I'm currently a freelance website developer, and Online marketing strategist with an emphasis in the Semantic Web. I love connecting with people on Google+, here on LinkedIn as well, and I run GPlusGeek.com. I am also the lead developer for finleysocialmedia.com and much enjoy producing content that communicates with people. Today's Internet world has changed dramatically in recent years, and I like to keep up with these changes. Helping others to connect with the changing web is part of what I do. I encourage you to connect with me on all things relating to Social Media and SEO, which are converging in the Semantic Web. No Online marketing strategy is complete without a solid understanding of the principles involved, and I can help connect you with these principles. Here are my main areas of expertise: • Website Development Using WordPress & Responsive Design • Web Content Production Focused on Semantic Web Optimization • Social Media Management & Consulting With an Emphasis on Google+ • Google AdWords Campaign Management • Search Engine and Social Media Optimization • Google+ Local Business Page Optimization • Using Google+ for Business • Connecting with People It's All About People-2-People (P2P)
ColdFusion and Web solutions architect with over 14 years of proven experience. I am based in Texas and can help you with just about any Web project you are looking to accomplish. Professional Profile Extremely diverse and talented Web solutions architect with proven ability to transform corporate goals into realized achievements. Fourteen years of progressively increasing responsibility in managing Web solutions, e-mail marketing communications, lead collection services and e-commerce development projects. Recent Achievements ➢ Architected, developed and product managed a payment and workflow management system that collected $17M in Balfour yearbook and scholastic accessory sales for the 2013 school year. ➢ Architected and developed a direct mail response marketing system that mails over 4M variable print marketing pieces per year to elementary, middle, high school and college students. ➢ Developed a complete e-commerce, reporting extranet and direct mail system that collected over $5M in yearbook sales for Lifetouch Publishing in 2012. ➢ Developed four integrated payment solutions platforms in the last 3 years that allow scholastic organizations to collect payments online, call center or remit processing center. ➢ Created full e-commerce solution suite tailored for the booster club industry that allows a club to take payments online and create their own online shop. ➢ Successfully managed four datacenter migrations that all resulted in increased platform stability while still reducing overall operating costs. ➢ Five consecutive years of successful project completion and in every case, the project was delivered on time, on spec and normally under budget. ➢ Created custom sales cycle lead tracking and e-mail marketing auto-responder used to manage all homebuyer prospects for Grand Homes. Professional Experience 9/2008 – 10/2013 Direct Solutions & American Achievement Dallas, Texas Technology Operations Director Technical Operations Director over all information technology aspects of DSI. Responsible for budgeting, staffing, hardware, software, solution architecture and production of all DSI customer solutions including Smart-Pay.com, CampusFees.com and YBPay.com. Maintained staff and resource budget of over $400,000. Managed DSI acquisition and asset transfer into American Achievement Corporation. Currently developing and project managing Smart-Pay.com and Studio.Balfour.com e-commerce and reporting platforms. 12/2006 – 9/2008 Crozier & Henderson Dallas, Texas Programming Manager Programming department manager responsible for all customer facing web sites, production server and office network environments. Managed four ColdFusion applications and data center environment. 07/2002 – 07/2006 Travelocity Southlake, Texas Senior ColdFusion Developer Primary technical architect responsible for TravelocityBusiness.com and GetThere.com. Responsible for day-to-day site maintenance requests including content updates, user administration, troubleshooting and reporting. Other responsibilities include developing tools and solutions that support Travelocity internal resources. Education and Training 1993 - 1996 Texas Christian University - Marketing Fort Worth, Texas Fully versed in ColdFusion, PHP, MySQL, Oracle, MS SQL, Agile Methodologies, Jira, SVN, AWS, Rackspace Cloud, Authorize.net, Paypal Payments, Payflow, PCI Compliance
After 15 years of being exposed to a variety of facets of the software industry I have settled down into a rhythm of specializing in delivering high quality, maintainable and quick-to-develop Line of Business solutions that are Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) friendly aka Cross-Platform Multi-Tier Solutions. Visual Studio LightSwitch and SQL Server Reporting Services are my combined favorite technologies to achieve this. I am focused on practicing Agile Methodologies in my work and thrive on good velocity through solid customer relationships whilst preferring a Test Driven approach to projects. I take a keen interest in ensuring I am proud of the products I develop whilst closely aligning this with the needs of the business I am serving. I enjoy working in and with flexible, friendly, courteous and professional environments and people. Working, quality software that delivers value using industry trusted technologies is my core focus.
Mike is a software developer with 14+ years professional experience whom also enjoys voice over acting, cooking and project and development management. He has built and managed teams both onshore and offshore of over 30 developers, QA analysts and configuration managers. His heart is in the creation of video games and he is very excited to be focusing more time in that arena.
Systems and Services Engineer, with 12+ years of working experience. Interested in researching, administrating, debugging, tuning and developing platforms running on UNIX like Operating Systems. Able to troubleshoot, identify and solve problems in software, network or kernel layer. Always willing to learn and experiment new technologies for creating high availliability platforms, that could described as "state of the art" or "cutting edge" technology. Specialties: • Unix Like Operating Systems Specialist (Solaris / Linux ). • TCP/IP Network technology • Very deep level of knowledge on Machines hardware and OS Kernels internals. • Troubleshoot/Tune/Debug; System Services, Operating Systems • Mail Services Expert, Qmail-Ldap Specialist. • Network: Cacti/MRTG, Nagios, Cisco Netflow • Databases: PostgreSQL / MySQL / Oracle / LDAP. • Programming: Perl, Ansi C, bash, awk, sed, php etc • Internet Services: mail, http, radius, ftp, ssh, irc etc.