Marcel Sands

Marcel Sands

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FULL NAME

Marcel "Celly" Sands

BIRTHPLACE

Miami, Florida

BORN

December 1984

RESIDENCE

Smyrna, Georgia

HOBBIES

Football, Web Dev, Video Games

About me

Football and Web Development. Those are the two things I love the most. I've been a Buccaneers fan since 1997 and first got my start in basic website design in 2001. After many years as a desktop support technician, I rediscovered my love for web development and started to learn about the wonderful world of Ruby on Rails in 2013. Since then, I've been trying to further my skills as a devleoper with the hope of obtaining a job as a Rails developer.

My goal is to get a job as a developer working with a company so that I can have the ability to develop my skill on a daily basis.

Marcel Sands

My Skills

Here are some of the categories in which I have been trying to hone my skills in. Everyday is a chance for a new learning opportunity. Ruby on Rails has become my new passion, but I will always enjoy the ability to learn new things.

DESKTOP SUPPORT

RUBY/RAILS

JQuery/JS

HTML/CSS

LINUX

PYTHON

curriculum vitae

Related Work Experience

Desktop Support Technician II

Southern Polytechnic State University

Marietta, GA

July 2012 - Current

As a Level II Desktop Support Technician, I am mainly tasked with supporting all of the computer labs on campus. This includes approximately 65-70 labs totaling of around 900 machines. These include Windows and Mac as well as a few VMWare thin clients (running Windows). To assist with support, we primarily use the LanDesk Management Console for remote management, creation of deployment packages (primarily using batch scripts) to perform remote installations of software through multicasting as well as capture and deploy windows system images. A lot of the software we use on campus requires a license manager that Tech II's also are required to manage.

Desktop Support Technician

Morehouse College

Atlanta, GA

March 2011 - June 2012

While working as a Desktop Support Technician at Morehouse College, my main job function was the overall support and maintenance of approximately 600 faculty and staff as well as around 40 Windows computer labs. I was also in charge of maintaining a precise inventory of incoming computers for deployment to new and existing users. Windows image creation and deployment was handled using Acronis True Image and Snap Deploy. Basic Active Directory management was required for handling the users and computers on the domain.

Campus IT Supervisor

Apollo Group, Inc

Atlanta, GA

November 2005 - December 2009

When I started at Apollo Group (most commonly known for their child company University of Phoenix) I began as an IT Technician. After 2 years of hard work, I was rewarded with a position as Campus IT Supervisor, where I managed a three (3) member IT team. It was our responsibility to support the six (6) UoPhx campuses here in the Atlanta area as well as the new acquisition of Western Internation University. Our group was in charge of supporting over 1500 faculty, staff and students across the 7 campuses as well as all the classrooms and the computer lab at each campus.

Education

Omni Networking Program

Omni Tech Institute

Stone Mountain, GA

September 2004 - October 2005

As a graduate of the Omni Networking Program, I was trained in the repairing, building and troubleshooting of desktop and laptop PCs. I also received training on network practices such as administration, design, implementation and maintenance.

Computer Information Systems

Georgia Southern University

Statesboro, GA

August 2002 - July 2004

I was a student at Georgia Southern University for 4 semesters, studying CIS and had the pleasure of meeting some really nice people and creating some lasting friendships.

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Portfolio

Here is a list of a few projects that I have worked on. You can view my full GitHub repository by clicking here or by clicking follow me at the bottom of the screen and clicking the the GitHub icon.

Portfolio 1
Jackie Consigns Decatur

Web application for a consignment store in Decatur, GA - Click to visit

Portfolio 2
Wedding

Web application built for me wedding for easy photo uploads and RSVPs - Click to visit

Portfolio 3
Countertops & Cabinets

Website for a hospitality industry furniture manfaturer - Click to visit

Portfolio 4
The Essence of You

Website for a company that specializes in interior design - Click to visit

Portfolio 5
Whats Happening Bahamas!

Online events calendar appliation - Click to visit

Portfolio 6
Marcel and Kim

Personal web page hosted on a Linode Virtual Private Server - Click to visit

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