Josh Weihnacht
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Josh Weihnacht
5533 Ellsworth Ave apt 202, Pittsburgh, PA 15232
917-498-9421  |


To find a position where I can combine my 7 years of front-end development experience with my Human Computer Interaction education to have one eye on usability and human issues and the other eye on technological solutions.


Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA Aug 2007-Aug 2008 (expected)
  • Masters of Human Computer Interaction

University of Florida, Gainesville, FL Aug 1995-May 2000
  • Computer Science, B.S. with highest honors
  • Film and Media Studies, B.A. with honors
  • Art History Minor
  • 3.96 GPA (Cumulative)

GRE - Math: 790, Verbal: 690, Writing: 5.5 (taken 11/2006)
SAT - Math: 780, Verbal: 680
Valedictorian, Mandarin High School, Jacksonville, Florida


Agile Partners (New York, NY)
Senior Creative Developer, Dec 2002-Jul 2007
  • Developed, enhanced, and maintained various website content management platforms
  • Worked on sites through the entire software life cycle and through multiple generations of technology implementation
  • Responsible for XSL, XML, Perl, cross-browser HTML/DHTML, JavaScript, CSS, and occasionally Java
  • Created wireframes, sitemaps and advocated for a better experience for users
  • Worked with project manager to determine site requirements, scope, and time estimates
Clients include various Merck divisions and regions including, Latin America, Europe, Canada, Korea

Viant (New York, NY)
Senior Creative Developer, Aug 2000-Nov 2002
  • Led teams of site developers in the creation of cross-browser HTML/DHTML, JavaScript, and CSS
  • Created wireframes, participated in user testing, and advised on usability
  • Worked with functional analysts to determine site requirements and scope
Information Architect, Aug 2001-Nov 2002
  • Developed and maintained the site map, navigation structure, and taxonomies
  • Managed timely delivery and web readiness of all content from client
Clients included Merck, Lehman Brothers, IDC, Vanteq, and The Merck Institute of Aging and Health

Site Developer, Information Architect, 1997-present
  • HTML/DHTML, JavaScript, CSS, Image Production and Optimization
  • Static and Dynamic sites using PHP with MySQL or ASP/VBScript with Microsoft Access Databases
  • Information Architecture, Web Page Design
Clients include The Jacksonville Museum of Contemporary Art, The University of Florida Department of Architecture, Arpad Baksa Architect P.C., New Stage Theatre Company, and Welch Consulting Group

Robin Shepherd Studios (Jacksonville, FL)
Intern, summer 1996
  • Created HTML, animated GIFs, and web-ready images for a Design and Marketing Firm.

Exhibitions, Honors, and Awards

The William M. and Sue Goza Award
Received The William M. and Sue Goza Award for outstanding research paper in the School of Art and Art History from the University of Florida for the paper Disney vs. Debord: Methods and Ideologies for Manipulating the Viewer Through Space.

Second International Show of Art in CD-ROM
Media Centre d'Art i Disseny in Barcelona, Spain, 1999.
Exhibited an interactive CD-Rom entitled Accidental Memory v2.5 that recreated my experience of witnessing an accident and then observing the details of my memory of the accident shifting as I tried to recall what happened.

Online journal of the CADRE Institute of the School of Art and Design at San Jose State University
Included in the Web Art Taxonomy section for a game-like Java Applet entitled Version 1 (re-titled Reactive Ecology) in which the user interacts with creatures that can eat, reproduce and die.

Honors and Organizations
National Merit Scholar, University of Florida Honors Program, Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Alpha Lambda Honors Society, Gold Key Honor Society, Art History, Association - Vice President, STATIC (electronic media arts interest group), Florida Undergraduate Film Society

Technical Skills

Languages: XSL, JavaScript, DHTML, AJAX, CSS, Perl, Ruby on Rails, PHP, JSP, SQL, Java, Regular Expressions
Tools: Cocoon, Subversion, Photoshop, Tomcat, Apache, Interwoven Teamsite, XMLSpy, Word, Excel, Powerpoint

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