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Star Ford, C# Developer in Albuquerque, NM, United States
Star Ford

C# Developer in 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

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

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

    Windows Forms, jQuery, AngularUI
  • Tools

    Microsoft Access
  • Storage

    Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, PostgreSQL
  • Paradigms

    REST
  • Other

    AJAX, DevExpress, Accounting
  • Platforms

    Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Windows, Mac OS

Education

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