Don Beer

Don Beer

18 yrs - Developer, Analyst, DBA, Sys Admin, Consultant, Security

Harrowsmith, Canada



What's the difference

Over the past 18 years, I have developed Oracle database information systems using SQL, PL/SQL, Powerbuilder, VB and Unix scripts; developed websites using HTML, DHTML, XHTML, CSS, PHP, CodeIgniter, Ajax, Javascript, Java and MySQL; and worked as an Oracle DBA. My primary skills lie in Oracle and MySQL database design, application programming, and website development, and I am seeking opportunities to develop database applications and build websites.

In addition, I have experience in Object-…


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Work History & Feedback

Security Consulting

8 hrs @ $45.00/hr
Earned $360
“It was really positive experience to work with Don. He finished his job fast and with very hight quality.”


MySQL 4.0.18 upgrade to 5.1 - plus PHP programming -revised

Fixed Price $611
“Don is probably the best MySQL database administrator that I have had the pleasure of dealing with. It shows in his work and in how he explains everything. I will definitely be using his skills in the future since I have yet to find someone who is as skilled as he is.”


network administrator

Fixed Price $122
“Exceptional work”


help with UML architectural diagram, component diagram, deployment diagram

Fixed Price $123
“Quick, excellent, hard work. Listened to feedback.”


$50 to first correct MySQL Optimization (ORDER BY) Question

Fixed Price $56
“A+++ provider, EXCELLENT knowledge of MySQL, great communicator!”


Optimize MySQL based data warehouse

5 hrs @ $75.00/hr
Earned $388
No feedback given



120 hrs @ $83.33/hr
Earned $10,027
Job in progress

Need Advice on Development Tools for Large Web Project

3 hrs @ $83.33/hr
Earned $222
Job in progress

Amazon RDS - Database Tuning

8 hrs @ $83.33/hr
Earned $667
Job in progress

Relational Database

32 hrs @ $33.33/hr
Earned $1,067
Job in progress

Tests Taken
Name Percentile Score

HTML 4.01 Test


JavaScript 1.3 Test


MySQL 5.0 Test


Networking Concepts Test


PHP5 Test


SQL Test


oDesk Readiness Test for Independent Contractors and Staffing Managers