My journey through technology has helped me to become a jack of many trades.

I always bring my knowledge to the space I'm working in and find ways to increase productivity, efficiency and maintainability.

And I'm always ready to learn something new...

The field of technology and software is constantly changing. One of the challenges for individuals is to just keep up. I quickly found it's virtually impossible to be good at everything, but of course you can always strive for it...

In the past I've worked on integrating multiple distributed systems using Java, JMS and IBM Websphere MQ to facilitate communication. I've worked on building an Eclipse application for weight management of Boeing airplanes. I've led a development effort to completely refactor a c#, .net and SQLServer application used for product workflow.

Recently, my favorite poison has been web development. I've become familiar with HTML5, CSS3, Less CSS, Javascript, jQuery, Apache Velocity and, to some extent, MAMP. (Mac, Apache Tomcat, MySQL and PHP) I also have been working a lot with Google Tag Manager, Google Analytics, and (for SEO purposes). I enjoy building fun, creative, useful tools on the web and exploring sites to see how others do the same. If anything though, my explorations in web development have made me even more aware of the constantly growing and evolving arena of software development.

Process is also important to me. Twice I've seen a gap in process, stepped in and led an agile approach to development. This has always resulted in quicker deliveries, higher-visibility into development and the setting of realistic expectations for all parties involved.

HCA IT&S CRM, Web and Digital Media Systems November 2010 - Present
Stack Developer
2545 Park Plaza Bldg 3 Nashville TN 37203

Since joining HCA IT&S, I have helped a small team of web developers, project managers and support personnel to help migrate over 900 older websites to a new content management system (dotCMS) for HCA. Primary tasks were to develop new functionality for these sites via dotCMS widgets and Apache Velocity code within the dotCMS system. I was also tasked with building functionality that was available in the legacy system, into the new system.

As there was little process before I started, I took it upon myself to implement an agile development cycle in which code was developed and released in short 1 month iterations. This kept code in production stable and allowed us adequate testing and QA before releasing code to our customers. In the 4+ years that we have been using this process, we have added in a change board, planning meetings, JIRA, an agile board and have developed a team velocity based on estimates. Today, the entire organization is using JIRA as well as *agile-like* processes to have standard, consistent rollouts.

In addition to my development and process roles, I:

  • led the organization away from a 'website-by-website' custom approach into an 'enterprise-wide' solution where code is centralized on a global server, thus making it much more manageable and maintainable.
  • the solution above is known as the Healthcare Unified Technology (HUT) and now it fuels all of HCA's hospital sites (see for an example)
  • co-led an effort to build out the 'entity branding warehouse' where branding was added to a central, authoritative repository where it could be pulled to build out dynamic stylesheets.
  • managed the development team including 1:1 meetings and semi-annual performance reviews.
  • helped implement HCA's CRM Modules - a unified strategy to pull authoritative event and provider data and display it on the websites via an enterprise system bus known as 'the Forge'.
  • currently subject matter expert on HUT as well as the Google Analytics development on HCA's websites for the past 5 years
Skills and Tools:
  • HTML / HTML5
  • CSS / CSS3 / Less CSS
  • Javascript / jQuery / jQuery Mobile / jQueryUI
  • Google Tag Manager (GTM) Development
  • Google Analytics Development
  • SEO /
  • Twitter Bootstrap
  • dotCMS / Apache Velocity
  • Adaptive / Responsive Design
  • Java / Eclipse / dotCMS Plugin Development
  • SmartSVN / JIRA / Textmate / Transmit
  • Agile Methodologies and Process
  • JIRA / Basecamp / Project Management
The Boeing Company - ECL April 2009 - October 2010
Development Lead / Application Developer
1301 Southwest 16th Street Renton WA 98057
Denise Hoyos / Jennifer Davis

Joined a small team to help with the completion of the Electronic Checklist (ECL) tracking system for Flight Operations Support (FOS IT). ECL is a web application used to automatically generate product data and the ability to track these products to completion. The multi-tier project uses a SQL Server backend, LINQ for an Object Relational Mapper (ORM), C# for the business and controller layers and ASP .NET / jQuery / jQueryUI for the user interface (UI). We subscribed to an agile methodology where we would status our tasks daily through VersionOne and Microsoft Team System.

My responsibilities were to meet with customers, elicit requirements, provide design and architecture documentation along with technical oversight and develop the application.

Skills and Tools:
  • Visual Studio / Team System
  • C# / .NET
  • LINQ
  • SQL Server / T-SQL
  • jQuery / jQueryUI / jqGrid
  • CSS
  • Visual Source Safe
The Boeing Company - FCS ACE July 2004 - December 2008
Application Developer
9725 East Marginal Way South Tukwila WA 98108
Joan Rankin / Mark Nakamura

Within the Future Combat System Advanced Collaborative Environment (FCS ACE), I served as a developer on a team dedicated to implementing integration across an extended enterprise of distributed systems consisting of Boeing, its suppliers, and various government sites. This was implemented via an integration broker (Tibco) in conjunction with XML-based enterprise messaging using WebSphere MQ and web services.

As a developer, my responsibilities included transaction development, which in addition to the actual development also included documenting the requirements, creating the design, defending the design in a formal architectural review, writing the test plan, and writing the interface control document (ICD) that is published out across the enterprise.

As a Tibco administrator, my duties were to monitor all Tibco environments for problems, maintain uptime, and build, load and deploy enterprise archives while actively searching for process and architectural improvements that may enhance the performance and reliability of the system.

One major accomplishment was leading an effort to use an implementation of Scrum as an approach to software development during a major software upgrade. The management team embraced and implemented the process, finishing 15 two-week sprints and successfully completing the upgrade.

Skills and Tools:
  • Tibco BusinessWorks
  • Java / JMS / JSP
  • Oracle JDBC / SQL
  • MQ Series
  • Windchill / Info*Engine
  • XML / XSLT / XML Schema / SOAP / WSDL


Graduated from Seattle University
Seattle University
901 12th Avenue Seattle WA 98122
  • Master's of Software Engineering
  • Graduated – 06/2009
  • GPA – 3.98
  • Bachelor's in Computer Science with specialization in Business
  • Graduated – 06/2004
  • GPA – 3.85 Major GPA – 3.85
  • Website Development using HTML5, CSS3 and Javascript
  • Mobile Web Application Development
  • Database Design and Interaction
  • PHP
  • Android Development
  • Objective-C Development
  • Ruby
  • Photography - Canon 60D and various lenses
  • Good Beer