Alexander Schmitz Project Lead - jQuery Mobile


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Full stack ( Mainly front end these days ) developer currently focusing on open source library development, to help drive the progress of the web forward on both desktop and mobile devices. Passionate about open-source development and the open web. Staunch advocate of accessibility and equal access to information through the internet.


  • JavaScript
  • jQuery Mobile
  • Web Development
  • jQuery
  • PHP
  • jQuery UI
  • HTML 5
  • Strategic Planning
  • Project Management
  • CSS
  • JSON
  • User Interface
  • MySQL
  • CSS3
  • Microsoft Word
  • CentOS
  • Apache
  • Web Design
  • Web Applications
  • Web 2.0
  • Front-end
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Git
  • HTML5
  • Node.js


jQuery Foundation
2014 - Present
Project Lead - jQuery Mobile

Manage a distributed team of developers. Responsible for overseeing all aspects the jQuery mobile project and its team.

jQuery Foundation
2013 - Present
Development Lead - jQuery Mobile

Responsible for improving code quality and consistency, and overseeing the library development of a distributed team.

jQuery Foundation
2013 - Present
Team Member / Co Creator - Chassis CSS Framework

Working with a distributed team to develop a high performance modular css framework designed to work with JavaScript component libraries.

jQuery Foundation
2013 - Present
Team Member - jQuery UI

Work as part of a distributed team. Currently focusing on writing and adding new widgets from the jQuery Mobile library.

jQuery Foundation
2012 - Present
Developer - jQuery Mobile

Work as a team member on the jQuery Mobile project. Speak at conferences as needed.

Filament Group, Inc.
2013 - 2013

Worked helping develop a set of small modular JavaScript widgets for use in their various projects.

Bill Dodge Auto Group
2009 - 2013
Internet Development Administrator

Handle all internet related needs of the company, including developing custom applications and tools for use throughout company, maintaining and building servers and websites.

1996 - 2013
Web Developer / Graphic Artist

A variety of work for different clients.

Starr Graphics
2005 - 2009
Web Developer / Graphic Artist

Handle all web development related needs of clients, Help with graphics work as needed.


University of Southern Maine
2002 - 2006


jQuery, mobile development, programming, Application Development, Web Standards, Web Technology, Javascript, PHP.


jQuery Mobile Cookbook
Authors: Alexander Schmitz ·

Chapter leader and technical consultant

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