Christie Syphrit

PHP/Web Programmer

Buffalo, NY


Originally from small-town Pennsylvania, Christie moved to Buffalo, NY to complete her Bachelors in Computer Science at SUNY Buffalo. Since then her work has primarily been PHP/MySQL development with a focus on front-end development. Christie is passionate about website design, gaming of all types, anime/gaming conventions, and geek culture in general. She watches far too much TV. She currently lives with her husband James, her three cats Boo, Spooky, and Puff.




Programming Languages
Database Languages
Yii Yii 2.0 Foundation Angular.JS
Web Applications
MediaWiki WordPress phpBB
Templating Languages
Smarty PHTML CHTML mustache
Version Control
Git CVS Subversion Mercurial
Testing Frameworks
PHPUnit QUnit Selenium
Operating Systems
Windows 95 to 10 UNIX Linux
Web Servers
Apache HTTP Server
Microsoft Office Adobe Photoshop/GIMP PHPStorm Eclipse

Work Experience

ClearView Social, 3/2015 - present

Senior Developer
Buffalo, NY

Maintenance and improvement of existing social media sharing platform and WordPress blogs. Backend in PERL with MySQL, moving to Node JS. Front-end in JavaScript, SASS, React.

Anime North, 5/2006 - present

Volunteer Web Developer
Toronto, ON

Ongoing enhancement of web-based panel management system for Anime North, GAnime, and other conventions. In charge of design, development, testing, and maintenance. System was built using Yii Framework, PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, and jQuery.

PCA Technology Group, 1/2015 - 3/2015

Web Developer
Buffalo, NY

Custom development for multiple clients using PHP (laravel framework), MySQL, HTML, CSS, and AngularJS.

PLS 3rd Learning, 9/2013 - 12/2014

Web Developer
Buffalo, NY

Enhancement of online professional development software used by university partners. System was built using Yii Framework, PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS, and jQuery.

Synacor, 04/2008 - 09/2013

Platform Developer
Buffalo, New York

Responsible for bug fixes and enhancements to existing Portal product, as well as building internal tools. Mix of backend development with PHP and MySQL and frontend development with HTML/PHTML, CSS, and jQuery. Components were built using Synacor's custom PHP Framework and version controlled with CVS and Git. All products required PHPUnit tests. QUnit and Selenium tests are added on a project-by-project basis.

Merrill Press, 08/2006 - 03/2008

PHP Programmer
Buffalo, New York

Enhanced existing site. Duties included manipulation of PDFs with Adobe Acrobat, software development using PHP/MySQL, and system templates created with SMARTY and HTML QuickForms. The website was version controlled with Subversion.

Tata Consultancy Services, 08/2005 - 07/2006

Assistant Systems Engineer
Buffalo, New York

.NET and JAVA development, SharePoint Services.


Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science, May 2005
Minor: Japanese Linguistics
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
GPA: 3.7, Graduated Magna Cum Laude, University Honors Scholar

Demos and Side Projects

Magic Eight-Ball - Uses HTML, CSS, JavaScript
Combat System - Uses Angular.JS
Web-based Adventure Game - in development using Node JS and React