Notice: This site is currently under construction and will be added to as I get a chance in between my work on various school projects! If you have any questions regarding any of my experience that isn't filled in yet, please feel free to email me at kyledemers@gmail.com

kyle demers

bio

MA-based developer with ~3 years of professional experience in backend work with PHP and a strong interest in frontend design.

skills

php

Used the MVC design pattern with PHP in order to add functionality to Magento (an ecommerce Content Management System).
Created a personal website and a police department website which use a combination of PHP and MySQL to store all verbiage and loaded each page's information directly from the database.

web development

Created fluid and responsive websites using HTML5 and CSS3 that were also accessible to people with disabilities.
Used JavaScript and jQuery to alter websites according to user input to validate forms and change the overall look of the website.

game development

Created prototypes for platformer games, local multiplayer games, and space shooter games in Unity and GameMaker Studio 1 & 2 using both 2D and 3D physics.

operating systems

Worked with Windows, Mac OS X and Linux operating systems, able to troubleshoot issues easily.
Comfortable navigating and working within the command line or graphical interface.

communication

Presenting in front of audiences of all sizes.
Training new employees.

miscellaneous

C++, C#, JavaScript, Python, SASS, Magento, Github, Gitlab, BitBucket, Android Studio, Firebase, React Native

experience

t0tallyKy1e, Methuen, MA, Game Developer [September 2016 - Present]

Prototyped games using Unity and Game Maker Studio 1 & 2.
Currently in the process of developing Little Bombs and Goth Kid.

BDA / SwervePoint, Danvers, MA, Jr. Web Developer [March 2016 - February 2019]

Maintained and created websites using Magento for a wide variety of clients.
Created new modules to extend Magento to get specific functionality at the request of the clients.

Atkinson Police Department, Atkinson, NH, Web Developer & Designer [March 2017 - April 2017]

Created a new website from scratch using HTML5, CSS3, PHP, jQuery, SASS, Bootstrap, MySQL and TinyMCE.
Created a user-friendly admin page so the police department could maintain the site once I was finished.
Maintained accessibility on the website to the best of my knowledge.

education

UMASS Lowell - Lowell, MA - B.S.: Computer Science, expected grad May 2019, 3.7 GPA
Northern Essex Community College - Haverhill, MA - A.S.: Computer Science, grad May 2017, 3.81 GPA
Full Sail University - Winter Park, FL - B.S.: Show Production and Touring, grad June 2012, 3.69 GPA

awards

Dean's List - Northern Essex Community College (2014 to 2017)