James Kies

James Kies

Project Rescue, Scrum Master Trainer, Custom Software Development Team Trainer, Leadership Coach, Speaker of Gainesville

Owner/Creator livevotingapp.com, engage your audience anonymously and in real time.

Professional service provider with www.crdsrc.com where we use cutting edge in-house technology to create live, real time, anonymous, crowd sourcing events (usually 45 min - 2 hrs) where we ideas, insights and enlightenment's can be flushed out of as many as 1,000+ people at the same time.

When a company or group is having a problem, needs fresh ideas, or wants to tackle large initiatives successfully I am proven best choice to work with.

My systems provide high-touch anonymous interactions for groups and works great across multiple locations.

I help companies 10M - 250M in range to achieve much more with the people they already have.

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2015 Disruptive TEDx Talk in Melville, NY

I presented on the idea that our civilization has always been top down. I demonstrate the notion that this has recently changed and the world is now shaped so different from past years that we must rethink everything.

James the Nerd

I help companies, especially custom software development companies to come in on time, on budget and ahead of expectation no matter what they endeavor or their current level of achievement.

I love building and helping others to build real time web based applications for both web and desktop deployments. I enjoy helping Microsoft .NET shops to add Javascript SPA technology to their existing Microsoft .NET stack and helping them to cut their costs in half while dramatically increasing their time to market, quality and morale.

I can help you do more with the staff you have.

Lately I have been particularly enjoying helping companies with their Agile Scrum adoptions and Leadership training.

I command a mixed style of Lean, Agile, Scrum, XP, Kanban, Servant Leadership, Gamification, Radical Transparency, FlatOrganizationalStructures spread across Autonomous Powerful Cross Functional Teams where leadership knows how to castpowerful shared vision and pays people to think not to follow directions. The companies I work with are seeking to radically rethink the employee-employer-customer engagement model honoring the most amazing human process models of 2015 .

I am available for custom software builds, establishing and running distributed on-shore teams, training-empowering teams remotely, on-site 1 and 2 week deep dives, workshops and of course all the big stuff!



James the Coach

I am certified to coach, speak, teach and train for the Learning Tree International, John C. Maxwell Team, Empowerment Mentoring, Scrum Alliance and Awesome Plus Us. I have taken numerous products to market, studied and taught on leadership, owned and operated numerous c-corps and created dozens of highly specific coaching, masterminding and accountability software titles that I can talk, teach and train from.

I am available for speaking, training, workshops, masterminds and of course all the big stuff!

crdsrc
Crowd Sourced | People Powered

Trained coaches use cutting edge in-house technology to create live, real time,crowd sourcingevents (usually 45 min - 2 hrs) where we ideas, insights andenlightenment'scan be flushed out of as many as 1,000 people at the same time. When a company or group is having a problem, needs fresh ideas, or wants to tackle large initiatives successfully we are a prove best choice to work with.

Anonymous, real time, facilitated conversations with the entire company all at once. Our coaches can do things no other company can begin to offer. What once took months, even years, now takes about 2 hours.

My Anonymous real time audience engagement platform

Push Questions to a Live Audience

In the room, from the stage or online you can now combine all of the devices of your audience together in seconds and use them to interact anonymously and in real time.

Experience

Explore my professional history and get to know the companies I worked at and the roles and responsibilities I've been assigned.

2014 - Current

Co Founder

Stagetally, LLC

2014 - Current

Certified Teacher / Trainer - Agile Scrum, Microsoft .Net

Learning Tree International

2014 - Current

Technology Adviser Serving on the Presidents Advisory Council

The John Maxwell Company

2013 - Current

Agility Consultant, Scrum Coach, Speaker, C# .NET/Expert Javascript Trainer

The John Maxwell Company

2011 - Current

C# ASP.NET JQuery MVC Agile Custom Software Deliverer of the Awesome Spice with Team WikiSpeed

WIKISPEED

2015 - 2015

Custom Software Build Expert and Strategic Project Planning Scrum Consultant

Private

2015 - 2015

Agile Scrum Consultant and Executive Strategy

DiCom Software

2014 - 2015

Custom Software Build Expert, Strategic Project Planning Scrum Consultant, Gamification

Private - Virtual Sales Bootcamp Distribution and Gamification Project

2013 - 2014

Programmer / Consultant

NorthWrite

2013 - 2013

Business Consultant / Programmer Lead

Jenmar International

2013 - 2013

C# WPF .NET Application Developer + Scrum Coach + ! 10Geek Software Remote Development Team !

SurePoint Medical

2012 - 2013

Agile Business Coach, Lead Scrum Master, .NET Consultant

352 Media Group

2010 - 2012

C# WCF RIA Silverlight 4 Lead

10GeekSoftware

2011 - 2012

Lead ASP.NET MVC3 Razor Developer

10GeekSoftware

2011 - 2011

VBA Programmer

10GeekSoftware

2011 - 2011

Volunteer Development Coordinator / Programmer / Architect

Westside Baptist Church

2010 - 2010

C# Lead Developer, Team Lead, Scrum Master, C# Programmer

Preston Alexander LLC

2010 - 2010

C# Lead Developer, Team Lead, Scrum Master, C# Programmer

Preston Alexander LLC

2010 - 2010

C#/.NET Consultant

HCI

2009 - 2010

C# Lead Developer / Consultant

Recover Care

2009 - 2009

C# Lead Developer / Consultant

Recover Care

2006 - 2009

C#/VB.NET and SQL Developer – Architect – DBA

Robot Builders Inc.

2008 - 2008

.NET Developer

Trabon Solutions

2005 - 2006

.NET Application Developer SQL database admin

Regulatory Consultants, Inc.

2004 - 2005

Lead .NET Developer Missouri, Secretary of the State Office

Rose International Consulting Group

2001 - 2005

.NET Consultant / Programmer

Freelanced Technologies Consulting Company

2001 - 2003

Application Programmer Analyst III, Information Resource Specialist II

State of Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services

1999 - 2001

VB6, Fox Pro, ASP, WEB developer and Support Tech

Affiilated Acceptance Corp.

Co Founder

Stagetally, LLC

http://www.LiveVotingApp.com Real time online, on the call or in the room device live voting software that works on every device, with nothing to install!

Backed by a fantastic team of developers, artists and business folks this beautiful, low cost, high utility product is at market and growing rapidly.

Certified Teacher / Trainer - Agile Scrum, Microsoft .Net

Learning Tree International

Certified Teacher / Trainer - Agile Scrum, Microsoft .Net

I am currently gearing up to teach Scrum Project Management, Intro to Scrum and ASP .net web forms for hybrid Ed Center and remote anywhere students! Looking forward to taking on custom on-site client trainings and adding the LearningTree catalog to my existing consulting services, custom software development, leadership training and organizational development. LearningTree is am amazing company and a real honor to be working with.

Technology Adviser Serving on the Presidents Advisory Council

The John Maxwell Company

Technology Adviser Serving on the Presidents Advisory Council

In my capacity I am part of an exclusive group worldwide called upon to meet directly with Paul Martinelli the President of the John C. Maxwell Team, his staff, their advisers and the other members of the panel. We are part of an overall strategy to grow the John C. Maxwell Legacy and get his timeless Leadership teaching and training materials and styles into the hands of others.

It is my personal vision to drive leadership and personal development coaching to the forefront of technical learning models honoring 2014. My part in all of this initially is to help with advanced technologies and process rethinks such as Lean, Agile, Scrum, XP, Kanban, Gamification, Flat Organizational Structures, Honesty, Radical Transparency and the incubation of small self-sustaining, powerful, cross functional, autonomous team based working structures.

I am focused on next generation leading and learning models as well as the custom software re-think that goes into truly building a next generation coaching/mentoring/leading platform.

What a delicious world we are living in and what an awe inspiring time we are embraced by!

For the WIN, it is 2014 and probably time you started to rethink everything you thought you knew before 2005! We are called to be different employers, different leaders, different managers, different parents, different husbands and wives, different children, different students and on. Even you own personal best thoughts or the MBA you have on your shelf from any time before the world began to fully embrace Agile and the human potential of distributed many to many social networks is worthy and deserving of your re-think!

You can change the world, it starts at home, at the office, and in programs like JMT, Agile Parenting, Agile Learning, Agile Organizations, Agile Institutions, Agile Life Strategies, Agile Project Management, let’s do this thing already!

Agility Consultant, Scrum Coach, Speaker, C# .NET/Expert Javascript Trainer

The John Maxwell Company

Agility Consultant, Scrum Coach, Speaker, C# .NET/Expert Javascript Trainer

I disrupt cultures and unlock potential!

I use storytelling, high-performance team training and personal success coaching to help entire organizations move, improve, repair or reinvigorate their culture, their processes and their flows.

My specialty focus is to radically improve the performance of highly skilled software-development teams, using my 20+ years’ experience as a professional coach using Lean, Agile and Scrum approaches. This means getting much more out of the people you already have, regardless of your industry, goals, or what you are building or solving! I have been teaching flat organizational structures, radical transparency, servant leadership, gamification concepts / strategic thinking games for a very long time. I routinely develop software, teach scrum, lead teams and disrupt cultures, companies and outcomes.

I am that very rare type of personality ideally suited to being both a high-energy coach, trainer and speaker AND team captain of a squad of uber-geek programmers, designers, dbas and architects writing code for high value projects.

I pair well with other coaches to help bring full organizational change inside and outside of technology departments. Powerful storytelling and a rich high-performing background opens doors for me with people as their professional encourager, strategic offensive coach and remover of performance blocks.

• Certified Agile, Scrum, Coaching, Teaching, Training
• John Maxwell Team Certified Coach, Trainer and Speaker
• Expert-level credentials in enterprise software development in dozens of platforms, languages and mediums.
• High-Performing Team Coach Software Development Coach
• Business and organizational model reboots to get firms out of 3rd gear and onto the superhighway of success.

C# ASP.NET JQuery MVC Agile Custom Software Deliverer of the Awesome Spice with Team WikiSpeed

WIKISPEED

C# ASP.NET JQuery MVC Agile Custom Software Deliverer of the Awesome Spice with Team WikiSpeed

Nothing is more rewarding than working with an outstanding group of performers who are all intensely focused on radiating the world with heavy doses of amazing! Team WIKISPEED is a ridiculously brilliant and testimony to the power of self organized teams, Lean Agile and Scrum to change the world! Glad to be a part of it and to operate side by side with all of the teams at WIKISPEED as we deliver the internal and public facing software to maximize everyone experience.

So far I have built some custom forward facing CMS components in MVC, a Windows 8 Store Touch Device Application using WPF6 to simulate a dry erase wall for the purposes of a Scrum radiator or Kanban Board.

I am eagerly awaiting the opportunity to build software into the car's that connects through various docks, blue-tooth and wireless to communicate via. email, network aware applications, sms and mms to communicate with the owner and/or driver.

TECHNOLOGIES: C# ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET ORCHARD PROJECT, CUSTOM SOFTWARE, WPF, CALIBURN MICRO, MVVM, ENTITY FRAMEWORK, CODE FIRST

Custom Software Build Expert and Strategic Project Planning Scrum Consultant

Private

This mature Start-up has secured funding and is ready to build! One of my key skills and abilities is helping customers know what NOT to build. There is tremendous risk in learning about what you can and cannot do from your vendors. When you get into a growing IT budget and drifting timelines the best thing you can start to ask yourself is what can we get away with NOT building and still dominate at market. Part of my 2 day product envisioning workshop is to help customers look at their build in unexpected ways to find those first tiny few things they can build and head to market early and often. Customers often feel stuck because they have a "technology" problem, I help get them past that very quickly so they can go on to practice with "sales" or "support" and still have loads of budget, time and runway left when they learn from those early launches.

