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Sharon Clark

About Me

I'm a software engineer in Boulder, Colorado specializing in web, mobile, and interactive exhibits for museums and learning centers. My tools of choice are PHP, JavaScript technologies, and CSS, although I'm always up for learning something new. When I'm not working on a project or engaged in some form of knowledge enhancement, I enjoy hiking, skiing, painting/drawing, gardening, and riding my motorcycle.

Employment History

Software Engineer/Programmer

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research - UCAR Center for Science Education

November 2013 - Present
  • Team lead and primary developer for web presence and web applications specializing in Drupal websites, mobile applications, and interactive exhibits. Websites include the UCAR Center for Science Education (, and UCARConnect ( Mobile applications include the Field Guide to Clouds application and the NCAR Tour application, and exhibit technology include the computerized exhibits in the NCAR Mesa Lab Visitor Center and the NCAR-Wyoming Supercomputing Center Visitor Center.
  • Develops interactive computer exhibits for the visitor centers using Angular, AngularJS, Python and C#.NET.
  • Plan, maintain, and troubleshoot interactive kiosk exhibit technology in the Mesa Lab visitor center which run on Apple and PC hardware. Kiosk software includes SiteKiosk, WebConverger, and xStand.

Web Developer II

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research - NSDL/DLS/NCAR Library

October 2008 -November 2013
  • Primary developer and maintainer of a variety of websites using custom PHP, jQuery JavaScript library, Drupal, WordPress, and MySQL/PostgreSQL databases. These sites include the National Science Digital Library (, The NCAR Library (, the OpenSky Repository (, the NCAR Archives ( and edTREX
  • Designed and developed applications that interfaces with both internal and external APIs using PHP and Java Struts. These include the OpenSky Citation Generator, the OpenSky Search Interface, and the NSDL Search Interface.
  • Conducted usability tests and assisted with user focus groups.

Web Specialist

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research - NSDL

December 2004 - October 2008
  • Developed and maintained various web-based applications using PHP and PostGRESQL including the main portal and Annual Meeting websites.
  • Developed search widgets for Google Gadgets and Facebook using PHP, CSS, JavaScript and REST APIs.
  • Developed Firefox toolbar using XUL, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Configured, maintained and analyzed web statistics using Omniture and Google Analytics.

Student Assistant

University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

June 2003-December 2004
  • Developed web forms, and administrative panels using PHP, JavaScript, XML/XSL, and PostgreSQL.
  • Redesigned community website graphics and layouts.

Summer Intern


June 2002-August 2002 and June 2001 - August 2001
  • Designed and maintained project websites and regional human resources department using JavaScript, ASP, and Perl.
  • Installation and configuration of hardware and software on workstation PCs.
  • Maintained hardware configurations in SAN lab, including Fibre Channel routing, installation of LAN hubs, patch panels, SAN appliances and switches.

Web Design Contractor

AsnerLab for Regional Biochemistry and Remote Sensing

September 2001 - December 2001
  • Designed website for local small business using JavaScript, CSS and HTML.

Summer Intern

Federal Express

June 2000-August 2000 and June 1999 - August 1999
  • Tested GUIs and user navigation for corporate software products.
  • Created internal department website and co-created website for intern group.


Masters of Science, Information and Communication Technology

University of Denver - Emphasis in Mobile Application Development

September 2014 - June 2016

Web Design and Development Graduate Certificate

University of Denver

January 2013 - May 2014

Bachelor of Science, Computer and Electrical Engineering

University of Colorado at Boulder

August 1999 - December 2004

Bachelor of Arts, Fine Arts

University of Colorado at Boulder - Emphasis in Digital Media Arts and Photography

August 2001 - December 2004

Additional Training

Google Analytics Platform Principles

Google Analytics Academy
March 2014

Conference for Adobe Photoshop Users Track II: Secrets, Techniques and Methods for Photoshop Pros

SkillPath Seminars: The Conference for Adobe Photoshop Users
March 2012

Information Architecture: Theory and Practice

ASIS&T IA Summit 2011
March 2011

Usability Bootcamp

ASIS&T IA Summit 2011
March 2011

Introduction to Java Programming

Longmont Free University
September 2010

Intermediate Search Engine Optimization

Boulder Digital Arts
October 2008

Marketing with Social Media

Boulder Digital Arts
September 2008

Search Engine Optimization and Web Marketing

Boulder Digital Arts
May 2008

Getting Started with Flash

Boulder Digital Arts
March 2008