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Paul Visco
24 Linwood Ave
Buffalo, NY 14209
(716) 228-7445

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About Me

I am a dedicated, accomplished systems architect/developer with extensive experience in a health care environment. Right now I am very satisfied with my well-paid, interesting and challenging job. I also love Buffalo, NY and I am specifically not interested in moving to NYC. I have written millions of lines of code in a multitude of languages. I can make your systems communicate with each other. I can save you tons of money by finding the right open source, creative solutions for your problems. I am very familiar with a highly regulated health care environment but am not limited to that.

Goal

An annual income of $155,000+ for a career that allows me to work remotely part of the time and manage a team of creative programmers and problem solvers. I'm willing to put in 50-70 hours a week for the right job providing the hours are flexible.

Professional Experience

Senior Systems Architect

Roswell Park Cancer Insitute - June 2013 – Present

Heading up development in new Online Development Department.

Responsibilities include:

Systems Analyst/Programming Standards Architect

Roswell Park Cancer Institute - December 2005 – 2013

Developing code and maintaining standards within Information Technology Department

Responsibilities include:

Systems Analyst/Programming Standards Architect

Roswell Park Cancer Institute - December 2005 – 2013

Developing code and maintaining standards within Information Technology Department

Responsibilities include:

Multimedia Specialist

Canisius College - August 2001 – 2005

Worked as Multimedia Specialist in the Web and Imaging Lab in the Digital Media Arts Program at Canisius College.

Responsibilities included:

During my time as Multimedia Specialist I have also helped develop departmental forms, assisted other professors with technical consultations, made technology purchase recommendations, and maintained computer software builds with specialized DMA software.

Personal Projects

estrip.org

Conceptualized, designed and coded estrip.org, a free Buffalo, NY community web site with over 230 registered users and over 30,000 journal entries written. This digital public space brings local residents together by allowing them to share their local experience within the data structures of the site. Users can embed text, sound, animation, and video without having any web programming experience and without using commercial software.
Some site features over time include/d:

Docugen - 43 North Contest - June 2014

Headd up technical development for the document processing company and made it to top 100 semi-finalists out of 5000 submissions in the 43 North competition.

Responsibilities included:

Surebert Framework - August 2006 – Current

Paul Visco's Surebert Framework is a serverside MVC PHP framework for developing web applications and services.

Surebert Toolkit - August 2004 – 2013

Paul Visco's Surebert Toolkit was a complete solution for developing highly interactive javascript/php based applications. Surebert toolkit handled most of the inconsistencies between the major browsing platforms (IE, firefox and Safari) allowing the programmer to concentrate on what they want to accomplish instead of the tedious labor of how to make their code work in all the browsers. Surebert's style of javascripting encourages a clean separation of content, design and interactive scripting - making script upkeep, sharing, and debugging easier to handle. Surebert Toolkit was continuously developed and tested between September of 2004 -2013.

Public Transphere

Assisted Arzu Ozkal - Developed a real-time software solution including graphic design and data processing for a web-based vehicle tracking system. The system also streamed live audio from a vehicle to a web site. This project was carried out using PHP, MySQL, AJAX, XML, and D/HTML. While this seems ordinary now with the advent of popular mobile web, it was much more radical in 2005.

Skills

Computer OS

Server Management

Computer Languages

Familiar With

IDEs

Services

Graphic Design Applications

Education

M.F.A. in Media Studies 2002 - 2005

State University of New York at Buffalo - Buffalo, NY

Focus: Web programming for database driven online communities in addition to 3D Modeling

Thesis: estrip.org is a community dataspace based in the elmwood strip community of Buffalo, NY. This digital public space brings local residents together by allowing them to digitally share and embed their local experience within the data structures of the site - see abtract here.

B.A. in German Language 1995 - 2000

Friedrich Schiller Universitaet — Jena, Germany 1999–2000
Focus: Studied Foreign Language Acquisition Software Development

Northern Arizona University — Flagstaff, Arizona 1997–1998
Honors: Delta Phi Alpha - German honor society member
Certification: Zertificat Deutsch als Fremsprache - Goethe Institut
Scholarship: Partial Tuition Scholarship Recipient
GPA: 3.82

Bildungswissenschaftliche Hochschule Universitaet — Flensburg, Germany 1995–1996
Scholarship: Full-tuition scholarship recipient

Winthrop University — Rock Hill, South Carolina
Scholarship: Full-tuition scholarship recipient
GPA: 3.6

Pedagogical Experience

Canisius College - Adjunct Professor 2002 - 2005

temp:real at UB January – May 2004

Instructor for temp:real, a course at the University of Buffalo about the temporary reality surrounding online 3D virtual environments. Developed a PHP/mysql based student content system which later became epeers.net. Students used this content management system in order to maintain an archive of their experiences in Linden Lab's Second Life environment.

References

References available upon request