This impressive team hosted me very well, I highly recommend working with them if you ever get the chance. They were plentiful with their great ideas and happy to make trade-offs when something they really wanted proved out to not be consumer-valuable enough to make the initial builds. This is one company that is going to disrupt their industry and another amazing group of people working hard to make a positive change in the world with their awesome consumer advocacy meets informed purchaser services and software products!

Agile Scrum Consultant and Executive Strategy

DiCom Software

Agile Scrum Consultant and Executive Strategy

As a strategy consultant I get to meet amazing companies that are working hard to change the world in positive ways. DiCom Software is definitely one of those companies. Amazing people that already know how to delight their customers are always seeking out better ways of working together. Having had some previous training in Scrum this team was ready to unlock some of its more advanced features, this team was ready to take things to the next level! They are push hard towards becoming the most recognized leader of innovation in their markets and our time together cut years off of that timeline. The week long engagement was a great success, I highly recommend this customer to all of my Banking clients that have use of their fantastic service.

Custom Software Build Expert, Strategic Project Planning Scrum Consultant, Gamification

Private - Virtual Sales Bootcamp Distribution and Gamification Project

An amazing 12 week program that had been delivered successfully a few times in the past was ready to go "online" with its first custom software product packaging. As we built the vision around taking the product to market there was a desire to create something that was original, new, fresh and engaging. Something that held peoples attention from the first week through the 12th not just delivering the best content on the best platforms in a timely fashion but incorporating gamified concepts around progress tracking, leadership boards and teamwork. With only a few weeks before the product would need to launch in multiple-countries supporting all major brands of mobile phones, tablets and PCs to have at minimum 100 people signed up and using it day one this was one of the fastest, most successful and most fun build outs ever!

The product did launch before time, under budget, well ahead of expectation and with technology EXCELLENCE, no notable bugs day one or day last. The creation of the digital assets, look and feel elements, user experience design, Facebook security integration, registration, team creation and tracking, score tracking, leader-board, events calendar, weekly automated release of materials, setup and configuration of cloud services to include both the Azure and Amazon services, video encoding, and site assembly were all rock star solid, implemented and launched in the same 30 days they were thought up.

I would recommend this team of people for any project of any size, and have become an Evangelist for other products created by this course author.

Programmer / Consultant

NorthWrite

I worked closely with key staff and a small team to rebuild a large real-time energy analytic platform. The goal was to move from Silverlight 5 to pure HTML/Javascript. With my recent experience with Durandal, Javascript, Require, Q, Breeze and exposed REST Services using the .NET WebApi it made perfect sense to rebuild the world in pure Javascript on top of Durandal. The project was a huge success! With my knowledge from working on the Silverlight project many years prior and my knowledge of these new frameworks we were able to rebuild the entire offering in just about 35% the time and cost.

Fantastically we were also able to continue to build such attractive, highly usable software that they went on to begin winning all sorts of favor and recognition for the above average quality of the products they were able to offer their customers.

TECHNOLOGIES: ENTERPRISE JAVASCRIPT, DURANDAL, REQUIRE, JAVASCRIPT, C#, ENTITY FRAMEWORK, ASP.NET MVC WEBAPI, BREEZE, Q

Business Consultant / Programmer Lead

Jenmar International

Hired to help bring the awesome to a deserving company of over 20 years in the IT space. We have unlock some things in Jenmar through teams that will sure help it to become a brand new company, that fresh new company whereby they choose to stay pliable, learnable, teachable, and bendable and will ultimately secure their position as industry leader by becoming 10 times better than the industry leader that was/is themselves from the past 10 years!

I also built a few fun products on the ASP.NET MVC framework for federated single sign on as well as a mobile/device based bar-code scanning application of my design using MEF making new behaviors discoverable and extensible to the currently running product. Targeted at high volume high intelligent barcoding to track custom build product through large warehouse facilities.

