I have a Bachelor of Science in Zoology with over fifty additional semester hours in both Information Technology (IT) and Computer Science. I have over thirty years of professional experience as both a software and database developer/administrator for many different clients and employers across many different domains. With regards to my profession, the degree in Zoology has been a blessing in disguise as I’ve been able to apply the scientific training I received to many of the assignments of my various clients and employers.
My IT experience covers both back-end and front-end interfaces in domains such as petrochemical operations, city/county/regional governmental entities, wireless telecommunications, insurance, point-of-sale, near real-time helicopter/ship/vehicle dispatch and tracking, city/county/regional/state-level law enforcement, health care initiatives, and geographical information systems (GIS).
I have both breadth and depth: breadth from all of the various end-user interfaces and back-end databases I’ve developed over the decades, and depth from the number of years I’ve been developing them across all of the domains within which I’ve worked. Effectively, I was able to “grow up” as the IT industry “grew up” around me. In short, there isn’t much I haven’t seen or programmed over my three decades of experience.