From the Desk of...James Jusayan

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By Lauren Murray — Jan 17, 2018 11:00 AM

Cascade CMS blog series highlighting Cascade user, James Jusayan

One of the perks of being a Cascade CMS user is the vibrant community of developers, administrators, marketers, and end users.  Cascade CMS users are always willing to collaborate, which drives the product roadmap.  In an effort to further encourage collaboration, we will be spotlighting individual users to learn more about them.

In this “From the Desk of…” customer spotlight, we will be learning more about James Jusayan.

What do you do for Las Vegas Valley Water District?

I am a Senior Applications Developer for the Corporate Web Team and the primary Cascade CMS developer and admin.  Aside from application and Website development, I help set standards and policies for secure application development (PCI-DSS), review application code, and educate others on application security.  I also help set guidelines and educate others on user experience and user interface best practices.

What do you love about your job?

I love that I am able to create applications and sites that others find useful.  I enjoy passing on knowledge to others, while having the opportunity to further my skills through training and research.

How long have you been working with Cascade CMS, and how have you seen the product improve since you started?

I have been working with Cascade CMS for about a year and a half.  We had procured Cascade CMS at the tail end of version 7, so I was able to see the huge change in the interface when we updated to version 8. Cascade CMS continues to improve and become more intuitive. 

Image of two men sparring.  

What have been your favorite projects that you have worked on since starting with LVVWD (Cascade CMS related or other)?

One of the biggest projects I worked on was the online customer portal.  It allows customers to pay their water bill, as well as manage their water service.  I was the only programmer for the Website and I’m proud of what I had accomplished.  We had launched a redesign of the portal last year, and it has been well received.  In regards to Cascade CMS , we are currently working on redesigns for our main Websites, having launched the redesigned LVVWD site in August.  The Springs Preserve site will launch on 11/7.  There are many more sites to come.

How do you spend your time when you’re not working?

Most of my free time is taken by martial arts training.  I also do Ballroom and Latin dancing, play guitar, and play video games.

image of man and woman completing a ballroom dancing routine

What is your favorite place in the world and why?

For now, I’d have to say Las Vegas is my favorite place.  Not only is it home, but you can do anything at any time. The weather is predictable and there are no natural disasters.

What is your favorite movie/TV show and why?

Currently, my favorite show is Stranger Things.  It reminds me of growing up with my childhood friends.  The characters are relatable, and every episode is well done.

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Lauren Murray
Services Project Manager