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James Hollister, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Developer in Seattle, WA, United States
James Hollister

Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) Developer in Seattle, WA, United States

Member since July 21, 2016
James has 15 years 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, and JavaScript. Most recently, James has become active in areas related to blockchain development with smart contracts on NEO and EOS platforms and the Azure cloud.
James is now available for hire



  • C#, 14 years
  • ASP.NET, 13 years
  • SQL, 12 years
  • Microsoft SQL Server, 12 years
  • JavaScript, 8 years
  • Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), 5 years
  • Smart Contracts, 1 year
  • Blockchain, 1 year
Seattle, WA, United States



Preferred Environment

Windows, Visual Studio, TFS, Azure

The most amazing...

...thing I've made was a decentralized cryptocurrency trading platform running on the NEO network.


  • Freelance Blockchain Developer, NEO

    2018 - 2018
    Aphelion Exchange (via Toptal)
    • Worked as a full-stack developer, as part of a small team which built a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange platform.
    • Designed and developed a NEO smart contract.
    • Designed and built a server application which monitored the NEO blockchain.
    • Designed and developed a Vue.js, Electron cross-platform desktop cryptocurrency wallet and trading interface.
    • Designed and developed a .NET Core API which matched orders and provided order book information to clients.
    Technologies: C#, Smart Contracts, NEO, Blockchain, JavaScript
  • Freelance WPF Developer

    2017 - 2018
    MVI Systems (via Toptal)
    • Developed touchscreen windows based on a kiosk application in WPF.
    • Built real-time communication protocol for data transfers from the client to the server.
    • Constructed a SIP integration to initiate phone calls with clients.
    Technologies: WPF, C#, XAML
  • Freelance WPF Developer

    2016 - 2017
    Interstates (via Toptal)
    • Ported a legacy VB 6 application to WPF.
    • Assisted with an SQL query performance optimization.
    Technologies: WPF, C#, XAML, SQL Server
  • .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
    • Supported and developed web-based applications for the hospitality industry.
    • Implemented SQL Server access via T-SQL 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


  • MVI Systems (Development)

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

  • Aphelion (Development)

    I developed a smart contract, server and client wallet for a decentralized cryptocurrency exchange platform on the NEO blockchain.


  • Languages

    SQL, C#, JavaScript, T-SQL, Java, PHP
  • Frameworks

    ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET, Silverlight, AngularJS
  • Tools

    Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, Model View Presenter (MVP), Agile
  • Platforms

    Xamarin, Blockchain, Azure, Windows, WordPress
  • Storage

    Microsoft SQL Server, Azure Websites, Azure Blobs, Azure Tables, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS)
  • Other

    Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Smart Contracts, Trading Systems, Cryptocurrency, Financial Technology, CTO, Fintech, Bitcoin, Performance Testing
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, jQuery, Vue.js, Facebook API, Stripe API, React


  • Bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems
    2003 - 2008
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas - Las Vegas, NV (USA)
  • Microsoft Certified Professional Developer
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