William Kamovitch

Wjkamovitch@gmail.com

William Kamovitch has spent time as a Web Developer, Project Manager, Tech Director, Researcher, Translator, and, in his youth, a Cherry Picker. After leaving small town Elk Rapids Will moved on to bigger (and sometimes better) things in Boston, DC, London, Beijing, and Changsha. William has a BA in International Relations, an MA in China Studies (politics), and is an avid reader of all things web design and history. He's steeped in all things front end - Javascript, JQuery, Sass, Javascript MVC (ember.js), HTML5, and CSS3. He even dabbles in databases and node.js.

Specialties: UI/UX Design, JavaScript Development, Responsive Design, and Data Visualization

 

EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION

 

Eastern Research Group

Front End Developer;

Lexington, MA - Jan 2014 to Present

Developing Web Applications for Government Departments using JS, JQuery, HTML, and CSS/Sass. Primarily focused on JavaScript development, UI/UX design and Data Visualization (Highcharts.js, D3, Google Maps API etc.)

School of Oriental & African Studies

London, England – Oct. 2010 to Sept. 2011

MA Chinese Studies: Chinese International Affairs - Dissertation on Chinese-North Korean relations.

Beijing University

Beijing, China – Spring Semester 2009

Mandarin Chinese, Chinese Culture and Chinese Government; Certificate: Mandarin Chinese

The Cambridge Institute

Project/UX Manager; Technical Director

Burlington, MA - Jan 2012 to Jan 2014

Management role in charge of the in-house development and QA team while reporting directly to the Head of I.T. – This role is responsible for converting user requests and designs into development projects, while managing project scope, and departmental resources. Hands on development of UI/UX design, company database structure and interaction, as well as HTML5, CSS3, Jquery, and Javascript projects.

The George Washington University

Washington, D.C. — 2006 to 2010

BA International Affairs: Conflict and Security

BA Asian Studies: China

3.6 GPA - Magna Cum Laude

 

New Oriental Education and Technology Group

English Teacher;

Changsha, Hunan – July to August 2010

Served as liaison between English speaking teachers and the Chinese administration. Provided Chinese language tutoring and cultural integration for said teachers. Developed daily lesson plans and was responsible for the education of 20 college-age students as part of an immersion summer program.

Beijing Educational College

Beijing, China – Summer Semester 2008

Intensive immersion course; Certificate: Mandarin Chinese

 

North Korea International Documentation Project (WWICS)

Project Intern

Washington, D.C. – Sept. 2009 to May 2010

Writing summaries of Mandarin Chinese documents to determine translation priority, editing spelling and grammar on translated documents, as well as creating concise document readers and briefs. Developed the project’s social media presence by managing twitter content and imagery.