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cmselmer web development

8003 Glenside Dr.
Takoma Park, MD 20912

If you are a recruiter, please do not contact me for ColdFusion consulting or jobs. I haven't worked with ColdFusion in years. In fact, if you are a recruiter, please don't contact me at all. If you're looking for web design or development, I suggest Intridea.

Technical Skills:

  • Languages / Concepts
    Ruby on Rails, PHP, ColdFusion, Perl, MySQL, SQL, UNIX, section 508 compliance, shell scripting

  • Front-end Development
    HTML, Javascript / AJAX, CSS

  • Software packages
    Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Photoshop, FrontPage, MS Office


2007 - present
CO-FOUNDER - Intridea, Inc - Washington, DC

  • Founded and led consulting wing of one of the top international Ruby on Rails consulting firms.


2005 - 2007
ACADEMIC APPLICATIONS SPECIALIST- George Washington University, Washington, DC

  • Lead web development efforts for internal and external web sites for the Academic Technologies division of GWU.


2002 - 2005
WEB DEVELOPER, UMBC - Center for Health Program Development and Management, Baltimore, MD.

  • Lead web design efforts for internal and external web sites at the Center for Health Program Development and Management (CHPDM).
  • Reorganize and restructure site content to make more dynamic.
  • Provide SQL server and Cold Fusion adminstration.

1997 - 2007

  • Lead collaborative web projects as main customer contact.
  • Consult with clients to form technology strategies for web sites.
  • Develop and implement web applications based on customer requirements.
  • Provide trouble-shooting and technical support for multiple clients.
  • Designed, developed, programmed or consulted on over 40 sites.

2000 - 2002
LEAD DEVELOPER, The Design Studio, Washington, DC.


  • Worked with customers to define data requirements and design needs.
  • Develop website from concept to completion; Hand code in above languages
  • Administer MySQL databases
  • Lead team on technology issues such as database design and programming solutions
  • Maintain and update large informational websites
  • Improve search engine positioning


  • Increased range of TDS capabilities by bringing new technologies to the table, thus allowing TDS to bring in a wider range of higher-budgeted projects.
  • Cut project turn-around time in half by implementing more sophisticated and efficient web design programs.Please see attached project list.


B.A. in Mathematics, minor in Computer Science - 2001.

  • Kappa Mu Epsilon (Mathematics Honor Society)
  • Kappa Delta Pi (Education Honor Society)
  • Dean's List Honors
  • Attended intensive two-week PERL/MySQL seminar at Michigan Tech University
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