Complete Resume for Andre Hinds

Andre Hinds
(Currently residing in Washington, D.C.) Home address: 309 Maple St.
Lynn, MA 01904-3010
Phone (412) A-L-HINDS
Toll-free voice mail (888) 333-8985

Security clearance: Active Secret Clearance (DoD)

References available on request.

General Dynamics
March 2011-Present, September 2009-December 2010

Advanced Engineer 2-Software (Web Developer). Design and develop front-end web and program user interfaces for the Drug Enforcement Administration as a contractor to the Department of Justice. Development languages include Javascript, HTML5, AJAX, XML, DOM and CSS 3.0. Tools used include Microsoft Visual Studio, Adobe's Acrobat, Livecycle Designer and Photoshop, and debugging tools such as Firebug.

Apex Systems
January-March 2011

Web Developer. Designed and developed internal website for the Chief Technical Officer of MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Development languages included HTML5, CSS 3.0, Javascript, AJAX, XML and DOM. Tools include Microsoft Visual Studio, Adobe's Acrobat, Photoshop and Illustrator, and debugging tools such as Firebug.

October 2008-September 2009

Web Developer 3. Designed and developed web applications for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) as a contractor to the Department of Defense at the Pentagon. Created web applications and standardized templates for web page and web form creation using Javascript, AJAX, DOM, CSS, ASP Classic, VBScript and Oracle. Tools used include Microsoft Visual Studio, Version Manager, TeamTrack Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), Adobe Photoshop and Firebug.

AOL, Inc. (formerly America Online)
October 2006-October 2008

Developer/Analyst (October 2006-October 2008). Designed and developed front-end projects for AOL's advertising department internet and intranet websites. Developed client-side solutions using AJAX, DOM and CSS, in combination with the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL and PHP) and Typo3 CMS on the server side. Also created graphics using Adobe's Photoshop, Acrobat, InDesign and Illustrator.

Advanced Systems Development, Inc.
February 2006-October 2006

Senior Web Developer. Provided web design, portal development and website customization. Designed branding of the enterprise portal for the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisitions, Technology and Logistics as a contractor to the Department of Defense. Assisted the Web and Portal Services Team in planning and executing redesign efforts. Assisted internal customers with their portal community websites by providing standardized graphical designs and interfaces. Developed and maintained online training courses for portal access, web design and web development. Tools used included BEA AquaLogic User Interaction (formerly Plumtree Enterprise Portal Server) CMS, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Photoshop, Javascript, Perl and Apache Server.

TTI of NY, Inc.
November 2005-January 2006

Web Developer. Updated content daily on internet and intranet websites for the Administration on Aging as a contractor to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Created web pages and graphics using Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Fireworks and Freehand. Programmed web pages using ASP Classic, VBScript and Javascript.

Techlink Systems Inc.
May 2005-November 2005

Web Administrator. Updated content daily as a contractor to AOL's advertising department intranet and extranet sites using HTML, CSS, Javascript and Java Server Pages (JSP). Created graphics using Adobe's Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Fireworks, and Macromedia Freehand. Worked with server-side programs Apache, MySQL, PHP and Typo3 CMS. Created print and web document automation with Adobe Scripting via VBScript, Javascript, XML and XSLT.

Westar (now QinetiQ North America)
January 2004-July 2004, September 2004-May 2005

Senior Analyst (Technical Editor). Repurposed paper-based helicopter repair manuals, turning them into electronic form using SGML and XML, combined with Document Type Definitions (DTD) as a contractor to U.S. Army Special Operations. Also created specialized fonts for use in paper and electronic manuals. Tools used include ArborText (Epic Editor), UltraEdit, EMACS, FontLab and Photoshop.

July 2004-August 2004

Web Programmer. Designed and programmed an intranet portal site used for daily management reporting, online document library and uptime reporting system as a contractor to Amtrak. Provided day-to-day system administration and support. Tools included SQL Server 2000, Microsoft Data Transformation Services, Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 2004, Microsoft Terminal Services, Microsoft Office (including Visio) and Photoshop.

June 2001-January 2004

Corporate Webmaster. Designed and edited web pages for the internet, intranet and business-to-business extranet site, using ASP, VBScript, XML, XSLT, XPath, XML DOM, Javascript, ColdFusion, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat and SQL Server. Focused on optimizing web pages, created a context-sensitive menu system, converted pages from ColdFusion to ASP, transformed XML data to the web, solved cross-browser/cross-platform issues and made business-to-business extranet site more secure.

