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Hi.

I’m Amanda.

She/her ๐Ÿณโ€๐ŸŒˆ โœŠ๐Ÿฟ ๐Ÿ’‰
INFJ ๐Ÿ’— Enneagram type 4 โ™“ Pisces sun/moon/rising

ย Instagram: @amandaweber.me –ย personal/family, @sundaze_farm –ย our farm | @aweberdev –ย my business

Prefer to get to the nitty-gritty? It’s cool, I understand…

A little background…

My grandparents gave my parents a lot of side-eye for putting a computer in my room when I was a little girl in the mid-1980s, but it was a Commodore 64 with no modem, so there was limited trouble I could get into. At that time, I dreamed of being a journalist, so I spent many hours teaching myself rudimentary desktop publishing skills in The Newsroom.

Years later, in the late-90s, I used AOL to organize and distribute an e-zine via email. Eventually, I wanted to create a website for my e-zine, so I downloaded AOLPress (a primitive WYSIWYG editor) and took full advantage of the whopping 2 MB of space AOL gave you for free. Then I moved to Geocities (/SouthBeach/Boardwalk/5612, baby!). I outgrew using a WYSIWG editor and started to hand-code HTML. I started a manual “online journal” just a little before Blogger.com hit the mainstream. When blogging became aย thing, I was all over it, eventually learning Greymatter and later WordPress.

In college … (blah blah blah)

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All of this is a long, roundabout way of saying: content creation in a digital format has always been my passion, both as a hobby and professionally.ย 

… and some random, fun facts about me:

I'm a wife & mom.

My husband is a stay-at-home dad by day and a folk-rock musician by night. We have two boys and a new baby girl.

I live in a 220-year-old farmhouse.

It was part of the underground railroad.ย Is it haunted? You better believe it.

I raise and show dairy goats.

Yes,ย show goats are a thing. I raise Nigerian Dwarfs and LaManchas. I also make some pretty wicked goat cheese.

Education

B.S. in Mangement Information Sciences

December 2004 | Penn State Erie, the Behrend College

Career

One part developer, one part designer, and a hefty sprinkling of e-marketing.

AW Development + Design (aka, the side-hustle)

January 2012 – present | Telecommuting

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Marketing Specialist

Reconext | August 2019 – present | Telecommuting

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Senior Developer

MaxBack | November 2016 – July 2019 | Erie, Pennsylvania + Telecommuting
MaxBack was acquired by Reconext in July 2019.

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Programmer/Analyst II

Clover Technologies Group | April 2010 – November 2016 | Erie, Pennsylvania + Telecommuting

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Legislative Programmer/Analyst

Tennesee General Assembly | January 2007 – March 2010 | Nashville, TN

 

  • Worked closely with leadership in state Senate and House of Representatives to develop custom software solutions.
  • Developed new legislative website (www.capitol.tn.gov) launched January 2009 (specifically the โ€œMy Billsโ€ legislation tracking web app), which was the recipient of 2009 Online Democracy Award from the National Conference of State Legislatures and Recipient of Leadership in Digital Access Award from the Granicus Digital Governance Awards.
  • Development of Windows forms and web applications using Visual Basic .NET, ASP.NET and Microsoft SQL server.