About John-Paul Takats

John-Paul Takats

An IT Professional with a strong focus in higher education. Primarily focused on the web; a full-stack developer who has managed all parts of the development cycle. Years of experience in admissions & professional development have focused on marketing, human centered computing and project management. A part-time adjunct professor at RIT with a little time left over to do freelance consulting (Bantam Creative), and renovations/property management to a couple rental units in Rochester NY.

In terms of web/IT I utilize several open source technologies such as Joomla and other content management systems to build efficient sites that are easy to maintain.

Specialties: Web development, Content Management, Open Source, Branding and identity, Marketing.

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My Work

Information Technology Strategist - Rochester Institute of Technology

Leads the design, development and implementation of the Enrollment Management Web environment which includes the Undergraduate Admissions, Graduate Admissions, and Financial Aid Office at RIT. Support marketing initiatives undertaken to drive Institute goals as set forth in the strategic plan. Also support web / IT infrastructure, applications, and communication technologies for the division. Provide testing and maintenance for admissions systems.  Supports technology as a means for assisting with student recruitment and selection efforts designed to satisfy Institute-established Undergraduate and Graduate enrollment goals.

Adjunct Professor - Rochester Institute of Technology

Courses Taught:  

  • Web & Mobile I (ISTE-140)

  • Rapid Online Presence. This course gives students understanding of and experience with installing and customizing web sites using tools such as Blogs, Wikis, Content Management Systems, and Web Site Toolkits.

Web Analyst - Rochester Institute of Technology

Supports technology development in Undergraduate Admissions as a means for assisting with student recruitment and selection efforts designed to satisfy Institute-established freshman and transfer enrollment goals. This support focuses on the development of Web-based resources and other electronic communications as a means of facilitating student recruitment, selection and enrollment goals. Also assist with on campus programs such open house and the summer College & Careers program.  Answer questions from prospective students and help in many other ways as needed.

Founder - BantamCreative

A creative agency that designs, develops, and implements web-based solutions. Westrive to deliver top-notch applications, balancing technical requirements with marketingstrategies & brand.

My Education

Professional Studies (Masters of Science)
Rochester Institute of Technology
Concentrations: Interface Architecture and Marketing
Capstone Project: Implementing FeedMasher - A System that Aggregates and Coordinates Digital Content Across Rochester Institute of Technology

Information Technology (Bachelors of Science)
Rochester Institute of Technology
Concentrations: Web Development

Academics and Professional Conferences

Presenter 2012 HighEdWeb

Rethinking the Virtual Tour: An Immersive Experience that’s More Than A Map
In Rethinking the Virtual Tour, John-Paul Takats, a Web Analyst with Rochester Institute of Technology Undergraduate Admissions, led us through the development of their virtual tour. Combining video captured using Google’s tricycle mounted street tricycle and audio from student ambassadors, RIT built out an open-source, immersive site that combined a real-world tour with embedded information layers to create a media-rich immersive experience.










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