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Sarah Perez

Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida Area
  1. ReadWriteWeb,
  2. Microsoft,
  3. Florida Bank Group
  1. Southwest Florida College
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Southwest Florida College

Southwest Florida College

Computer Networking

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Sarah Perez is a professional blogger who writes for the top technology news site

Previously, she worked for, a technology news publication syndicated daily by the New York Times. Sarah blogged professionally with the ReadWriteWeb team for over three years.

Prior to that, she freelanced for Microsoft as a contractor for the blog formerly known as Channel 10 (now a Channel 9 property).

While in I.T., Sarah worked in a number of different industries, including everything from banking to furniture, a diversity of experience which has given her a wide perspective on technology trends and consumer adoption behavior.

Specialties:MCSE, MCP, N+, A+ Certifications (expired)

Internet/Web industry new, Blogging, Social Networking, Social Media, Mobile, iPhone, Android, Web Applications, Google, Facebook, Twitter, Microsoft, Cloud Services, Technology Trends, Internet Security



– Present (3 years 3 months)

TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.

Founded in June 2005, TechCrunch and its network of websites now reach over 12 million unique visitors and draw more than 37 million page views per month. The TechCrunch community includes more than 2 million friends and followers on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google and other social media.


(3 years 7 months)

ReadWriteWeb is a popular weblog that provides web technology news, reviews and analysis. One of the world's top 20 blogs, ReadWriteWeb speaks to an intelligent audience of web enthusiasts, early adopters and innovators. ReadWriteWeb is currently syndicated by the New York Times.

Professional Blogger

(3 years 3 months)

As a blogger for Microsoft's Channel 10 (, I contributed to a community of tech enthusiasts by creating posts on the latest in music, mobility, photography, videography, gaming, and new PC hardware and software.

I.T. Engineer

Florida Bank Group
(1 year 1 month)

I helped provide technical support to community banks belonging to Florida Bank Group, the holding company for several community bank subsidiaries across Florida including Florida Bank in Tampa, Sarasota, Jacksonville, and Tallahassee.

I was also involved with server management (SharePoint, Exchange), network administration, group policy management, inventory, provisioning, and a host of other I.T. duties.

Systems Administrator

(5 years)

As the sole I.T. administrator (and entire I.T. department) for La-Z-Boy Tampa Bay, my responsibilities included network administration, daily backups, GERS & Windows desktop support and updates, anti-virus management, WSUS, consumer website maintenance, SQL reports, network maintenance, vendor management, all hardware/software/network upgrades, SharePoint administration, Exchange administration, SBS 2003 domain administration and social efforts including the management of & posting to company blogs.

I was also the point of contact for all GERS-related issues, updates, and its general administration.

Additionally, I hosted regular classes for new employees, training them on how to use La-Z-Boy's proprietary software, Microsoft Office, email, and the Web.

During my years with La-Z-Boy, I spearheaded many projects including the initial setup of a networked domain, the migration from dumb terminals to thin clients and PCs, the implementation of a barcoded inventory management system for the warehouse, the introduction of computerized delivery routing technology, the implementation of SQL custom reporting and more.

Some of the software used included: Windows 2000 Server, Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Pro, Windows 98, Windows Small Business Server 2003, Sharepoint Services, Exchange 2003, SAV Corporate Edition, GERS, MS Office 2000/XP/2003, OpenOffice, Furniture Link video catalog, Routeview, Fleet Maintenance Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe GoLive!, Lotus Approach, Esker SmarTerm, WinVNC

Hardware used: SonicWall, Adtran, Cisco, Annex termservers, barcode scanners, inkjet/laser printers, digital cameras/card readers, PDAs, PCs, Neoware thin clients, switches/hubs

Network Technician

(1 year)

This position was an internal I.T. position providing tech support for a software company that is no longer in business.


  • Social Media
  • Blogging
  • Social Networking
  • Web Applications
  • Management
  • Cloud Computing
  • Windows
  • Video
  • Mobile Devices
  • Facebook
  • Start-ups
  • iPhone
  • WordPress
  • Android
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Content Strategy
  • Online Advertising
  • Content Management
  • Web 2.0
  • User Experience
  • E-commerce
  • Digital Strategy
  • Digital Marketing
  • New Media
  • Web Development
  • Online Marketing
  • Digital Media
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Networking
  • Wordpress
  • Web Analytics
  • Mobile Applications
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Southwest Florida College

Associates, Computer Networking

Dean's list

Honors & Awards

La-Z-Boy President's Club; two La-Z-Boy Service Awards

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