Steven has over 30 years experience in the Information Technology Industry and has been an independent consultant since 1988. He has been involved in every phase of system development, from analysis through system installation. Projects have ranged from one-man development efforts to multi-staff-year efforts. He has fulfilled all roles from coder to architect and manager. His specialties are system architecture and database design, with over 15 years experience using modern RDBMS systems. He is familiar with several different design methodologies, including UML. He has been providing Windows based development services for over 15 years, and has concentrated on .NET since the Beta version in 2001.
Jim has over 17 years of experience in developing custom software applications. He has a wide spectrum of experience ranging from satellite telemetry information processing, data warehousing, Web based thin client application development and Smart Client n/tier development. Jim is currently developing Smart Client .NET applications in C# and VB.NET specializing in Microsoft’s practices and patterns Composite UI Application Block (CAB) and IdeaBlade Devforce. Jim has excellent communication skills, is a great mentor for other developers, and can architect and develop.
Steve Bockman is an independent software developer who began his career in 1977 in a utility position, installing software packages for a manufacturer of business computers. Since then he has worked in the fields of speech recognition, terrain analysis, computer graphics, desktop publishing, industrial automation and web applications.
Steve’s first exposure to anything Agile occurred in 2000, but his involvement began in earnest in 2005 while participating in the development of a client/server application where changing requirements were part of the ground rules. Steve was responsible for introducing Agile principles and practices to the project, and has been an Agile coach and innovator since that project's inception.
As the founder of North Bay Agile, a special interest group dedicated to the pursuit and study of Agile software development in the San Francisco North Bay, Steve continually strives to communicate the essence of Agile development to novices and advanced practitioners. He has given presentations on estimation, test-driven development, pair programming and refactoring at North Bay Agile, BayXP, BayALN and BAADD, as well as at the Agile2007 and Agile2008 conferences.
Audrey Cole originally fell in love with databases in the early 1980s while serving as a manager in a communications company. They gave her a tool unlike any other, and she knew then that databases would be her life. Ms. Cole has run her own successful microcomputer consulting business since 1985. She taught courses in hardware, operating systems and applications - including word processing, spreadsheets and databases - nationally for over a decade. Her focus for the last couple of decades has been databases - planning, creating, implementing and supporting databases. She has taught end-user and developer courses in Filemaker, Access and Visual FoxPro. Ms. Cole has always felt the combination of teaching and development work brings a depth and breadth to each that neither can do alone. She has worked with large and small organizations, in both the public and private sectors, in a wide range of industries. Her clients claim one of her greatest strengths is that she can communicate with them in their language, not techno-speak, and can make whatever they want happen effectively and elegantly.
Magie has over 15 years of experience working in custom software application development. She has architected and implemented business solutions for a wide range of industries: semi-conductor, research administration, biotech, wholesale business tracking, golf course management, computer leasing, investment marketing and mortgage banking. . She provided full-system lifecycle support, including discovery, design and architecture, development, implementation and maintenance of n-tier client/server, database and Web applications for new applications and legacy systems integration. As if it couldn’t get any better, Magie also has excellent communication, organization, and management skills.
Steve has developed software solutions for over 25 years. He brings an in-depth knowledge of Object Oriented technologies, data communications, real-time processing and relational databases. Steve's analytical skills are called upon often during the design and specification process to ensure that all requirements of a system are taken into consideration.
A network engineer with over 11 years of experience in designing and implementing technical solutions for small to medium sized networks, Robin has expertise with multiple technologies implemented in many different environments. Her client experiences have ranged from architecting, implementing, and supporting networks for start-up companies to troubleshooting and stabilizing problematic networks. In addition to her broad knowledge of networking which allows her to setup and manage all aspects of a client infrastructure ranging from the client desktop to network security, Robin has specialized in IT solutions for the manufacturing industry. These solutions include implementation of EDI as well as Product Content Management solutions for the Global Data Synchronization Network (GDSN).
Scott has over 15 years of experience working in custom software application development. He has architected and implemented business solutions for a wide range of industries: semi-conductor, research administration, biotech, wholesale business tracking, golf course management, computer leasing, investment marketing and health care.
Galen is an intern at Outformations Inc. becoming adept at software development, website design and all around work environment protocol. He has always been intrigued by technology: building computers, fixing iPhones and changing many small programs to operate to his desire.
Gregor is a Systems Engineer / Administrator with over 13 years experience architecting,
operating, optimizing, and managing large scale heterogeneous server systems including
huge (>40 million daily pageviews) web sites, databases, search indexers, data harvesting /
transformation systems, bulk data storage systems (1 petabyte), video transcoding systems,
A specialist with large-scale, multi-tiered architectures, Gregor is highly skilled at complex troubleshooting, automation, software build, software deployment, performance tuning, legacy systems integration, platform migration, scaling, and systems architecture. Gregor is also a long term software lifecycle optimization specialist, and has done extensive work on build and deployment tools, system redesigns, architecture migrations, datacenter migrations, OS migrations, and of course, everyone's favorite Y2K and DST risk management planning and patching.
Working in a broad range of industries in both the private and public sectors, Marie brings sixteen years of experience as an independent contractor and consultant in custom application development. She holds 4 certifications - MCSD.NET (Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer), MCDBA (Microsoft Certified Database Administrator), MCSE (Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer) and SCJP (Sun Certified Java Programmer).
Larry combines his exceptional interpersonal skills and strong programming background with his thorough understanding of business accounting and information systems. As a proven consensus builder, his extensive business process experience has allowed him to design, construct and manage data centric desktop and web based application development across a variety of industries.
Evan is a database specialist with emphasis on custom development for program management, financial analysis, performance measurement, strategic planning, and other decision support applications. She has over thirty years experience in information technology and database development: project management, system specification and design, data modeling, system development, programming, applications consulting, data analysis, software implementation, data conversion, system management, technical and end-user training/support. She has provided services for both the public and private sectors, including social services, public health, environmental planning, commercial real estate, financial services, and the construction, insurance, retail, and entertainment industries. Evan has extensive experience with relational databases and software development products, including Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, and Microsoft Access.
Steve is senior software developer and has been providing services as an independent consultant since 1989. Steve specializes in all things .NET including both web and desktop applications, and programming for mobile and industrial control devices. Steve has worked exclusively with Microsoft’s .NET since its early Beta program in 2000.