Michael Roy Pasini

291 Ulloa St.
San Francisco, CA 94127-1226
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A senior developer position in a small workgroup or organization


Extensive experience in the personal computer space, evolving financial, text and imaging software from desktop systems to Web-based applications.

Expertise in database design, user interfaces, user experience. Code with extensive commenting as well as formal user documentation (PDF, HTML). Complete application design. Utilities.

Can speak the same language as potential users of the software. Excellent technical support.


Photo Corners, Editor & Publisher (12.2012 — Present)

Founded and edited Photo Corners, the daily Web publication covering photography. Designed the hand-coded site and developed the content management system. Wrote and updated crons and shell scripts for site maintenance. Photoshop scripting, including Configurator panels. Wrote MySQL business applications for cataloging and banking with PHP front-ends.

Imaging Resource, Developer (11.1999 — 12.2012)

Wrote ecommerce software to manage several data feeds, outputting HTML ads and updating MySQL databases. Built Web-based image processing applications to process hundreds of test shots and gallery shots as thumbnails wrapped in HTML. Wrote a MySQL lens database application. Wrote and maintained Text-to-HTML processing and style editing applications. Wrote UNIX utilites to automate site management processes.

The Underwriters' Wire, Editor (06.1997 — 09.1999)

Wrote QuarkXPress-to-HTML and AP Style utilities. Designed hand-coded site.

Underwriters' Report, Vice President

Wrote and supported commercial advertising, classified advertising, accounting applications written in C with dBASE libraries. Wrote circulation-related code for Audit Bureau of Circulation reports. Wrote automated composition software applications, including database publishing software to create fully paginated books from dBASE. Write OneClick panels to automate QuarkXPress and other applications.


Programming: Perl, JavaScript, AngularJS, Bootstrap, Ajax (jQuery, Spry), PHP, MySQL (dBASE), C, 8088 Assembly Language; AppleScript; ImageMagick; HTML, CSS; Git, SVN

Applications: Adobe Creative Suite with expertise in Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere; Adobe Lightroom, DxO Optics Pro; Numbers (Excel, Multiplan), Pages (WordPerfect, Word, WordStar); iMovie, iDVD; WordPress; iOS productivity apps

Software Development: See our Software Apps page for a list and description of some of the applications we've built.


Bachelor of Arts, University of California at Berkeley (1974)

The Field Major in the Social Sciences required a 110-page thesis for graduation. The thesis, West of Tomorrow, compared accounts of the Boston Massacre and the Isla Vista riots of 1970.

Worked as a sophomore at the University of California at Santa Barbara for the Daily Nexus first as a Staff Reporter and then as City Editor.

After graduation, completed half of the requirements for a Masters degree in political science at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (1975).


English native speaker, Italian (see Translations)


Available on request.