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Chris Andrikanich

Over 18 years, I taught myself HTML and CSS to market Cleveland books by assisting great local authors with their social media and web presence.

Currently, I am enrolled in the Tech Elevator 14 week Java Web Application Bootcamp, where I plan to build on my joy of coding, love or creating, and desire to solve problems. I am seeking a Junior Front End Developer position where I can work with a team that is interested in learning new skills, inspired to create and innovate, and wants to build cool stuff.

If you see a potential fit, or would like to connect, please message me.

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Started marketing Cleveland books, looking to utilize programming skills learned at Tech Elevator to build on a joy of coding, creating, and problem solving to become a junior java developer on a team of passionate and creative developers interested in learning new skills, keeping up with trends, and building cool stuff.


Tech Elevator, Student: Java Cohort, Cleveland, OH — 2016-Present
  • Java Language Fundamentals: variables, data types, loops, conditional statements, exception handling, collections framework, I/O
  • Object Oriented Programming: classes and objects, interfaces, access modifiers, packages, the Java classpath, class modeling, encapsulation, inheritance, and polymorphism, UML class diagrams
  • Web Application Development: HTML, CSS, Javascript, Servlets, JSP, Spring Web MVC, Tomcat
  • Database Programming: JDBC, JPA (Hibernate), table design and creation, SQL queries and DML, PostgreSQL, E/R diagrams
  • Development tools and techniques: unit testing (JUnit), TDD, unix command line navigation, Git, Eclipse
Gray & Company, Publishers, Digital Marketing, Cleveland, OH — 1998-2016
  • Built and designed company web site using HTML, CSS, and FileMaker databases, also managed and maintained updates, fixes, and feature requests via Coda
  • Organized and designed promotional materials, coordinated and scheduled events, and managed book sales partnerships for appearances for 40+ authors
  • Crafted content, designed assets, and implemented social media campaigns on Facebook and Twitter in conjunction with product releases, special offers, and timely content
  • Planned, managed, and researched office logistics for 6 full-time and part-time employees
Burning River Sports, Co-owner, Cleveland, OH — 2002-2005
  • Built, managed and maintained company web site using HTML and CSS
  • Organized, scheduled, and coordinated dozens of local social and sport events in Greater Cleveland
  • Designed marketing materials and promotional giveaways using Adobe InDesign
Signatures Network, Merchandising Assistant, San Francisco, CA — 2005-2009
  • Assisted with inventory supply and management, venue transactions, and logistics for Coldplay concert tours in the summers of 2006, 2008, and 2009 in the United States and Canada


  • Tech Elevator, Cleveland, OH — Certificate, Expected Aug 2016

    14 week accelerated coursework on Java software language

  • Ohio University, Athens, OH — B.A. English, 1998


Proficient in Mac OS X, Microsoft Word editing & mail merges, Microsoft Excel, Adobe InDesign, FileMaker Pro database management, Wordpress installation & maintenance, Coda, Google Docs

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