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Chris Frisina

Chris Frisina

Programmer | Chef | Maker
digital: specialorange.org/resume


About

About

I am a dedicated worker with strong empathic design skills and pride myself in making others smile while bettering my community. I enjoy working on front end applications that help professional and organized communities enhance their skills and services offered. I do this with Usability, Programming, and Design with strong influences from my skills in Consulting and Logistics backgrounds.
Currently Seeking Employment Opportunities
Graduated May 2016 with a Masters in:
Computer Science
Human Computer Interaction
 
Human Centered Design
Work Experience

Work Experience

Graduate Researcher - The Sound of Fractions, Virginia Tech

Jan, 2013 - Present 3 years 2 months

The Sound of Fractions is an online tool to help students who struggle with fractions to understand the entire system of fractions through music. I designed, developed, and implemented a study, of a full stack application with accompanying curriculum to enable students to tap their own rhythms and have audio processing transform their rhythms into mathematical graphical representations. I also designed and developed a data viewer to allow transparent and cross discipline investigation of the data.

  • General Overview :
  • Explore the design and data :
  • Thesis, presentation, and documentation :
  • National Public Radio (NPR) Interview:

Project Stack:

Backbone
Chrome
D3
HTML5 Audio
Node
Parse
Upstart
Bootstrap
Font Awesome
Git
JQuery
JQuery UI
Soundcloud
Ubuntu
LaTeX
HTTPS
Homebrew
Underscore

Graduate Researcher, Virginia Tech

Dec, 2013 - Present 1 year

Research how to help entering undergraduates become more successful by making data meaningful to individual users and developed a custom dashboard for students, teachers, and administration.

Project Stack:

Angular
D3
Node
Bootstrap
Font Awesome
Git

Implementation Manager, FedEx Ground

Feb, 2006 - Dec, 2014 8 years 10 months

I helped develop and implement an automated sortation and dispatch system to increase accuracy and productivity of the delivery of packages, the final stage in a the logistics of small package delivery networks. Reduced costs by 5% and then increased accuracy by 4%. Security and Six Sigma improvements savings totaling more than $10M.

  • Contractor Corporate Liaison : July 2010 - Dec 2014
  • Vision Implementation Manager : Feb 2010 - Dec 2011
  • Southern Division Quality Initiative Manager : Feb 2009 - Jan 2011
  • Senior Service Manager : Jan 2007 - Jan 2009
  • Service Manager : April 2006 - Dec 2006
  • Package Handler : Mar 2006 - May 2006

Project Examples:

Vision Sticker

Grocery Manager, Harris Teeter

May, 2002 - Feb, 2006 3 years 9 months

Managed grocery departments for several areas stores, eventually designing an improved inventory system.

Skills

Skills

  • Areas

    Web Development (front end) BIG DATA UI/UX Data Visualization Open Data Pedagogy Time and Method Engineering Heuristic Evaluation Systems Analysis Participatory Design Human Centered Design
  • Frameworks

    Angular Node Ember Backbone Rails Drupal
  • Languages

    JavaScript Java Ruby Prolog Haskell
  • Libraries & supporting languages

    JQuery SQL Firebase Parse R D3 CSS HTML Bootstrap Markdown
  • Certifications

    Six Sigma 6σ NERC SCADA OSHA DOT ISO CIP
  • Favorite Tools

    Smile
    Music
    Submlime Text
    OmniGraffle
    Adobe Illustrator
    Excel
    Git
Education

Education

Computer Science : Human Computer Interaction, Masters,  Virginia Tech

Jul, 2013 - Present

Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Networks - S15 Human Centered Methods - F14 Programming Languages - F14 Digital Libraries - S14 Usability Engineering - S14 Computational Thinking - F13 Research Methods - F13

Female Gendered Communication, Undergraduate,  University of North Carolina at Charlotte

Jul, 2003 - Nov, 2007

Science, Tech & Society Public Speaking Comm Theory Leadership, Service, & Ethics German Lit. Of The Holocaust Small Group Comm Comm Research Methods Women Studies Rhetorical Theory Communication Ethics Feminist Thought Persuasion Women and Gender in Modern Asia
Awards

Awards

Student Research Grant ($25K),  Virginia Tech

Awarded: Jan, 2013

Most Improved Service Manager,  FedEx

Awarded: Jun 30, 2009

Eagle Scout,  Boy Scouts of America

Awarded: Feb 07, 2003

Volunteer Work

Volunteer Work

Social Chair,  Virginia Tech Computer Science Grad Council

Aug, 2014 - Present

I make things more fun. I do this with graphic visualization of food menus, wood crafted games, home cooked meals, and of course smiles (and lots of them :) to every social event.

Committee Chair,  Ecumenical Think Tank

Feb, 2012 - Feb, 2013

I participated with select community members to develop appropriate potential opportunities to help increase young adult attendance and participation in community small groups, and allocate and distribute $100K to the opportunities.

Team Member,  Habitat For Humanity

Jan, 2001 - Present

Starting with weekend builds, I have become specialized in framing and roofing. I also help supply chains for the Bahamas Habitat, a country often not thought of requiring Habitat's resources, who help serve over 1000 families across the various islands. I also work with disaster relief efforts in the gulf.

  • Builder
  • International Logistics
  • Disaster Relief
Publications

Publications

The Sound of Fractions ,  Virginia Tech

Published on: April 24, 2016

Teaching fractions to students through music with an online application and accompanying curriculum.

Knowledge Building and Sharing: A meta-model for Guided Research, Learning, and Application ,  VTechWorks

Published on: May 06, 2014

A model for classification and design of security systems incorporating up to date methods.

RaBit EscAPE: a board game for computational thinking ,  Interaction Design and Children

Published on: Dec 31, 2013

Innovative child board game to teach computational thinking skills.

Interests

Interests

  • Outdoors

    Camping Hiking Whitewater Kayaking Mountain Biking Snowboarding
  • Cooking

    Large Scale (100+) Haute cuisine Fundraisers Cuisine Blends
  • Woodworking

    Carpentry Turning Rare woods Artistic
  • Neon

    Custom Artistic signs Integrated Artwork Scientific displays
References

References

Michael Stewart

tgm@vt.edu

Melissa Avery-Wier

averymd@irrsinn.net

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