Derrick Planz

Welcome to my Site

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.

Skills

JQuery, Bootstrap, JSON, Google Visualization API, AngularJS, Google Analytics, REST, SOAP

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ASP.NET (MVC, Web Forms, Web API) C#, LINQ to SQL, Entity Framework, T-SQL, Visual Basic, WCF

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Active Directory, IIS, SQL Server, TFS, VSTS, Windows Server, Batch scripting, Azure

Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects, Premiere Pro

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Arduino, Teensy, Azure IoT Suite, Raspberry Pi, Bluetooth Low Energy, RFID

Interests

APP DEVELOPMENT

I am currently getting my Xamarin Certification for cross-platform mobile app development.

TEENSY/ARDUINO

I have a created a handful of various devices, predominatly using LED strips and displaying POV images.

PROJECTION MAPPING

I am absolutely facinated by this amazing art form... I'm particularly interested in full-dome projection.

3D PRINTING

It's an amazing time we live in. You can literally design (or download) an object and print it in your home!

Geodesic Domes

I have built a couple hammock domes, and plan on building a PVC/vinyl dome for projection.

Spinning Poi

In my spare time, I love to spin poi. I am developing LED smart poi and also like to contact and fire poi.

Professional Experience
2012 - Present
Software Developer

USNA Alumni Association & Foundation

Annapolis, MD

Predominantly develop web, mobile, and Windows applications using .NET(MVC and WebForms), Xamarin, JQuery, AngularJS, etc.

2011 - 2012
Technology Support Technician II

Anne Arundel County Public Schools

Annapolis, MD

Independently supported over five hundred systems and one hundred fifty users. Developed Visual Basic scripts, batch files, and Excel macros.

2009 - 2011
Field Installation Technician

Daly Computers

Clarksburg, MD

Systematized processes to streamline the removal, replacement, and installation of computer systems.

Academic Background
2007 - 2011
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)

Certificates
Certified Mobile Developer

In Progress

Xamarin University

Accredited Technical Associate

Designing & Developing Connected Devices

Hewlett Packard Development

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WHAT I'VE BEEN DOING
CONTACT INFORMATION

443-333-9787

Baltimore, MD