Matthew J. Pilz — Resume

Information Technology / Technician / Web & Mobile Application Development

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To secure a technical-related position where advanced computer knowledge and creative technical skills will positively contribute to the company's successful operations.

Qualification Highlights

  • Proven record of creating award-winning products; technical work has been showcased around the world.
  • Technically savvy, dependable and enthusiastic; able to learn new skills quickly and adapt to changes.
  • Proficient in a multitude of computer hardware and software, programming languages and operating systems.
  • Over 15 years of combined Web, mobile and general computer experience with a constantly evolving skill set.

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Technical Skills Summary

  • Advanced knowledge of Windows and OS X operating systems; general familiarity with Linux.
  • Highly proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Visual Studio, Xcode and many other applications.
  • Technically fluent in (X)HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery PHP, C#, ASP.NET, XML, SQL and other languages.
  • Additional strengths in graphic design, photo manipulation, computer repair, networking, and photography.

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Experience Highlights

linkedPIXEL LLC, Marshfield, Wisconsin

Founder / Developer (Self-Employed), 2010—Present

  • Develop mobile apps and games for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Android devices.
  • Produce specialized applications for niche markets (including collaborations with Intel, Lenovo, Panasonic).
  • Design and develop specialized websites for individuals and organizations using a variety of technologies.
  • Utilize JavaScript, jQuery, HTML5, CSS3, PHP, ASP.NET, SQL, Objective C and other technologies.

Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield, Wisconsin

Associate / Web Developer / User Experience Designer, 2010—2012

  • Developed internal and external Web applications and sites using a variety of Web technologies.
  • Supported other clinical staff by responding to computer-related helpline calls and ticket requests.
  • Utilized XHTML/HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, ASP, ASP.NET, C#, XML and internal tools to maintain sites.
  • Assisted with early planning and prototype creation for a new Website and mobile app launch.

Marshfield Area Community Foundation, Marshfield, Wisconsin

Web Developer, 2006 - 2010

  • Developed and later redesigned a functional and easy-to-maintain Web site for local organization.
  • Produced illustrated guides and video tutorials on how to update and administrate site content.
  • Utilized XHTML, PHP and CMS technologies to produce a database-driven, accessible site.

Leave Only Bubbles, Spencer, Wisconsin

Web Developer, 2007 - 2009

  • Developed a feature-rich and fully customized e-commerce site for an educational science store.
  • Produced an illustrated guide and tutored store owners on how to update and administrate site.
  • Utilized HTML, JavaScript, PHP, and osCommerce technologies to produce a database-driven site.

"What If...?" Scientific, Spencer, Wisconsin

Web Designer / Developer, 2005

  • Designed and developed a Web site to showcase and sell the client's educational invention.
  • Utilized HTML, CSS and PayPal-based payment functionality for quick and secure transactions.

Healthy Lifestyles, Marshfield, Wisconsin

Web Developer, 2004

  • Developed a Web site for a Clinic-sponsored organization based on strict specifications.
  • Utilized HTML, CSS and JavaScript to meet client's requirements and ambitions for Web site.

School-to-Career, Marshfield, Wisconsin

Web Designer / Developer, 2004

  • Designed and developed a Web site for the Marshfield School District to assist students.
  • Utilized HTML and CSS in conjunction with Dreamweaver and Photoshop.

PC Doctors, Marshfield, Wisconsin

Computer Technician, 2000

  • Built, repaired and diagnosed computer systems.
  • Assisted with general Web and application-related tasks.
  • Miscellaneous tasks including Yellow Page ad maintenance, networking, house calls.

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Education and Credentials

Bachelor of Science Degree, B.S., 2012 (Web Technologies)
Bellvue University, Bellevue, Nebraska
GPA: 4.0 (Dean's Honor List)

Associate in Applied Science Degree, A.A.S., 2009 (eCommerce / Web Administration)
Milwaukee Area technical College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
GPA: 4.0

Web Designer Technical Diploma, 2009
Milwaukee Area technical College, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

H.S., Graduate, 2004
Marshfield High School, Marshfield, Wisconsin
Senior GPA: 4.1

During high school and college I developed various websites for the facilities that I attended, and also took a variety of honor and advanced placement computer classes. I was in SkillsUSA from 2001-2004 and was named State Champion twice for computer-related competitions.

