Hi, I'm Deven Blackburn. Welcome to my profile!
Deven Blackburn's Bio:
After seven years in the nonprofit association world, I have decided to change career paths and follow my passion for all things tech-driven. I am presently enrolled at Wyncode Academy, the best-rated development bootcamp in the Southeast. Their intensive, seven days a week program produces competent Jr. Full Stack Developers with a working portfolio to demonstrate their abilities.
This rigorous program demonstrates:
Tenacity, Initiative, Dedication, and efficiency under stress
My prior experience in the association and banking world has polished my professional working behavior. The work and meetings I have done with businesses and NGOs in every continent has given me a global perspective and awareness that can be hard to find.
I look forward to starting my adventure in Tech this June.
For contact details, please visit www.CodeFLL.org.
Deven Blackburn's Experience:
Student at Wyncode AcademyJanuary 2016 - Present | Fort Lauderdale/Miami, FL
Project Manager at International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA)January 2009 - April 2016 | Fort Lauderdale, FL
My role adapted and changed extensively since the day I first started with IGLTA when they were just two employees. Duties were extremely diverse and included: ---professional event planning (300-600 attendees) across every continent and frequently presented in language of the host country, ---employee training/development/hiring, ---website creation/development/management, ---marketing manager functions, ---chief project lead for new technology integration, ---direct and regular support for board of directors, ---staff development lead, ---partner/sponsorship fulfillment and implementation, ---member support, ---oversee daily office operations in both HQ and three satellite offices. Appropriately nicknamed, the "Everything Department."
Licensed Real Estate Agent at Rainbow Realty, Inc.October 2012 - May 2014 | Fort Lauderdale & Miami, FL
Realtor(R) specializing in green homes for both buyers and sellers, furnished short/long term corporate rentals, single and multi-family properties, residential, first-time buyers, and condominiums. Emphasis on innovative and new marketing/technology that produce results, rather than just hype.
Donor & Volunteer Outreach at Santa Barbara FoundationJanuary 2004 - January 2007 | Santa Barbara, CA
Worked as liaison between community businesses and several locally based non-profits to help advance common goals. Organized private fundraisers, point of contact for major donors, sought/trained/managed intern program.
Merchant Service Manager at Santa Barbara Bank & TrustJune 2004 - January 2009 | Santa Barbara, CA
Business/merchant transactions, concierge services, cash orders, foreign transactions and currency devaluation, employee training, new accounts, inventory, advanced security checks, client services.
Deven Blackburn's Education:
University of California, Santa Barbara2004 – 2007Bachelor of Science (BS)Concentration: Business Economics / Archaeology
Wayne State University2003 – 2004Concentration: Archaeology
Deven Blackburn's Interests & Activities:
PROUD MEMBER OF: American Society of Association Executives (ASAE), National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC), Greater Fort Lauderdale Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (GFLGLCC), National Association of Realtors®, and Realtor® Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale. PERSONAL INTERESTS: Wine, Travel, Endurance Sports, and Cooking. Did I mention wine?