CV – Questis

Qualifications

A seasoned software engineer and entrepreneur with over 25 years experience. Well versed in multiple software engineering languages, designed principles, and project management techniques. You can learn more at Lance.Bio and on Linked In.

Skills

PHP and JavaScript currently; Ruby, Python, Perl, C#, Objective-C, bash are some recent languages I’ve employed for projects.

Node, Grunt, jQuery currently; Django, .Net, Foundation, Vue, Vuetify are some of the frameworks and libraries put to use.

REST, AJAX, and various third party APIs such as Google Maps and Stripe are routine parts of current application builds.

AWS cloud services including EC2/RDS/S3/CloudFront/CloudWatch as well as Virtualbox managed via Vagrant and VVV are in the  current “hardware” stack skill set.   Bare metal Unix, Linux, Windows, and Layer 3 switch builds with ground-up stacks using Apache, nginx, and dozens of TCP/IP and UDP protocol services are familiar with LEMP stack being the preferred flavor today.

Asana, Bitbucket, Github, Slack, Skype, and HelpScout are used every day to assist in project management.  Trello, BaseCamp, Team Viewer, and other tools are used to interface with some clients.

Currently working on ad-hoc projects. Employed Agile/Scrum and other process methodologies with larger teams across a variety of projects in the past.

Experience

CSA d/b/a Store Locator Plus

2012 – Present : Founder/Wears-All-Hats

The latest entrepreneurial adventure started as a successful freemium WordPress plugin that is deployed on over 15,000 sites worldwide.  Deployed a SaaS version in 2017.   Coder, marketing, IT, quality testing, project management.   Intimately involved in every aspect of product launch, maintenance, and development.

Automattic / Skyword

2017 – Present : Tech Writer

Technical writer for Skyword, contracted specifically to write articles about technologies included in the Jetpack service.  A dozen user-friendly articles about complex technical topics have been written with a few being released monthly.

Cyber Sprocket Labs

2005 – 2012 : Founder

Founder of a software consultants for hire business that grew from 2 people to nearly 20 people in less than 5 years.   $3.5M in annual contracts with organizations and companies that included the USAF, Billboard Magazine, Tommy Hilfiger, USA Football as well as many local Charleston clients.   Coder (Linux, Windows, Mobile, micro controllers), CFO, CTO, CEO.

Other Endeavors

Charleston Software Associates (late 90s to 2005) – independent consultant later merged with another consultant to form Cyber Sprocket Labs.   Architected and refined the PostgreSQL Handler for Perl, later ported by others to over a dozen languages.

ProActive Web Marketing (mid 90s to late 90s) – first startup venture was a pioneer in eCommerce and affiliate marketing.   The Lobster Net brand, one of several dbas, won multiple awards including Time Magazine eCommerce Site Of The Year (twice) alongside names like eBay and Amazon.   Successful sale of The Lobster Net for just under $1M.

Recital Corporation (early 90s) – senior software engineer for 4GE and RDBMS pioneered foundation while working Oracle and HP contracts for what became the SOUNDEX() function.

BS/CS+AM (early 90s) – graduated with a degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from UMass Lowell.   Studied architecture and electrical engineering as well.

 

 

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