Michael Posso | Web Developer | Technology Educator

Michael
Posso

CMS Developer | User Experience Engineer | Technology Educator

A JavaScript full-stack developer with over 10 years of expertise in creating enterprise on-line experiences. My methodology of development is based on writing maintainable code with a DevOps first mindset. My formal art & design training taught me to carefully consider my audience and create designs and applications that bring value to the user. In addition to web development, the advent of virtual reality has opened new frontiers in the areas of coding and user interfaces for immersive applications. Moreover, as an avid learner, I have taught workshops and courses in person and on-line at colleges and universities.

You can find more about me and my work below.

Web Development

While my focus is mobile-first responsive fast websites with HTML5, modern JavaScript, SASS, PHP, and MySQL and GraphQL. I also have experience in DevOps workflows and Cloud based applications. The past years, I have developed static API based websites with Gatsby and NextJS.

Workflows
  • DevOps
  • TypeScript
  • Testing Driven Development
  • Agile Development & Scrum
Databases
  • MongoDB
  • MySQL
  • GraphQL
  • Firebase
Frameworks
  • WordPress Blocks
  • ExpressJS
  • Gatsby
  • NextJS
APIs
  • New York Times
  • Google Maps
  • Yahoo Finance
  • IBM Watson

Teaching & Instructional Design

Fashion Institute of Technology

Adjunct Assistant Professor | Illustration and Interactive Media Department

Fashion Institute of Technology

Continuing Education Instructor | Unity XR: AR, MR, VR Development Certificate Program

University of Miami

WordPress Instructor and User Experience | Digital Marketing Bootcamp

City University of New York

HTML and JavaScript Instructor | Web Development Certificate

TechRow

Instructional Designer and Industry Advisor | Virtual Reality Makers High School Program

CodeWiz

Instructional Designer | Game Design with LEGO Microgame Summer Course

Digital Marketing

For the first years of my career, I worked producing and managing enterprise email marketing campaigns. As a wordpress developer, I often got the opportunity to collaborate and strategize on content and search engine optimization. These experiences have helped me to understand and use analytics to device content and design campaigns.

CRM
  • HubSpot CRM
  • SalesForce
Email Marketing
  • Oracle Responsys
  • MailChimp
  • SalesForce
eCommerce
  • WooCommerce
  • Shopify

User Experience

I enjoy creating user experiences and user interfaces for digital media. I believe in human centered design, from ideation all the way to development, always with the end user in mind. I have conducted usability anf field studies, surveys and A/B testing for websites, SaaS and mobile apps.

UX Frameworks
  • Design Thinking
  • Human-Centered Design
  • Double Diamond Method
UX Research
  • Visual Website Optimizer
  • Google Analytics & Data Studio
  • HotJar
  • UXCam
UI Tools
  • Adobe XD
  • Figma
  • InVision
  • OmniGraffle
  • FullStory

Immersive Design

As the immersive technology field is growing exponentially, I have been exploring diverse channels of media to create and develop 3D experiences in Virtual Reality and Augmented reality. From mobile VR using google cardboard, to high end headsets like the Oculus Quest 2. I have collaborated with architects, artists and designers to bring their vision to a fully immersive medium.

Tools & Frameworks
  • Unity3D
  • Adobe Aero
  • AframeJS
  • Blender
  • SparkAR

Education

SUNY Polytechnic Institute

Masters of Science | Information Design and Technology

Fashion Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Fine Arts | Graphic Design

Fashion Institute of Technology

Associate of Applied Science | Communications Design

Certifications

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology Backend Development
  • Amazon Web Services AWS Developer Associate
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cloud & DevOps: Digital Transformation
  • McGill University Professional Certificate in Agile & SCRUM
  • New York University Advanced SQL Developer Certificate

Speaking Engagements

2021

New Jersey Institute of Technology | Speaker - Git and Github

WebXR Design Summit | Panelist - Virtual Reality and Design Education

2020

The Knowledge House | Speaker - Modern WordPress Development

2019

JavaScript for Wordpress Conference | Speaker - Virtual Reality and the Open Web

2018

WordCamp New York City | Session Speaker - Virtual Reality and Wordpress

2017

Silicon Harlem Conference 2017 | Panelist - Virtual Reality in Education