Amanda R. Wehrman
If I had to pick one word to describe me it would be Driven.
My employment background is a mixed bag, that has in its own unique way led me to searching for my first developer role. I've worked on the retail floor, in restaurants, warehouse distribution, banking, real estate law and hospitality.
9 years ago I started working in the information technology field, as the administrative assistant for an IT Department. I had the fortunate experience of having a supervisor that saw that I had a knack for learning technical skills quickly. Based on that, I took on greater responsibilities and received the right tools to grow and develop those skills. Through a combination of those increased responsibilities and self-study, in 3 years I was promoted into a management position. Consequently, I took on the responsibility of managing our website, the company’s intranet site, and event management software.
To success in my IT Manager role, I have taught myself HTML, CSS, SQL, and Crystal Reports. This led me into discovering software development. I went through the online Full Stack development program at Flatiron while still working full-time. Now I am currently balancing a full-time job while honing in my developer skills in my free time. I am currently looking for a full time developer position to take my recently acquired coding skills to the next level.
Rails App with jQuery Front End
Drill It Kill It
Client-Side application in React & Redux with a Rails API Backend
Product Landing Page Project
HTML and CSS Product Landing Page
Technical Doc Project
HTML and CSS Documentation Page
- Project Management
- Software Documetation
- Software User Training
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia, PA
December 2010 to present
- Conducted quality control testing for Ungerboeck, event management software upgrade, allowing for smooth transition for users between versions
- create, manage and deploy content to over 140 digital signage displays
- configure, write custom reports, and train users on Ungerboeck, event management software
- troubleshoot and make technical suggestions for changes and additions to the company website
- scheduled and managed outside vendors on projects, reducing the amount of downtime for clients and staff
- re-designed and implemented cost model for digital signage system, leading to an increase in revenue
Kennedy Museum of Art, Athens, OH
September 2009 to June 2010
- photographed artwork for museum’s inventory database
- ssisted in the installation of visiting artist exhibits
- photographed exhibits and openings for the museum’s website and other promotional material
Flatiron School - 2018
Ohio University - Athens, OH - 2008- 2010
Major Fine Arts- Photography
Northern Kentucky University - Newport, KY - 2003- 2009
Major Fine Arts- Photography
MTA Database Fundamentals
Responsive Web Design
Since 2010 I've been involved with Philly Roller Derby. I've been an announcer, photographer, volunteer and skater. In 2017 I was in charge of planning and organize our leagues annual 3 day tournament, East Coast Derby Extravaganza. This tournament hosted leagues from all over the United States and internationally. I cordinated teams, officials, photographers, vendors, and created game schedules. I also worked as the Clips Media Manager for WFTDA Broadcast, which involved creating clips from broadcast footage to be used in commericials and media coverage.
About 4 years ago I started traveling outside of the United States. Rick Steves says it best "Ideally, travel broadens our perspectives personally, culturally, and politically. Suddenly, the palette with which we paint the story of our lives has more colors.” I've been to France, Ireland, and Argentina. I'm currently planning a trip to China.
I love all forms of art but photography is my favorite. I started building cameras out of Legos when I was 4 years old. I would pretend that I was taking pictures and then I would develop them in my "dark room", which was me drawing the pictures I took. I enjoy capturing everyday life. My favorite photographers are Robert Frank and Sylvia Plachy.