"Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value."
-Albert Einstein

About Me

I'm a passionate developer, programmer, IT specialist, and student. I enjoy working with people and for people that share the same passion I have for their craft. Feel free to contact me to see what I can do for you.


Pat Ripley
23 years
St. Louis Metropolitan Area


“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson


Edwardsville High School

Aug 2008 - May 2012

High School Diploma Earned my High School diploma through the endearing trial that is public school.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

Aug 2012 - Present

Bachelor's Degree Currently going for my Bachelor's in Computer Science with a Minor in Public Relations, expected graduation December of 2017.

Careers & Occupations

Fireside Financial

Feb 2016 - Present

IT Specialist I work with the company on managing workflows by making use of the Office 365 suite, developing property websites and internal websites, managing technology in the office, and app development to ease the burden of data entry. Website

Goddard School

Dec 2016 - Present

IT Manager Working as the IT manager in the Edwardsville Goddard School location. Mostly just general management and maintenance of computers they use in classrooms and offices.


Oct 2016 - Present

Programmer/Developer Working for clients developing websites and programs.


Aug 2016 - Jan 2017

Student Employee ITS is my university's IT department. I work at the main help desk, where we take calls, emails, and help walk-ins with general troubleshooting. I also serve as a building technician, where we work in portions of campus and solve problems in classrooms, labs, and auditoriums. Website

Happy Up Inc.

Aug 2011 - Jan 2017

Sales Associate Working in a small business selling unique children's toys. We provide extraordinary customer service and serve the local community. Website

Wisper ISP

Aug 2015 - Aug 2016

Intern Working/learning with a local wireless internet service provider and learning about network integration over wireless communications. I was mostly in inventory working with the hardware and equipment, but I also served some time in customer support and networking. Website

Boy Scouts of America

May 2008 - Present

Program Director (Summer 2016-Present) Running the general program at Boy Scout Summer Camp, which included managing all staff, ongoing program, and the running of the camp.

Program Director (Summer 2015) Running the general program at Cub Scout Summer Camp, which included managing all staff, ongoing program, and the running of the camp.

Ecology Director (Summer 2012-2014) Running the Ecology department at Boy Scout Summer Camp, which included managing staff, facilities, and records.

Ecology Staff (Summer 2010-2011) Serving as staff in the Nature/Ecology department at Boy Scout Summer Camp.

Program Staff (Summer 2008-2009) Serving as general program staff at a cub scout resident camp.


"Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best."
-Henry Van Dyke

Computer Science Skills

  • HTML(5)
  • CSS(3)
  • PHP
  • Bootstrap
  • Java
  • Javascript
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • JQuery
  • MySQL
  • Databases
  • Command Line
  • C
  • C#
  • Operating Systems
  • Networks
  • Haskell
  • C++
  • Angular
  • Python
  • Basic

Public Relations Skills

  • Public Speaking
  • Graphic Design
  • Logo Design
  • Public Interaction
  • AP/MLA Formatting
  • Photography
  • Publication Development
  • Post Writing
  • Social Media Management
  • Blogging

Other Notable Skills

  • Eagle Scout (Scouting background)
  • General Computer Maintenance
  • Customer Service
  • Theater Sound & Light Engineering


"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new."

Finished Projects



A Java program developed to help manage club operations.

Development, Java, Software

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R.L. Lewis Industries

Page I made for R. L. Lewis, a machining firm in Pekin, IL.

Development, Web, PHP, HTML

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Ongoing Projects

Other Resources



Check out my Github account for other projects.

Github, Development, Programming

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"I'm looking forward to the future, and feeling grateful for the past."
-Mike Rowe

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