These are some of my client sites and descriptions of the projects that I have worked on.
Rene is currently working full-time on the WherezIt.com site to develop a
comprehensive source of local information online.
Most sites with a "local" aspect force the user into
a definition of local of the site's choosing. County, city, even
statewide are common. WherezIt.com's unique technology allows the
user to define what they consider to be local, depending no what
they are doing at the time. If you are looking for a used car,
local may be 30 or 50 miles. If you are looking for a pizza,
local is probably only 5 miles.
TelephonyTraining.com is an
online training website for the telephone industry. It covers both voice
(central office switches and their associated functions) and data (xDSL,
ISDN, FrameRelay, etc.) functionality. Clients of this site include AT&T,
Verison and Cablevision.
We built this site from the ground up and are still modifying it to suit
the changing needs of the clients. The site presents training material in both
HTML and Flash to the students. Quizzes are presented at the end of each
chapter and longer certification tests are given at the end of each course.
Students must register and the end clients are billed with each test given.
Instructors and Human Resources at each of the client companies are notified
as to which students have registered, taken tests and what their scores were.
AIRS (Advanced Internet Recruitment Strategies) hired us to develop
a resume search engine. At it's core is a meta-search engine that quickly
searches multiple search engines for online resumes. This meta-search was
eventually expanded to handle over 30 different search engines. In addition
to the meta-search, users could save their commonly used searches to repeat
at later dates and store lists of resumes that were appropriate for the position
that they were recruiting for.
Alas, it appears that their website is no longer operative. With
the downturn in the economy around 2000, the job recruiter market
dryed up along with all of the jobs.
This custom Flash splash page introduced several training courses
for AT&T. The training courses were originally written by the
instructors in PowerPoint, we converted them to Flash, added some
basic animations to the courses to help keep student interest and
subcontracted with a voice actor to provide the narration.
Presenting the training courses online allows AT&T to
greatly reduce the cost of their ongoing employee training.
We have worked with Oracle
Magazine on several occasions, assisting in major revamps
of their website design. The archived articles from their magazines,
along with the frequent Oracle Tips columns comprise some 3000+ pages
of HTML. Converting that manually would be a major undertaking so we
developed several Perl scripts that automated 90+% of the work.
These Perl scripts would parse the HTML, strip out the old navigation
links and insert the new ones from the templates designed by Oracle's
CelebrityAccess is a large database
of information about actors, performers, lecturers and other celebrities. Among other
things it includes their rates, agent phone numbers, other contact information and even
a short biography. This information is vital to booking agents, tour promoters and
reporters covering the celebrity beat.
We were initially contacted by CelebrityAccess to do an emergency performance
fix just before a trade show. After speeding up their database searches by 400%,
this evolved into a long-term contract involving database maintaince, software
upgrades and other database programming.