News: What Am I Up To?

DAY JOB: I have accepted a full-time position with Fike Corporation as a Business Systems Analyst (analyst/programmer role).

TEACHING: I am prepping to teach summer and fall classes at JCCC and custom classes for Masterbrand.

WRITING: Check out some of my most recent blog post on my new tech blog.

PROGRAMMING: I am in the process of adding some new code demos: demo page | github

SIDE PROJECTS:

I am working on 2017 curriculum for contract technical instruction in web development for Masterbrand.

I am working on a responsive redesign and RSS feed tool for labri.org.

I am doing a general redesign of my ministry site francisschaefferstudies.org.

 

 

  Welcome!

Dan GuinnThank you for visiting my resume/portfolio site! I am a technology professional with many skills to offer. My work history has primarly included positions as a full-stack PHP web developer, which includes front-end and back-end programming, database, web graphics and design. I also have skills in photography, audio/video editing, social media, analyst and am a technical instructor. I am currently teaching web development at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) and working at Fike Corporation as a Business Systems Analyst.

Follow the links below to get to know me!  

 

 

  Personality

I would describe myself as technical, passionate and gracious. I always strive to give others the benefit of the doubt and practice a longsuffering attitude. Many tell me I am easy to work with and I feel that I am usually well liked. With respect to work, one of my friends has described me as a technical Swiss Army Knife. I think this is an interesting and adequate description. I am a bit of a tech-multi-tool and enjoy a diversity of technologies. I describe myself as a, "Jack of all trades, master of some." This is often what is referred to as a polymath (see definition). As an analytical-creative, with a unique perspective on the world, I am fortunate to have numerous skills to offer and I love being able to contribute. I am passionate about the web and passionate about people.

polymath (Greek: πολυμαθής, polymathēs, "having learned much") is a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas; such a person is known to draw on complex bodies of knowledge to solve specific problems.

Over the years, I have demonstrated one thing consistently, the ability to teach myself new concepts. Thus, by definition, I am also an autodidact (see definition).  I enjoy the challenge and adventure of learning and believe I can learn anything if given adequate context and a chance to layer the knowledge.

autodidact (Greek: αυτοδίδακτος, autodidaktos self-taught, from aut- + didaktos taught, from didaskein to teach) is a person who is self-taught or having the ability to teach themselves.

 

 

  Family

Dan & BarbI will have been married to the love of my life, Barbara, for 20 years as of June 2016. I definitely married up! Barb and I had many friends in common, but had never met until our 20s. I went to Olathe North High School and she went to the rival school, Olathe South. We met at her father's book store and were friends for two years before we began dating. Months thereafter, much to our parents dismay, we eloped! We are very blessed to have three children; Daniel, Nathan and Ashlyn, who never cease to amaze! Ashlyn is a young artist, she and her brother Nathan are quite the PC gamers. Their older brother, Daniel, is out on his own.

 

 

  Interest

ChessMany of my primary interest and passions are closely related to my work. I enjoy teaching, technology, programming and media (graphics, photography, audio and video). But you also may find me tinkering with my Rasberry PI or Intel NUC web server, playing guitar, writing and hiking. I am a huge Chiefs fan, as well as a fan and collector of IRONMAN things. I am active on Twitter as @KCIRONFAN that is a slight merger of the two interest. I really enjoy playing chess with my son Nathan and looking at my daughter's art work (when she will let me see it). I am also involved in various studies related to the scholar, Dr. Francis Schaeffer, so I am regularly reading both his works and researching various historical materials. These studies prompted the founding of the research service called Francis Schaeffer Studies.

 

 

  A Diverse Technologist

I can site numerous instances from my work history where I have been able to succeed by learning a diverse set of technical skills. In technical school, I took classes, but within a year I was asked to teach. When I worked in banking, I cross-trained and learned every check item processing position. As a web programmer, I wanted to know how it all worked, from front-end to back-end. Later as an analyst, I loved the diversity of working across multiple teams and with many types of specialist. If you are looking for a generalist, I am most definitely your man. If you are looking for a particular specialist who will be mindful of the big picture do not rule me out. I am adaptive and a hungry learner.

I'm a Diverse Technologist, with Experience as an Analyst, Programmer, Designer & Technical Instructor.

