About

About
Michael

Michael Draemel

Web & IT Professional – Based in Kansas, USA

 

Hello there,

Welcome to my personal domain!  My name is Michael and I live in a small rural community based in Kansas, USA.

First and foremost, I’d like to say that I really enjoy developing websites – either from complete scratch (preferred) or by using a CMS (Custom Management System) such as: the WordPress or Oxwall platforms.

I can also work with other CMS platforms, upon request, such as: Joomla, Drupal, SquareSpace’s built-in builder, Weebly’s built-in builder, Wix’s built-in builder, GoDaddy’s built-in builder, Shopify (or any other eCommerce solution), etc…I also have the skill set to create/build social network profile pages using third-party websites such as: Facebook, Google, YouTube, etc…

My main specialty though lies in developing (from scratch) the Front-End interface of websites using the latest technologies such as: HTML(5), CSS(3), JavaScript, jQuery, PHP, and others. However, I am also knowledgeable with the Back-End technologies which, I suppose, would classify me as as Full-Stack Web/Mobile developer.

With 8+ years of mainly autodidactic (self-taught) experience in the Web/Mobile Development industry, along with 3+ years working in the IT industry, I’ve the know-how and skill set to truly transform and bring your business, or personal, website to life along with helping your business, or your personal, website to draw in more visitors and customers which, let’s face it folks, is the ultimate end-goal here – all at very affordable prices.

 

For a complete list of available services that I can help you with, please visit my Services page.

 


 

WORK EXPERIENCE

 

Company
North Central Kansas Community Network (NCKCN) / North Central Regional Planning Commission (NCRPC)

 

Position Title
Internet Application Technology Coordinator

 

Employment Status
June 1st, 2016 – Present

 

Work Hours
Monday – Friday (8am – 5pm)
Saturday – Sunday (Closed)

 

. : : On call 24/7 : : .
(For Emergencies ONLY)

 

I currently work full-time for a non-profit organization called North Central Kansas Community Network, or NCKCN for short, as an Internet Application Technology Coordinator.  In this role, I am involved in the creation/development/maintenance of Internet Application Technologies including, but not limited to: Web portals, websites, mobile WiFi hotspots, and advertising/marketing.

I also assist the Network/Systems Administrator with the following: Fixed Wireless Internet (includes creating/maintaining NCKCN’s network infrastructure and backhual links which spans across 9 cities/towns), Email hosting, DNS and Website Hosting, Co-Location services, and helping with the NCK-WiFi advertising program.

I could also be considered a Wireless Technician as I also assist with installing and setting up CPE (Customer Premise Equipment) devices for NCKCN’s Internet service as well as could also be considered a Customer Service/Support Representative as I also help with setting up and/or troubleshooting any type of service or service issue NCKCN has to offer their customers or general questions customers have about NCKCN’s services.

And lastly, as NCKCN is an affiliate of NCRPC (North Central Regional Planning Commission – a government organization), I am also considered as the head IT guy, of which, I help each department under NCRPC with any computer related issues (hardware or software) and/or any technology related questions they may have to ensure operations for each department run smoothly within the organization.

 

To learn more about NCKCN, please visit: https://www.nckcn.com/

To learn more about NCRPC, please visit: http://www.ncrpc.org/

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Company
Freelance Front-End Website Developer

 

Position Title
Freelance Front-End Website Developer

 

Employment Status
July 11th, 2011 – Present

 

Work Hours
Monday – Friday (6pm – 11pm when available)
Saturday – Sunday (10am – 10pm when available)

 

Aside from working full-time for NCKCN/NCRPC, I also work part-time as a Freelance Front-End Website Developer.  In this role, I develop the Front-End interface of websites.  However, recently, I have expanded additional services under this entity such as: App Development, IT Consulting (which includes: Hardware, Software, Network and System Consulting), NCKCN Troubleshooting (which includes: Email Hosting, DNS & Website Hosting, Fixed Wireless Internet issues) and broadening the Website Development service to include: HTML based websites, Oxwall based websites, WordPress based websites, along with other CMS platforms and the creation of Social Network Profile pages.

