Re: [Web-Technology-of-Frederick] Introductions

From: Matt B.
Sent on: Saturday, September 22, 2012 11:44 AM
My name is Matt Burkhardt and I've been in IT for more years than I care to mention. I've been here in Frederick for about 20 years.

I've got a BS in Finance, an MS in Technology Management and a member of Beta Gamma Sigma - honor society for the top 10% graduates from business schools.

My background is a lot of financial work, a lot of database work - especially with data mining, business intelligence, knowledge management and executive dashboards. Lately, I've been doing a lot of work on PCI compliance and starting to work towards a CISSP.

I also do a lot of work with developing IT strategy and IT governance models. Lately, I've been doing CRM for non-profits using WordPress or Drupal. As you can see, I'm nowhere near a front-end guy - but I've worked with Aynex where she does the front-end design and I HIGHLY recommend her!

My big contract for a large non-profit is coming to a close. We needed to get them PCI compliant in the course of two years - and we did! So now, I'm looking for new opportunities - hopefully in the Frederick area.

I've only been to a few meetups but have enjoyed them immensely. There's a lot of smart people in this town. Hope to see you all soon!



On Fri,[masked] at 08:30 -0400, Aynex wrote:
Hi everyone:

My name is Aynex Mercado. I have been a web and graphic designer for five years. I mostly work as a freelance designer but now have tons of part-time jobs :). I am teaching design at FCC and do web design for UMD in College Park and also work for a local design firm TMDesign as a web designer, blog writer and social media person. I like to keep busy. :) 

I am AIGA Blue Ridge Social Outreach Chair which means that I maintain their social media pages and promote events. AIGA Blue Ridge is a local chapter of a national organization of design. We do a lot of fun/educational events in the area so you may want to check it out. Our website is and on FB and twitter @AIGABlueRidge.

I accidentally fell into this social media and blog writing thing. I enjoying it but it can be very distracting when part of your work is in FB and Twitter. 

I am originally from Puerto Rico. In Frederick for four years by way of Massachusetts and Kentucky. I was a full-time quilt artist for seven years (yes, that exists) until I got burnt out and now all my creativity comes out in my graphic and web design. 

Aside from HTML, CSS and JQuery, I don't know much programing so I don't go to the group meetings too often because the topics are way over my head but when I do go I have a great time, learn tons and meet a lot of great people. Thanks for forming the group! 

Aynex Mercado

web and graphic design   ◊
facebook   ◊   twitter   ◊   linkedin
add yourself to my mailing list
AIGA Blue Ridge Communications Chair

Please Note: If you hit "REPLY", your message will be sent to everyone on this mailing list ([address removed])
This message was sent by Aynex ([address removed]) from Frederick Web Technology Group.
To learn more about Aynex, visit his/her member profile
Set my mailing list to email me As they are sent | In one daily email | Don't send me mailing list messages

Meetup, PO Box 4668 #37895 New York, New York[masked] | [address removed]

Matt Burkhardt, MS Technology Management
Impari Systems, Inc.

[address removed]
502 Fairview Avenue
Frederick, MD  21701
work (301)[masked]
cell   (301)[masked]

Our Sponsors

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy