With over 10 years experience in IT from large enterprise projects to small start ups I have assembled a wide variety of skills. In the enterprise environments I had done business requirements documentation, development, managing small teams of developers, as well as working in the client services area. The highlight of my start-up experience is founding a company called http://www.usedeverywhere.com which is a successful classified ads site similar to craigslist.org.
Mar 2010 - Present
Newer Version: Redesigned and rebuilt the entire stack using Ruby on Rails.
Oct 2010 - Present
Developed the technical side of SredClaimPro.com with one other developer. SredClaimPro is an online Scientific Research and Experimental Development tax credit tool. This software product bypasses the need for knowing complicated CRA (Canada Revenue Agency) tax laws, rules and calculations and generates a finished a form ready to be submitted to the CRA (Canada Revenue Agency).
Sep 2009 - Feb 2010
A Ruby on Rails project, worked on the Twitter API as well as integration with Google Maps when searching for a postal code. Used SVN and switched to Github later for source control and Capistrano for automated deployment. Using test driven development we quickly built the most successful Twitter Dating site today and were even mentioned by founders of Twitter.
Apr 2009 - Sep 2009
Business Analyst / Database Administrator
Using Microsofts .NET, MSSQL, Crystal Reports and and Microsoft source control we built a enterprise application for the Realtors and Conveyancers to be able to enter in contractual information, and store it. My role in this project was business analyst to help define the scope and come up with technical solutions. Worked on a team of 4 people, with daily scrum type meetings and performed demo's of work completed at the end of the week. I took this contract to learn the Microsoft .NET, Crystal Reports, and MSSQL technologies.
Jun 2005 - Feb 2007
Owner / Application Architect
From a seed of $12,000 in startup funds I grew this company to $300,000 in revenue/year with 5 sales people and 2 moderators. Using Zope, Postgresql, Apache, some interesting marketing tactics and a shrewd eye for directing the company I was able to make inroads in one of the most competitive market spaces on the Internet. My duties included: data modeling, database administration, server administration, UI design, programming and managing sales teams.
Feb 2001 - Jun 2005
Using Powerbuilder, Oracle, Erwin, .NET and some Python we developed software applications to keep track of inventory of logs and forests. Genus then expanded out to Environmental Management Systems and water quality control type software. I was in charge of the "Stumpage" modules which was a complicated set of mathematical calculations to determine the amount that needed to be paid to the government for harvesting the trees off crown land. My duties were to ensure an accurate stumpage fees and to allow companies to run "What if" scenarios. Canfor and Weyerhaeuser were two of the largest clients that GenusRMT supported. Towards the end of my tenure at Genus I was being moved to "Client Services" to help new clients come on board and integrate the Genus RMT product with their businesses.
Jul 1999 - Apr 2000
A consultant for Online Business Systems using Powerbuilder and Oracle we developed forestry software for a company called Northwood which later became Canfor. I was sent to Prince George from Winnipeg and in charge of development for a system called "Logs Production". Working with management, other developers and end users we quickly developed a system for keeping track of each log that Northwood had harvested.
Jul 1998 - Jun 1999
Working at a client site called "NISA" which was a Federal government program to provide income subsidy to farmers in low income years. Used Powerbuilder, Sybase, Unix, PVCS and a strict set of system methodologies to develop a financial application to keep track of payments made to farmers.
Mar 1997 - Jun 1998
Computer Analyst Programmer Course
Red River College
Graduated with honors.