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Steve Farbota
Works at Thermo Fisher Scientific
Attends Illinois State University
Lives in Normal, IL
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Published my first Chrome extension, though it's really just a fork of another.
All the convenience of the official "Toggl Button" extension, with the added benefit of custom websites.
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More words of wisdom from my sister. 
Spiritual practice can be anything that gets you outside of yourself, of the strange and complex social structures you exist within, and helps you to look inward, feel at peace or feel like part of a greater whole. Whatever gets you to that place is ...
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My sister got published in the Huffington Post! And on top of that, her article is an interesting read.
We as individuals can invest in our careers by investing in ourselves. By identifying and prioritizing the things that keep us healthy, grounded and fulfilled we ensure consistent, long-term achievement and a life of success....
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Interesting twist in the tech world and good commentary by Gruber.
Tony Fadell, in an interview today with Om Malik, on why Nest sold to Google: I was spending nea...
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It's cool to see that this idea is actually getting some traction. "Motorola Ara: Modular Phone Design" http://feedly.com/k/1g9aM0t
Over the last six months, our MAKEwithMOTO team took Sticky, a truck wrapped entirely in velcro and filled with rooted, hackable Motorola smartphones and high-end 3D printing equipment, across the country for a series of make...
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"Oracle, AVG, Ask, Norton, & Others" http://feedly.com/k/19KQq5R
The proliferation of software installers designed to trick Windows users into adding unwanted applications to their systems is horrifying. How can so many "legitimate" companies participate in such scammy and evil practices? The animation above shows one installer with it's 9 unrelated software ...
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Occupation
Web Application Developer/Quality Assurance and Testing Analyst
Skills
Web Application Development, Debugging, ASP.NET, C#, VB.NET, SQL, Java, JSP, JSF, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, CSS, Database Administration, PHP, Web Design, Linux, Windows, XML, XSLT, JSON, Visual Studio, Eclipse, Netbeans, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Camtasia, Spanish
Employment
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific
    Quality Assurance and Testing Analyst, Cole-Parmer, 2012 - present
    - Identify and solve problems with design and functionality of company websites and software - Ensure that the team is using industry-accepted best practices - Design, develop, execute, and verify test plans and test cases - Design, create, maintain, and update technical documentation - Configure, manage, and maintain the automated testing tool
  • American Physician Institute
    Programmer, Efficiency & Quality Control Analyst, & Formatter, 2012 - 2012
    - Analyzed work flow to increase efficiency - Wrote Microsoft Office macros using Visual Basic to automate business processes - Ensured that documents and presentations conformed to company standards
  • Self-Employed
    Freelance Web Designer, Developer, and Database Administrator, 2009 - 2012
    - Worked with clients to determine appropriate scope and price ranges - Designed and created multiple dynamic websites from the ground up - Designed, implemented, and maintained MySQL databases
  • Illinois State University
    Instructor's Assistant, 2011 - 2012
    - Helped students with questions and problems relating to assignments via email - Created video tutorials about various topics related to web development - Proctored lab sessions
  • Illinois State University
    PHP, MySQL & JavaScript Programmer, 2011 - 2011
    - Wrote PHP code to process test results for psychology survey used by staff of Milner Library - Wrote MySQL code to store results on a server - Included security measures to prevent unwanted database manipulation - Wrote JavaScript to validate forms
  • Winter Group
    Database Administrator, 2010 - 2011
    - Designed, implemented, and maintained MySQL databases - Focused on scalability and extensibility - Monitored and improved database performance over time - Developed and implemented plans to safeguard databases
  • Winter Group
    Web Designer & Developer, 2009 - 2011
    - Designed and created a dynamic website from the ground up using HTML, CSS, PHP, and jQuery - Focused on scalability and reusability of code - Quickly and independently learned new technologies
  • Elgin Academy
    Laborer, 2008 - 2008
    - Worked in small groups to accomplish various physical tasks - Managed time to ensure the meeting of strict deadlines
  • Elgin Country Club
    Caddie, 2007 - 2008
    - Ensured customer satisfaction by focusing on professionalism and perfectionism - Worked to achieve higher rankings and more responsibilities
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Normal, IL
Previously
Elgin, IL - Normal, IL
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Flexible web developer, creative and logical thinker, and passionate techie.
Introduction
I am a self-declared tech geek, passionate about improving the way people live and communicate via web, mobile, and emerging technologies.  When I have time to unwind, I like to catch up on tech news, attend music festivals, snowboard, take weekend trips, watch Chicago sports, and enjoy the outdoors.  Among other qualities, I value honesty, logic, open-mindedness, and creativity.
Education
  • Illinois State University
    Information Systems, 2008 - present
  • Elgin Academy
    1998 - 2008
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Steven Farbota, Steven Michael Farbota, Steven M Farbota, Steve M Farbota, Steve Michael Farbota
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Fancy
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Fancy is the place to discover, collect and buy from a crowd-curated catalog of amazing goods, wonderful places and great stores.Part store,

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Nice atmosphere and a different kind of menu than most places around the area make this place a refreshing break from Normal life.
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