TECHNOLOGIES: AGILE TRANSFORMATION COACH, SCRUM MASTER, PROGRAMMER, LEAN - AGILE - SCRUM, GAMIFICATION, .NET, ENTITY FRAMEWORK, ASP.NET WEBFORMS, ASP.NET MVC, LEADERSHIP, TFS 2012 CLOUD AND COACHING, C#, .NET, DEPT+ DUTIES, HOTTOWEL SPA, JQUERY, REQUIRE, DURANDAL, Q, SAMMY, AJAX/BREEZE, MVC WEBAPI, ASP.NET MVC, RICH INTERNET APPLICATIONS (RIA) DELIVERED IN A SUPER MATURE WAY ON THE JQUERY STACK

C# WPF .NET Application Developer + Scrum Coach + ! 10Geek Software Remote Development Team !

SurePoint Medical

C# WPF .NET Application Developer + Scrum Coach + ! 10Geek Software Remote Development Team !

I was hired to help build out an initial solution framework for a mainstream suite of prescription order fulfillment and automation software. I was able to bring a good team together and we did build a fantastic solution framework as well as solving may key features headed well into a strong release for a v1 market offering before the project lost funding and the team was disbanded. I brought MEF and the Caliburn Micro MVVM, View Composition, and Event Aggregation framework to the table and we had built a nice Visual Studio Clone IDE for the rest of the software to be built on. More specifically I built a bulk fax inbound-outbound processor that could scale up and down by running dozens of “self-hosted WebApi” applications that could automatically coordinate the pulling and processing of requests from the queue. I also built an office 2013 WORD automation to generate PDFs out of SQL Table Data on demand and send them to the fax automation queue, also exposing a port:80 http-verb based self-hosted WebAPI application interfaces for this product. Lastly I built a large scale Federated Single Sign On solution by extending the .NET Membership provider and an MVC site hosting the private authorizer.

TECHNOLOGIES: LEAN - AGILE - SCRUM, .NET, ENTITY FRAMEWORK, WPF 4, ASP.NET MVC, MS OFFICE INTEGRATION, TFS 2012, C#, SELF HOSTED WEBAPI, WEBAPI, CONSOLE APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT, SQL

Agile Business Coach, Lead Scrum Master, .NET Consultant

352 Media Group

Agile Business Coach, Lead Scrum Master, .NET Consultant

To continue to stay years ahead 352 Media brought me in to help slam dunk the transformation into Lean, Agile and Scrum. In working alongside key company champions we were able to bring development practices, technology stack, project tools, and organizational practices into 2014 and beyond. The talent pool being of such caliber the entire transformation was completed in very few short months. By cross training project managers into Scrum Masters we were able to work together to help the shift of designers, digital strategists, front end developers, programmers and dba’s into high performing, autonomous, fully cross-functional teams. By adding additional QA roles onto each team, and helping refocus the entire strategy to focus on relationships, business value propositions, and quality work result we were able to greatly reduce in many cases eliminate future needs for overages or, stabilize the work flow, and further increase the already amazing working culture into an explosive delight where outcomes affect incomes and teams spend the majority of their time in a high-octane high-five with their customers at the table.

TECHNOLOGIES: LEAN - AGILE - SCRUM, .NET, ENTITY FRAMEWORK, ASP.NET WEBFORMS, ASP.NET MVC, LEADERSHIP, BUSINESS PROCESS TRANSFORMATION, TFS 2012 CUSTOMIZATION AND COACHING, C#, .NET, DEPT+ DUTY

C# WCF RIA Silverlight 4 Lead

10GeekSoftware

C# WCF RIA Silverlight 4 Lead

I am heading up a project that is certain to win awards. What an amazing team as we all work towards critical deadlines to help our customer get caught up and and ahead of the 8 ball. With .NET 4, WCF RIA, Silverlight 4, Expression Blend 4 and C# 4 the world is an amazing place to live and work! More and more it feels as if we are building high end gaming systems for line of business applications. Thank you Microsoft!