 

 

  My Career

I started my career in banking and was noticed for my skills with Excel and was eventually asked to teach "Excel for Banking." Thereafter, I was hired as a technical instructor at the school I was attending. During my time as a technical instructor, I was exposed to numerous technologies. I had been interested in the web as a hobby since the late 90s and took the opportunity to pick up various web development languages as well as web design and other skills directly from other instructors. For the next 10 years or so, I worked as a Full-Stack PHP Developer, with a short stint as a VBA Application Developer (MS Excel Macro Development). For two years thereafter, I worked as a Business Systems Analyst. In the summer of 2016, I accepted a teaching role as a part time technical instructor at Johnson County Community College. Here, I have an opportunity to both share my skills and further enhance them. In the fall of 2016, I worked a contract with Advisors Excel as a full stack web developer. My most recent work has been through contracting positions (teaching and PHP developer). In August of 2017, I accepted a role with Fike Corporation as a Business Systems Analyst working and programming in Oracle CPQ/BigMachines.

 

 

  Organizations

I maintain memberships with the following organizations:

Professional Web and Programming Groups You Might Find Me At!

Kansas City's PHP User Group

JavaScript KC

Python KC

HackerNest KC

Google Developer Group KC

KC Open Source Enthusiast

Wordpress KC

Personal & Ministry Related

Member, Teacher, Redeemer Presbyterian Church, Overland Park Kansas redeemer-pca.org

Treasurer, International Society of Christian Apologetics isca-apologetics.org

Founder/Developer of Francis Schaeffer Studies francisschaefferstudies.org

Web Administrator of L'Abri Fellowship (Ministry founded by Francis and Edith Schaeffer) labri.org

 

 

  Portfolio

Click on the following links to navigate to the portfolio of interest.

 

 

  Resume

Thank you for visiting danguinn.com. This site is regularly being updated with various materials to show my diverse background and experience and give you a glimpse of who I am as a potential candidate for employment. I am currently seeking a new position in web development or related fields in technology. Possible positions for consideration might include, but are not limited to the following:

Technical Instructor

Front-End Developer

PHP Developer

Business Systems Analyst

Media Expert (graphics, photography, video)

The ideal position would be with an organization that appreciates a multifacited technologist as opposed to a narrow specialist.

Please contact me if you feel I would be a good fit for your organization (see my resume for contact information).

PRINTABLE RESUME AVAILABLE HERE (Google Docs)

 

 

  Certifications & Training

  • Teaching Studies: As a technical instructor, I am constantly expanding my knowledge of various technologies and am required to have expert-level knowledge to teach. Please seem my Instructor portfolio section to see technologies I have taught.

  • Kansas WORKReady! GOLD Certification (National Career Readiness Certificate)
    • GOLD = Core skills for approximately 90% of the jobs profiled by WorkKeys
    • Test scores are available here.
  • Microsoft Office MASTER (Expert in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access)
  • Certiport Business Fundamentals
  • Certiport IC3 Certification (Internet and Computing Core / Digiital Literacy Certification)
  • Web Development Certification- Johnson County Community College.
    • HTML5 and CSS3 Fundamentals
    • HTML5 and CSS3 Advanced
    • Programming Fundamentals
    • JavaScript and AJAX
    • jQuery
    • pHp and MySQL For Dynamic Websites (also W3Schools)
    • Web Development Portfolio Project
  • Currently Pursuing "Adjunct Trainer Certification"
  • Training Completion Certificates - New Horizons KC:
    • Web Languages Series
    • e-Commernce Professional Series
    • Web Foundations Series
    • A+
    • Network+
    • Photoshop
    • Train the Trainer (Instructor Training)
  • H&R Block e-Solutions: 3 Week Intensive, Web Support Skills Training and Testing
  • Online Self Training - Technical Completion Courses:

IC3 Certification   W3Schools Certified

Non-Technical Ministry Training

My passion for technology has at times crossed over into ministry related areas and allowed me to offer my services to non-profits such as Stonecroft Ministries and the International Society of Christian Apologetics. Likewise, I founded the scholarly research service Francis Schaeffer Studies in 2011 and currently interact with various Schaeffer-related ministries. This has led me to also pursue the ministry related credentials, which are listed below.

Certificate of Apologetics, Biola University

Pursuing - Masters of Arts in Theological Studies at Covenant Theological Seminary (distance education)

 

 

  For JCCC Students

JCCC Students

JCCC students can access class information here:

danguinn.com/jccc-students/

Want to take a class with me?

See my fall schedule .

 

 

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