WORK Resume

Current Position

TechnoTarek

Proprietor
2008-present
2000-2008 (part time)
  • Offering information architecture, design, development, and maintenance services for websites and web applications
  • Serving nonprofits, NGOs and other socially-focused organizations — think tanks, foundations, advocacy groups, and government agencies
  • Developing and maintaining a variety of website and online technologies including content management systems, event registration systems, and custom applications


Previous Positions

The American Institutes for Research

Senior Systems Analyst / Consultant
2008-2012 (part time)
2003-2008
Director, NDTAC
2007-2008
Deputy Director, NDTAC
2005-2007
  • Led Internet strategy, website planning and development, online communications, and web analytics efforts for several large-scale federal technical assistance projects
  • Managed a team of 15 in the areas of technology development, communications, research, and administration
  • Directed the Neglected-Delinquent Technical Assistance Center (NDTAC, a $6.5M federal technical assistance center; responsible for client relationships, strategic planning, presentations at national speaking engagements, and staff and financial oversight
  • Served as the primary internal consultant for development of new websites and web applications in AIR's Education Research division

Social Science Data Analysis Network

Manager
2001-2003
  • Oversaw operations including a staff of eight programmers, designers, and researchers from an annual budget of $300,000
  • Led six independent projects with responsibility for external communications, marketing, development, and grant reporting in the areas of education curriculum, educational technology, and social media
  • Contributed to the design and development of several websites and web-based projects, including CensusScope.org (a USAToday Site of the Day)
  • Co-taught summer workshops for university professors on using technology to enhance learning

Committee for Economic Development

Research Associate
1999-2001
  • Served as the junior researcher for several year-long research projects, including ones on the digital divide and high-skill immigration
  • Designed and developed the organization's website


Technology

Code & Languages

  • HTML/XHTML
  • XML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • AJAX
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • ASP
  • Visual Basic

Software & Tools

  • OmniGraffle
  • Photoshop
  • Dreamweaver
  • Sublime Text 2 et al
  • Git
  • APIs
  • Google Analytics
  • WebTrends
  • Google Webmaster Tools
  • Google Custom Search Engine
  • Google Search Appliance

Topics

  • Usability
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Accessibility and Section 508
  • Web Analytics


Education

University of Michigan

Master of Public Policy
2003

Michigan State University

BA, Economics and Political Theory
1999


Service

Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind

Volunteer
2014-2015

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

Art Installation for World Refugee Day
2012

Alumni Board of Governors, School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

Board Member
2007-2008

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network, USA

Technology Committee Member, National Board
2004-2005

Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of Washington DC (YNPNdc)

Founding Board Member, Treasurer
2003-2005

Cable's Leaders in Learning Awards, Cable in the Classroom Foundation

Reviewer
2006, 2007


Other Notable Experiences

South Africa Distance Learning Project

Student Instructor
2002-2003
  • Served as a classroom instructor for a research analysis workshop at the University of Cape Town, South Africa


Department of Economics, Michigan State University

Teaching Assistant
1998-1999
  • Served as one of only two undergraduates offered teaching assistantships — appointed to Introduction to Microeconomics and International Economics
  • Held regular office hours, graded homework assignments, and proctored exams


The Notebook, Inc

Professional Notetaker
1998-1999
  • Attended class, studied and typed up my lecture notes so that others could do what college kids do


City of Royal Oak Ice Arena

Zamboni Driver
1995-1996
Rink Attendant
1992-1995
  • Drove in circles
  • Skated in circles chasing snowball throwing kids


Royal Oak Youth Soccer Association

Referee
1989-1990
  • Received insults from obnoxious parents with children under the age of 8