Linda Kovacs Web Development and Designs Gallery

About Me

Linda-Kovacs

Web Developer, Web Designer, and Graphic Designer

• Over 15 years’ extensive experience as an innovative and creative Web Developer/Full Stack Web Developer (Front End Developer and Back End Developer), Web Designer and Graphic Designer.
• Designing and developing a user-friendly new website, deploying dynamic and interactive new website, testing, debugging and optimizing web functionality meeting all the requirements. Updating and maintaining existing websites and internet sites.
• Developer Tools: Apache Server, SQL, MySQL, PHP, JavaScript, JQuerry, Ajax, HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap.
• Designing and developing brochures, posters, flyers, catalogs, logos and Adobe PDF Fillable forms.
• Designer tools: Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign) and Adobe Pro and LiveCycle Designer.
• Over 10 years experience in Journalism: Radio, TV & Magazine.
• Experienced IT Consultant. 20 years’ experience installing and troubleshooting hardware and software, computer technical support for PC Networking and Remote Desktop.
• 10 years’ experience as Translator/Interpreter: English, Italian and Romanian.
• Multilingual (English, Italian, Romanian and French) with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Displays a positive attitude and resiliency on a daily basis.
• Dedicated to quality and flexibility.
• Ability to work independently, without supervision, successfully meeting deadlines.
• Conscientious and motivated self-starter with proven ability to work under pressure.
• Ability to work effectively in a team setting that leads to increased productivity and performance.
• Superb planning skills in organizing all business and special events.

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Web Developer

I was always interested in computers and I decided to have a job by programming them. As a designer I taught myself HTML and CSS, but I really learned how to program at FreeCodeCamp. FreeCodeCamp changed my life - it was a risky decision to quit my job, but it paid off considerably. I think we should all take more risks like that!
Back-End skillset:
• API design and development
• CRUD (Create, Read, Update, Delete)
• RESTful Services
• Web fundamentals like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
• Server-side languages like PHP, Python, Ruby, Java, JavaScript, and .Net
• Database technologies like MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, and MongoDB.
• Web server technologies like Node.js, J2EE, Apache, Nginx, ISS, etc.
• Frameworks related to their server-side language of choice like: Express.js, Ruby on Rails, CakePHP, etc.

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Web Designer

I’m attracted to design not just for the pretty colors but for everything that goes on behind the scenes. I am intrigued by the way design ties into the human psyche and how a product you design can completely change human behavior. Aside from wanting to make things look beautiful, design gets me really excited when I know that what I’m working on is a product I believe in and that it has the potential to improve peoples’ lives.
Front-End skillset:
• Web fundamentals like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS
• CSS preprocessors like Sass or LESS • JavaScript frameworks like AngularJS, React, or Ember etc., or JS-based build tools like Grunt, Gulp, and Bower
• Libraries like jQuery or Backbone.js
• Front-end (CSS) frameworks like Foundation or Bootstrap AJAX

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Graphic Designer

You probably associate the term “graphic design” with movie posters, party invitations, book covers, Catalogs, brochures, business cards, logos, and more. Graphic designers are the creative visionaries behind everything from your favorite websites and apps to brand logos and ebook covers. They are the graphic designers of the digital world we live in, and they play a crucial role in designing the online experiences we interact with every day.
• Working primarily on digital projects hone the strategy and visual identities of brands by designing color, typography, and layout using industry tools like Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

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Full Stack Web Developer

Full Stack Developer is someone with familiarity in each layer, if not mastery in many and a genuine interest in all software technology.
Layers of the full stack:
• Server, Network, and Hosting Environment. - Appropriate use of the file system, cloud storage, network resources, and an understanding of data redundancy and availability is necessary.
• Data Modeling - Full stack developers know how to create a reasonably normalized relational model, complete with foreign keys, indexes, views, lookup tables, etc.
• Business Logic - The heart of the value the application provides. Solid object oriented skills and Frameworks needed.
• API layer / Action Layer / MVC - How the outside world operates against the business logic and data model. Use of frameworks needed. Full stack developers have the ability to write clear, consistent, simple to use interfaces.
• User Interface - Full stack developers understand how to create a readable layout, implementing a good visual. Include mastery of HTML5 / CSS, JavaScript (node, backbone, knockout…)
• User Experience - Full stack developers appreciate that users just want things to work. A good system doesn’t give its users carpal tunnel syndrome or sore eyes. A full stack developer can step back and look at a process that needs 8 clicks and 3 steps, and get it down to one click. Full stack developers write useful error messages. If something breaks, be apologetic about it. Sometimes programmers inadvertently write error messages that can make people feel stupid.
• Understanding what the customer and the business need. Now we are blurring into the line of architect, but that is too much of a hands off role. Full stack developers have a grasp of what is going on in the field when the customer uses the software. They also have a grasp of the business.

