Dates: September 2017 to Present
I am responsible for creating, maintaining, and updating applications for payment processing related items using technologies such as Xamarin, Microsoft .NET (and .NET Core), Microsoft SQL Server, and other Microsoft technologies. Programming is done in a combination of Microsoft Visual Basic .NET and C# with use of the Entity Framework, Newton JSON Framework, RESTful Web Services, with Android, iOS, and Windows front ends.
Dates: August 2016 to Present
At Kahnnect IT I was responsible for addressing day to day help desk and programming tasks as help was needed from clients. I helped with several web site programming tasks and help desk tasks on the Microsoft Windows platform including with Microsoft Office 365, Exchange Server, DNS, DHCP, VPN (using SSTP and IKEv2), and other technologies implemented for clients. I was responsible for helping to manage servers, train users, and help users with troubleshooting computer issues so they could get back to work with minimal down time.
Dates: January 2008 to Present
As an Independent Information Technologies Consultant, I worked on many client and server based needs in the Greater Philadelphia Area. I also designed and implemented several applications for emerging technologies for the Microsoft HoloLens (AR/VR), Google Cardboard, Google Daydream, Google Android, Apple iOS, and Microsoft Universal Windows Platform (UWP). During this experience, I met many amazing people that keep me active to help support their business and developed a greater understanding of running my own self-employment business.
I have created several applications, that are currently published in markets such as the Apple iTunes App Store and Google Play Store, using technologies such as Apple XCode, Objective-C, Swift, Microsoft Xamarin, and Unity 3D technologies. In August, I published my first holographic application for the Microsoft Universal Windows Platform using Unity 3D.
In Objective-C, Swift, and Xamarin I have experience in creating interactive applications using push-based notifications, location services, UI Kit, Xamarin Forms, and core system frameworks provided and approved by Apple for use on their Apple iOS platform.
On multiple occasions, I was featured in the iTunes App Store, with my applications based on Objective-C and Swift, with Weather Camera Map and Weather Plus for the Disney Parks which used SOAP based web services to display weather information across the country and for niche markets.
With Rainfall and Weather Radar VR, available on multiple platforms, I have used Objective-C, Microsoft C#, Xamarin, and Ascription to process live NEXRAD Level III radar weather data to bring interactive radar weather information directly from the National Weather Service (NWS) from their raw binary radar files to a user’s device without depending on third party processing services.
I have experience developing Objective-C and Swift applications for the Apple iPhone, Apple iPad, Apple Watch, and making them work with other platforms such as the Apple Mac. As an Independent App Store developer, I also have experience working with customers and creating a positive customer service experience for supporting my applications and their code through a simple development workflow I created using tools such as Trello and Microsoft Project.
In addition to my work I am currently volunteering for many organizations including TorahBank, Lu Lu Shriners, RF Hill Amateur Radio Club – W3AI, and Concordia Lodge No. 67, F. & A.M. For each volunteer organization, I was responsible for both programming and infrastructure based tasks and helped them with various tasks such as promoting their message and bringing younger members to their organizations through the power of Information Technologies.
Dates: May 2005 to August 2016
I was responsible for gathering requirements, designing, and implementing custom Software Applications and Infrastructure solutions to answer every day, and changing, business requirements. I was responsible for implementing solutions including a new Data Warehouse to address patient safety concerns in hospitals, implementing online webinar access with streaming video and discussion, as well as helping to migrate their on-site Infrastructure to a private cloud among 3 data centers with disaster recovery. In addition to my daily duties as Systems Engineer I also helped the Infrastructure team implement Office 365 and performed help desk tasks around the building when others could not answer the call going above and beyond my duties.
After the conversion of our print based publications to Microsoft SharePoint Portal Server we implemented a private cloud solution to host our web site, to ensure security in requirements with PII and HIPAA, using VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V.
Using Microsoft SQL Server 2005, before its official release, I converted several Crystal Reports to SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS). To do this I gathered business requirements, designed, and implemented a new data warehouse to address data normalization, performance, and documentation issues that existed in their infrastructure and design. Through this project I managed to improve performance and cut costs while improving customer and business moral based on the new changes.
The new changes allowed for reports to run in 15 minutes that had an existing runtime of 24 to 48 hours to gather and process survey answers. In addition to using SSRS we used other SQL Server features such as the C# (.NET) CLR, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), and SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS). After I completed the project I led another individual to continue the development of the project and made sure the database integrity (3rd Level Normalization) and performance was maintained.
In addition to working with Microsoft technologies I created several prototypes of Apple iOS applications using XCode and Objective-C to demonstrate bringing healthcare device recall data to devices through push notifications and their existing SOAP based web services. The application prototype integrated with social media platforms so users could quickly share information regarding medical device recalls with their peers.
Dates: May 2005 to June 2009
Before becoming part-time during school I was listed as an Intern for general Information Technologies tasks at a healthcare based organization. I was responsible for many tasks including troubleshooting, switching from Crystal Reports to Reporting Services while creating a new data mart (data market for analysis) independently to identify possible risks in care at hospitals, deploying, and implementing new hardware and software.
One of my major projects included building and maintaining a data mart for Insight – a hospital patient safety survey tool:
Insight Analytics and Reporting (Big Data) to Determine Risk Factors in Hospitals through Surveys and Education: Shortly after I was hired as an Intern I was responsible for performing conversions of reports from Crystal Reports to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Reporting Services.
In addition to converting reports I was also responsible for improving the performance of the out-of-date data market (Data Mart) using a star-based database schema. Over two (2) years I independently implemented, with Microsoft SQL Server and its latest technologies (including Common Language Runtime (CLR), Reporting Services (SSRS), Analysis Services (SSAS), and Integration Services (SSIS)), a new Data Mart that improved reports from an average runtime of 40 – 48 hours, using Crystal Reports, to 15 minutes with Microsoft SQL Server, SSRS, SSIS, SSAS, custom scripts (SQL) and code (C# CLR) that I wrote.
On my second year, I was responsible to train employees to maintain the newly written data mart, to create a set of rules, and project guidelines to maintain the quality of incoming and outgoing data in addition to creating and maintaining newly written package modules in all the aspects of the reporting project.
The goal of Insight was to maintain the highest quality of data to allow hospitals to access any possible patient safety risks in addition to access any areas were staff or departments needed improvement to maintain a healthy hospital environment.
Dates: October 2011 to October 2021
Call Sign: NS3W
Details: Amateur Radio Extra Class License
Dates: August 2009 to August 2012
Degree: Associates of Arts in Information Sciences and Technologies (IST)
Activities: Social Media – Night Owls of Upper Bucks Campus
Grade Point Average: Above 3.85 (+). Grade Transcript available upon Request.
Dates: September 2008 to June 2009
Degree: High School Diploma