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This web site is built using WordPress and if you’re curious about how it was put together, I have a blog post on Domesticating IT that describes the process in detail, “Create a Compelling Resume Online With WordPress.”

One of my new year’s resolutions was to get my online identity sorted out, which means making the most of the available tools and delivering a consistent message. After taking inventory of the various professional sites to which I belong (e.g. LinkedIn, VisualCV), I decided that I needed an aggregator to take charge and deliver my message, my way, in my style. I had registered my own name as a domain many years ago but not done anything with it, and so I decided to use WordPress to tell my professional story.

What Are the Benefits?

  • If you think about your career as a product that you’re selling, wouldn’t it make perfect sense to have a web site? Of course it does, and you want your personal brand to have the same benefits:
  • More and more, clients and employers are performing online searches to learn more about the people with which they are considering to engage. Having a search engine friendly web site makes it more likely they will find you.
  • Indexing your experience through the use of keywords makes it easy for people to zero in on the skills and/or expertise in which they’re interested (more about that later).
  • Multimedia capabilities (i.e. images, video, presentations, links) make it easier for you to tell your story in a vivid and interesting way.
  • You can use specialized links to direct people to specific content areas of your profile.
  • While this practice may soon be common place, for the moment at least it will help you to stand out from the crowd.

ISA Boston Web Site

When I took over as president of the Boston Section of the Internation Society for Automation in 2008, my main objective was to implement an Internet strategy for the Section that included electronic newsletter, social media, and a new web site.  I developed the site using DotNetNuke.

 

ISA Boston Section web site was built using DotNetNuke
ISA Boston Section web site was built using DotNetNuke

Beehive Media

ASP.NET development consulting contract from January, 2008 through April, 2008

This consulting project involved the development of a custom web server control suite for global ASP.NET web site in order to display language-specific pages to users for HP Partner Program.  The localization is stored in the database (not resource files) and are dynamically configured in-place via a control panel that is displayed for users with appropriate security credentials.

ASP.NET development consulting contract in September, 2007

Developed automated marketing collateral generator for HP Partner Program that incorporated partners’ contact information, solution description, and logo into dynamically created PDF, PowerPoint, and HTML files that could be downloaded on demand and immediately incorporated into marketing campaigns. Developed in ASP.NET using VB.NET 2005, SQL Server 2005, Aspose Slides, and Dynamic PDF Generator by ceTe.

Injured Workers Pharmacy

VB.NET development contract from December, 2006 – January, 2008

Participated in development team at Injured Workers Pharmacy to replace FoxPro database application in VB.NET 2005 / SQL Server 2005. Responsibilities included database architecture (table design, views, stored procedures, and functions), business object creation, and Win Forms user interface development. Main focus included prescription workflow (approving, filling, verifying, and shipping), flexible patient notes module, and ad hoc querying and reporting module. Constructed bi-directional ETL processes between FoxPro and SQL Server using SSIS. Worked extensively with DevExpress control libraries.

Labs Expand Services to Gain Market Share

This article was published in Water & Wastewater World’s April, 2006 Lab, Sampling & Analytical Equipment Roundup.  The following are excerpts from the article:

The laboratory analytical services market has changed little over the last twenty years. With stagnant prices and rising costs, constant improvement is required simply to stay competitive. Laboratories are looking for ways to provide their clients with expanded services in order to gain market share and create new revenue streams. By understanding the changing needs of their clients and offering affordable solutions, laboratories are learning that they can do more than “measure, record, and report.”

Conclusion
Water and waste water utilities around the globe are looking for tools to manage information and reduce risks at the lowest possible cost. Analytical laboratories can expand the traditional business model and offer outsourced services that benefit both the provider and consumer.