My Skills

Web Developer 75%
Web Designer 95%
Graphic Designer 98%
Full Stack Web Developer 75%

Professional Path

Year Company Position Address Website
July 2018 - Present Remote Freelancer Web Developer, Web Designer and Graphic Designer US and Europe Linda Kovacs
2019 - Present GDG of Capital Region Women Techmakers Ambassador
Google Developer Group Lead - Capital Region
#IamRemarkable Facilitator/Ambassador
Albany, NY Women Techmakers
GDG of Capital Region
GDG CR DevFest
#IamRemarkable
2019 Woodland Hill Montessori School
Albany Can Code
Teaching kids to code in Scratch
Coding Bootcamp
Rensselaer, NY Woodland Hill Montessori School
Albany Can Code
2019 Careers In Code
Hack Upsate
Teaching Assistant
Full Stack Web Development
Coding Bootcamp
Syracuse, NY Careers In Code
Hack Upsate
September 2014 - June 2018 Keymark Corporation, Kasson and Keller, F&F Transport Web Developer, Web Designer and Graphic Designer New York and Florida Keymark Corporation
Kasson & Keller Corp.
F&F Transport, Inc.
January 2014 - Present The Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees (MVRCR)
Compass Interpreters
Volunteer Interpreter/Translator
IT consultant
Utica, NY MVRCR
Compass Interpreters
March 2013 - Present Metal Sculptures Land of Alex Kovacs Web Developer, Web Designer and Graphic Designer New York Metal Sculptures Land of Alex Kovacs
Metal Sculptures Land of Alex Kovacs
April 2006 - March 2013 UN.I.O.N. - Unione Italiana Organismi Notificati Web Developer, Web & Graphic Designer Rome, Italy UN.I.O.N. | Newsliftletter
Ex web-sites http://www.union-associazione.net/ | http://www.newsliftletter.it/
April 2008 - February 2013 One Pubblicita e Editoria Srl - Profili Italia (Italian Publishing Company) Jurnalist Italy Profili Italia section
Edizioni Profili
October 2002 - October 2006 Civil and Criminal Court Translator and Interpreter Salerno, Italy
1995 - 2000 Radio Unison & TV Vaslui Jurnalist Vaslui, Romania Radio Unison & TV Vaslui
Radio Unison & TV Vaslui
Radio Unison & TV Vaslui

Educational Path

Year Certification Authority Address
2019 Honorary Diploma
Full Stack Web Development Certification
Computer Software Engineering
Careers In Code
Hack Upsate
Careers In Code
Hack Upsate
2019 North America Google Developer Group Academy
Boulder, CO
Google North America Google Developer Group Academy
2019 Full Stack Web Development Certification
Computer Software Engineering
Albany Can Code Albany Can Code
2019 Parking Assistant App
Hack Upstate XIII
Winning Team - React Native App
Best Use of STAE’s API Prize and
First Runner-up Prize
Hack Upsate XII Hack Upsate
DevPost
Parking Assistant Demo
Project Presentation
Demos Video Presentaion
Medium Article
2016 - 2018 Full Stack Web Development Certification
Computer Software Engineering
Free Code Camp | Codecademy | Lynda.com | Udemy.com FreeCodeCamp
Codecademy
Lynda.com
Udemy.com
2013 - 2015 Web Mastering & Design | Graphic Designer | 3D Modeling & Animation CPU Academy Rome, Italy
CPU Academy
October 2015 WERCing Woman of Achievement Award
Carrier Accomplishments & Outstanding efforts
to support women in our Community
Women's Employment & Resource Center
New York State Assembly
Senator Joseph A. Griffo
Congress of the United States
Utica, NY
WERCing Woman of Achievement Award
June 2014 Joomla Certificate Master Academy Rome, Italy
Master Academy
2012 English as a Second Language - Upper Intermediate level 7 (B2 European level CEFR) UPTER Roma - Università Popolare Rome, Italy
December 2011 CILS - Certification of Italian as a Foreign Language - Fourth level (C2) (Certificazione di Italiano come Lingua Straniera) Università di Siena Rome, Italy
April 2008 Certification for studies on U.S. domestic politics and relations
between Italy and the United States
The Student Movement for International Organization (MSOI)
The Embassy of the United States of America in Rome
Rome, Italy
August 2008 Diploma for international United Nations simulation conference
U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime
VIMUN - Vienna International Model United Nations Vienna, Austria
Vienna International Model United Nations (VIMUN) 2008
April 2007 Diploma as an interpreter linguistic-cultural mediator in healthcare and justice field European Union Program for Lazio Region
ERFAP Lazio, European Union & Departement of Labour and Welfare Rome, Italy
Rome, Italy
February 2004 Certificate for translations/interpretations in criminal investigations Civil and Criminal Court (Procura della Repubblica c/o Tribunale di Salerno) Salerno, Italy
1999 - 2001 Computer Science Gheorghe Asachi University Iasi, Romania

North America Google Developer Group Academy

Google Office Boulder, CO July 12-13th, 2019

Thank you speech for receiving
WERCing Woman of Achievement Award

Utica, NY - October 1, 2015

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