Hello, my name is Chris Diana!

I am a web developer and designer with a passion for innovative technology currently based in Pittsburgh, PA.

By day, I'm part of the software engineering team at OpenArc where we build custom web applications for organizations of all sizes. In my freetime, I enjoy experimenting with the latest web technologies. Feel free to download my resume by clicking the link below:

Resume

Some great companies I've gotten to work with:

Employment:

  • 2014-Present
    OpenArc
    Software Engineer
    Develop and maintain various websites in a variety of technologies with a strong focus on mobile compatibility: HTML5, Responsive CSS3, Javascript, jQuery, PHP, Node.js.
  • 2011-2014
    SMARTSolution Technologies
    Web Developer/ Designer
    Designed and implemented internal web applications, set milestones for projects, tracked progress, scheduled meetings, and designed workflows. Maintained enterprise infrastructure for company-wide applications using several platforms: Microsoft Enterprise Infrastructure, Ubuntu, Linux, IIS 6/7, WAMP, LAMP, MAMP.
  • 2008-Present
    Freelance
    Web Developer/ UI Designer
    Design and develop a variety of websites and web applications for clients using various web technologies: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, and PHP/MySQL. Design a variety of print/ graphic products for clients using Adobe Suite, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Define project goals and refine project details with clients on an ongoing basis.
  • 2007-2011
    WDUQ FM
    Assistant Broadcast Engineer
    Set up, operated, maintained, troubleshooted and repaired various critical on-air broadcasting equipment such as servers, routers, radio and satellite transmission.
  • 2008
    United Steelworkers of America
    Internship in Communications
    Implemented various web operations using custom built CMS system.

Education:

  • Duquesne University
    2007-2011
    Bachelor's Degree: Music Technology
    Pittsburgh, PA

Skills:

  • HTML/HTML5
  • Javascript/jQuery
  • CSS/CSS3
  • PHP/MySQL
  • Python

Apart from coding, here are a few things I am also skilled at:

  • Infrastructure (Apache/
    MySQL Stacks)
  • UI/ Design
    (Adobe Suite/
    Photoshop)
  • Web Frameworks

Other Skills

  • Front-end: Web Frameworks (Bootstrap, Foundation, jQuery Mobile, iWebKit, Less Framework, Pure Framework), MVC Frameworks (Angular.js, Backbone.js)
  • Back-end: MVC Frameworks (Express.js, CodeIgniter), Server Stacks (Apache, Node.js, WAMP, LAMP, MAMP), Databases (MySQL, MongoDB, SQLite, IndexedDB)
  • Design Software: Adobe Suite, Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, GIMP
  • Version Control Systems: GIT, BitBucket, Github, SourceTree
  • CMS/CRM: Wordpress, Joomla, ExpressionEngine, PulseCMS, MonstraCMS, AnchorCMS, Bolt, Silverstripe, Magento, SugarCRM, vTiger, WooCommerce
  • General/ OS: MS Office Suite, Windows/Mac OS (all versions), Linux/Command-line, Ubuntu
  • Other: XML, XHTML, Responsive Design

Awards and other Accomplishments

  • Steel City Codefest 2014 Finalist - Team "Think Outside the Sandbox" Pittsburgh Cares - Mobile Web App
  • Microsoft IT Camp 2013 Participant - Discussion covering Windows Azure, Hyper-V, Server 2012, System Center

Portfolio

Web/ Mobile

TruckDuty

Web & Mobile / UI / Logo

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Pittsburgh Cares

Mobile / UI

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Pittsburgh Cares

automateFitness

Web & Mobile / UI / Logo

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automateFitness

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RealSocial

Web / UI / Logo

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RealSocial

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Comeback Clothing

Website

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Comeback Clothing

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Strideright

UI

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Strideright

Crimper's Climbing

Website

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Crimper's Climbing

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BizPrinters.com

Website/ Logo

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BizPrinters.com

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Design

Bean Mountain Coffee

Graphic Design

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Bean Mountain Coffee

Movie Poster

Graphic Design

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Movie Poster

Gig Poster

Graphic Design

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Gig Poster

Kennywood

Graphic Design

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Kennywood

Contact

Chris Diana
Pittsburgh, PA
412-596-8695