• 531 Brookshire Dr
  • Columbia
  • SC 29210
  • 208-761-xxxx

Lee Allen

Lee Allen

Skills

WordPress

WordPress Custom Theme Development

WordPress Plugin Development

HTML5/CSS3

HTML5/CSS3

Founder of ProjectsInMetal.com and Computer Science Faculty at Highline.edu where he teaches Computer Programming, Web Development, and Social Media Marketing.

Experience

The Para Marketing Company – Columbia SC

Web Developer, Project Manager (March – April 2014)
  • HTML5, CSS3, PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, Adobe CC (Slicing PSDs)
  • Responsive Web Design with or without a framework (Bootstrap or Foundation)
  • Search Engine Optimization (SEO) analysis and implementation
  • Content Management Systems (CMSs) including WordPress, Joomla, Monstra, and Morfy
  • MVC Framework (Laravel)
Recent Projects
  • MakeThePointRadio.com
  • FisherFilms.net
  • SCVolunteerFire.org
  • HaitiChildrenProject.com

Highline Community College – Des Moines WA (January 2012 – Present)

Computer Science Faculty
  • Updated existing course curriculum to current web development standards and created e-learning tools including online training modules and exams, allowing the department to offer many new online classes that were previously only offered face to face.
  • Created new curriculum for WordPress and Social Media Marketing classes.
  • Authored over 150 lecture videos using Camtasia and ScreenFlow (hosted on YouTube)
  • Often utilize a Wacom tablet to improve video lectures, giving them a Khan Academy feel.
Classes:
  • Intro to Computer Science
    • Computer Hardware and Software with a focus on Microsoft Office.
      • Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access
    • Basic Computer Programming (using Scratch).
  • Intro to Web Development (HTLM5/CSS3 Basics)
    • Basic Web Development on a live server using Komodo Edit or Sublime Text & WinSCP or Cyberduck.
  • HTML5/CSS3 (Advanced)
    • Key Skills: Wireframing (Mockingbird), Responsive Web Design using Media Queries, SEO, Bootstrap, LESS/SASS.
  • JavaScript
    • Key Skills: OOP, AJAX, and JQuery.
  • PHP 1 & 2 (Web/Database Programming)
    • Key Skills: Cookies, Sessions, & Authentication, Web Security, Regular Expressions, OOP, PDO, MySQL, Subversion with Redmine, MVC (CakePHP).
  • Web Development Capstone
    • As the instructor, I manage 3 to 5 teams of 4 students per team. Each team works with a real-world business owner to develop and manage a website.
    • My roles include Project Manager and Client Liaison for each team.
    • Key Skills: Usability & Accessibility, PEAR standards, Project Management via Scrum & Leankit or Kanbanery, SEO, SEM, & PPC, Cross Browser Testing (BrowserLab or Shadow), Deployment, cPanel.
  • WordPress
    • Key Skills: Slicing Photoshop Files (PSDs), Making a Responsive WP theme from Scratch, Child Themes, Advanced WordPress Security.
  • Social Media Marketing
    • Key Skills: SEO, Social Media Marketing (Facebook, Pinterest), Podcasts, Webinars, Articles, White Papers, Microblogging (Twitter), Mobile Computing and Location Marketing, Forums & Discussion Boards, Social Media Monitoring.
    • Students develop a detailed Social Media Marketing Plan for a real business.
  • Tech Academy
    • Selected by the Computer Science department to co-teach a weeklong summer camp for high school students interested in computer science.
    • Coordinated with two other instructors to develop course curriculum, including hands-on learning modules in 3D printing, PHP programming, HTML/CSS, and computer repair and assembly.
  • Web Marketing Workshop
    • Developed the entire curriculum for a quarterly 2-day workshop focused on teaching local business owners how to grow their business by creating an online presence and marketing their business through social media.
    • It has become one of the most popular workshops at Highline with up to 50 people attending at a time (a normal workshop averages 5-10 attendees).

 

Education

Highline Community College, Des Moines WA: 2011-2012 (4.0 Cumulative GPA)

  • Certificates Earned:
    • Server Side Scripting (PHP)
    • Database Technologies (SQL)
  • Participated in the national Cyber Defense Competition
  • Invited to teach at Highline after completing the program as a student.

College of Idaho, Caldwell ID: 1997-2001

  • BS in Human Biology
  • BS in Ancient History
  • Minors: Classics (Greek & Latin), and Leadership

Hobbies

Awards & Recognition

Clubs and Organizations

  • Sigma Chi
  • BPOE