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Kimberly Blessing Hi, my name is Kimberly Blessing. I'm a computer scientist, Web developer, standards evangelist, feminist, and geek. This is where I write about life, the Web, technology, women's issues, and whatever else comes to mind.

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Résumé

Located in the Philadelphia, PA area
Email me at kimberly at this domain or connect with me on LinkedIn

Summary of Qualifications

An energetic, self-motivated individual with a broad range of computing/IT knowledge and experience, in addition to an eagerness to learn. A creative thinker and effective communicator with superb leadership and organizational skills.

Professional Experience

WebLinc eCommerce – Philadelphia, PA
Present — Production Lead and Senior Web Developer
Comcast Interactive Media – Philadelphia, PA
2010 to 2012 — Senior Software Architect
2009 to 2010 — Senior Manager, Web Development
PayPal, Inc. – San Jose, CA
2008 — Principal Front-End Architect, Web Development Platform Team
2006 to 2008 — Manager, Web Development Platform Team
America Online, Inc. – Dulles, VA
2004 to 2005 — Acting Director/Senior Manager, Studio Development
2002 to 2004 — Program Manager for Technical Standards and Strategy, Studio@AOL
2000 to 2002 — Senior Interactive Media Developer, Studio@AOL
1999 to 2000 — Interactive Media Developer, Creative Services
Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) – Philadelphia, PA
1998 to 1999 — Analyst, Network Solutions Group
Bryn Mawr College – Bryn Mawr, PA
1995 to 1998 — Software and Hardware Support Specialist, Department of Computing Services
1995 to 1998 — Web Developer, Office of Public Affairs
Westtown Consulting – Westtown, PA
1996 — Quality Assurance Engineer
Software Madhouse – Rosemont, PA
1994 to 1995 — Internet Trainer and Salesperson

Additional Experience

Kimmie Corp. – West Chester, PA/Minot, ND
1997 to Present — President and Chief Consultant
Bryn Mawr College – Bryn Mawr, PA
Spring 2011 — Computer Science Instructor
Fall 2008 — Computer Science Instructor

Education

Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science
Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
Bachelor of Arts awarded May 1997. Senior studies and research in artificial intelligence and autonomous robotic agents.
Master’s Degree in Computer Science
The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Master of Science awarded May 2003. Also completed requirements for the Computer Security and Information Assurance Graduate Certificate.
Executive Education Program Certificate
MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA
Completed “Managing Technical Professionals and Organizations” in 2010.

Languages

  • English (native speaker)
  • French (proficient, lived in France for six months)
  • Italian (intermediate, lived in Italy for two months)
  • Spanish (beginner)

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Publishing Credits

Speaking Engagements and Events