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Selected Honors and Awards

Intel® Software Innovator, 2014
Intel Corporation
In late-2014, Intel awarded me with the inaugural designation of Intel® Software Innovator. This recognition came in no small part due to the unprecidented three-consecutive wins I obtained through the Intel-sponsored global app competitions. In September 2014, I was invited to demonstrate and exhibit one of my award-winning apps at Intel's largest conference in San Francisco within the App Innovation Showcase.

All-In-One App Innovation Contest Grand Prize Winner, Winter 2013
Intel Corporation / Lenovo
In late-2013, Intel sponsored a second App Innovation Competition to develop applications for the high-end, 27" All-In-One computer systems by Lenovo. This was my third consecutive worldwide app development competition that I entered over the course of 12 months. For this contest, I redeveloped my mobile application Scribblify from the ground up to harness the All-In-One technology. Yet again, the team of judges chose my submission (Scribblify AIO) as the overall grand prize winner. The application was developed in 4-6 weeks using HTML5-based technologies; Intel featured this app in a technical case study.

Intel Perceptual Computing Challenge Grand Prize Winner, Spring 2013
Intel Corporation
To help promote a newly conceived perceptual camera and SDK, Intel hosted a global competition that called on developers to create functional prototypes using motion tracking and other features of the camera. After a short development period, Intel selected my entry (Magic Doodle Pad) as one of the three grand prize winners (the other two being from the UK and China). This prototype was developed in just two weeks using a new language and SDK that I had no prior experience with. This application was featured in an Intel-published case study and was redeveloped for IntelĀ® RealSenseā„¢ Technology in 2015.

Windows 8 & Ultrabook™ App Innovation Contest Grand Prize Winner (Gaming Category), 2012
Intel Corporation
In late-2012, Intel sponsored a worldwide competition for developers to create apps that utilized its forthcoming Ultrabook™ sensor technology. From a bank of 700 entrants and approximately 200 finalized submissions, the judges selected my game (Ballastic) as the winner in the Gaming category. The game was featured in a booklet at Consumer Electronics Show '13 as well as other publications including an Intel case study.

Golden Cattail Award, 2012
Marshfield Clinic
In recognition of the quality work that I completed at Marshfield Clinic, I received a "Golden Cattail Award" by Marshfield Clinic Corporate Communications.

Volunteer of the Year, 2011
North Wood County Historical Society
I have volunteered countless hours using my technical skills to archive and restore historical documents. This includes repairing old VHS tapes, audio recordings, and vintage photographs. In addition, I developed a new website for the non-profit organization. For this continued service, I was named "Volunteer of the Year" by the historical society.

A Deed Made a Difference, 2011
Marshfield Clinic
I was honored by The Diagnostic & Treatment Center at Marshfield Clinic, in part for being "responsive and helpful with any requests" and for "getting things done so quickly and with expertise."

Freeware Game of the Month, 2007
PCZone Magazine
As part of a 2006 online programming competition, I developed a 3D computer video game from the ground up. In January 2007, PCZone Magazine ("Britain's Best PC Games Mag") awarded my game "Freeware Game of the Month" and dedicated a full page review to it.

Volunteer Award for Community Service (Web Development), 2004
Healthy Lifestyles Marshfield Coalition
A portion of the Healthy Lifestyles Marshfield Coalition website was done free-of-charge as a community service and at a discounted rate because the organization is non-profit.

State Champion (3D Visualization and Animation), 2004
A partner and I placed 1st in the SkillsUSA state competition for 3D Visualization and Animation. The competition required the use of 3D modeling applications (we used 3DS Max) to model and animate an entire scene based on a given theme, within 8 working hours.

State Champion (Technical Computer Applications), 2002
I placed 1st in the SkillsUSA state competition for Technical Computer Applications. The competition required the use of Microsoft Windows and various mainstream applications to problem solve and develop professional-based documents (including a small Web site).

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Thank you for taking the time to review my resume. A list of references is available upon request.