December 2000-March 2001

Web Developer. Designed and created HTML web pages and PDF documents for three Intranet sites for the Technology Application Planning group as a contractor to WorldCom (now Verizon), using Dreamweaver, Photoshop, ImageReady, Acrobat and Illustrator. Created interactivity on the web pages using PHP and JavaScript.

NatCom, Inc. (now e-Deals Club, Inc.)
March 1998-December 2000

Webmaster (October 1998-December 2000). Designed and administered web site for several national magazines using ASP/VBScript and JavaScript. Sites employed electronic commerce, user authentication and secure server technologies. Also administered HTTP and mail server.

Executive Editor (March 1998-July 2000). Edited Income Opportunities, a national magazine for people interested in starting their own businesses, and WINNING!, a monthly magazine for people interested in sweepstakes, lotteries and Vegas-style gaming.

Executive Editor (July 1985-August 1987). Edited BASSIN', Lost Treasure, Popular Lures, Total Fitness, WINNING! and Treasure Industry Trade News magazines.

Managing Editor (August 1983-July 1985). Edited BASSIN', Lost Treasure, WINNING! and Treasure Industry Trade News magazines.

Lost Treasure, Inc.
September 1995-February 1998

Webmaster. Designed and administered web site for national treasure hunting magazine. Created HTML and PDF pages, GIF animations and graphics, JPEG graphics, JavaScript applets and CGI programs, as well as forms, tables, frames and clickable client-side image maps. Also administered servers, including HTTP server, domain name server and mail server.

Editor. Edited Lost Treasure, a monthly magazine (the issues of June 1995-May 1997) and Treasure Cache, an annual magazine (the issues of 1993-1999). Also designed Lost Treasure (the issues of December 1995-May 1997) and Treasure Cache (the issues of 1993-1999). Both are national magazines for people who prospect for gold, dive on shipwrecks and hunt for coins with metal detectors.

Doug Carson & Associates, Inc. (DCA)
February 1995-August 1995

Technical writer. Created documentation for 11 DOS- and Windows-based compact disc mastering and verification programs.

Tulsa World
April 1993-February 1995

Assistant editor. Wrote, edited and photographed stories for the West Tulsa weekly editions of the Tulsa World. Also edited Broken Arrow edition (April-August 1993). Performed layout and design of each issue.

DOCS, Inc. (now SOAPware, Inc.)
November 1992-March 1994

Technical writer. Created user guides for Windows-based medical software package called SOAPware. Wrote, edited and designed user's guide, administrator's guide and on-line help for two succeeding versions of the software package.

Law Office Information Systems, Inc. (Now Wolters Kluwer Law & Business - Loislaw)
November 1992-April 1994

Technical writer. User guides for DOS-based legal research and retrieval system called PITA. Wrote, edited and designed user's guide and administrator's guide for latest versions of the software package.

Babich & Assoc. Technical Services
January 1992-June 1992

Macintosh scripting consultant. Created and refined in-house programs, including wholesale gas-pricing program called Informant, as a contractor to CITGO Petroleum. Tools included several Macintosh scripting and macro languages including HyperTalk (HyperCard), HyperScript (Wingz/Claris Resolve), UserTalk (UserLand Frontier), Microphone, MacUWS, Lotus 1-2-3, WordPerfect and QuicKeys.

September 1991-December 1991

Technical Writing Consultant. Wrote and edited documentation as a contractor to IBM Corp. for NoteSmith/2, an OS/2 word processor.

George Washington University/CCEW (Now College of Professional Studies)
January 1990 - June 1991

Instructor of desktop publishing and computer programming courses: Managing Publication Workgroups, Design Concepts for Desktop Publishers, Workgroup Publishing, Introduction to Desktop Publishing, HyperCard and the Macintosh System, Introduction to PageMaker, Advanced PageMaker, Linking Macintoshes and IBM PCs, and Introduction to Publishing Graphics.

Contact The George Washington University, College of Professional Studies, 805 21st St NW, Suite 301, Washington, DC 20052, phone 202-994-2083.

University of Maryland, University College
January 1990-May 1991

Instructor, Desktop Publishing course (CAPP 398B). Applying concepts of publishing by using personal computers and specialized software. Course includes analysis and discussion of the history and influence of publishing and typography. Semesters taught: Spring 1990, Summer 1990, Fall 1990, Spring 1991.

