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Skills: Qt, C++, Java, OpenSuSE/Linux, C#/Mono, JNI, Strategic Business Development and Analysis; Systems Architecture; DIBOL; Synergy/DE; ETL; SCRUM; Technical Writing; SOA; DEC/VAX BASIC; Eclipse; DCL; RMS; DEC/VAX C; DEC/VAX C++; ACMS; MQ Series; Datatrieve; COBOL; RDB; Cognos PowerHouse; SQL; CMS/MMS; Oracle; FORTRAN; FMS; EDI; Off-shore team leadership; OpenOffice; Lotus Sympyhony; MS Word; Visio; Message Broker

“The Minimum You Need to Know About Service Oriented Architecture”
ISBN-13 978-0-97770866-6-5
2008 Best Books Award Winner in the category Business: Computers/Technology/Internet
2009 Finalist Eric Hoffer Awards

Consulting and Authoring Projects:

April 2011 HP OpenVMS Engineering Black OPs
One Day JNI coding to bail out a black OPs project a friend at HP OpenVMS Engineering was working on. They needed a JNI method of obtaining the ENQ state of devices which had to remain nameless. That is all I'm at liberty to describe, but I can put you in touch with the person from HP.

April 2010 to Present Logikal Solutions – authoring
Wrote “The Minimum You Need to Know About Mono and Qt” using OpenSuSE/Linux and editing the Qt database book for printing. Mono is the OpenSource name for C#.

May 2010 to April 2010 Logikal Solutions- authoring
Finished writing “The Minimum You Need to Know About Qt and Databases” using the KUbuntu/Linux platform.

February 2010 to April 2010 NewITBridge/2xPrime/RC Olmstead
Consulting on-site in Dublin, OH. Converting DIBOL application on OpenVMS to Synergy/DE with xfServer to expose business logic to a Visual Basic GUI. Participated in and help coordinate SCRUM meetings with off-shore team. This project covered the Teller Workstation portion of the credit union application. This application runs the entire banking business for many of the credit unions in the country.

January 2010 to February 2010 Logikal Solutions - authoring
Began writing “The Minimum You Need to Know About Qt and Databases”. Release date has not been determined. Book will focus on using Qt with PostgreSQL, MySQL, XBASE, and other database formats. Book is necessary in the market because all the other Qt programming books only include a single database chapter which, at best, pays lip service to database access. Book is being written on 64-bit KUbuntu 10.04. Release date and ISBN both undecided.

October 2009 to December 2009 Logikal Solutions - consulting
Developed a fuel surcharge and trucking rate calculator for unit based trucking company. (Charges rate per unit per mile rather than flat mileage rate.) Application is written in Java/Swing using xBaseJ on Linux desktop developed with Eclipse. Will also run on Windows desktop.

September 2009 to October 2009 Logikal Solutions - authoring
Wrote “The Minimum You Need to Know About Java and xBaseJ” ISBN-13 978-0-9823580-3-0. This book covers using Java and the OpenSource xBaseJ library for DBF creation on Linux platforms. Also involved making some patches to the xBaseJ project so the demonstration application could be complete. Once final editing is completed, this book will be released free of charge in PDF format.

January 2009 to September 2009 Logikal Solutions - authoring
Began work on second edition of “The Minimum You Need to Know to Be an OpenVMS Application Developer” with Lotus Symphony and WordPro. This edition expands the CDD chapter and adds chapters for Datatrieve, Synergy DBL (DIBOL), and Cognos PowerHouse. Also wrote and published”The Minimum You Need to Know About Java and xBaseJ”.

November 2008 to January 2009 SPI/Fortunoff/Lord & Taylor
Remote contract. ETL (Extract Transform and Load) Data conversion work from Fortunoff to Lord and Taylor systems using OpenVMS BASIC, VAX COBOL, and DATATRIEVE. Target platforms were Tandem and IBM Mainframe formats. Coordinated and supported off-shore team which was performing QA effort. Project documentation written with MS Word and Excel

November 2008 Logikal Solutions - authoring
Created XPNSQT SourceForge project. This is basically a recreation of an old expense tracking system originally written using Lotus Approach. Released as SourceForge project so others may benefit from it as well. Instead of being limited to just a Windows platform, this project runs on Ubuntu Linux.

