Goran HalusaPeople Call Me Gor
I design. I code. The web.
Smithsonian Contract - Role: Provide innovative technical solutions for the digitization effort for millions of Smithsonian assets. Since I've just started, I will revisit this description once I've settled in, to provide greater detail. (February 2015 - Present)
Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
Scientific Web Applications Developer
I programmed NASA's Earth Observatory website from scratch (version 2.0, 2009). This entailed writing multiple complex PERL scripts to ingest 10 years of website data into a redesigned database schema and filesystem. To give the staff of writers and data visualizers the ability to fully manage the website, I developed a highly customized content management system from the ground up. All the while, I taught myself to fill the role of systems administrator for the small server cluster, configured for high availability and redundancy. Prior to all of that, I built the first custom content management system and redesigned the public facing websites for NASA's Atmospheric Science Research Portal and Hydrospheric and Biospheric Science Research Portal. (October 2003 - November 2009)
Virtual Flow Interactive Media, Inc.
Web Architect/Animation Artist
Image Associates, Inc.
Developed real world, hands on graphic design skills at a fullservice graphic design studio offering a variety of services including print, multimedia, web design and corporate presentations for shows and conventions. This was my first position in the industry, after 12 years of cooking professionally. I obtained the paid internship position at Image Associates thanks to my awesome instructor, Paul Cacioppo at the School of Communication Arts in Raleigh, NC. (July 1998 - September 2000)