Michael Wayne Akridge


98-517 Kamahao Pl. C
Pearl City, Hi 96782
United States



Skills, Abilites, and Knowledge

Skilled in
  • Microsoft Office Suite: Access, Excel, Power Point, Word and so on.
  • Adobe Creative Suite: Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Reader, Illustrator and so on.
  • Web authoring tools, Google web developer tools, website analytical software
  • Content Management System(CMS) design/development and implementation(Wordpress, Drupal, Joomla)
Proficient w/
  • HTML, XML, PHP, CSS, MySQL, Java, JavaScript, and C++
Knowledge and experience in
  • Web search engine optimization techniques, web standards, website/server technology, website code optimization, secure FTP/SSH connections and database development/administration(specifically MySQL and some MS Access.)
  • Working with large data sets of acoustic/optical data and associated files, seafloor classification techniques & marine ecosystem processes/equipment.
  • Software programming, computer operating systems (OSX, IOS, UNIX/Linux, & WXP-10), software&printer troubleshooting, and so on.
  • Relational database design, implementation and maintenance¬†
  • Principles of art/design, color theory, and layout for both print and online media. CGI.
  • ArcGIS, GMT and IVS Fledermaus
  • And many other programs and program languages

Work experience

University of Hawaii Marine Center(UHMC) February 2013 — Present

Marine Tech Srvcs Website Asst
  • http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/UMC
  • All aspects in designing, developing, deploying and maintaining a web content management system for the University of Hawaii Marine Center.
    • Content management system setup
      • Front-end & back-end setup/design with database integration from scratch.
    • Theme design and data/info integration | Meet with the team leads to discuss the needs of the website, the expected needs of the website audience and planned how the site should look and what info the site would contain
    • Created and debugged various applications/plugins for the CMS website such as online booking systems, calendars, forklift quiz tool, shipping tool, and more.
    • Wrote and modified code for the site using programming languages such as PHP, HTML, XML, Java/JavaScript, and MySql
    • Collaborated with lead University of Hawaii graphic designers on the website's layout and discussed how it would integrate with their web system as a whole.
    • Integrated personally & team created graphics, text and video into the website
    • Setup online website traffic monitoring for the team leads.
    • User administration and setup
    • Setup quick access website for techs on ships:¬†
      • http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/UMC/cms/presto/
  • Data Management
    • Cloud data management support
    • Document editing and updating
  • IT support
    • Computer software and hardware install, troubleshooting, support and maintenance

JIMAR | PIFSC June 2013 — Present

JIMAR PIFSC Mapping Website Associate
  • Main Site | http://www.soest.hawaii.edu/pibhmc/
  • Install, configure, and debug new web applications/plugins/technology to enhance and improve delivery of mapping products(both large optical and acoustic data sets.)
  • Provided database support(development and management)
  • Back up files from web sites to local directories for instant recovery in case of problems.
  • Evaluate code(HTML, PHP, XMl, MySql, JavaScript, CSS, etc.) to ensure that it is valid, is properly structured, meets industry standards and is compatible with browsers, devices, or operating systems.If not would update so it is valid.¬†
  • Modifies existing templates and designs new ones to create web pages that serve large data sets of acoustic and optical validation data and derived map products.
  • Setup online traffic monitoring software and conduct reports/analyze data to determine best technical and design updates. Provide data in monthly reports.
  • Also I still conduct many of those duties listed in previously held job positions below
Previous JIMAR - PIFSC Positions

JIMAR PIFSC Mapping Website Assistant

  • June 2009 - June 2013
  • Highlights
    • All aspects in designing, developing and deploying a web content management system for the Hawaii Mapping Research Group.
    • Planned, designed, and deployed an updated outreach website for Census of Coral Reef Ecosystems(CReefs) w/ Amanda Toperoff & Megan Moews.
Website Admin Database Assistant
  • Jan. 2009 - June -2009
  • Duties
    • Worked independently making map products, reports, and presentations available online
    • Reviewed and modified map products and created/edited associated metadata.
    • Management assistance of large optical/acoustic data sets and network data.
    • Provided database support(development and management)

Website Maintenance Assistant

  • Oct. 2007 - Dec. 2008
  • Duties
    • Performed basic maintenance on the PIBHMC web site
    • Added report and presentation links to a documentation web page.
    • Used existing templates to create new web pages that serve large data sets
    • Create & edit metadata files for data and map products.
    • Basic file Management.

Freelance 2006 — Present

Designer | Developer | IT Specialist
Freelance Web Projects
  • Designed and developed database driven websites for nonprofit, for profit and local organizations
  • Recent website projects:
    • http://www.pacifichouseofmission.com
    • http://www.robbiephillips.com/
Graphic Design Work
  • Specialty with online and print media.
    • personal website: www.superwitty.com
    • online portfolio: www.dropr.com/akridge

Other Freelance Projects

  • Taken on and completed contracts from various companies and individuals ranging from coding a JavaScript chat room to tutoring in simple web and computer skills.
  • On numerous occasions I have performed IT/clerical tasks for people like software/OS installs and updates, file management for websites, and computer troubleshooting/repair.
  • Also created database driven news feeds using content management systems for client use.

Kempe Inc November 2008 — December 2010

Designer | Developer | Assistant | IT Specialist
  • Sole developer and website admin for Kempe Inc. Worked on art & portfolio websites under quick design change needs. Created and maintained websites to host art that include text, video, photos and more.
  • Performed many IT tasks like setting up new computers,server and file/data management, software installing/troubleshooting, and more.
  • Setup Content Management System(CMS) for advanced website development and management.
  • Assisted with various other tasks like office work, creative brainstorming and research for art projects.

Field Experience

HA-15-01 Reef Assessment and Monitoring Program Cruise
  • Position: Data Management Lead
  • Location: Pacific Islands
  • Vessel: NOAA Ship Hi`ialakai
SE-10-02 Multibeam Mapping Cruise
  • Position: Support Assistant
  • Location: Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and Guam
  • Vessel: NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette

Small Boat R/V AHI Cruise

  • Multibeam mapping day cruise
  • Position: Support Assistant


Perusing BS Computer Sci & Design/Art Degree Fall 2007 — Present

University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Taken courses in Fundamentals of Art, Design, Computer Programing w/animation and others.

Graduated (with Distinction) 2003 — 2007

Columbus High School Magnet Academy
  • Took courses in C++ programming, Advanced Placement Computer Science, and Web Design/Development among others.

Other Qualifications

  • Valid driving license and Common Access Card(CAC)
  • Valid US passport
  • Forklift and telehander certified
  • CPR/AED/First Aid certified
  • NOAA IT security trained and w/ USA government clearance


Scott Ferguson
  • Director, Marine Technical Services. | UH Marine Center
  • 808-349-2750
  • jscottf@hawaii.edu

Frances Lichowski

  • Senior Seabed Mapping Specialist | NOAA
  • 808-956-5239
  • frances.lichowski@noaa.gov

Hobbies and Interests

  • Star Wars.
  • Movies/TV in general.
  • Cycling
  • Cooking
  • Strategic games(Chess, MTG)
  • Drawing/painting
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