About Me

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I'm a senior Information Technology student graduating in December from Florida State University. I'm a lover of most things creative, and I'm largely interested in learning how to combine traditionally non-technical endeavors with new technologies to create interesting experiences.

When I'm not programming or designing, I like to write fiction, read, crochet, volunteer at an organic farm, and scroll down Pinterest for new hobbies to learn.

Contact

Full Name:

Bretania Forbes

Email:

forbesbkg@gmail.com

Social:

Education:

Bachelor of Science: Information Technology
Florida State University
Graduation Date: December 2019

Ideal Careers:

Front-End Developer, Software Engineer, Project/Product Manager

Skills

Comfortable With:

HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Java, Bash/Shell, Git, Adobe Creative Suite, Affinity Photo, Affinity Designer

Familiar With:

C++, Python, MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server, PHP

Getting the hang of:

R, MongoDB, life

HTML/CSS

Javascript

Java

MySQL/SQL Server

Current Projects & Professional Experience

  • August 2019 - Present
    Directed Independent Study | Florida State University

    - Utilize PHP programming and MySQL to create a web application designed to manage courses and teaching preferences for iSchool professors in upcoming academic terms.

    - Collaborate with professor and three other Information Technology students and meet weekly to discuss design structure, project outline, and designated tasks and goals.

  • March 2019 - Present
    Sodexo | Tallahassee, FL

    - Quickly respond to issues received through online ticketing system and provide continuous technical support for over 30 dining locations on Florida State University's campus.

    - Build computer networking knowledge, including TCP/IP, LAN/WAN, and network management as relates to DNS management of registrations, devices by type, and network deployment.

    - Adhere to security needs as prescribed by modalities such as Payment Card Industry/Data Security Standards, FERPA, and HIPAA

    - Assist with network device and circuit inventory management through the maintenance of an asset database in Excel.

    - Manage online database of products and items in proprietary system related to maintenance and upkeep of point-of-sale offerings.

    - Developed workflows to achieve pricing parity of over 2,500 barcoded and standard offer retail products among all of Seminole Dining's retail dining locations.

  • June 2017 - May 2019
    Sodexo | Tallahassee, FL

    - Efficiently processed vendor invoices for over 30 on-campus dining locations and maintained up-to-date system.

    - Coordinated approval processes of all accounts payable invoices and opened new vendor accounts.

    - Balanced batch summary reports for verification and approval.

    - Researched and resolved all payment issues quickly and accurately.

  • August 2016 - May 2017
    FSU Women's Ultimate | Tallahassee, FL

    - Planned over ten community service and social gathering events for Florida State University's Women's Ultimate Frisbee team for the '16/'17 academic year.

    - Organized efforts to ensure that at least ten women were in attendance for every community service event and sports club event, as per FSU Sports Clubs' Tier-1 policy, and designated tasks as necessary.

    - Built and maintained positive relationships with community organizations and leaders.

  • June 2015 - December 2017
    Target | Jacksonville, FL

    - Greeted guests with a positive attitude and assisted with guest needs as necessary.

    - Handled cash and credit card payments within store's Point-Of-Sale system and processed over 100 transactions daily

    - Processed returns and worked to resolve customer concerns in a quick and diplomatic manner.

    - Maintained thorough knowledge of store merchandise and policies.

Projects