John C. P. Boylan

PO Box 45672, Seattle, WA 98145 | (206) 601-9848 | jcpboylan@gmail.com

Summary

A logical, efficient, and entrepreneurial content manager, project manager, editor, and writer with extensive and broad-based experience in strategic planning, people management, marketing, and community relations. An adept communicator, team motivator, and conversation facilitator.

Experience

Founder and Creative Director, 9e2 Seattle LLC (Seattle, WA)—2015 to present

  • Founded, produced, and served as creative director for 9e2, the first of a series of festivals exploring the intersections of art, science, and technology. Hired and managed a staff of two, with a $200,000 budget. 
  • The event was highly successful and included 15 installations, one nine-person group exhibit, one solo exhibit, and 14 individual performances, along with lectures and discussions. 
  • 9e2 included the participation of 7 universities, 2 STEM schools, and 6 companies, and utilized such technologies as VR, AR, EEG, depth sensing, machine learning, and more.

Independent Consultant (Seattle, WA)—2014 to Present

  • Provide consulting services in communications, UX design, website management, project management, and strategic planning.

 

Microsoft Corporation (Redmond, WA): Site Manager—2004 to 2014

  • Managed websites for software developers, providing access to learning materials, reference libraries, samples, forums, and other resources.
  • Most recently, held responsibility for the Visual Studio Developer Center, with 3 million monthly page views and 1.5 million monthly unique visitors.
  • Handled strategic planning, UX design, metrics analysis, site maintenance, page prototyping, and content updates.
  • Launched ten websites; directed site planning, information architecture, design, cross-team coordination, production, and fulfillment scheduling.

Projects

  • Instituted and led cross-team project to reduce the number of MSDN Visual Studio software development forums from 94 to 45. Worked with content stakeholders, production team, and forums support team. Planned and scheduled project to eliminate any disruption of service for customers.
  • Managed project consolidating nine websites into one. Oversaw elimination or combination of more than 700 low-performing or duplicative pages, reducing site management and maintenance costs, and better highlighting key content. Led planning, production, scheduling, and cross-team communication.
  • Coordinated multi-year, weekly education series for site managers, offering training in internal tools, technologies, procedures, and best practices, as well as reviews of data and policies.

 

Microsoft Corporation (Redmond, WA): Technical Editor—1999 to 2004

  • Edited and produced technical articles about software development using Microsoft technologies and platforms.
  • Collaborated interdepartmentally on content creation.
  • Co-produced software architecture forums at Microsoft developer conferences, including Tech Ed and the Professional Developers Conference.

 

Tools and Technologies

  • HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS.
  • Microsoft Office suite.
  • Diverse set of internal Microsoft web tools.
  • Familiarity with syntax and coding conventions of Microsoft Visual Basic and Visual C#, and with the Visual Studio IDE.
  • Readily able to learn new tools and technologies.

 

Education

Master of Arts in Communications, University of Washington

Thesis: “The New York Times in Tiananmen Square: Developing Context and Definition in Cross-Cultural Journalism”

Coursework Grade Point Average: 3.75

Thesis Grade: 4.0

Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Pennsylvania State University

Bachelor of Arts in History, Pennsylvania State University

 

Community Engagement

Conversation Producer (Seattle, WA)—2000 to present

  • Produce and moderate a monthly series of public roundtable discussions about art, politics, science, and technology. Guests have included more than 400 of Seattle's most engaging artists, writers, scientists, and others.

Board Member, Arts Corps (Seattle, WA)—2007 to 2016

  • Served as a member of the board of directors of Arts Corps, the largest nonprofit arts educator in the Seattle region, with an emphasis on service to low-income youth and youth of color.