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Tracey Pilone

President and Co-Founder of Element 84

Location
Washington D.C. Metro Area
Industry
Computer Software
Current
  1. Element 84,
  2. O'Reilly Media, Inc.
Previous
  1. Element 84,
  2. ITT,
  3. The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
Education
  1. University of Virginia
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Element 84

Element 84

President

– Present

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Background

Experience

President

Element 84
– Present (7 months)Alexandria, Virginia

Tracey continues to direct the business development, operations, and recruiting efforts at Element 84. In addition, she works hands-on with our developers and customers to deliver great software. Current projects include working with our team on NASA's EED project as well as several DC area startups. Recent projects have been in enterprise, web, and mobile development.

Head First Author

O'Reilly Media, Inc.
– Present (6 years)

Operations Director

Element 84
(3 years 8 months)Alexandria, Virginia

Tracey Pilone is the co-founder and operations director at Element 84. In addition to handling the business development work for the company, she works with Element 84's agile development teams to manage and deliver projects to our customers. Recent projects include Spacefindr.com upgrades and several iOS apps including ON-Board for Yacht.com. Prior to starting Element 84 she spent several years working in and around the Washington DC area for two of Engineering News Record's top 20 contractors as a construction manager in commercial construction. She is the co-author of Head First iPhone and iPad Development, Head First iPhone Development and Head First Algebra, all with O'Reilly Media. She has a Civil Engineering degree from Virginia Tech, a Masters of Education from the University of Virginia, and holds a Professional Engineer's License in Virginia. You can follow Tracey on twitter as @traceypilone.

Technical Writer

ITT
(2 years 9 months)

Worked with a software development team maintaining documentation in Docbook and testing as needed.

Assistant Project Manager

The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
(3 years)Northern Virginia

Worked as part of an on-site construction management team handling subcontractors, quality control, and owner relations. Projects included 4501 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington and the NTSB Training Facility in Ashburn.

Office Engineer

Clark Construction
(1 year 11 months)Bethesda, MD

Junior member of a construction management team handling subcontractors, quality control, and owner relations. Also worked on design and construction of excavation support systems. Projects included The Victor Building, Washington DC; 101 Constitution Ave., Washington DC; and the Red Cross HQ in Washington, DC.

Skills

  • Start-ups
  • Project Management
  • CMS
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Development
  • User Experience
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Technical Writing
  • Management

Publications

Head First iPhone Development(Link)

O'Reilly Media
October 2009

Let's say you have an idea for a killer iPhone app. Where do you begin? Head First iPhone Development will help you get your first application up and running in no time. You'll quickly learn to use iPhone SDK tools, including Interface Builder and Xcode, and master Objective-C programming principles that will make your app stand out. It's a complete learning experience for creating eye-catching, top-selling iPhone applications.

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Head First Algebra(Link)

O'Reilly Media
December 2008

Having trouble understanding algebra? Do algebraic concepts, equations, and logic just make your head spin? We have great news: Head First Algebra is designed for you. Full of engaging stories and practical, real-world explanations, this book will help you learn everything from natural numbers and exponents to solving systems of equations and graphing polynomials.

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Head First iPhone and iPad Development(Link)

O'Reilly Media
June 2011

Let's say you have a killer app idea for iPhone and iPad. Where do you begin? Head First iPhone and iPad Development will help you get your first application up and running in no time. You'll not only learn how to design for Apple's devices, you'll also master the iPhone SDK tools—including Interface Builder, Xcode, and Objective-C programming principles—to make your app stand out.

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Education

Commonwealth of Virginia

P.E., Civil Engineering

Professional Engineer's license obtained in 2002 and maintained until present.

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