 

To learn more about the Web Development services I offer, please visit: http://michaeldraemel.com/services/website-development/

To learn more about the IT Consulting services I offer, please visit: http://michaeldraemel.com/services/information-technology-consulting/

To learn more about the App Development services I offer, please visit: http://michaeldraemel.com/services/app-development/

To learn more about the NCKCN Troubleshooting services I offer, please visit: http://michaeldraemel.com/services/nckcn-troubleshooting/

 


 

EDUCATION

 

University
Fort Hays State University (FHSU)

 

Mascot
Tiger

 

Location
Hays, KS

 

Studied
Remotely (Virtual Student) from Salina, KS

 

Concentration
Web Development

 

Graduated
Yes – May 2016

 

Duration
January 2015 – May 2016

 

Degree
Bachelor’s: Information Networking & Telecommunication in Web Development

 

Courses
COMM 318, INT 250, INT 291, INT 300, INT 348, INT 405, INT 430, INT 490, INT 610, INT 650, INT 651, INT 653, INT 654, INT 658

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University
Fort Hays State University (FHSU)

 

Mascot
Tiger

 

Location
Hays, KS

 

Studied
Remotely (Virtual Student) from Salina, KS

 

Concentration
Management and Marketing

 

Graduated
Yes – December 2014

 

Duration
August 2009 – December 2014

 

Degree
Bachelor’s: Business Administration in Management

 

Courses
ACCT 204, BCOM 301, Business Law 1, COMM 100, ECFI 305, GBUS 204, GSCI 110, HHP 200, HIST 111, IDS 333, IDS 401, Intro to Business, MATH 250, MGT 403, MGT 407, MGT 410, MGT 411, MGT 499, MGT 602, MGT 604, MGT 606, MGT 608, MGT 611, MGT 613, MGT 614, MIS 304, MKT 301, Philosophy 120, PHYS 309

 


 

SKILLS

 

Technology: Hardware
Radwin devices, Xirrus devices, Ubiquiti devices, Dell devices, SonicWall devices, Cisco devices, Samsung devices, Apple devices, Logitech devices, ieGeek devices, ioGear devices, HP devices, Xerox devices, Microsoft devices, TP-Link devices, Google devices, ASUS devices, Linksys devices, and more!

 

Technology: Software
Microsoft software, Ubuntu software, Axigen software, Webmin software, Oxwall software, WordPress software, FileZilla software, cPanel software, XAMPP software, Notepad++ software, Mozilla Thunderbird software, Windows Live Mail software, Outlook software, and more!

 

Programming Languages: Front-End
HTML, HTML(5), CSS, CSS(3), JavaScript, jQuery, Bootstrap, SCSS, SASS, LESS, AJAX, XML, and more!

 

Programming Languages: Back-End
PHP, MySQL, PDO, JSON, LUA, and more!

 

Method of Delivery
1. Planning phase
2. Architecture phase
3. Development phase
4. Test & Debug phase
5. Deployment phase

 

Method of Workflow
I Ensure that all websites I work on are cross-browser compatible, Standards compliant, is Responsive, is SEO (Search Engine Optimized) compliant, is WPO (Web Performance Optimized) compliant, has a UI (User Interface / User Interaction) design that the client is more than satisfied with, has excellent UX (User Experience) design, has excellent Version Control, and more!

 


 

ACHIEVEMENTS

 

Web Development Certificate
University: Fort Hays State University (FHSU)
From: Department of Informatics
Certified: May 2016

 


 

MEMBER OF

 

Honor Society
While attending: Fort Hays State University (FHSU)
Inducted: January 6th, 2015

 

National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS)
While attending: Fort Hays State University (FHSU)
Chapter: FHSU
Inducted: December 5th, 2014