August 2008 to October 2008 Logikal Solutions - authoring
Wrote “Infinite Exposure” ISBN 978-0-9770866-9-6 (Hardcover) and ISBN 978-0-9770866-8-9 ( eBook format) with OpenOffice. A novel explaining in detail how the off-shoring of IT jobs leads to the largest al-Qaeda terrorist strike the world has ever seen and ultimately to nuclear war. More information can be found at

February 2008 to July 2008 International Truck and Engine
BA doing STAR SDLC/systems design and a TA performing TOLAS EDI modifications and upgrades for Parts Supply Chain. Working with STAR XML, DEC/VAX BASIC, Java, MQ Series, Message Broker, Websphere, ACMS, Cognos PowerHouse, Oracle and RDB. BA work done with MS Office 2007, Visio, and Excel. Actively participated with the STAR standards committee. UML and IBM Enterprise Architect used for some of the specifications.

November 2007 to February 2008 Logikal Solutions - authoring
Published “The Minimum You Need to Know About Service Oriented Architecture” (ISBN-13 978-0-97770866-6-5). This book later won Book of the Year in the category Business: Computers/Internet/Technology from USA Book News.

May 2007 to November 2007 International Truck and Engine
Business Analyst to provide systems design and project management services interfacing the Parts Supply Chain OpenVMS ACMS services to Web services via SOAP and XML over MQ Series along with other projects supporting the Parts Supply Chain. Significant amount of VAX BASIC programming was also performed to map data into EDI formats. Provided specifications in the form of SDLC documentation for SOX compliance. Participated in STAR standards meetings and BOD creation. Also developed applications with Cognos PowerHouse. All documentation done with MS Word, Viso, and Excel.

Wrote work initiation documents explaining in detail just how the company and the Dealer network could double revenue with a simple two pronged approach using existing resources. First approach was to develop yet another parts ordering Web site, but this site would allow regular customers with credit cards to order parts that would either be filled by the local dealer or by the home office with the dealer getting a cut of the sales. Second approach was for both the Dealers and the KMMs (Key Marketing Managers) to begin marketing filters, oil, wipers, etc. from the All-Makes parts list to small automotive oil change places. Most of the regional chains didn't buy enough to get the kind of pricing Navistar had with its partially owned FleetGuard filter line.

January 2007 to May 2007 Logikal Solutions - authoring
Wrote “The Minimum You Need to Know About SOA” using OpenOffice. This book covers the use of ACMS and Java to create cluster-wide fault-tolerant applications. BASIC, COBOL, C/C++, and FORTRAN will all be used for back end programming.

August 2006 to January2007 H&R Block
Electronic filing system modifications. Tools utilized: Mercury Quality Center, C/C++ and Java on OpenVMS. Also used DCL, MMS, CMS, FMS, and Perl.

March 2006 to July 2006 Logikal Solutions - authoring
Wrote and published “The Minimum You Need to Know About Logic to Work in IT” (ISBN-13 978-0-9770866-2-7)

September 2005 through March 2006 H&R Block
Electronic filing system modifications. Tools utilized: Mercury, VAX/Alpha OpenVMS, C/C++, MQ Series, CMS, MMS, Perl and Tibco.

June 2005 through June 2006 Logikal Solutions - authoring
Wrote “The Minimum You Need to Know About Java on OpenVMS Volume 1”. This book is the next logical progression from the previous book covering the use of JNI (Java Native Interfaces) for accessing RTL and System Service calls. Will also be accessing RMS Indexed files, RDB, and FMS from Java.

March 1985 through June 2005
Various clients and projects both on the PC and OpenVMS platforms.

B.S. C.I.S. 1987
A.S. Business Oriented Computer Programming 1985