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 Expert  721992

Expert in Customer Business Software


Available for your Consulting and Expert Witness Needs

Massachusetts (MA)
USA
Education Work History Career Accomplishments Consulting Services Expert Witness

Summary of Expertise:

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Expert has specialized in the development of Windows and Web-Based business applications. He primarily develops in C#.Net, Visual Basic.Net and ASP.NET. His systems have connected to various back-end database including Access, SQL Server, Oracle, VAX RDB and VAX RMS. He has an expertise in relational database design. Since 1989, he has designed and developed numerous relational databases. The databases have included Access, SQL Server, Oracle and VAX RDB. Expert bought his first PC compatibles back in 1985 and has used personal computers practically every day since then. He has specialized in software development on personal computers since 1995.

Upon completing the Client/Server Development Certification Program, he has specialized in Microsoft Visual Basic ever since. He is knowledgeable with every version from 3.0 to .Net and has developed a wide variety of desktop, client server systems and web applications using practically every aspect of the language, including classes and collections, custom DLL and user control.

Expert has used many third-party tools including Crystal Reports, Active Reports, Infragistics Grid, Wise Installer, Install Shield, Spread OCX. He has developed on Windows 95 through Windows 2003 since their inception. He can advise clients on the use and tuning of Windows; however, he does not claim expertise in the internal workings of Windows. Expert has an expertise in relational database design using SQL. Since 1989, he has designed and developed numerous SQL databases. The databases have included Access, SQL Server, Oracle and VAX RDB. He has worked on Microsoft's SQL Server database since 1996. His experience has included managing databases and writing complex stored procedures.

Expert has over 30 years experience designing, developing and supporting business application software. He can function as a project leader, systems analyst and programmer/analyst depending on the needs of the client. He is experienced in all phases of the development life cycle. These include systems analysis; functional and technical design; coding; unit testing; system and acceptance testing; documentation; installation; and training. He can provide individual or group technical training.

He is comfortable working in all application areas. He is especially experienced in the following application areas: banking, order processing, inventory, financial, securities, advertising, direct mail, manufacturing, medical and sales.

Expert was recently brought in to convert his client, a major job matching company, from one source control system, Source Safe, to another, Perforce. He administered Perforce and training and support about 175 users. His goal was to simplify the administration of Perforce. While the Perforce administration initially took almost full-time, he began working on a two-fold plan to simplify the process.

The first part was writing additional documentation. The documentation supplied by vendor was inadequate to meet the client's needs, so he developed additional documents. These included an Installation Guide, Getting Started and Tip & Tricks. When a user had a question, he could point them to one of these documents.

The second part was to automate the process of administering the product. He replaced a series of complex command line procedures with a simple and easy to use Windows based menu. The technical tools we used were Perl, Visual Basic and ASP. After six months, the Perforce administration was taking just a few hours a week. An in-house person who does not need a technical background now does it.

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Web development


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Localities:
Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Boston, Massachusetts;  Worcester, Massachusetts;  Springfield, Massachusetts;  Lowell, Massachusetts;  Cambridge, Massachusetts;  Brockton, Massachusetts;  New Bedford, Massachusetts;  Hartford, Connecticut;  Manchester, New Hampshire;  and Providence, Rhode Island.

Education:
Year   Degree   Subject   Institution  
1975   M.A.S.   Computer Science   Boston University  
1969   B.S.   Mathematics   Boston University  

Work History:
Years   Employer   Title   Responsibilities

1989 to

 

(Undisclosed)

 

Principal

 

Expert is an independent software consultant who functions as a project leader, systems analyst and programmer/analyst, depending on the needs of the client. Projects include developing new systems and enhancing and supporting existing systems. Expert is experienced in all phases of the development life cycle. These include systems analysis; functional and technical design; coding; unit, system and acceptance testing; documentation; installation; and training. He can provide individual or group technical training.


Career Accomplishments:
Associations/Societies

He is a member of the Independent Computer Consultants Association; the Visual Basic Professional User Group; Society for Professional Consultants; and the Lexington Chamber of Commerce.

Licenses/Certifications

He completed the Client/Server Development Certification Program in 1995 at the Clark University Computer Career Institute.

Professional Appointments

He is active in the Independent Computer Consultants Association. He was the National Director from 1995 to 1998; the President of the Greater Boston Chapter from 1992-1994. He is a past member Visual Basic Professional User Group Executive Committee. He has been a board member of the Society of Professional Consultants.

Awards/Recognition

He was named the Contractor of the Year 2000 by Contract Professional Magazine.


Consulting Services:
Selected Consulting Examples:
  • He designed and developed a Windows-based application that processed customer comments made on the Client's web site. Tracked the comments, linked them to customers and automated the sending of email. This application was developed with VB.NET and SQL Server.
  • This client is in the process of converting a Dry Cleaning application from Progress to Visual Basic .NET (Windows-based). He acted as a consultant on .NET and Visual Basic best practices. This includes restructuring the projects, developing custom control and reducing the number of lines of code. The database is MySQL.
  • Designed, created and implemented a system that allows the client to maintain its clients and proposals. The system allows the client to print proposals and labels and sort and select by various fields. This was a Windows based project written in Visual Basic .Net with an MS Access database. The second phase was adding faxing capability to this application. The application allows the user to fax proposals automatically, generating a cover page and faxing a document on a schedule to multiple recipients.
  • Developed a web-based intranet contact management system. The product was written in ASP.NET with Visual Basic code behind. The database was MS SQL Server. Also used the Infragistics grid.
  • Managed source code for a major internet company. Part of a team that converted the source control system from Source Safe to Perforce. Duties included training and support of about 180 users in the use of Perforce. Developed tools to automate the process of administering and using Perforce.Benefits to the Client: Source code is now better organized. It is easier to resolve conflicts among the development groups. The next administrator will find that the tools that were developed will make managing Perforce much easier.
Recent Client Requests:
  • Expert in software engineering for consulting on two web based systems and any similarities that could be avoided to protect copyrights and paten of each parties.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding your expert consulting needs.  Expert is available for consulting to corporate, legal and government clients.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

Expert Witness:
Recent Litigation Client Requests:
  • Expert for consulting on .Net to compare two software programs.
  • Expert witness in source code "visual basic" for consulting on comparing source codes - (Microsoft Visual Basic 6.0).
  • Expert in Database SQL analytics for litigation.
  • Expert in Source Code Analysis for comparison of former employee's source code with client's source code.
Click the green button above to contact Expert for a free initial screening call regarding expert testimony, litigation consulting and support, forensic services, or any related expert witness services.  A few litigation needs include product liability, personal injury, economic loss, intellectual property (patent, trademark, trade secret, copyright), and insurance matters.  Remember, your initial screening call to speak with Expert is free.

 

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