Matthew Strick

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1720 S. Michigan Apt. 2117 | Chicago, IL | (217) 417-4020


Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL, 2009


Front End Developer

Sears Holding Company – Chicago, IL, November 2011 – Present

  • Develop new functionality for using html/CSS/jQuery
  • Suggest best practices and implementation methods of business requirements

E-Communications Intern

Goodman Theare – Chicago, IL, June 2011 – November 2011

  • Create e-blasts and maintain website
  • Conduct content and competitor research for Goodman website redesign

Development and Strategy Lead

OpenRehearsalSpaces – Chicago, IL, February 2011 – Present

  • Developed web application marketed to small theater groups and rehearsal spaces
  • Designed database architecture to handle heavy load on a wide range of data


Vodori – Chicago, IL, November 2009 – February 2011

  • Developed site redesigns from Photoshop mockups to fit clients’ specifications
  • Updated and migrated sites to the Pepper CMS platform
  • Responsible for managing the client’s website and eradicating any “bugs”

Web Developer

Office of Continuing Education, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, May 2006 – May 2009

  • Created websites for customers with a wide range of technological experience
  • Maintain and upgrade the current in-house applications to fit industry standards
  • Assisted clients with their sites, giving them a complete understanding of its capabilities

Web Applications Developer

Scheedule Core Developer, Champaign, IL, October 2005 – April 2011

  • Developed Scheedule, a web based class scheduling system used by 20,000 students annually
  • Aggregated university and community information to create a comprehensive homepage
  • Built the interface to be clean, simple, and intuitive for first time users

Technology Consultant

JBS Associates, Cincinnati, OH, July 2004 – Present

  • Responsible for maintenance of web pages including server and domain upkeep
  • Advise on company’s web presence and marketability to potential clients

Computer Skills

  • Java (Spring MVC, JSP)
  • CSS
  • SQL
  • Javascript (ajax, jQuery, Dojo)
  • JSP
  • PHP
  • WordPress
  • Apache Tomcat
  • Photoshop

Projects, thoughts, writings.