My name is Michael Skwarcan and I am a web developer. In 2006, I graduated high school. In 2008, I graduated with an Associate's degree in Web Technology. And in 2010 I graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Graphics Technology with a focus in Interactive Media.
When I started down the path of web technology, I originally inspired to be a web designer. After a couple years of mastering that, I wanted something more. I originally started out with an internship focusing in ASP.Net VB. Soon after that I learned PHP in school. That summer I did another internship that was mostly jQuery and Ruby based. During my senior year, most of my coding consisted of ActionScript 3, PHP on the CodeIgniter framework, and ASP.Net C#.
Immediately after graduating, I was hired as a freelance web developer for a company called The Balcom Agency in Fort Worth, TX. They are a creative advertising agency that did mostly Drupal based websites. After working there for about a month and a half, I was offered a full-time position and that is where I am today.
Since I have been hired, the company has moved from PHP and Drupal sites and now does the majority of their sites using Ruby on Rails and the Refinery CMS. We've also done a few sites using the Sinatra framework for the smaller ones that didn't require a backend.
Although I do have a full-time job, I am still available for freelance work if you wish to contact me.