Resume

Virginia Kimble Vardaman
Jackson, MS 39202
kimble@vardaman.com
(601) 609-0120

Highlights

HTML, CSS, XML, PHP, JSON, AJAX, MySQL, JavaScript, Perl, jQuery, Git, Composer, Drush, SASS, Twig, AMP stacks, Photoshop, Drupal, Moodle, Jenzabar, Wordpress

  • 20+ years of experience in Web development
  • 15+ years of experience maintaining large, multifaceted websites
  • 10+ years of Drupal developer experience (4.x,5.x,6.x,7.x,8.x)
  • Gifted troubleshooter
  • Inventive at merging technologies for maximum efficiency and effectiveness
  • Thorough grasp of content management systems

Work Experience

Webmaster, Tougaloo College - Tougaloo, MS
March 2013 to September 2019

  • Maintained two large Drupal 7 websites, including performing updates, designing new functionality and content editing
  • Helped to manage our Moodle LMS and web-based components ofJenzabar ERP
  • Advised and assisted departments using web-based solutions from 3rd party vendors

Webmaster, Fox 40/WDBD (Jackson Broadcasting LLC)
August 2010 to November 2012

  • Guided staff through web traffic increase from 300K to over 900K page views per month
  • Awarded Best Website by the Mississippi Associated Press Broadcasters Association
  • Collaborated with IT staff to increase efficiency and efficacy of vendor products previously underutilized
  • Managed all aspects of Fox 40 website, including content strategy, ad delivery, traffic analysis, custom programming
  • Trained journalists in optimum content post methodology

Online Production Supervisor, The Clarion-Ledger - Jackson, MS
March 2002 to May 2010

  • Developed processes that became standard and used nationally at Gannett
  • Received Gannett Chairman’s Award for web innovations created for Hurricane Katrina coverage
  • Developed projects that tapped underdeveloped potential for high school sports coverage
  • Guided site through growth from 35K page views to 1M page views per month
  • Trained and supervised a 3 person staff
  • Converted multiple sites from flat-file to content management system
  • Designed user interfaces
  • With my staff, built and maintained 8 websites

Education

Debug Academy/ Drupal 8 Certification
June 2019 - August 2019, Virginia
Led by a Drupal Grandmaster and former Acquia engineer, this rigorous course taught me common usages and Drupal 8 best practices for the following technae: Composer, Drush, Drupal Console, Git commands & Git workflows, SASS, Twig, custom module development and how to work within a remote development environment.