Hi, my name's Michail Yasonik. I'm a developer with a business degree- particularly interested in user experience, front-end web, and project management.

Hi, my name's Michail Yasonik. I'm a developer with a business degree- particularly interested in user experience, front-end web, and project management.

  1. Front-end Web Developer at SBC Advertising (now Mindstream Interactive)

    Jan 2014 - Present

    Most days I'm building the front-end of websites. Using Jade and Sass to wrangle the HTML and CSS and preferring to stick to vanilla JS when possible but using libraries and frameworks when appropriate. I spend some time also creating HTML emails but I've automated most of that process away. Some website examples include: KrazyGlue.com, letsbond.elmers.com, channellock.com and mindstreaminteractive.com.

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    I'm a big proponent of front-end tooling and I like to use Yeoman, Bower and Gulp to scaffold, manage and build any new projects. Any improvements I make to my workflow I like to then share with the team to let everyone benefit from what these tools can offer. Being inclined to automate what I can, a personal project I've started (that the whole team now uses) has cut down HTML email development time down by 80% (from 2.5 hours to .5).

  2. Student at Rochester Institute of Technology

    Sept 2011 - Dec 2013

    • B.S. in Management Information Systems (MIS)
    • Computer Science minor
    • Expected Graduation: May 2014
    • GPA: 3.32
  3. Web Master at RIT NTID DAS

    March 2013 - Dec 2013

    That's a lot of acronym; written out, I worked for the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) for the National Institute of the Deaf (NTID) for the Department of Access Services (DAS). What started out as a front-end dev role, it grew to encompass a lot of project management type work.

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    Assigned to maintain and update 2 websites and create a 3rd from scratch, there was little guidance beyond that. One website was a simple web-portal that needed a simple style refresh and some minor conversions to semantic, HTML5 standard. The second website was the greater NTID DAS website. Built in Drupal, it needed new web forms, new blocks, new pages and a lot of other auxiliary work. The final website, the main focus of this job, was initially to be built in Drupal and was a 2 year old running project. After taking over the position, I made the decision to scrap everything that has been done so far and to start over. Drupal was not the correct choice for this project and after 2 years there was little to show for the work put in. After 3 weeks of requirements gathering and meetings with various administration, development began from scratch without Drupal. Now built without a CMS with Jade (an HTML preprocessor), Sass (a CSS preprocessor), JS, Python (using Pyramid) and PHP. It includes a blog, an event registration system, private document sharing and a resource checkout library

  4. Web Master for Computer Science House

    Sept 2012 - Dec 2013

    A partner and I created and maintained the website for Computer Science House, a technical learning community I was an active participant of. It can be viewed at csh.rit.edu.

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    The laregest website I had created until this point, it was certainly a challange. Most of it was created in a 48 hours hackathon and polished up in the weeks following. Developed before I'd converted over to using Sass, I'd love to revist this project.

  5. App Dev and Web Experience Intern at Progressive Insurance

    Summer 2013

    Starting as an software development intern, the project I was assigned to elevated early so I switched to the web experience team working on progressive.com.

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    The project I was assigned to in the beginning was ensuring tablet compatibility for some aging insurance agent web apps. All that was remaining to do when I joined the team was a handful of cross-browser JavaScript (JS) problems. After elevating the project, I spent some time in flux which I filled with creating a web-app. Through the process of creating it, I made sure to learn as much as I could, focusing on: test-driven, C#.NET code and behavior driven, JS code. Following that I switched to the web experience team where I spent much of my time fixing responsive issues across progressive.com as well as researching and prototyping different responsive image solutions.

  6. Blog Redesign for Will Orr

    Aug 2013

    A simple blog redesign for Will Orr. The minimal design lent itself to a simple responsive template and allowed the content to be the clear focus of the page.

  7. Joined the Project Management Institute (PMI)

    May 2013

    With my college career coming to a close in one semester, I realized I didn't get as much project management experience or know-how as I had hoped so I took it into my own hands to step up my game. I did some research, took a class that followed the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) and joined the PMI. I will soon be taking the test to become a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), the precursor certification to the Project Management Professional (PMP).

  8. Website Redesign for Duncan Keller

    Nov 2012 - Dec 2012

    A personal website for Duncan Keller, a game design and development undergrad student. Unfortunately, this was somewhat of a rushed job and so I'm not entirely satisfied with the results. Namely, the website isn't very responsive. It adjusts slightly but not very well and not across a very wide range of resolutions. I did however enjoy working with such a large selection of images and the challenge of developing the misc page in a semantic and extensible fashion.

  9. Director of Services at RIT Residence Hall Association

    Sept 2012 - Feb 2013

    Maintained their website, their social media presence, and created a prototype new website. The website being maintained had been designed long ago and was in desperate need of basic cleanup and repair. Social media was just Facebook; reaching roughly 200 people, this required constant updates to inform the public of new events. The prototype website was a single-page layout proof of concept that was fully functional though lacked some style and content.

  1. Student at Rochester Institute of Technology

    Sept 2011 - Present

    • B.S. in Management Information Systems (MIS)
    • Computer Science minor
    • Expected Graduation: May 2014
    • GPA: 3.32
  2. Web Master for Computer Science House

    Sept 2012 - Present

    A partner and I created and maintained the website for Computer Science House, a technical learning community I was an active participant of. It can be viewed at csh.rit.edu.

    Read more

    The laregest website I had created until this point, it was certainly a challange. Most of it was created in a 48 hours hackathon and polished up in the weeks following. Developed before I'd converted over to using Sass, I'd love to revist this project.

  3. Blog Redesign for Will Orr

    Aug 2013

    A simple blog redesign for Will Orr. The minimal design lent itself to a simple responsive template and allowed the content to be the clear focus of the page.

  4. Website Redesign for Duncan Keller

    Nov 2012 - Dec 2012

    A personal website for Duncan Keller, a game design and development undergrad student. Unfortunately, this was somewhat of a rushed job and so I'm not entirely satisfied with the results. Namely, the website isn't very responsive. It adjusts slightly but not very well and not across a very wide range of resolutions. I did however enjoy working with such a large selection of images and the challenge of developing the misc page in a semantic and extensible fashion.