Lead ASP.NET MVC3 Razor Developer

10GeekSoftware

Lead ASP.NET MVC3 Razor Developer

Took a senior role on a short term project focused on using Orchard CMS, ASP.NET MVC3 RAZOR to provide geo-ip lookups to convert IP addresses into zip codes, to convert those zip codes to Long/Lat coordinates, then used those coordinates to find all of the zip codes within a designated radius (100 miles for instance). All of this was then married to a great service catalog provided by the customer so a visitor might be presented with all the service providers of a variety of different courses within 100 miles of a given location....

Was brilliant fun, an impossible deadline and was able to mentor other staff in Visual Studio, ASP.NET MVC3 / Razor, Orchard CMS and other development practices.

under promised, over delivered, and with the help of several other key committed team members we delivered a ridiculously cool system that did a brilliant job in short order.

VBA Programmer

10GeekSoftware

VBA Programmer

An existing system that married numerous excel spread sheets with an Access Database using VBA to produce large batches of print jobs for end of year receipts is unable to keep up with the numerous changes to the business model of the organization and the changes in question are highly involved and must be completed and proven production ready in quick turn around to support one of the businesses key functions.

Volunteer Development Coordinator / Programmer / Architect

Westside Baptist Church

Working with key ministries within the church we have begun building out a myrid of custom software to help internal business and external reach. As a part of this technology ministry I will be working with a variety of college and youth to mentor them in the process of enterprise software development.

Just last week we converted HVAC thermostats to new wireless network capable and will be tieing in our "life change ministry" class schedule software we are building with the facilities temperature control system... yea, fun stuff!

C# Lead Developer, Team Lead, Scrum Master, C# Programmer

Preston Alexander LLC

By creating and exposing a custom WCF web service I was able to leverage the same validation system as the current website enabling current and future software products to all consume a single membership provider and therefore present a single sign on experience for their users across all platforms and projects.
Another product I delivered monitored special folders on the server for keyed files to come from the Silverlight or Local Install Windows applications. I coded against the Word Interoperability to convert these Word Documents into Clean HTML Documents representing either Candidate Resumes or Job Postings. From there I worked with another toolset to extract relevant information from the Word Documents such as First Name, Last Name, Postal Address, Email, Phone, Job History and so forth.
Lastly I build a parsing engine that would clean sensitive information from a given Word Document / HTML File so in the case of an “out of network” viewer all candidates contact information including first and last name would be hidden until terms, conditions and fee-splits were agreed to and approved.
TECHNOLOGIES: C#, .NET, WINDOWS FORMS, ONE CLICK DEPLOYMENT, WCF WEB SERVICES, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, CODE SMITH CODE GENERATOR ENGINE, ENTERPRISE OO, CODE AUTOMATION, TFS, SERVERS MANAGEMENT, MENTORING OF JUNIOR AND MIDLEVEL DEVELOPERS, TEAM LEADING, PROJECT MANAGEMENT, IMPOSSIBLE ODDS MET HEAD ON AND DELIVERED ON TIME AND ON BUDGET.

C# Lead Developer, Team Lead, Scrum Master, C# Programmer

Preston Alexander LLC

Took charge over 8 resources from architect and developers to testers and project stakeholders.
Built a Visual Studio Team Foundation Server and shifted the entire team into a shared development experience.
Built a production web server and database server to shift the product and company onto IIS7 and Windows Server 2008.
I provided a full product and practice audit to the customer exposing key strengths and weaknesses that they were able to use with investors to gain the additional funding they required and rightly align themselves for the future.
I cleaned up the product codebase, completely rearranged and split out over 45 respective Visual Studio Projects, reorganized and trained the .NET Developers/SQL Dbas and helped move the entire company and shop into an aggressive powerful software developing machine.
In addition to pushing a remote team through a very aggressive series of improvements, changes and additions I was able to architect and deliver a series of products during this same timeline.
A Windows Silverlight Application that allowed users with a single click to select and upload a seemingly limitless number of Microsoft Word Documents to our webserver for further processing.
A windows C# WinForms application for those able to install software locally to magically sync our web servers idea of their accounts with their local hard drive. As new Word Documents were dropped into these folders the application would rename the local files to include identifying recruiter keys and would then sync the local file system with our servers in 15 second batches where the files would await further processing.

