 high schools of New Jersey & US by many news organizations.