Independent Technical Contractor
Looking for more technical projects. Excited to excel through exposure to different programming languages & technology (currently exposing to Svelte/NodeJS and Python). Graduated Columbia University in Computer Science & worked at Accenture for 7 years. Since then, I decided to take the best years of my life to travel the world, building web sites/apps, learn about language & culture, building jazz dance/music communities, & working on personal projects.
Life experience, I've lived in New York (25 years), Melbourne (1), Amsterdam (1), Istanbul (4), Budapest (2), and Bali (2). I've stayed in 30+ countries, notably Taiwan, Iceland, & Italy.
Computer Science (Bachelors)
Columbia University, School of Engineering and Applied Science
1997 - 2002
Main interest in Artificial Intelligence Machine Learning
Successful project in unsupervised driving of a remote controlled tank, through tank's camera (2000)
Successful project in coding of an AI player of the game Othello, using Genetic Algorithms (2000)
High Level / Detailed Design
Communication Skills (Eng)
Learning New Frameworks
MySQL / Apache / Nginx
Wordpress / Shopify (Liquid) / WIX
Oracle Siebel CRM
ILOG Java JRules
Independent Programmer Consultant
Working on event registration system websites, used in Iceland, UK, and now one in Greece.
Working on a language learning method for Italian, currently using Perl.
Worked on a photo/audio-based task management app, for the iPhone, coding in Objective C.
End to End Team Lead (Siebel, Multi-System Product Architecture)
Netherlands, Accenture / KPN (Telecom) – 2 projects
Jan 2008 - Feb 2009
Owned delivery of End-to-End Product Arch & Capability framework, focused on Siebel Products.
Lead team of experts, client IT Architects, Siebel/BRM/AIA.
Managed project plan for this initiative.
Coordinated cross-team workshops/training with client Business Managers & IT.
Products Team Lead (Siebel)
Australia, Accenture / Telstra (Telecom) – 1 project
Mar 2007 - Nov 2008
Created high level & detailed designs for Siebel eConfig product models, for Fixed Lines, Internet, etc. • Coordinated teams to gather requirements for the current and future state of the Product Model
Advised the client by advising on the strategic direction.
Subject Matter Expert, point of contact for all Product Model-related major or minor concerns.
Application Developer & Business Rules Expert (Java JRules)
USA, Accenture / Travelers (Telecom) – 2 projects
Sep 2003 - Nov 2004
Programmed in Java, Perl, Ant, and ILOG Rules Engine Technology, to build insurance quote application.
Customized ILOG Java rules engine to produce a more robust rules engine.
Developed a Rules Client/Server with Java/JMS, Websphere MQ messaging, & MS SQL Server backend.
Worked the entire project life cycle - Prototyping, Planning, Designing, Building, Testing, and Rollout.
USA, Various Companies – 4 projects
May 2000 - Nov 2002
Kargo.com: developed apps/framework for wireless devices, PDAs & non-smart cellphones (Java, XML)
PhatFarmStore.com: coded advanced administrative features for company’s account & invoice mgmt.
Traveling annually to Istanbul, Krakow, Budapest, Reykjavik, & other cities for teaching swing dancing, DJing swing music, & MCing. Swing Dancing, Vocalist, Trumpet, Rhythm Guitar, Vintage Fashion.