I am a person inclined towards communication, creation and balance. I have obtained along my working experience abilities to shape and organize my own working environment, and not just my own.
I posses the ability to see in great detail but also to contemplate the bigger picture. The whole meaning of events and situations. This helps me make decisions and organize my planning of actions to take.
I wish to know, to learn, to become more then I already am.
I have gone through all the phases of internet communication: mIRC (bit hit in Romania for 5 or so years), DC++, forums, online diaries (we didn't call them blogs yet), personal profiles on various early social networking sites, and eventually blogging.
There are two in particular that I loved and pursued above the rest: online forums and blogging. Both are similar in that they build communities, both thrive when people communicate and share information and experiences, and both are real people-connectors. Since I was 13 years old I was fascinated with the way the Internet works, and have been so ever since. The friendships I built off of forums and blogs are still going strong: one of those friends is my husband now. And I manage his own website, alongside mine. 🙂
At 17 I took my first crack at building html - basic - websites, with an amazing and astounding failure, of course. At 22 I tried again, only on the web-design part of it. Another failure, another lesson.
In 2005 I started my first online diary: a forum-hosted one. A year later, on Yahoo! 360 I started one after another a couple more "blogs": they called them. I started experimenting with themes, colors, layouts.
But my true and everlasting love, above all else is WordPress. I have been an advocate and a supporter of WordPress among my friends ever-since I first grasped what it fully meant.
I am also a supporter of open-source software, a Linux User (since Ubuntu 9 and 10), and a believer in freedom, elegance and quality: am I a WordPress fan, or what?
I have actually convinced bloggers to switch from other platforms onto WordPress, and became their go-to person for trouble shooting. I have installed, modified, customized and built sites for them, further falling in love with this platform.
I am currently managing alongside my husband & partner a small business related to building and managing online websites. We are WordPress oriented.
· July 1, 2013 to present · Bucharest, Romania ·
[spoiler title="Briefly, my responsibilities include: " style="fancy" icon="caret-square"]
Responsible to thoroughly understand and communicate stakeholder requirements to appropriate team members, and manage all requirements accordingly to realize each for the stakeholder.
Establish clear ownership for project tasks, ensure that team members have the tools needed, and provide timely feedback.
Coordinate and facilitate delivery of project objectives.
Track progress and review project tasks to make certain deadlines are met appropriately.
Assess project issues and identify solutions to meet productivity, quality and customer goals.
Proactively communicate project status, issues & risks to management.
Conduct regular status meetings with all stakeholders, keeping the stakeholder’s needs and requirements continuously in view.
Work collaboratively with development staff and support staff to maintain thorough knowledge of product capabilities, and to ensure that all communications between 648 Group and its stakeholders are precise.
Facilitate productivity by ensuring that the team has tools to succeed.
Find and work to remove development and project roadblocks; motivates the development team and keep them excited to move forward; protects the team from outside distractions. Manage the team - Ensure that daily, sprint and release commitments are being upheld.[/spoiler]
Social Media Department Manager & Websiste Developer/Editor
· Bucharest, Romania · Jan 2012 to present ·
[spoiler title="More Details:" style="fancy" icon="caret-square"]I manage the online presence for the Peniel Foundation Romania: facebook & website. I am putting together a small team of volunteers, to help with the copious amount of work.[/spoiler]
Web Developer / Project Manager
· Bucharest, Romania · Sep 2011 to 2013 ·
[spoiler title="My work at Mediafax: " style="fancy" icon="caret-square"]Mediafax Group is a company that provides (through multiple platforms) the most diverse media content in Romania, for both companies and end users.
A Publisher with a portfolio that includes the largest number of market leading brands, the content Mediafax Group provides is both of general interest and specialized information with the millions of consumers of print and online. Online Project Manager & Developer, Mediafax Group, Bucharest
During my work with Mediafax Group inside the company Uzina de Net Interactive I was in charge of three online projects:
SuntGravida.ro 2012 to 2013
SuntMamica.ro 2012 to2013
Fanclub.ro 2011 to 2013
All three projects have an informative component but also a strong socialization facet to them. During this period I oversaw the existing functionality, improved the operation & use of existing sections and added new options to the websites – in both administrative and end user terms.
All three projects have been in a re-launch phase from the time they became my responsibility. Thus, I re-drafted, redesigned and re-imagined the site architectures, and worked with the wire-framing, design and programming teams. I kept close contact with content writers, we held small classes in writing, SEO writing and internal link building.
I worked extensively on existing information and content for the sites, reorganizing and modifying databases thoroughly. None of the projects was an exclusive priority, so as to receive first place among other projects in development, while in programming or re-design phases.
Nevertheless I managed to put in place and in working order every project with great attention to detail and to the user experience online. The main achievement I can name is having our team working closer together and building functional relations and friendships between all team members and in this way creating a flowing and efficient workflow.[/spoiler]
Reporter & Redactor
· Bucharest, Romania · Jul 2008 to 2014 ·
[spoiler title="More Details:" style="fancy" icon="caret-square"]I have been working and learning with RVE Bucharest for a few years now.
I have had multiple radio shows for which I have done everything from the naming process and set-up to actually pushing the buttons and talking on the microphone.
I am currently acting as a reporter, and continuing to learn from the experience.[/spoiler]
Key Account Manager
· Bucharest, Romania · May 2008 to Aug 2011 ·
[spoiler title="More Details:" style="fancy" icon="caret-square"]My main responsibility is to liaise with the company's main customers: Metro and Real store chains.
Managing the entire process: from making orders, to delivery and solving any problems. I managed to make it so that relationships with our key accounts (and key accounts people) be more robust. I also worked on procedures so that any issues be resolved as soon as possible, preferably within 24-48 hours.
Regarding our end users I have had a high enough rate of return for our type of business (equipment pieces have a longer replacement time, and equipping a kitchen is a one time event) but customers who needed other products other than their initial purchase, would contact us again before other businesses. [/spoiler]
Stiinte Politice - FSPUB
· 2008 Bucharest, Romania ·
Liceul teoretic Alexandru Ioan Cuza
· Class of 2004 · Bucharest, Romania ·
E-mail, web-surfing knowledge, social media & everything else - advanced.
MS Office or similar packs - advanced & proficient.
Image editing skills - Corel Draw, Photoshop, GIMP, Inkscape - good.
Unix-based GUI programs (open-sourced free OS) - good.
I am a WordPress developer with over 5 years experience in building and managing websites. I usually work in LAMP stacks, as a favorite but I have worked on Windows servers, on dedicated WordPress services such as Flywheel or on fully managed WordPress solutions, custom-built.
I can also manage anti-virus programs, firewalls and other basic and non basic software. Also basic and more complex maintenance for computers: software and hardware. I can also manage a small network of computers.