Summary

I specialize in developing web based applications using ASP.NET (C#) + AJAX that are clean, functional and easy to use. 7 years of commercial experience has provided me with invaluable skills in UI + graphic design, database design + maintenance, client & server side programming, server setup + maintenance & web marketing + SEO.

I also founded a web company (BlinkCart) which offers an online shopping cart solution and an ecommerce business selling jewelry making components online (BeadCharm).

To sum up my key strengths:

  • I am deeply passionate about technology, the internet, programming and design since little and could never imagine myself doing anything else.
  • I am a quick learner and actively pursue my own technical and personal development. The programming languages & skills I have today were mostly self taught.
  • I place high value on the quality of my work, both technically and aesthetically.
  • I recognize the importance of timelines and deadlines in development projects, and am able to prioritize and adjust my workflow accordingly.

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Contact Info

Phone : +61 4 38791288
Location : Brisbane, Australia
MSN IM : kozbaboz@hotmail.com
Email : mail@calebtan.com
Portfolio : http://calebtan.com

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Technical Expertise

ASP.NET MVC C#, .Net Framework 2.0, 3.5,  Visual Studio 2010 (6 years experience)
I have been using ASP.Net since its beta release in 2001. I have extensive knowledge in the .Net framework, best practices & design patterns.
Web Services, SOAP, XML, JSON (4 years experience)
Experienced in writing web services for AJAX communication
Javascript / JQuery / AJAX
(3 years experience)
Proficient in writing Javascript using JQuery library.
HTML & CSS
(8 years experience)
I code my HTML & CSS by hand and pretty much know them by heart. I know how to make it work across major browsers/versions.
Graphic Design & UI Design, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator
(8 years experience)
Have a keen eye for design and believe in simple, clean and functional design. Have mastered Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator.
Database Design, MS SQL Server 2005, MS Access (4 years experience)
Experienced with relational database design and proficient in writing SQL statements and stored procedures.
Server Setup & Management, Windows Server 2008 (3 years experience)
Very familiar with Windows Server (IIS 6/7, DNS, FTP, ISA, Active Directory). Currently running and maintaining my own Windows VPS server.
Search Engine Optimization, Online Marketing (3 years experience)
Have a good understanding in optimizing websites for optimum search engine crawling. Implemented a wide range of online marketing strategies with great results which includes PPC, Newsletters, Blogs,  etc.


Professional Experience

Full Time (Aug 2007 – Present)

Senior Web Developer, Orlitech Pty Ltd

Developed a web based employment tracking system for Maxnetwork which automatically imports data from a Government source. The system is able anticipate potential Job Seekers based on their data and automatically assign task to users based on a set of business rules

Developed an e-commerce system for online computer retail store InstantIT which supports multiple suppliers and over 20k products. The system was also designed to integrate nicely with MYOB.
Full Time (Aug 2001 – Present)

Senior Systems Developer, Synkronos

Developed a complete e-commerce system in ASP.NET that provides a central and secure medium to manage multiple store fronts while maintaining each sites unique look and feel.

System comprises of a central backend system (customer & product management, statistics/reporting, order processing) with multiple front-end stores (shopping cart, product rating/review, secure check out, comprehensive search function) both communicating via a SQL Server database.

Designed and implemented complete electronic commerce sites for 7 esteemed watch brands each uniquely branded and designed (FENDI, Pierre-Cardin, Casio, Swatch, Storm, Speedo, Coinwatches)
Part Time (April 2007 – Present)

Proprietor, BlinkCart

Developed a shopping cart solution in ASP.NET 2.0 C# that can be easily integrated into any online medium that supports adding links (websites, blogs, emails etc.) . Data is stored in SQL Server 2005. Uses AJAX to provide a seamless connection between the client’s store front and the shopping cart. The complete system (graphics, code etc.) was done during my free time and was completed within 4 months.
Part Time (Aug 2005 – Present)

Proprietor / Partner, BeadCharm

Developed an ecommerce system in ASP.NET + AJAX technology to handle selling a large range of products online (4000+) and to automate the order placement and processing process. Developed online applications and websites that specifically target craft enthusiast to help drive traffic and sales :

DesignsToLovehttp://www.designstolove.com
One of the first craft social networking site on the web which allowed members to post their crafts on their own gallery, comment on other's crafts, and participate in the forum.

CraftMemohttp://www.craftmemo.com
A flexible, easy-to-use record keeping & management system designed specifically to assist in keeping track of their craft inventory, projects and suppliers.

OnlineCraftSiteshttp://www.onlinecraftsites.com
An online craft directory that lists craft websites/businesses from around the world with the aim of assisting visitors in finding people & sites of specific craft interest.

BeadCharm has grown into one of the largest online beads store in Australia and was featured as a case study on the Australian Government E-Business Guide
Contract (Nov 2003 – Jan 2007)

Web Developer, Netlab

Designed and developed a website with an online booking system accompanied with an easy to use backend system to manage the bookings for VUE Byron Bay’s resort.

Designed websites for major real estate companies such as (Joe Macalino, Wisechoice Realty, Open House Realty, Harcourts, Ponsford and more)


Education And Certifications

Microsoft Certified Professional
Design & Implement Web Solutions with Ms Visual Studio 2003 – Thomson Prometric, Brisbane.

Bachelor in Information Technology Majoring in Software Engineering
2001-2002 - Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Higher Diploma in Software Engineering
2000-2001 - Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology, Malaysia

Diploma in Information Technology
1999-2000 - Asia Pacific Institute of Information Technology, Malaysia