Meet Brian Charniga, fearless leader of our group of back-end developers at Delphic Digital. Let’s begin with the following Q&A:
1) Current position
I’m the Director of Web Development at Delphic Digital
2) Current position description
- Manage our team of talented developers and help coordinate with other teams to ensure a smooth road to a successful product
- Help our clients find the right technology to fit their needs, whether it’s for a system to help them easily update their company website or for help integrate third-party systems into their existing infrastructure
- Help set standards and best practices to help improve communication and quality of work among developers
3) Snapshot of previous work history
I’ve spent most of my professional career in the digital marketing industry working on anything from small B2C promotional websites to corporate intranet and ecommerce solutions. I’ve worked on projects for all kinds of industries including banking, education, non-profit, tourism, etc.
4) College/University info
I graduated from the University of Cincinnati w/ a degree in Management Information Systems. I realized then that I had a passion for building database driven web sites and decided to make that my career. One of my first web development projects was a custom web-based document management tool for organizing a library of scanned documents – It was built in classic ASP with a Microsoft Access database, which is pretty old school.
5) Anything interesting you may want to share about yourself
Likes: Music, food in Philadelphia, modern design and architecture
Dislikes: Most reality TV shows, except for some shows on the history channel
1) What excites you as a developer?
I’m very interested in the OpenDataPhilly movement – which is all about providing free and easy access to information relevant to our city. The idea is to encourage the public to become more informed and knowledgeable about civic happenings and to allow for more transparency in our government. I would love to contribute to the apps available to help improve the quality of life in Philly.