I am a self-motivated problem solver and technical leader offering over 30 years of experience supporting new products from concept through deployment. I specialize in "out of the box" thinking and doing "the impossible." I started Silicon Chisel back in 2000 when the "Dot-Com Bubble" burst and have had a wide experience consulting on everything from small-business sites to bootstrapping start-ups.
Here are some of the positions I've held in the technology sector.
2000 - Present
2006 - 2016
Held sole responsibility for design, development, user-experience, and deployment of a start-up Web 2.0 marketing communications and management platform: www.dialedin.com. The technology foundation is based on Ruby-on-Rails, jQuery and Flash technologies. Developed and deployed the companyʼs iOS app on both iPad and iPhone platforms.
2005 - 2006
Held sole responsibility for design and deployment of the online presence of a start-up local-interest television network. The technology foundation is based on open-source technology and integrates various content management systems with Flash-based media delivery. Designed and developed the first generation of the site, including creating a complete broadcast episode database and video library, in under 60 days to meet station launch date milestone.
1997 - 1999
Directed a team of software engineers, network specialists, physicists, artists, and 3D modelers to create an online motorcycle racing simulation game. The product, AMA Superbike, was delivered to market within the forecasted duration. During a crisis situation, drafted the complete product manual within seventy-two hours. Negotiated a license for Marimba technology to provide online game updates. The company was one of the first online entertainment companies to implement Push Technology for updates.
1995 - 1997
Played a leadership role in graphic user interface (GUI) design for the network management business unit. Created and oversaw technical efforts for the "MOJO" (Management Over Java Products) project. Promoted Java technology for network management with field operations. Orchestrated an initiative to develop a uniform look and feel across corporationwide management applications. Created the first Java-based SNMP layer and router administration console..
Graduated with a hybrid hardware/software degree in computer and software design.
Listed below are some of the services I offer through Silicon Chisel.
There was a time not long ago when having quality content management or web presentation software meant spending thousands, or possibly hundreds of thousands of dollars. No longer. Open-source and source-licensed technology is as good or better than the commercial products of several years ago.
Development for the web is at once easier and harder than ever. The tools and technologies are now very advanced and mature, allowing an incredible amount of functionality. But knowing what technology to use and harnessing it's potential can require a more experienced hand.
The concept of “CTO To Go” is that many smaller or emerging companies need some high-powered help in the technology space. During their early or planning stages, but do not wish to shoulder the expense once they transition to Code Production mode and have project management in place.
Sometimes the thing a client wants simply doesn't exist in the world yet. In these cases, using Ruby-on-Rails allows a custom application to be built quicker than the time it would take to adapt or alter some existing piece of technology to fit the requirements. The bonus for the client is they now have full control over the final product, with no ongoing licensing fees.
Many web designers are self-taught and/or come from non-professional or non-technical backgrounds. I spent decades in the High Tech industry before switching to consulting. This includes industry experience ranging from huge Fortune 500 corporations to start-ups. As such, each project and each client is given the level of expertise and professionalism you’d expect from an industry veteran.
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