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Star Ford

Star Ford

Albuquerque, NM, United States
Member since September 14, 2016
Star has been consulting and developing software for twenty years, with special skills in capturing and communicating requirements, data modeling, and modeling business processes. Her experience largely focuses on media production workflow management, and she has an interest in optimization and complexity reduction in enterprise-level data systems. Her primary platform choices are C# and related Microsoft tools.
Star is now available for hire
Portfolio
Experience
  • C#, 10 years
  • ASP.NET MVC, 10 years
  • ASP.NET, 10 years
  • Microsoft SQL Server, 10 years
  • Windows Forms, 10 years
  • Entity, 5 years
  • JavaScript, 5 years
  • Dart, 1 year
Albuquerque, NM, United States
Availability
Part-time
Preferred Environment
C#, Visual Studio
The most amazing...
...optimization I've designed is a Scrabble robot that analyzes every possible play on any board in 0.1 seconds.
Employment
  • Software Engineer
    1996 - 2016
    Divergent Labs, Inc.
    • Built a tool for tracking life cycle carbon emissions in food products, to be used by food producers to quantify what-if analyses of different ingredients, packaging, and shipping.
    • Built a web front-end for broadcasting workflow management system, providing the same fluid experience as the existing Windows client, supporting 800 customizable entry forms, drag-n-drop graphical scheduling, and custom reports.
    • Built a complete inventory and eCommerce system for a jeweler, supporting item tracking for one-off items as well as repeats, photos, and site management features.
    • Added features to civnet.co, a civic engagement web system.
    • Build an interactive kiosk using motion sensors to allow hands-free interaction in an immersive museum-like environment. Ultimately the tool was used to demo an experimental advertising technique.
    Technologies: C#, Dart, Ruby, JavaScript, SQL Server, MySQL, PostreSQL, ASP.NET, MVC
Experience
  • Xytech Systems MediaPulse (Development)
    http://www.xytechsystems.com/showroom/videos/

    MediaPulse is a workflow management system for the video and film production industry. I was the lead architect in both the original system with a Windows client and the web front-end.

  • SlideWord (Development)
    http://www.slideword.com/

    Slideword is a crossword and anagram game with sliding words. It has an intelligent crossword builder as part of the game, so users can create their own puzzles without experience as a cruciverbalist (Requires Firefox or older versions of Internet Explorer to access the link).

  • Carbonostics (Development)
    http://www.carbonostics.com/

    Carbonostics is a web-based, user-friendly carbon accounting and product lifecycle assessment application that helps food companies do what-if analyses on food products to find out what changes in packaging, ingredients, farming methods and shipping are the most beneficial to the total carbon emissions.

    I did the requirements analysis, math model, database model, and software specifications, as well as coding for this project.

Skills
  • Languages
    Dart, JavaScript, C#, CSS, ASP.NET Razor, Java, HTML5, Visual Basic, Delphi, Ruby
  • Frameworks
    Entity, ASP.NET, ASP.NET MVC, Silverlight, Angular Material, WPF, PhoneGap, Telerik Kendo UI
  • Libraries/APIs
    Windows Forms, AngularUI, jQuery
  • Tools
    Microsoft Access
  • Storage
    Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL
  • Paradigms
    REST
  • Other
    AJAX, DevExpress, Accounting
  • Platforms
    Windows, Azure, Mac OS, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Education
  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Education
    1990 - 1991
    Earlham College - Richmond, IN
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