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Résumé

I Am A Geek

While I am not always looking for a job, I am always interested in speaking with other companies about the work they are doing. I love discussing programming & design, the type of work I’ve done in the past, and where I see the development community going in the future.

Plenty of code samples are available on request. Check out my Github repository if you want to see more right away.

One more thing, before you go on, if you want to ask me about Microsoft WebForms (as in the not-MVC-version of yore), please don’t. Not all work is good work.

Work Experience

  • Fusion Alliance
    June 2012 - present

    Medical Insurance Clearinghouse: Member of application core development team to add new features to the application. Technologies include .NET 2, .NET 3.5, Oracle 11g, SQL Server Reporting Services, JavaScript, and jQuery.

  • Daniels Associates, Inc.
    May 2008 - June 2012

    I cannot even begin to count the number of projects that I’ve worked on while at DAI. I would love to talk more about what I do here.

    Here’s the short version: The primary technology stack is built with .NET Framework 4 + Microsoft MVC 3 + NHibernate + SQL Server 2008 R2. A little splash of jQuery and/or KnockoutJS to keep the UI interesting. Plenty of AJAX and client-side work, too. (Because a bad user interface can destroy a great application.) All applications were tested with NUnit.

    Other technologies encountered along the way (alphabetically, some heavily, some not-so-heavily): ASMX, JavaScript, Git, Microsoft Entity Framework, Microsoft .NET 2, Microsoft .NET 3.5, Ninject, Oracle 9i, Raven DB, Ruby, Subversion, Twitter Bootstrap (and other CSS grid systems), Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), Windows Forms, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF).

    Among my many responsibilities at DAI, I also conduct the technical interviews. I hate it when job candidates put something on their CV because they read about it once, but demonstrate no savvy in the listed technology. If I’ve listed it above, I am ready to demonstrate my abilities with the listed technology. For example, I have dabbled in Python, but I haven’t listed it above because I would not fell comfortable demonstrating my skills (or lack thereof) on the spot.

  • Maplehurst Bakeries, Inc.
    February 2004 - May 2008

    I worked with two development projects while at Maplehurst Bakeries. The first was a statistical process control (SPC) application. The application took data from production systems and provided real-time monitoring and feedback for production teams. Data input was both automated from Rockwell Automation controllers and human data entry.

    The second project was making data from IBM BPCS more user-friendly. I wrote web pages that would compile information from the BPCS database and display in more useful way than was built into the original application.

  • Purdue University
    August 1998 - December 2003

    Graduate Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant in the College of Engineering. There was quite a bit of programming here as both an undergraduate and graduate student. Please ask me about it if you’re interested!

Education

  • Master of Business Administration, May 2008
    Indiana Wesleyan University, Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Master of Science in Industrial Engineering, May 2004
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana

  • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, May 2001
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana