Steven N. Severinghaus

New York, NY
(217) 419-0304



I am currently employed but interested in other opportunities.

Primary Skills

  • ColdFusion, PHP, JSP, AJAX
  • SQL Server, MySQL, Postgres
  • Scripting, Ant, CVS, Subversion, data transformation
  • Apache, Weblogic, Linux
  • Java, PHP, Perl, Python, UserRPL, and more!


More details, links, examples, and other interesting projects are
available in my curriculum vitae.

10/2008 — Present: Gargoyle Technologies, Inc.

  • Developed e-commerce and other dynamic websites for clients.
  • Automation of network and customer management processes.

9/2006 — 10/2008: Urban Programs, U of I Extension

  • Improvements and feature additions to existing web applications: podcasting, web-to-print,
    AJAX, and sharing new knowledge with coworkers.
  • Rapid, team-oriented development of a number of smaller, content-focused websites.

7/2002 — 9/2006: Illinois TRAILL, UIUC

  • Built the Illinois TRAILL website, a portal for experts at the University of Illinois to disseminate
    information on various extension and livestock topics.
  • Set up and customized an online store for Illinois TRAILL to sell class materials and other media for the
    Department of Animal Sciences.
  • Many other smaller web applications: networking, business tools, resource management.

4/2002 — 2003: Web Technology Group, UIUC

  • Built a templated website for the Office of Continuing Education that allowed people unfamiliar
    with web publication to easily create new content.
  • Began work on the Illinois TRAILL web portal for experts at UIUC to share their work and
    expertise with the livestock and agriculture community.

5/2000 — 1/2002: MedExpert International, Inc.

  • Designed and implemented the database access layer for a multi-tier enterprise application.
  • Worked with a small team to implement an integrated set of simple, complete web applications.

10/1998 — 5/2000: Corps of Engineers Research Lab

  • Designed and implemented a web front-end for a package that models effects of military smokes
    and obscurants on threatened and endangered species. I presented a on this project at the ESRI
    International User Conference in 2000.
  • Prototyped an interactive map repository for the Marine Corps base in 29 Palms, CA.


  • Graduated from the University High School in Champaign-Urbana in
    1998. There I studied Russian for four years (continued at UIUC
    for two semesters) and Japanese for one year.
  • Completed a BA in Mathematics and Computer Science at the
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in August, 2006.
Last updated 2011-08-01.