I just received this email yesterday congratulating me on the achievement of having one of the top 1% most viewed LinkedIn profiles for 2012. I am humbled and shocked.
In the same email they announced that have now reached 200 million members. I just had to share, since I find it ironic that so many years ago I had some personal exchanges regarding the value and privacy risks of using a service such as LinkedIn.
I do have at least a few beefs with LinkedIn. I wish they’d either raise or drop the 50 group limit. I like the idea they just launched of having a separate section of your profile for Volunteering and Non-Profit organizations. So much that I moved some of my previous roles to them, only to find out that the recommendations that people have taken their precious time to leave for me can not be moved. After contacting support, I was told that they currently do not have this feature. Now I get to move some of those items back at some point, so I can preserve those invaluable recommendations. argh. Oh well, it is still a terrific site and obviously no one is perfect.
|Just A Few of the Applications I've Developed|
Employee Benefits and Enrollment
Helpdesk Management/Ticket Systems
Service Request Systems
Project Management Systems
Personal and Resource Scheduling
eCommerce Catalog/Order Processing
Time Reporting/Payroll Systems
Customer Relationship Management
Change Control Systems
News and Newsletter Management|
Banner Statistics and Rotation
Web Email Systems
Threaded Message Boards
ADO OpenSchema - Database Reporting Tools
Zip Code algorithm to find closest location
Barcode printing and scanning
Visual Basic 6 SMTP COM object - using WinSock
Visual Basic 6 HTTP COM object - using WindowsAPI
Visual Basic 6 Chat Application
InstallShield installation of
SQL Server scripts and ASP web applications
Highly advanced Database, Desktop, and Internet developer is seeking a position utilizing broad-based design, development, maintenance, distribution and customization combined with project lead expertise. Ideal position would offer the opportunity to apply leading edge knowledge and skill to achieve ambitious corporate technology objectives.
* Combining over 16 years of progressive experience in the management of information technologies with a keen business sense and the expertise to design innovative systems in order to reduce cost and improve productivity:
* Broad-based experience analyzing the scope of projects, establishing priorities, and achieved results in a fast-paced, time sensitive, leading edge environment.
* Proven experience leading a team in the development of KnowledgeGEAR, an internet-in-a-box solutions and several different add-on applications including: a centralized employee directory service, a request systems, a project management, a help desk ticket system, a time sheet reporting applications, e-commerce catalog application, virtual conference (chat), newsletter, etc.
* Specialized expertise in researching and analyzing technology, performing systems analyst functions and improving performance of processes.
* Full Software Development Life Cycle implementation as Director of Product Development for KnowledgeGEAR - the easiest most economical intranet suite available, where I have been successfully telecommuting for over a year and a half.
|Just A Few of the Industries I Have Experience With|
|44||10/15/2011||Houston TechFest 2011||MEF IT UP! With the Managed Extensibility Framework!|
|43||10/15/2011||Houston TechFest 2011||Creating Powerful WEB.API’s with WCF WEB API (currently in Preview)|
|42||5/27/2011||Tulsa School of Dev 2011||Feel the POWER of FAITH Driven Development|
|41||3/25/2011||NWA TechFest 2011||MET IT UP! With the Managed Extensbility Framework!|
|40||11/12/2010||Tulsa TechFest 2010||Developing TechFests - The Windows Phone 7 Application!|
|39||11/9/2010||Northwest Arkansas SQL Server Users Group||Harnessing the Power of ODATA (The open data protocol)|
|38||11/9/2010||Northwest Arkansas DOT NET USER GROUP||Developing for Windows Phone 7 with Silverlight Tips & Tricks|
|37||10/20/2010||TysonDevCon 2010||Your Data in the Cloud Securely using OData (The Open Data Protocol)|
|36||10/20/2010||TysonDevCon 2010||MEF IT UP! With the Managed Extensibility Framework!|
|35||10/20/2010||TysonDevCon 2010||Harnessing the Power of ODATA (The Open Data Protocol)|
|34||10/20/2010||TysonDevCon 2010||Enabling Highly Available Applications iwht Windows Server AppFabric|
|33||10/20/2010||TysonDevCon 2010||Building Powerful WebParts with SharePoint 2007 and 2010 and easily support both versions!|
|32||10/8/2010||Walmart .NET User Group||ADO.NET Data Services For the REST of us|
|31||7/8/2010||NWA TechFest 2010||Your Data in the Cloud Securely using OData (The Open Data Protocol)|
|30||2/10/2010||Northwest Arkansas SQL Server Users Group||New T-SQL Features in SQL Server 2008|
|29||12/14/2009||NEOTECH Council - Tulsa Holiday Party||MEF IT UP! With the Managed Extensibility Framework!|
|28||11/6/2009||Tulsa TechFest 2009||Business Value from the Cloud|
|27||4/25/2009||NWA Code Camp||Building Powerful Webparts for SharePoint 2007|
|26||3/28/2009||Tulsa School of Dev 2009||Knowledge (Social) Networking for the Enterprise|
|25||3/28/2009||Tulsa School of Dev 2009||Building Powerful Webparts for SharePoint 2007|
