Michael Glass

  • Cincinnati US-OH
Michael Glass


I have over 13 years of experience as an applications developer specializing in lifecycle project management and development utilizing web standards for the open source community. Over the past 4 years I have had extensive experience with web applications utilizing PHP/MySQL, ASP/MSSQL, JavaScript, HTML, XHTML, and CSS. I am a published author with two books pertaining to PHP development: “Beginning PHP5, MySQL, and Apache Web development”, and “Beginning PHP, MySQL, and Apache Web Development."I have invaluable skills in time critical situations, with a proven ability to research, analyze, and propose solutions and alternatives towards solving enterprise solutions in the most effective way possible. I have a very team oriented development approach with leadership abilities and a proven track record of successful projects.

Work experience

Work experience
Jul 2008 - Apr 2010

Software Engineer II

Disabled American Veterans

Develop and maintain web-based and Windows application programs. Requirements gathering, design, implementation, testing, change management, maintenance, and documentation.

Mar 2008 - Jun 2008

Web Designer/Developer

Web design and development utilizing ASP.NET and PHP
Sep 2007 - Jan 2008

Web Master

Basco Manufacturing
Designer and maintainer of company internet and intranet sites.
Jul 2004 - Jun 2007

Release Manager

Fifth Third Bank
Manage periodic releases of souce code (compiling, debugging, testing, and deploying applications) · Change Management, including scheduling and coordinating production deployments, and writing and reviewing implementation plans.
Jan 2003 - May 2007

Author / Developer

Wiley Publishing
Lead Author and Developer of "Beginning PHP, Apache, MySQL Web Development" (ISBN 0-7645-5744-0) Worked with a team of 5 other author/developers. Wrote most of the chapters in the second half of the book: - Chapter 10, Building Databases - Chapter 11, Sending Email - Chapter 13, Building a Content Management System - Chapter 14, Mailing Lists - Chapter 16, Creating a Bulletin Board System I also helped edit other authors' chapters, and contributed to many of the appendices.
Jul 2001 - Dec 2002

Director, Software Development

Reach Publishing
- Managed the planning, development, and production of a new proprietary sales force automation and order entry application. This job included writing technical documentation, training personnel, developing a QA test program, and mentoring of other developers and testers. - Managed and developed custom internal sales support, HR, and CRM applications and documentation for the company, utilizing Domino 5.x and PHP/MySQL - Performed ongoing maintenance and testing of the older sales force automation / order entry system. - Developed the custom internal sofware support application and implemented a procedure for submiting problem reports. - Helped with various escalated support issues as needed.
Jan 1999 - Jul 2001

Senior Consultant

- Developed web site applications for planetfeedback.com, using Vignette StoryServer and tcl. - Served as lead developer for the maintenance of two corporate websites for an advertising agency, utilizing Lotus Domino 5.x, including a web-based message board application for medical discussions. - Co-developed LearningSpace Live! for Lotus Corporation. Developed Lotus Notes applications and wrote technical documentation. - Trained developers in LotusScript, Domino, web development, and QA testing procedures.
1997 - 1998

Lead Developer / Architect

- Served as the Lead Architect on Synergisticsd Knowledge Management product, including product defnition reeuirements, technical design specifcations, development, and documentation. - Developed and updated core modules for the core Sales Force Automation software utilizing Lotus Domino 4.x / 5.x - Developed an internal QA methodology for testing completed components of the Knowledge Management program.
Aug 1985 - Oct 1993

Machinist's Mate 2nd Class

U.S. Navy
  • Developed various applications for the division, including a spreadsheet application to calculate the ship’s stresses by measuring cargo loads on the ship, and a database application to track the division’s supplies

  • Honorably Discharged as a Second Class Petty Officer.

  • Served aboard the U.S.S. Sacramento during the Persian Gulf War (Operation Desert Shield/Storm) – deployed to the Persian Gulf.

  • Served as the leader of the Helicopter Refueling Team


1992 - 1993


Columbia College