Information Management International, Inc. (No longer in business)
April 1990-June 1991

Computer consultant. Installed hardware and software for a fully-networked Macintosh publishing system for the Fidia Research Foundation, Washington, D.C., and trained the employees who used it.

Leardata Info-Services, Inc.
August 1987-December 1989

Technical Writing Consultant. Wrote and edited all documentation for the Amoco Distributed Database System (ADDS) database program as a contractor to the Database Research Group of Amoco Production Company (now BP). Created printed and on-line manuals, allowing users to refer to the documentation while using the database program. Worked extensively with IBM mainframe computers, using the programs XEDIT, REXX, DCF Script and TDF (Text Display Facility).

National Reporter Publications, Inc. (now e-Deals Club, Inc.)
August 1983-August 1987

See NatCom above.

Central States Rodeo Association (no longer in business)
May 1981-August 1983

Public Relations Director. Responsibilities included preparing publicity for annual championship rodeo, writing and editing the association's monthly magazine.

The Tulsa Tribune (no longer in business)
March 1978-May 1981

Sports reporter. Responsibilities included beat coverage of professional hockey, auto racing and rodeo and high school football, basketball and track, as well as wire copy editing.

KWGS Radio
May 1977-March 1978

Student worker. Responsibilities included on-air announcing, music programming, audio production and secretarial work.

Broken Arrow Ledger
May 1976-August 1976

Newspaper reporter. Served as the only full-time reporter for twice-weekly newspaper. Responsibilities included beat coverage of local school board and sports.


For current examples of my web programming design experience, visit
   Land Legacy: (all programming and design)
   Knight Performance Management: (all programming and design)


The University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Received a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism, December 1989. Attended August 1976-May 1978, August 1989-December 1989.

Tulsa Junior College (now Tulsa Community College), Tulsa, Oklahoma. Attended August 1974-May 1976.


"Turning Published Pages Into Web Pages," guest lectures at the University of Maryland, August 1997 and May 1999.
• "Developing Design Standards for Desktop Publishers," Washington EdPress, May 1991
"Computers Can't Edit," Washington EdPress, November 1990.
• "Creativity and Editing," Publishing Career Night at George Washington University, October 1990.
• "Editorial Design," guest lectures at George Washington University and the University of Maryland, April 1989.
• "Creativity on Computers," Outdoor Writers Association of America conference, Marco Island, Fla., May 1988.
"What Editors Want," Outdoor Writers Association of America conference, Missoula, Mont., June 1987.


Windows 7/Vista/XP
Macintosh OSX/iOS4

Cascading Stylesheets (CSS)
Javascript libraries such as jQuery, YUI, Ext JS, Dojo
Document Object Model (DOM)
Extensible Markup Language (XML), XSLT, XPath
Active Server Pages (ASP Classic)
VBScript (Visual Basic)
Java Server Pages (JSP)
Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle

Production Skills:
Web application development
Mobile app design
User Interface programming and design
Content Management System (CMS) administration
Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)
Podcast creation
HTTP server administration
Mail server administration
FTP server administration
Database server administration
Secure Sockets Layer e-commerce (SSL)
Wired and wireless network setup
Technical writing
Technical editing
Online help creation
Desktop publishing
Graphic design
Macintosh help desk
Text format conversion
Graphic format conversion
Audio editing and conversion
Video editing and conversion

Adobe Acrobat
Adobe Application Scripting
Adobe Dreamweaver
Adobe Fireworks
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe ImageReady
Adobe InDesign
Adobe Livecycle Designer
Adobe PageMaker
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Soundbooth
Apache Server
Apple Final Cut Pro
Apple iMovie/iDVD
Apple Safari
Apple Soundtrack
ArborText (Epic Editor)
BEA AquaLogic CMS (Plumtree Portal)
Corel Graphics Suite
EMC Retrospect
GIMP graphic design
Google Chrome
Microsoft Internet Information Server (IIS)
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
Microsoft Outlook
Microsoft Project
Microsoft SQL Server
Microsoft Visual Studio
Post.Office mail server
phpMyAdmin (MySQL DBMS)
PuTTY/Apple Terminal
TeamTrack SDLC
Typo3 CMS
VMware Fusion
WebStar HTTP server