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Hello there! My name is Derrick Planz and I am a software developer, partial designer, and general technology enthusiast. I work predominantly on full-stack web development, and love working on a project from top to bottom. My favorite part about software development is the ability to creatively problem solve an issue, while giving the solution elegance and style.
JQuery, Bootstrap, JSON, Google Visualization API, AngularJS, Google Analytics, REST, SOAP
ASP.NET (MVC, Web Forms, Web API) C#, LINQ to SQL, Entity Framework, T-SQL, Visual Basic, WCF
Active Directory, IIS, SQL Server, TFS, VSTS, Windows Server, Batch scripting, Azure
Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere Pro
Arduino, Teensy, Azure IoT Suite, Raspberry Pi, Bluetooth Low Energy, RFID
I am currently getting my Xamarin Certification for cross-platform mobile app development.
I have a created a handful of various devices, predominatly using LED strips and displaying POV images.
I am absolutely facinated by this amazing art form... I'm particularly interested in full-dome projection.
It's an amazing time we live in. You can literally design (or download) an object and print it in your home!
I have built a couple hammock domes, and plan on building a PVC/vinyl dome for projection.
In my spare time, I love to spin poi. I am developing LED smart poi and also like to contact and fire poi.
USNA Alumni Association & Foundation
Predominantly develop web, mobile, and Windows applications using .NET(MVC and WebForms), Xamarin, JQuery, AngularJS, etc.
Technology Support Technician II
Anne Arundel County Public Schools
Independently supported over five hundred systems and one hundred fifty users. Developed Visual Basic scripts, batch files, and Excel macros.
Field Installation Technician
Systematized processes to streamline the removal, replacement, and installation of computer systems.
Bachelor's of Arts in Economics
University of Maryland
College Park, MD
Founding Father of Sigma Pi Fraternity and member of Business and Information Technology Society (BITS)
Certified Mobile Developer
Accredited Technical Associate
Designing & Developing Connected Devices
Hewlett Packard Development