Professional Experience

2010 – Present
Web Applications Developer
Chicago IL
Designed and wrote front-end app for video recommendation management and viewing. Published Rails AJAX demo app. Mentoring students at Code Academy. Designing, developing, and deploying web applications for project and task management. Published Socrata Query site for generating query filters for the Socrata open data API. Entered Crime Alert Chicago in Apps for Metro Chicago contest. Managing Chicago Ruby Hack Nights. Published Ruby in Person site for finding Ruby conferences and meetups. Published JavaScript in Person site for finding JavaScript conferences and meetups. Published training koans for MongoDB Ruby driver.

2006 – 2010
Advisory Programming Consultant
Infor Chicago IL
Designing and developing custom modifications to SX.enterprise ERP for GUI screens, appserver routines, and character programs. Working with user hooks to provide upgradeable customizations for customers with web, GUI, and character interfaces. Developing, unit-testing, and delivering the modifications to customers and working with them to resolve any system-testing issues.

2002 – 2006
Senior Integration Consultant
Precision Software Ltd Chicago IL
Performed all aspects of software implementation from pre-sales support, to project management, requirements analysis, design of systems integration plans, programming/testing/delivering completed modules, documentation and training, and further rounds of incremental systems development and integration for this TMS vendor using all major database platforms. Particular experience in interfacing the TMS to various ERP systems and customizing it to conform to different ERP configurations and shipper requirements, using interfaces implemented with SQL triggers, CSV or XML polling, and XML message-based interfaces. Developed server side of FedEx Certified Solutions Provider program, organizing, documenting, and leading the installation and configuration of FedEx server software to communicate with the TMS.

1997 – 2002
Senior Consultant
Divine/MarchFIRST/Whittman-Hart Chicago IL
Leader and participant in long and short term projects. For NxTrend, developed custom modifications for distribution ERP. For a wire & cable company, designed kit assembly logistics module and designed and wrote secure corporate reports. Provided all support for extensions and corrections to custom order management, inventory control, and AR applications and conversion from the custom applications to Oracle ERP. For a grocery wholesaler, led project to develop new system to manage customer special orders at retail stores and oversaw all design, development, and coordination with users. For a tour operator and a pipe manufacturer, participated in teams developing object-oriented and 3-tier client/server order and inventory management systems.

1996 – 1997
Consultant
TekSouth Washington DC
For two Department of Defense agencies, converted a travel authorization and voucher processing package from procedural 4GL to event-driven 4GL with a choice of GUI or chUI interfaces.

1995 – 1996
Vice-President, Implementation Support
Travel Automation Solutions Atlanta GA
Managed customer installations of an integrated order management, inventory control, operations, and accounting system for tour and cruise operators. Customized and extended the product to conform to specialized customer requirements in addition to handling all aspects of applications implementation from requirements analysis and technical specification through user training.

1991 – 1994
Independent Consultant
Travellers International, American Classic Voyages St Louis MO, London UK, Chicago IL
Created the MIS function for an international tour operator. Selected and implemented package and custom systems for marketing, order management, tour operations, accounting, and corporate reporting to support US and UK offices. Designed and wrote systems for intelligent personalized documentation, operational change notification reporting, and automated source code management. Designed and developed customizations to an operations application for a domestic cruise line.

1984 – 1990
Vice-President, MIS
Saga Holidays Boston MA
Managed MIS department for US office of a UK tour operator with a staff of 10 analysts, programmers, and systems administrators. Managed selection, installation, customization, and integration of accounting, direct marketing, and reservations packages written in third and fourth generation languages. Handled all aspects of corporate database design and management reporting. Coordinated transfer of operational information between US and UK offices.

9 Years Experience
Developer and Technical Manager
Various companies Boston MA, Washington DC, Charlottesville VA
Held increasingly responsible positions as developer, sales support analyst, and technical manager for timesharing, IT consulting, engineering, and economic research companies.

Education

2011 Owning Rails M.A. Cournoyer
2011 Ruby Core Skills Course Mendicant University
2011 HTML5 Mobile Pro Workshop Slash7
2010 Erlang Camp Erlang Camp
2010 JavaScript Master Class Slash7
2010 Learn CSS3 SitePoint
2010 Getting Started with CSS SitePoint
2010 JavaScript Programming for the Web SitePoint
2009 Advanced Ruby Training Pragmatic Studio
2008 Ruby on Rails Program De Paul University
2007 Rails Studio Pragmatic Studio
2006 Best Practices in Web Design Program De Paul University
2001 X-Technologies Developer Program De Paul University
1999 Java Developers Program De Paul University
1997 Building WebSpeed Applications Progress Software Corporation
1996 V7 Transition Progress Software Corporation
1994 Master Progress Progress Software Corporation
1975 B. A. in Biology & Environmental Science University of Virginia

Key Skills Knowledge

MARKETS SERVED

  • Non-Profit
  • Distribution
  • Logistics
  • International Trade
  • IT Consulting
  • Retail Sales
  • Tour & Cruise Operations
  • Defense
  • Timesharing/ASP
  • Engineering
  • Econometric Research

BUSINESS EXPERTISE

  • Order Management
  • Shipping
  • Parcel Management
  • Inventory Control
  • Corporate Reporting
  • Direct Mail Marketing
  • Business Analysis
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Proposal Development
  • Vendor Management
  • Project Management
  • Team Development
  • User Training
  • Technical Training

Technical Skills

PLATFORMS

  • web
  • Mac OS X
  • M/S Windows
  • UNIX (AIX, HP)
  • Ubuntu Linux
  • IBMiSeries

DATABASE

  • MongoDB
  • PostgreSQL
  • Progress RDB
  • MySQL
  • XML/XSLT
  • DB/400
  • Oracle
  • MS SQL/Server
  • Pervasive/Btrieve
  • Inform

PROGRAMMING

  • Ruby
  • JavaScript
  • Progress 4GL/GUI/OO
  • HTML and CSS
  • Java
  • Magic RAD
  • SQL
  • Inform
  • Cybos/Forth

SYSTEMS EXPERTISE

  • Systems Integration
  • IT Project Management
  • ERD/Data Design
  • Systems Analysis
  • Requirements Analysis
  • Systems Design
  • UI Design
  • Package Selection
  • Package Customization

Travel Status

Out of town assignments welcome.

Contact

gh <@> ghendry <.> com