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$12 USD / hour
pasadena, united states
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Gary D.


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$12 USD / hour
pasadena, united states
$12 USD / hour
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My name is Gary Drocella, and I have a B.S. in Computer Science and a minor in Mathematics from the University of Maryland, College Park. My top skills are full stack development, data modeling, ORM, SQL, NoSQL, Django, python, javascript, HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap, AWS, AJAX, and Font Awesome. My strengths are communication, adaptability, teamwork, creativity, innovation, problem solving, and interpersonal skills. I've worked as a Software Engineer at Northrop Grumman, 42six solutions a CSC company, and University of Maryland, College Park. I worked at the Social Security Administration as an automated tester.
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My Skill Dojo ( is a tool used to monitor a users progress when developing and mastering their skill set.  It was developed using Django, python, HTML5, Bootstrap, CSS3, Javascript, and Font Awesome.  It's hosted on AWS, and it uses Amazon RDS for the backend.


- A database of skills that can be added to a users skill set.
- Time entry and "user improvement" functionality, which allows users to level up on each particular skill in their skill set.
- A leveling up algorithm that produces an integer output metric giving you the users current level on a particular skill based on the time logged on a particular skill.
- A user dashboard.
- Create/edit/delete custom skills.
- Uploading images for custom skills and goals to Amazon S3 buckets.
- User membership subscription using Stripe.
- Create/edit/delete goals for predefined and custom skills.
- Browse skills
- Search skills
- deactivating user skills and reactivating deactivated skills.
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Cyberspace X
Dec 2021 - Present
I developed a Software as a Service web application in Django called My Skill Dojo, and I hosted it on AWS. Common Tasks Performed: System Administration Business Logic in Python (in particular Django) RDBMS Data Modeling Advertising Frontend Development using HTML5 and Bootstrap Integrated with Stripe

IT Specialist

Social Security Administration
Jun 2020 - May 2021 (11 months, 2 days)
I worked on a team developing end-to-end automated tests for an Angular JS web application called the Online Social Security Number Application (OSSNAP) as an IT Specialist.

Programmer Analyst

Northrop Grumman
Jan 2019 - Jun 2020 (1 year, 5 months)
I worked on the OSSNAP web application for the SSA client.


B.S. in Computer Science

University of Maryland College Park, United States 2009 - 2012
(3 years)

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