Dan’s Resume

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Daniel Fortner
Sunnyvale, CA

(860) 857-7152
GitHub – DanFortner

Sales Engineer – Product Manager – Software Engineer

  • Java Development
  • Ruby on Rails
  • SQL and Linux
  • Scrum, Agile, and XP
  • JavaScript
  • P&L and Budgets
  • 11 years of management experience (sales/retail)
  • Training a sales team

Professional Experience

Project Manager
Coco Dojo – Collaborative coding web application

  • Our product took 1st place as well as “Peoples Choice Award” at an HTML5 Hackathon
  • JavaScript web application is a real-time collaboration tool for developers – www.cocodojo.com
  • Obtained two sponsoring clients to help keep the project progressing; CMU and MadEye
  • Contributed to the back end, user interface and responsible for graphics, marketing, and management

Mountain View, CA
Apr. 2013 – present

Senior Manager
Bubba Gump Shrimp Company
High-volume, corporate restaurant chain concept; location does $9.1 million in annual sales, 22% EBITDA

  • Developed an application for the company President and operations managers, to incrementally attain fully customizable sales goals for the company’s 36 units, and deployed to all locations
  • Responsible for $1.24 million (13.8%) of the unit’s total budget
  • Operated the highest volume restaurant in the county through positive, ethical leadership

Monterey, CA
2009 – 2012

Programming Intern
Loaves, Fishes & Computers
Non-profit, computer refurbisher helping to get computers to low-income households with children

  • Implemented open source, inventory software and contributed PHP to developers
  • Created a spec marketing video for a Toyota/Facebook contest and was selected for the “finals”
  • Spearheaded a social media marketing campaign and gained 450 followers in just 3 months

Seaside, CA


Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley
Master of Science in Software Management

  • Program concentrating on entrepreneurship, product management, and software engineering

Mountain View, CA
Expected Aug. 2013

Monterey Peninsula College

  • 4.0 GPA in Advanced Java, Visual Basic, Database Processing, and Linux

Monterey, CA

Rhode Island College
Bachelors of the Arts in Telecommunications

  • NCAA Division III Athlete in Wrestling, including one conference championship

Providence, RI
Class of 2005

Other Projects and Awards

Electronic Arts “Escape from /dev/null” Hackathon
Competed in structured development challenges focused on API’s

  • Took 7th place as a team – Top 10 all received prizes
  • Photographed and wrote up article for Carnegie Mellon main page cmu.edu

Mar. 2013

Story Maker Academic “Startup”
Developing an innovative idea & company to help parent’s story-time

  • Create original, customized, children’s stories via tablet for parents and children
  • Requirements, features, and target market based upon extensive contextual interviews
  • Prototype in Objective C to be released July 2013 on iPad

Aug. 2012 – present

Online Multiplayer Battleship
Developed an online “battleship” game for (N) number of players

  • Implemented in Ruby on Rails, Javascript and Agile/XP methodology used throughout
  • Contributed to game logic and server-server synchronization

Aug. 2012 – Dec. 2012

For a more in-depth look, head over to the Projects section.