About

Hi, I'm Chester.

I'm a Seattle-based software developer. I currently work at Zillow as a Software Engineer. I love the web stack, JavaScript, and Responsive Design.

  • Besides writing code, I enjoy snowboarding,
  • playing ultimate frisbee,
  • traveling,
  • and playing with my dog, Monster.

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  • 2637 NW 63 St, Apt 1
    Seattle, WA 98107
  • Chester Millisock Jr.
  • (717) 203-3942

Employment

  • Front End Software Engineer
  • Zillow
  • January 2014 — Current
  • • Software Engineer on Rentals team
  • • Made various bug fixes and improvements to building pages
  • Web Development Engineer
  • Amazon
  • December 2011 — January 2014
  • • Lead Web Developer for Kindle Online Device Store
  • • Developed and maintained codebase for widgets on Kindle detail pages
  • • Launched detail pages for new devices: Kindle Fire HD, Fire HDX, and Paperwhite
  • • International expansion: China, Japan, India, Canada, and Brazil
  • • Ensure Kindle detail pages meet and exceed acceptable speed requirements
  • • Perform code reviews for peers, promoting web development best practices
  • Programmer/Analyst
  • Penske
  • June 2011 — December 2011
  • • Maintained mobile and desktop web applications: pensketruckrental.com
  • Web Application Developer
  • The Bravo Group
  • December 2010 — June 2011
  • • Built U-GRO SMS — Web application that sends notification SMS messages to subscribed daycare parents
  • • Built Tweeple View — Internal web application built on top of Twitter
  • • Built Clout Host Video — Smaller version of YouTube
  • • Built Bravo Geo — Internal geocoding web application
  • Web Developer
  • Clark Associates
  • February 2010 — December 2010
  • • Built brand new e-commerce website, The Restaurant Store (therestaurantstore.com)
  • • Built an automated caching system to speed up page load times by 90%
  • • Built our website's interactivity with PayPal for secure credit card processing
  • Programmer Analyst
  • Automated Financial Systems
  • June 2007 — February 2010
  • • Maintained the core framework used by other developers in the organization
  • • Improved usability and performance of several javascript widgets
  • • Built an internal ajax web application that streamlined our code commit process
  • IT Specialist
  • Progressive Business Publications
  • August 2005 — June 2007
  • • Instrumental in introducing ajax to the company
  • • Built and maintained various internal ajax web applications
  • • Lead developer for online test web application: centerforsales.com
  • • Re-engineered existing database tables and stored procedures

Education

  • Houghton, NY
  • Houghton College
  • Fall 2001 — May 2005
  • • Bachelor of Science — Major in Computer Science and Minor in Mathematics
  • • Coursework: Operating Systems; Databases; Data Structures & Algorithms; Programming Languages; Computer Architecture; Calculus III.
  • • Member of Sigma Zeta, Mathematics Honor Society

Languages, Technologies, and Notable Projects

  • • Languages - Responsive deb design, Javascript, jQuery, CSS3, JSON, Java, Perl, PHP, SQL, Google Maps API
  • • Kindle Configurator - Experimental new purchase experience for Kindle.
  • • P6-KML (2014). Not yet launched. Google Maps + KML project
  • Poker Solitaire (2012). Android game

Poker Solitaire

Poker Solitaire is my first mobile app. Available, free, for Android on Google Play:

Place cards into the 5x5 grid. Each row, column, and diagonal is scored as a poker hand.

Think strategically, but quickly because you have a limited amount of time!

Higher poker hands give you more points.

Compete against your friends, yourself, or everyone in the world with different high score lists.

Privacy Policy

Okay, here's the deal. I really don't like when companies track every possible thing so they can data mine and squeeze a few cents out of their customers.

  • I don't collect any of your personal information.
  • I don't use or sell any of your information.

How's that for a privacy policy?