Stephen C. Sanders



About Me

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I'm Stephen C. Sanders, and I am currently studying Geography & Geospatial Technology at Monroe Community College. In the past, I graduated from SUNY College at Brockport, where I majored in Philosophy and minored in Anthropology. I have about half a year of experience using ArcGIS Pro, and have taken coursework in GIS, spatial analysis, physical geography, human geography, world regional geography, and Python programming.

I have over three years of experience as a web developer, mainly using WordPress, HTML5/CSS3 (SCSS, Bootstrap), JavaScript, a little PHP, and Git. I have also worked as a website administrator for multiple client websites.

The main activity in which I partake outside of GIS and web development is genealogical research. I have been researching my family tree for around four years. I enjoy research involving New York State, veterans of the American Civil War, Gottschee, and Germany.

I am also an amateur philosopher; I have to put my philosophy degree to use somehow. I've written some neat stuff related to culture, society, and philosophical topics such as epistemology.

GIS Projects

The Digital Divide - Identifying Suitable Sites for New Public WiFi Locations in Rochester, NY

Spring 2022

Determines potential sites for new public WiFi locations in the City of Rochester based on which census tracts are most in need. Considers percentage of households without internet access, proximity to a preexisting free WiFi location, and population density of school-aged people. Data analyzed in ArcGIS Pro.

Can Publicly Accessible Areas Alleviate Increasing Homicide Rates?

Intersession 2022

Investigates if there is a correlation between homicide rate, median household income level, and the number of parks, playgrounds, and other publicly accessible areas within census tracts of the City of Rochester. Data analyzed using ArcGIS Pro and Google Sheets.

Other Projects


Jun 2022 - Present

Simple command line number guessing game written in Python. Keeps track of and calculates a few statistics relevant to each session.

screenshot of Baesick WordPress theme

Baesick WordPress Theme

Feb 2020 - Present

The Baesick WordPress theme is a responsive, customizable starter theme that is forked from wycks' WP Skeleton Theme. Originally only developed with support for the Skeleton CSS framework, I added support Bootstrap and completely overhauled the design to make it look more modern and stylish.

screenshot of Willow Ridge Kennels website

Willow Ridge Kennels Site

Feb 2020 - Feb 2022

Willow Ridge Kennels of New York is a bernedoodle breeding and training business located in Rochester, New York. I designed and developed a WordPress website for them using the Baesick WordPress theme, which uses HTML/SCSS and Bootstrap. The site is hosted by BlueHost, and uses Google Analytics.

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Former Personal Website

Jul 2016 - Jun 2020

My old personal website was developed out of a desire not only to have a single place to put all of the information about me, but to practice designing and developing a website entirely on my own. The first full website that I ever developed. This website was built using HTML/CSS, Bootstrap, and JS/jQuery, and was hosted using GitHub Pages.

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Buffalo Firefighters Site

Jun 2017 - Sep 2017

The website for the Buffalo Firefighters (Local 282) was developed by me in mid-to-late-2017 in collaboration with public relations firm e3communications, and is still used by them to this day as their main source of communication with each other and with matters that concern the general public. The website was built using WordPress and is hosted by GoDaddy.

screenshot of Writer open source project


Nov 2016 - Jun 2017

Writer is a very small and barely complete project that combines a text editor and an in-browser, basic web code editor that I developed using HTML/CSS ad JavaScript. The notes that are written in the text editor are added to localstorage, and the code editor will output all HTML/CSS and JS to a screen at the bottom of the page. This project is hosted by GitHub Pages.

To see websites that I developed (or worked on in general) for previous employers, you can look at the links under the relevant experiences on my LinkedIn profile.