I BUILD SOFTWARE TO MAKE BUSINESS MORE PRODUCTIVE.

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About Me

I am a software consultant with over 20 years of professional experience. I help my clients make their businesses more profitable by solving problems through software. My focus is on craftsmanship and quality, so your solution will be designed right the first time and maintainable for changes that may come in the future.

Many different industries are running on my software: semiconductor, telecommunications, insurance, financial, manufacturing, entertainment, energy, biotechnology and more. Please see my past projects for details on solutions delivered to clients.

Client Projects

Some of the solutions delivered to clients, making their businesses more efficient and profitable.

2012
Present

Energy Company of America

Software Consultant

As a new national retail energy provider, ENCOA did not have a web presence and hired me to build out their entire web infrastructure. I designed and developed the site to allow customers and businesses to enroll in various electricity and natural gas plans. State regulations governing the process had to be implemented dynamically based on the customer location. After enrollment, the customer received generated PDF contract documents based on state requirements. Utilizing cloud hosting and storage, the site is efficient to operate and requires no interaction from ENCOA for maintenance or operation.

Administration for the site is handled in a secure backend which allows ENCOA employees to manage all aspects of their utilities and pricing plan models. Changing up their offerings could be done in seconds, with the requried contract and regulatory documentation being generated automatically behind the scenes. Visibility into audit trails of who changed plans and what was changed provided the business with the full capability to see how their products were changing over time.

In the second phase, I delivered a complete service agent backend to allow telephone agents to take customer calls and generate enrollments with a more streamlined interface. Agents had the capability to flag enrollments for follow-up and hand them off to superiors for payment collection and processing. A live analytics dashboard allowed ENCOA VPs to monitor the performance of the CSR agents as well as guage the success of the business on monthly breakdown charts.

2008
2010

RocketBid

Software Consultant

I was hired by RocketBid to develop their web SAAS offering to enable service professionals and consumers to meetup online. Service professionals signed up for a subscription level that allowed them to search and bid on jobs. When determining what jobs to bid on, providers were presented with job details and a mapped location to give them more insight on how to spend their time. Premium providers could also host their own web presence within the site infrastructure and be notified via email or SMS when new jobs matching their specialties were received.

On the consumer side, the customer could create projects for providers to bid on, and then be presented with those bids to make an informed decision on who to hire. Upon completion, service providers were then rated by the consumer to further bolster their online reputation. I handled all site development and operations including server setup, maintenance and disastor recovery.

2005
2011

Pcubed

Software Consultant

Pcubed is a project management consulting company and a Microsoft Gold partner. As a technical consultant, I built numerous solutions integrating the internal infrastructures of fortune 500 clients with new project management initiatives. Given the diverse environments of our clients, I was required to be proficient in several languages and paradigms including ruby, .net, java, sql server, oracle and the entire Microsoft EPM stack.
2011
2011

CrossFit West Houston

Software Consultant

Crossfit West Houston is a Crossfit affiliate gym in Houston. They needed an improved web presence to help with marketing and sharing of nutritional, workout and wellness information. My role was to handle the new design and structure additional content areas to allow easier use of the site and better accessibility by their customers.
2008
2012

Houston Ruby Group

Site Developer

Houstonrb.com is the website for the Houston Ruby and Rails User Group. After joining the group in 2007, I developed the site to help out with the monthly operations of the group. The site handled meeting information as well as member profiles, book library and the ability to propose and vote on topics for future meetings.
2007
2007

Parsons Brinkerhoff

Software Consultant

Parsons Brinckerhoff provides planning, engineering, and program and construction management services to both public and private sector clients. My role was to create a resource management application to forecast resource revenue.
2001
2003

Motive

Software Developer

Motive develops software to enable online technical support for enterprises and the telecommunications industry. My role was to help develop many of the product lines, with a focus on customer service software for broadband technicians.
2000
2000

Buzzhits

Software Consultant

Buzzhits was using some new technology to listen to radio stations and identify the playing songs using a massive library of song fingerprints. My role was to create a customer service web application to handle orders for songs and albums.
1997
1999

Dell Computers

Software Consultant

Dell manufactures and sells computers directly to the customer. My role as the technical lead developer on the project was to create a web application to handle the internal management of large custom orders.

Open Source

Projects I have authored and released as open source to the community.

2012
Ruby

Experian

Ruby Gem

Ruby gem wrapper for portions of the Experian Net Connect API. Experian exposes nearly 30 different services through the Net Connect API. This gem currently implements the Connect Check product (consumer credit scoring and identity validation), although extending it to support the other products should be straightforward. (Source on GitHub)

Gem Version Build Status Code Climate
2010
Ruby

Petfinder

Ruby Gem

Ruby gem wrapper for the Petfinder API. Petfinder is an online, searchable database of animals who need homes. It is also a directory of nearly 14,000 animal shelters and adoption organizations across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Organizations maintain their own home pages and available-pet databases. (Source on GitHub)

Gem Version Build Status Code Climate
2013
Go

SC2 Alerter

Go Package

Golang program to interface with Blizzard's battle.net api to track activity of configured players and send alerts when new activity is detected. This is mainly a proof of concept go program to get more familiar with the language and its constructs. (Source on GitHub)

Client List

I've worked with fortune 50 companies all the way to one-person startups, and everything in between. I can improve your business regardless of the size and scope of the solution required.

Contact Me

I'd like to hear about your project or software development need to see if I can help.