TECHNOLOGIES: C#, .NET, WINDOWS FORMS, ONE CLICK DEPLOYMENT, WCF WEB SERVICES, ASP.NET, ADO.NET, CODE SMITH CODE GENERATOR ENGINE, ENTERPRISE OO, CODE AUTOMATION, TFS, SERVERS MANAGEMENT, MENTORING OF JUNIOR AND MIDLEVEL DEVELOPERS, TEAM LEADING, PROJECT MANAGEMENT, IMPOSSIBLE ODDS MET HEAD ON AND DELIVERED ON TIME AND ON BUDGET.

C#/.NET Consultant

HCI

In my role as a contributing Architect and Lead Developer I worked on the organizations Common Library, Code Automation Framework, Shop Coding Standards and Best Practices. As well I was able to deliver a solution to the problem that had been presented.
AUTOMATED DATA EXTRACTION UTILITY
The Challenge: The government produces a data file that is 5GB of zipped up flat files. When extracted the largest of 42 files was over 1GB in size. As this information did not come from a Relational Database Management System as SQL Server is, it is one dot shy of impossible to work with.

The Solution: A system that monitored the Federal file server, download and decompressed files as they were presented. Parse through all of the provided information to formulate an acceptable Schema for storing the data. Generate scripts to build the structures as well as load all of the data into those structures. Lastly the system runs those load scripts via generated batch files invoking the OSQL utility passing in the script file and logging information using the new parallelism framework.
TECHNOLOGIES: C# .NET, CODE SMITH CODE GENERATOR Engine, CODE AUTOMATION, AND SOME ADVANCED SQL AND AUTOMATION CONCEPTS.

TFS, VS2010, SHAREPOINT 2010, C#
I worked extensively in Visual Studio 2010 Beta and RC as per the customer’s requirement. I gained exposure to SharePoint 2010, Team Foundation Server 2010, and Office Products Integration in 2010.CS
TECHNOLOGIES: ADO.NET, C# .NET, CODE SMITH CODE GENERATOR ENGINE, ENTERPRISE OO, CODE AUTOMATION

C# Lead Developer / Consultant

Recover Care

MVC 2 ADMIN/USER SCREEN AUTOMATION ENGINE
• I invented a scripting language that developers could embed into a given Database Design that could later be used to build a complete secure MVC website for a given database providing an Administrative and User Interface to select fields including error handling, input validation and more.
TECHNOLOGIES EMPLOYED: MVC 2 .NET, C# .NET, CODE AUTOMATION, ADVANCED CODE AUTOMATION CONCEPTS.

C# Lead Developer / Consultant

Recover Care

Assisted the IT manager / developer during an increased period of workload due to a merger/acquisition of another very large company with vastly different systems. Some of my main duties were to merge, improve and deliver on one combined high-volume invoicing system that interfaced with dozens of digital file formats and clearing houses, ftp locations and submittal processes as well as printed/mailed invoices. Each of these systems were to appear as if nothing changed for either company to their respective business partners/receiver of goods and internal employees of each original entity.
CUSTOM BASE ENTERPRISE CODE AUTOMATION FRAMEWORK / EXPANDED ENTERPRISE COMMON LIBRARY

