David Eliason
David Eliason
Information Systems and Project Management

Information Systems / PROJECT MANAGEMENT

David eliason



I am a current graduate student at the University of Washington, Foster School of Business, pursuing a Master of Science in Information Systems. I want to learn the tools to integrate project management with my recently obtained technological background. I would like to obtain a position that will leverage my skills, knowledge, and abilities in order to make a positive difference personally and professionally.


recent sabbatical - self-taught study of web development and coding

November 2013 - May 2019

Living in the Bay Area, I have always been interested in the intersection of technology and making a positive difference. I took a deep-dive into learning to program, focusing upon the Javascript language and its ecosystem to be able to build interconnected systems on both the front and back-end. I worked with such client-focused tools as HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, jQuery, Ajax, Photoshop, Illustrator, React, Redux, and Firebase. On the back-end, I learned to work with a variety of technologies, including using Node.js as the runtime for running concurrent, asynchronous processes, utilizing Express to spin up servers and create RESTful APIs, and attaching NoSQL databases for data persistence. As I began deploying my applications, the advantages of leveraging the tools of the AWS Platform over other providers, such as Heroku and Digital Ocean, became more enticing, and I began to learn the vast array of powerful tools that were available. I learned to configure and spin up EC2 instances within custom VPC networks, and attach them to other resources, such as S3 buckets and databases, using a distributed model. In addition, I’ve also explored building Virtual Reality worlds using the Javascript-based WebVR API, and have built custom Lambda serverless skills for Alexia.

Lumen learning - intern

March 2016 - July 2016

Worked collaboratively with a small team of developers to update the legacy PHP code into the more-robust PHP-based Yii framework. Worked independently to research database vulnerabilities and to find solutions for making the web application more secure and resilient.

Golden Gate regional center - Community Resource Developer, Project Manager

March 2006 - October 2013

Managed the development of dozens of community-based resources allowing for the independent living of persons with developmental disabilities, away from institutional settings. This included high-level planning with various stakeholders in order to obtain state funding, the selection of service providers for each project, and managing each project in terms of site purchase and modification, staffing, and various resident supports. Participated in high-level discussions and strategy planning sessions for ongoing projects, forecasts, and budgets.

San francisco fire department / Amr - EMT First Responder / Paramedic student

October 2001 - December 2003

Following the 9/11 tragedy, I enrolled in an intensive program with the San Francisco Fire Department and City College of San Francisco to become a paramedic and to help people with medical emergencies. I became EMT-certified and worked for one year on an ambulance, providing transport and critical care while attending paramedic school.





SELF-TAUGHT CODING / Web development

Deep dive into Javascript ecosystem, web development, and AWS cloud computing.

Graduate Theological Union


University of California, Berkeley




Golden gate regional center

Collaboration Team Excellence Award, 2012

University of California, San francisco medical center

Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Volunteer Service, 2009

golden key international honour Society

Good Academic Standing, UC Berkeley, 1993


PMP Certified

#1792198, Awarded Feb 2015, Expires Feb 2021

AWS certified solutions architect - associate

Awarded Aug 2018, Expires Aug 2020

Mail: P.O. Box 95460 Seattle, WA 98145

Phone: 206 880 0292