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Thurmond Patrick

Patrick Thurmond

Software Development Engineer

Name:Patrick Thurmond
Date of birth:03/23/1983
Address:Overland Park, KS
Phone:816-588-8790
Email:patrick.thurmond@gmail.com

PHP web developer with experience working on 50+ different websites/web applications. My experiences range from a musicians portfolio website to online directories, from e-commerce to a transportation routing and pricing application. I have worked in WordPress, Drupal, OpenCart, OSCommerce, Magento, CakePHP, and the CodeIgniter framework. I have also had extensive experience working with custom PHP sites and applications.


I have recently been working in test automation. I have been building a suite of testing functionality in a PHP-based system called Behat which helps you do business driven development (BDD). In working with Behat I have made some contributions back to the community. These can be found on my GitHub profile at https://github.com/pthurmond.


I have also been learning the Laravel PHP framework and working with PHP Composer. My goal is to build a custom application in Laravel over the next few weeks and months for my own personal use before branching out into more public applications.


My experiences include creating custom AJAX forms, minor design work, and extensive exposure to the JQuery JavaScript library. I am constantly striving to learn new technologies and programming techniques. I want to continue learning throughout my life, I enjoy it and I enjoy helping others succeed as well.


I am very active in community based learning and contributions. Not only with what I have done on GitHub, but also in the Drupal community (https://drupal.org/user/269677), and on Stack Exchange (http://stackoverflow.com/users/306295/pthurmond). I have also been active on other sites and forums off and on throughout the years. I do spend some time on XDA Developers forums, but I am not yet helping others on there much.

Education

September 2005 - May 2007

University of Missouri Kansas City

Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science

I studied computer science at the University of Missouri Kansas City. My study emphasis was in computer networking.

September 2001 - May 2005

Penn Valley Community College

Associate of Arts in Computer Science

I studied Computer Science at Penn Valley Community College and another school (Longview Community College) within the Metropolitan Community College system.

September 1999 - May 2001

Herndon Career Center

Technology Information Management

I studied Technology Information Management at Herndon Career Center for my last 2 years of high school. My studies included Cisco routers and networking equipment. I also studied Novell networking equipment and network designs. I designed and setup networks, routers, and switches. I ran CAT5, CAT6, and Fiber Optic cables along with terminating them properly at end points.

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