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James Perks brings over five years of experience in website and digital development to the OPEN MINDS team. He currently serves as a Senior Web Developer in the consulting practice, building web applications, conducting assessments, and developing custom projects. His areas of expertise include digital and web development, software architecture and implementation, data processing, and content management.

Before joining OPEN MINDS, Mr. Perks served Quality Assurance (QA) Engineer for EXIGIS, LLC, a risk management and automation software organization, in New York, New York. In this role, he led the QA efforts to promote cleaner production releases and to avoid content errors. He also helped improve product quality for the organization by establishing test matrices for coding tracking in deployments and core product releases.

Mr. Perks also served as an Associate QA Engineer, with EXGIS. In this role, he handled the implementation, customization, and conservation of existing and new customer portals for the company’s digital resources. In addition, he managed documentation of the project management process and tested all coding and system changes.

Previously, Mr. Perks served as a Web & IT Specialist for the Sekas Law Group, LLC in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. In this role, he created the firm’s website and developed and implemented the firm’s marketing plan. In addition, he led the development and publishing of all press releases and managed the firm’s digital presence.

In addition, Mr. Perks has founded/co-founded two companies including Perks Web Design in 2008 and Scoutlit in 2012. Mr. Perks served as a developer for Scoutlit, a platform to track basketball stats for coaches, players, and recruiters. With Perks Web Design, Mr. Perks served as the lead web developer. In his role, he designed and executed successful website launches for businesses that operate in legal, healthcare, retail, and construction. He also created a content management software for organizations to better maintain records, data, appointments, and schedules more efficiently.

Mr. Perks graduated from the New Jersey Institute of Technology with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Web and Information Systems. His technical skills include Full Stack Web Development, PHP, JavaScript, Python, Java, Node.js, SQL, MongoDB, Github/SVN, Drupal, WordPress, CMS, Big Data, Virtual Machines, and Agile Methodologies.

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