Brian Kirchoff - Web Application Design

About Me

Picture of Brian I am a 23 year old engineer living near San Francisco, CA. I am a recent graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology where I studied Information Technology, with a concentration in Database and Interactive Multimedia and a minor in Economics.

I am a web programmer who uses mostly PHP and Javascript/AJAX along with relational database systems such as MySQL to create interactive and innovative websites for education and business. I work at PBwiki a web 2.0 company that hosts wikis for thousands of businesses and individuals.

NicEdit - Inline WYSIWYG In 2007, I participated in the Google Summer of Code and was one of 900 students from around the world payed to code open source. My project was working to add SQLite support to Gallery, the most popular PHP photo album application.

I have won several awards for web development projects I have been involved in. On this page you can find details, a copy of my resume as well as contact information.

Projects

I have been involved in a number of educational and business web development projects, you can find a small sample of some of the sites I have created:

Resume

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Profile
Experience
Google Summer of Code Program - Student Developer 2007
Successfully implemented a SQLite Database backend in PHP for Gallery, the most used Open Source photo sharing application. (http://code.google.com/soc/2007/gallery/about.html)
  • One of 900 students selected worldwide to receive Google Inc. sponsorship (out of 6200 applications)
  • Used tools such as SVN Revision Control, Code Collaborator, and PHPUnit to work with open source developers around the world and develop/test structured, object oriented PHP Code.
Ignite Worldwide - Website Developer 2005-Present
Designed and developed a custom Page Creator application used by the company to provide small companies and individuals web sites they can edit themselves online. Solution has allowed the company to reduce site development time from weeks to days, provide flexibility to our customers and increase sales over 300%.
  • Built a cross-browser WYSIWYG editor in object oriented Javascript/AJAX.
  • Integrated configurable custom forms and ecommerce capability to the product providing unique value to customers. (http://igniteworldwide.com/brian.php)
Rochester Institute of Technology - Developer 2004-05
Extended and enhanced Ideatools, a content management tool for students in the National Technical Institute for the Deaf using ASP, Javascript, and Database technologies.
Penfield High School - Work Study Program 2003-04
Created and expanded our school website using ASP and Access Database technologies to create a content management system.
Awards
eBusiness Association of Rochester Scholarship 2007
A merit based scholarship that recognizes an outstanding undergraduate student in the Rochester area with leadership and thoughtful vision in the eBusiness area.
Childnet Awards Finalist: New to Net Category 2004
The award sponsored by Cable and Wireless recognizes students for creating award winning educational websites. Our proposal won first place in the New to Net category and received a cash award as well as a chance our proposal at the awards in London.
Thinkquest Internet Challenge Winner 2001
The Thinkquest Internet Challenge awards students who create the top educational web sites worldwide. Collaborated with students from Canada to create an entry “I Don't Flip Burgers!!” that teaches students the fundamentals to starting their own business. As a finalist each team member received a $5000 cash prize. (http://library.thinkquest.org/C0114800/)
Education
Rochester Institute of Technology Rochester, NY
Bachelor of Information Technology
Expected May 2008
Concentrations in Database Modeling/DBMS Architecture and Interactive Multimedia Development, Minor in Economics.