Website migration/conversion: Project manager for the migration of the Queensborough Community College website from an Adobe Dreamweaver environment to a more intuitive Content Management System using Hannon Hill’s Cascade Server CMS. The project required research and testing of various CMS systems to identify and recommend a solution to the campus. Upon acquisition, I completed a successful infrastructure upgrade and software installation for the new CMS integrated with a Microsoft SQL Server 2008 environment. The second phase of the project consisted of converting the current 8,000 page site to a new theme and integrating those assets into the CMS. As project manager, I coordinated and supervised the conversion process working with the web designer to develop a standards based practical CSS structure to apply to the pages while working with the web programmer to redesign and develop new forms distribution parameters using .NET to achieve the desired results. The project has a Fall 2011 launch deadline with all aspects falling under my direction. Phase three of the project entails developing materials and conducting workshops to train all designated department coordinators on using the graphical user interface to maintain their respective sites. The back-end administration of user rights management, asset management, auditing, and integration of Google Analytics and SEO techniques is sole responsibility of the project manager.
Blackboard 8 at CUNY: Primary campus Blackboard Administrator from initial inception and launch of Blackboard campus solution to the current Blackboard domain environment. As administrator, I developed training and resource materials for faculty members and students to use in navigating and operating within the system. As a member of the Blackboard Administrators group, now called the Blackboard Management Council, I sat as one of seven CUNY-wide Blackboard Administrators selected by the IT Steering Committee to work with the CUNY PMO, CUNY CIS, and Blackboard on developing an integration and migration plan. CUNY CAT member. CUNY BMH member.
Microsoft Office SharePoint: Administered the installation and integration of Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 enterprise environment for Queensborough Community College. Provide training and technical support of the faculty and staff constituents utilizing SharePoint for a variety of productivity requirements. Developed an assortment of technical and non-technical training materials for SharePoint and related application utilization covering a plethora of topics and necessities to achieve specific end-user goals.
Virtualization and Load Traffic Management to improve network performance and user satisfaction: Performed installation, integration, maintenance, and upgrade of the F5 BigIP Load Traffic Management appliances with Web Acceleration for improved performance. Co-managed the installation of VMWare ESX on an IBM Blade Center H environment along with separate installations on standalone server hardware to maximize hardware usage, reduce power requirements, improve network infrastructure, and achieve network scalability. Performed virtual server creation and P2V migration services for approximately 40 physical servers running an assortment of applications and services needed by the college community.
Media Distribution: Exclusive knowledge of the Echo System Echo360 lecture capture server and appliances along with integration into Blackboard and other online delivery systems. Supplemented this project with the installation and management of various SAN and NAS devices to achieve a 60TB+ array for media distribution.
Network and Systems Administrator for the Academic Computing Center's network environment and the College's secondary data-center. This continuing project includes the restructuring of new hardware, computer management software, help desk support, and security awareness to overcome power capacity issues, increased student demand, new technologies, and support applications.
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