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James Hollister

James Hollister

Las Vegas, NV, United States
Member since July 21, 2016
James has a decade of experience analyzing complex business problems and solving them with simple, elegant information systems. Technologies that he has used to build those systems consist primarily of the Microsoft Stack: ASP.NET, C#, SQL Server, WPF, Windows Services, HTML5, JavaScript, and AngularJS.
James is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • Visual Studio, 11 years
  • Microsoft SQL Server, 11 years
  • C#, 10 years
  • SQL, 10 years
  • ASP.NET, 9 years
  • ASP.NET MVC, 6 years
  • Silverlight, 3 years
  • WPF, 3 years
Las Vegas, NV, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
Windows, Visual Studio, TFS, Azure
The most amazing...
...thing I've made: a Silverlight app that enabled an international wine corporation to easily manage price sheets across 100s of unique markets and distributors.
Employment
  • Principal Consultant
    2010 - PRESENT
    Westley Systems, Inc.
    • Worked for my solo software consulting and development firm.
    • Developed projects for Zappo's internal corporate apps division—developing applications for their HR team.
    • Developed projects for Orbinary software: a small consulting firm from the SF Bay Area. Primary project was for a large international winery with headquarters in Napa Valley.
    • Developed and consulted on a project for StashBox Lockers: a startup which creates digital lockers for entertainment venues. The application included the development of kiosk software in WPF, C#, and a SQL Server which communicated via serial ports to various peripherals to operate the lockers.
    Technologies: C#, SQL Server, ASP.NET MVC, AngularJS, Web API, JavaScript
  • .NET Developer
    2008 - 2010
    Tech Results
    • Developed and maintained web based applications for the casino gaming industry.
    • Implemented SQL Server performance tuning.
    • Traveled to client sites for installations and requirements gathering.
    • Worked on SQL Server reporting services and SQL Server integration services.
    Technologies: C#, ASP.NET, SQL Server
  • Co-owner | Principal Consultant
    2006 - 2008
    Ascending Integration
    • Consulted with clients to discover opportunities for software to improve their business.
    • Developed and managed client relationships.
    • Designed and scoped custom software development projects.
    • Developed software using ASP.NET, Windows Forms, WPF, and Silverlight.
    Technologies: ASP.NET, Windows Forms, C#, SQL Server, JavaScript
  • ASP.NET Developer
    2005 - 2006
    Advanced Information Systems
    • Managed relationships with clients.
    • Built and supported web based applications.
    • Developed with ASP.NET Web Forms and JavaScript.
    • Implemented SQL Server data access and performance tuning.
    Technologies: ASP.NET Web Forms, JavaScript, SQL Server
  • ASP.NET Developer
    2003 - 2005
    SmartConnect
    • Supported and developed web-based applications for the hospitality industry.
    • Implemented SQL Server access via TSQL and ADO.NET.
    • Tuned the SQL Server performance in order to improve the application speed.
    • Led the development on a web-based video case management system.
    • Supported a legacy Classic ASP application.
    Technologies: ASP.NET Web Forms, JavaScript, C3, SQL Server
Experience
  • MVI Systems (Development)
    https://www.mvisystems.com/

    I developed a Windows-based touchscreen application for a building entry system.

  • Aphelion (Development)
    https://aphelion.org/

    I developed a smart contract for a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange platform on the NEO blockchain.

Skills
  • Languages
    SQL, C#, T-SQL, JavaScript, Java, PHP
  • Frameworks
    Silverlight, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, WPF, AngularJS
  • Tools
    Visual Studio
  • Storage
    Microsoft SQL Server, Azure Websites, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), Azure Tables, Azure Blobs
  • Libraries/APIs
    jQuery, Facebook API, Stripe API
  • Paradigms
    Model View Presenter (MVP), Agile
  • Platforms
    Azure, Windows, WordPress, Blockchain
  • Other
    Smart Contracts
Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems
    2003 - 2008
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV (USA)
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