|24||3/18/2009||Oklahoma Chapter of the IAMCP (International Association of Microsoft Certified Partners)||Get Your Head In the Clouds with SQL Server Data Services|
|23||2/7/2009||SharePoint Saturday KC||Building Powerful WebParts with SharePoint 2007|
|22||1/24/2009||Houston TechFest 2008||Powerful WebParts for SharePoint 2007|
|21||1/24/2009||Houston TechFest 2008||WCF For The REST of Us|
|20||12/9/2008||VSLive! Dallas||Best and Worst Practices - SharePoint as an Application Development Architecture|
|18||9/4/2008||Quest Software's Pain-of-the-Week Webcast||The Converging Paths of SQL Server and SharePoint – Don't Wait Until It's Too Late!|
|17||8/8/2008||Bartlesville .NET User Group||How to Build Powerful WebParts for SharePoint 2007|
|16||6/18/2008||Microsoft TechEd 2008||How to use Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 as an Application Development Architecture|
|15||2/9/2008||CommunityCamp Dallas||501(c)(3) Non-Profit status, Running Your User Group Like a Business & More|
|14||11/14/2007||VSLive! Austin||Putting It All Together with .NET 3.0: Presentation, Services and Workflow|
|13||8/25/2007||Houston TechFest 2007||Microsoft Windows Communication Foundation|
|12||7/28/2007||OKCodeCamp||Presentation, Services, Workflows and Silverlight!|
|11||4/21/2007||Dallas Code Camp 2007||Service and Workflows - WCF and WF|
|10||2/19/2007||Tulsa SQL Server Group||Implementing SOA Using SQL Server 2005 Service Broker|
|9||2/5/2007||OKCPro.NET||Move Beyond Web Services to Programming Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)|
|8||11/27/2006||Tulsa Developers .NET||Intro to Windows Communication Foundation|
|7||10/14/2006||Tulsa TechFest 2006||Intro to Programming Windows Communication Foundation|
|6||10/4/2006||Association for Systems Management||Service Oriented Architecture|
|5||8/1/2006||Northwest Arkansas DNUG||Introduction to Programming WCF (.NET 3.0)|
|4||6/26/2006||Dallas Code Camp 2006||Chalk Talk - Converting ASP to ASP.NET 1.1 and ASP.NET 2.0|
|3||6/26/2006||Dallas Code Camp 2006||Intro to Programming Windows Communication Foundation (WCF .NET 3.0)|
|2||6/3/2006||Wichita Code Camp||Introduction to Programming Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)|
|VB.NET / ASP.NET / C#||Expert||Current||13 years|
|SharePoint 2003 - 2013||Expert||Current||10 years|
|Active Server Pages (ASP)||Expert||Current||18 years|
|ADO.NET Entity Framework||Expert||Current||6 years|
|Visual Basic||Expert||6 years ago||19 years|
|Microsoft SQL Server||Expert||Current||16 years|
|Microsoft Access||Expert||Current||20 years|
|Crystal Reports||Expert||6 years ago||17 years|
|PHP (Hypertext PreProcessor)||Expert||6 years ago||14 years|
|PERL||Intermediate||14 years ago||20 years|
|Oracle 7-8i and PL-SQL||Expert||10 years ago||18 years|
|Java Server Pages (JSP)||Intermediate||7 years ago||14 years|
|C/C++/Visual C||Intermediate||9 years ago||11 years|
|Delphi 2-3||Advanced||14 years ago||16 years|
|Dreamweaver||Intermediate||8 years ago||10 years|
|Flash 4-5 & Director||Intermediate||8 years ago||10 years|
WinsClientele Solutions, Inc. - I was successfully involved in the full Software Development Life Cycle for several internal applications. I assumed lead project manager and developer role for several external clients and effectively and efficently generated repeat clients and referrals.
Bank of Oklahoma - I helped the company save over $120,000 per year in printing expenses by redesigning their intranet main page to include a dynamic news content system, which allowed them to discontinue their previously printed employee newsletter.
Texaco - The application I collaborated with other developers on helped the company save millions of dollars in legal expenses by providing them the ability to organize, search, and track their records. They were able to be better prepared in legal and real estate disputes.
Clifford Power Systems - I designed a generic sales database system that is nightly updated from their MAS90 inventory system, which pleasantly provided the client the ability to keep near real time inventory levels available from their internet site.
CinemaReview.com - I converted their previous Visual FoxPro and Foxweb gateway generated web site to ASP (Active Server Pages) and Microsoft Access. Then later to SQL Server, resulting in substantial performance increase and savings in development and hosting costs.
Global Technologies, Inc. - I saved the company several thousand dollars and hours of development and support by transitioning their previous client server applications to the internet.
AboutMy primary goal is to utilize this site to document and track my best practices, code, findings, research, resources, utilities and anything else that I find as it relates to Sitecore, Microsoft, SharePoint, Application Development, Software Development LifeCycle Management, and anything else that comes to mind.
In my 6 to 7 years working with Sitecore so far, I have found that to a certain degree it is a niche product and therefore the information and things that I need are not always easily found when I need them.
I will primarily be documenting and preserving them here, so that I do not have to hunt for them again. If it becomes a resource for someone else as well, then I will be truly humbled and extremely happy.
David L. Walker aka Radical Dave aka Sitecore Dave