Residence: Charlotte, NC
Birthplace: Rochester, NY
St. John Fisher College [Pittsford, NY]
Summa cum laude
BS in Computer Science
Degree earned: Spring 2008
Major: Computer Science
GPA: 4.0 out of 4.0
Class rank: 1
Spencerport High School [Spencerport, NY]
Regents Diploma with Distinction
Diploma earned: June 2004
GPA: 4.4 out of 4.5
Accepted into the Ph.D Computer Science and Engineering program at the University at Buffalo in 2008 prior to beginning independent consultant work in Web and software development.
St. John Fisher College
Trustees' Distinguished Scholar
Awarded to the graduating senior with the highest cumulative grade point average.
Boris Rakover Award
Awarded to the graduating senior who demonstrates excellence in Mathematics and Computing Sciences.
Fall 2004 to Spring 2008
Named to the Dean's list each semester.
Awarded the highest amount available to incoming students.
Spencerport High School
President's Education Award for Outstanding Academic Excellence
Academic Bar and Letter
Four years High Honor Roll
Four years perfect attendance
Chemistry Achievement Award from the American Chemical Society
Various academic awards for individual courses (Physics, History, etc.)
June 2000 to June 2004
Object-Oriented Paradigm in C++
Course: CSCI-306-01 at St. John Fisher College
Date: Oct. 23, 2007
Delivered a lecture on utilizing Object-Oriented Programming techniques using C++ toward developing solutions to common programming problems.
Parish Communications Coordinator (St. Patrick's Cathedral [Charlotte, NC]) - 2018-present
Director of Communications for the Cathedral Church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Charlotte. My responsibilities include:
the weekly bulletin, weekly digital newsletter, parish Web site, social media [Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube],
event promotions, event photography and videography, calendar management, and miscellaneous daily communications.
Web and Software Development Consultant (Sarkis Technical Services [Rochester, NY/Charlotte, NC) - 2008 to Present
Developed Web and software solutions for businesses, non-profit organizations, and private individuals. A portfolio documenting some of
my projects may be viewed at: http://projects.jsarkis.com
SoHo Yogurt Cafe (http://jsarkis.com/soho)
- Analyzed the weaknesses of the company's former Web presence, and then designed, developed, and maintained a significantly improved
- Ensured that the Web presence was kept up-to-date concerning hours of operation, menu offerings, and product specials.
Sarkis Printing & Bindery Services (http://sarkisprinting.com)
- Engineered the printing company's transition into the digital age to remain competitive in the marketplace and increase annual sales,
designed and developed a responsive Web presence, set up an e-mail server, and routinely processed incoming digital files for print. Handled
all electronic communications, quoting, and invoicing.
Citation Wizard (http://citationwizard.com)
- Developed a utility for students and writers to automate the generation of bibliographies according to MLA style specifications, eliminating the need to consult style manuals.
Desktop application written in C#.
Rochester Churches (http://dorchurches.com)
- Produced an online encyclopedia documenting all of the churches to ever exist within the geographic boundaries of the Diocese of Rochester. Contains over 250 entries and original
photography for approximately 240 extant churches. This historical resource is widely utilized by diocesan employees, as well as individual parish churches. Web site created using HTML,
- Created a database application for a vinyl record store to catalog their inventory, replacing their previously inefficient method of maintaining several Excel spreadsheets.
Web-based application created using HTML, ASP.NET, C#, and MS SQL Server. Desktop application created using C# and MySQL.
Computer Science Tutor (St. John Fisher College [Pittsford, NY]) - 2007
Helped students in the St. John Fisher College Math Center successfully complete their coursework in Mathematics and Computer Science and earn their college degrees through personalized, one-on-one academic assistance.
Programming Languages: C#, Java, Visual Basic, C++, C, SQL, Perl, Python, BASIC.
UNIX shell scripting: : Bourne, Bash, C, and TC shells.
Programming in the .NET framework, and Web development in LAMP environments.
Operating systems: Microsoft Windows, Linux, UNIX, MS-DOS, Android, IOS.
Databases: MS SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle.
Software: Adobe Suite (Acrobat Pro, Dreamweaver, Fireworks, Flash), WordPress, Microsoft Visual Studio, Microsoft Office Suite, Apache, cPanel, Microsoft IIS, Oracle Forms and Reports, phpBB, phpMyAdmin.
St. Nicholas the Wonderworker Church [Gates, NY]
Served as Parish Advisory Council secretary, parish photographer/videographer, social media administrator (Facebook, YouTube), and fundraising volunteer.
History, law, theology, Canon Law, computers, designing Web sites and software, photography,
videography, communications, U.S. politics, sports, music.