Star Ford, Software Developer in Las Vegas, NM, United States
Star Ford

Software Developer in Las Vegas, 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



  • Windows Forms, 10 years
  • C#, 10 years
  • ASP.NET MVC, 10 years
  • ASP.NET, 10 years
  • Microsoft SQL Server, 10 years
  • Entity, 5 years
  • JavaScript, 5 years
  • Dart, 1 year


Las Vegas, NM, United States



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.


  • Senior Software Engineer

    2017 - 2019
    • Developed an Azure-based document storage solution with OCR and type conversion.
    • Developed an error correction tool to compare details of insurance policies to public data sources, to find mistakes like misspelled names, property identification, and missing deeds.
    • Developed analysis tool for fine-tuning the correction algorithms with visual trends and statistics.
    Technologies: C#, Angular, SQL Server, Azure
  • 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 a 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, 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


  • Xytech Systems MediaPulse (Development)

    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)

    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)

    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.

  • The Dart Language: When Java and C# Aren't Sharp Enough (Publication)
    Five years after Dart 1.0, Google's rewritten open-source language is attracting increasing numbers of developers. What do C# and Java developers need to know to get started with it?


  • Languages

    CSS, Dart, JavaScript, ASP.NET Razor, C#, Scala, Visual Basic, Java, HTML5, TypeScript, Delphi, Ruby
  • Frameworks

    ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET, Entity, Angular Material, Silverlight, Angular, PhoneGap, Telerik Kendo UI
  • Libraries/APIs

    Windows Forms, AngularUI, jQuery
  • Tools

    Microsoft Access
  • Storage

    Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, MySQL, Azure SQL, Azure Blobs
  • Other

    Software Development, Ajax, DevExpress, Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF), Accounting
  • Paradigms

    REST, Agile, Test-driven Development (TDD)
  • Platforms

    MacOS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Windows, Azure, Amazon


  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Education
    1990 - 1991
    Earlham College - Richmond, IN

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