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Cliff Sparks

B.S. Computer Science graduate

Contact Info

  • (970) 250-0986
  • Grand Junction, CO


  • Python3, Django & Flask

  • C & C++, Java

  • JavaScript, Angular

  • HTML5 & CSS3

  • SQL, MySql

  • LAMP Stack

  • PHP

  • Git & GitHub

  • Networking

  • Linux, Bash/Shell

  • Responsive Design

  • Teamwork and collaboration

  • Self motivated


Terry Leathermon

Service Minister

Eric Nordenson

Personal friend

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About Me

  I am a recent graduate from Colorado Mesa University with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. This degree has prepared me well by developing my working knowledge of Full stack and or Back End development as well as honed my report writing and verbal communication skills.
  While I don't have actual work related experience in the industry yet, I have taken many courses that have prepared me for my new career.
  I have many years of actual work experience before I decided to make a career change. Immediately before going back to school, I was a field supervisor for Halliburton in charge of an oilfield service crew. While that job had many challenges and rewards, I just couldn't see myself in that role long term and needed a change to better mine and my family's life.

Professional Summary

  Hardworking and passionate job seeker with strong organizational skills, eager to secure entry-level developer position. Ready to help team achieve company goals. Solution-driven and adept at contributing to highly collaborative work environment, finding solutions, and determining customer satisfaction. Proven experience developing consumer-focused websites using HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, and JavaScript. Built products for desktop, meeting highest standards for web design, user experience, best practices, and speed. Designed and developed web applications across multiple API's, third-party integrations, and databases.


Clifton Christian Church


Audio / Video Tech

• Operating sound board for services
• Setting up computer depending on the order of the service
• Setting up microphones and doing sound checks for proper levels
• Gain and maintain knowledge at or above expectations
• Connect equipment to streaming services for broadcast
• Efficiently learn new equipment when needed
• Quickly troubleshooting any issues that arise



Field Supervisor

• Assisted with training and development of team members
• Monitored team's performance and gave feedback when necessary
• Updated job knowledge by attending workshops, training sessions, educational opportunities and safety meetings
• Trained workers in proper methods, equipment operation and safety procedures
• Calculated materials and labor required to complete jobs on-schedule
• Quickly learned new skills and applied them to daily tasks, improving efficiency and productivity.

Western Slope Iron


Truck Driver

• Verified paperwork for the correct customer, trailer number, and product
• Loaded and unloaded flatbed trailers with various iron products to be delivered using several different types of forklifts and cranes
• Delivered structural iron to various job sites in several states
• Hauled route sales steel to customers
• Greeted walk-in customers and completed their orders
• Maintained DOT logs and safely drove in CO, MT, WY, UT, AZ, NV and NM


Colorado Mesa University


BS, Computer Science

Prominent coursework: Software Engineering, Web design III, Advanced Databases

Awards & Certificates

colorado mesa university

Fall 2022

Web Applications Development

colorado mesa university

Fall 2017

Presidential Scholar

colorado mesa university

Spring 2018

Fall 2018

Fall 2021

Deans list


Grand Valley Now

Fall Semester 2022

Software Engineering Project

This project uses a python web scraper that goes to specific websites and scrapes local event information that we can compile and display on an open-source leaflet map. Content from the scraper was stored in a database and pulled when requested from the website. My main part of the project was contacting website owners and getting permission to scrape websites to use for our project and to build the leaflet map and markers to display the information. I set up the Apache2 webs server using AWS, much like this website is using to serve the content.

Kattis Solutions


C++ and Python3 Kattis solutions

During my time at CMU some of my professors really like competitive programming. Sometimes they were assignments, but most were just for fun to help me learn the language I was learning for that semester. At one poin I was trying to get into the top 50 for CMU on I achieved that goal at one point.