Barbara Shaurette

LocationAustin, Texas
Emailbarbara.shaurette@gmail.com
Websitehttp://www.mechanicalgirl.com/
LinkedInhttp://www.linkedin.com/in/barbarashaurette/
Otherhttps://people.djangoproject.com/bshaurette/

What I'm interested in:

A position that incorporates application design and development, database design and development, and scripting in a Python-focused environment. I'm looking for the opportunity to do work that involves some data analysis and reporting - I have some experience already, and that's a direction I'd like to continue in. I'm also interested in putting my project management skills to work in an engineering leadership role.

What I'm good at:

  • Python, Django, Flask, PHP/Zend Framework
  • Databases: PostgreSQL, MySQL, some experience with CouchDB and MongoDB
  • Linux/Unix, OS X
  • Version control: git, svn, mercurial
  • Writing documentation, including requirements and specifications
  • Analysis and troubleshooting
  • Learning new languages and tools

Why I'm good at it:

Active side projects:
http://www.mechanicalgirl.com/ (Python/Django)
http://www.fivesongsdaily.com/ (Python/Django) (test account available upon request)

Github projects and code samples:
http://github.com/mechanicalgirl
https://github.com/jnoller/PythonSecretSanta
http://resume.github.com/?mechanicalgirl

Conferences and Training:
DjangoCon 2008/2009/2010/2011/2012
PyCon 2009/2010/2012/2013
Mentor - PDX Python Workshop for Women
Teacher - Austin 'Intro to Python' workshops
Teacher - 'Young Coders' tutorials (PyCon 2013)

Organizations
Python Software Foundation (April 2013 to Present)
Member
Computer Science Teachers Association (September 2012 to Present)
Industry advocate, helping to mentor students and develop primary/high school CS curriculum
PyLadies (September 2012 to Present)
Co-founder, Portland chapter
Organizer/Founder, Austin chapter

Employment History

Dates Company Description
10/2012 - 04/2013 Texas Tribune Software Engineer: Python/Django and PostgreSQL/MySQL work on data applications that illustrate the workings of such institutions as the Texas state legislature and prison system for TexasTribune.org.
11/2008 - 09/2012 Live Nation Merchandise Senior Software Engineer: PHP, Python, Django and MySQL work on high-profile, high-traffic sites for artists such as U2, KISS, and Madonna (including CMS, media processing, reporting tools); API development; database design and management; dev/ops (release management, internal environment administration)
11/2007 - 11/2008 Tippit, Inc. Senior Software Engineer: Development work on ETL, internal CRM and business intelligence tools, and restructuring of the data warehouse - this work involved Python, Django, PHP, mySQL and other related technologies
07/2007 - 11/2007 Live Nation Merchandise Senior Software Engineer: Rewrite of the ecommerce site (in XCode/WebObjects), and development/maintenance of artist web sites - this work involved PHP, MySQL, and a significant amount of shell scripting
03/2007 - 06/2007 Live Nation Entertainment Senior Applications Developer: Development and support on the event search site, Zend Framework upgrade for internationalization and cacheing - this work involved PHP and MySQL, XML/XSLT, and some C++
03/2004 - 03/2007 Adteractive, Inc.

Senior Applications Developer: Platform engineering/data warehousing, ETL, development on our PHP framework, APIs for Java validation service, coordinating the release of new PHP applications

Team Lead/Application Development: Managed developer teams through build/launch/maintenance cycles

Application Developer: Writing data models to evaluate and transfer transaction data - most of this work was in Perl and MySQL

07/2003 - 03/2004 Self-employed General web development work, contract web design/development for local clients, primarily using HTML, JavaScript and CSS
07/1999 - 07/2003 Vivendi/Universal Inc.

Game Producer/Developer: Writing original game engines for online casual and casino games, primarily in Flash/ActionScript, with some Java work. Developed and supported a network of gaming web sites.

Web Developer: Development and support of Berkeley Systems and Sierra Online gaming sites. Most of this was front-end work - HTML/CSS and JavaScript (with some ColdFusion).

References and Recommendations

References are available upon request. A number of professional recommendations can also be found on my LinkedIn profile: http://www.linkedin.com/in/barbarashaurette

Last updated: September 18, 2012