November 2007 - Present
Provide independent software design and development and general IT consulting.
Customized WordPress templates with brand identity & customer preferences.
Designed and developed First Page, a prototype search tool that utilized Google's API to perform batch searches that helps marketing experts identify page rankings for multiple search terms to better tailor keyword usage in online content.
Developed custom web parts built on Windows SharePoint Services 3.0 to track employee status, provide views of custom database tables for a client in the property management market. Install, configure and maintain third party web parts to manage corporate contacts and calendar for the client’s SharePoint Intranet site.
Developed feature enhancements and software updates for legacy VB6 applications.
Designed, developed and maintain website for a vacation rental and real estate company in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Custom built website integrates with 3rd party reservation system that provides property rates and availability via ASP.Net web services. Custom site provides property availability search based on customer criteria to provide visitors with property photos and details an AJAX-enabled calendar search and date select control and integration with 3rd party site for final booking and reservation. Site also integrates with a 3rd party review and rating system to provide up to date customer reviews for specific properties and the vacation company. Site was migrated from Cold Fusion to ASP.Net to provide for better features, lower costs and easier maintenance.
Developed and maintain automated MLS update utility that updates and maintains property detail tables and photographs for a backend search database that supports more than 30 distinct realtor websites in the central North Carolina and coastal South Carolina areas. The utility receives daily updates containing listing information and photos.
Designed and implemented "Your Frame Shop", custom frames order entry and tracking system. Ported a legacy DOS and R-BASE application to a thick client MS Windows application using C#, the Microsoft.NET framework and SQL Server Express. Performed database normalization to allow for future enhancements. Re-designed the graphical user interface (GUI) for the order entry forms to improve usability and reduce training time by following standard GUI guidelines. Used ADO.NET to interface to the database management system from the application.
Provide database analysis for an online construction bid management system built on SQL Server 2000. Write stored procedures for database updates and propose database schema changes to improve scalability.