• One custom core enterprise automation framework that ranged the gamut from simple to very complex systems.
o An example of a simple system is the shops ability to print two customer reports from any given database at any given time that documents the overall relationships and purpose of each system.
o An example of a more complex system is the invented scripting language added to the basic SQL Schema definition of SQL Table and Columns that bridged the gap between a given Active Record DAL and more of a Domain Driven automation engine to provide not only the base data abstractions and business objects but further to create domain based objects and generate usable and secure testing harnesses for several complex systems.
• .CS .NET Object Oriented Framework .DLL Class Library
• .CS .NET Business Objects
• .CS behind .ASPX to generate reusable server and user controls
• .CS behind .ASPX to generate admin screens
• .CS / MVC 2.NET CODEGENERATED USER AND ADMINISTRATOR TESTING HARNESS(ES)
TECHNOLOGIES: ADO.NET, C# .NET, CODE SMITH CODE GENERATOR ENGINE, ENTERPRISE OO, CODE AUTOMATION,

C#/VB.NET and SQL Developer – Architect – DBA

Robot Builders Inc.

At Robot Builders Inc I architected and built a large scale content management system and code automation framework.
DEVELOPMENT AND DEPLOYMENT AUTOMATION FRAMEWORK
• 4-tier/2-layer flush-n-fill enterprise framework (could write hundreds of thousands of lines of code for you in minutes, code that you could delete and rebuild over and over again)
• Integrated seamlessly with Visual Studio Built to support the .NET developer in daily tasks
• SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008 SQL Stored Procedures
• .VB or .CS .NET Object Oriented Framework .DLL Class Library
o built as “just add water” enterprise framework for shops to build desktop, web or mobile apps all from single – core- flush and fill solution.
• .VB or .CS .NET Business Objects
• .VB or .CS behind .ASPX to generate reusable server and user controls
• .VB or .CS behind .ASPX to generate admin screens
TECHNOLOGIES: ASP .NET, VB .NET, C# .NET, CODE SMITH CODE GENERATOR ENGING, TELERIK RAD CONTROL SUITE, ENTERPRISE OO, CODE AUTOMATION, CRYPTOGRAPHY

MASSIVE MULTI SITE ONLINE ASSOCIATION MEMBERSHIP SYSTEM
• Provides Association HQ the key ability to extend a website building experience to subordinate divisions and chapters while providing a consistent look, feel and flow down of information and publications.
• Easy to use interfaces with a strong base OO enterprise framework for building new web components or extending to additional “association management” functions.
• Both a private gated online community and business productivity environment for 200 Chapters and 20 Divisions. Went on to support over 900 webmasters, 14,000 members and 300 businesses.
• SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008
• Visual Basic .NET or C# code base
TECHNOLOGIES EMPLOYED: ASP .NET, VB .NET, C# .NET, ENTERPRISE OO, CODE AUTOMATION, FEDERATED SINGLE SIGN, BRIDGE MULTIPLE 3RD PARTY CLASSIC ASP, .PHP AND JAVA APPLICATIONS TOGETHER. MANAGED MULTIPLE SERVERS, TENS OF THOUSANDS OF USERS, THOUSANDS OF WEBMASTERS

.NET Developer

Trabon Solutions

Trabon hired me to finish a large .NET web application built on a custom enterprise portal framework and foundational content management system.
• Cooperated with a small team using Team Foundation Server to finish numerous complicated systems that was 2/3 completed during a previous development push. With little to no access to the original development team members or their notes we were very able to come together quickly to hit a home run.
• Tapped into vast enterprise of CSS to deliver an attractive and intuitive GUI combined with AJAX and Telerik Control Suite to mast otherwise complicated systems with simple interfaces.
• Delivered well on some unrealistically complex functionality to keep with initial contract documents while not pushing the allotted time or existing budget.
• Build code automation scripts to regenerate the enterprise and created bridging between myself and the 5 previous developers and myself to enable the most efficient use of time and money for my management team.
• Delivered final solution in very few billable hours compared to expectation due to a high reliance and mastery of automation concepts.

TECHNOLOGIES: ASP .NET, VB .NET, TEAM FOUNDATION SERVER, ENTERPRISE OO, CODE AUTOMATION, EXPERT LEVEL CODING, BEING ABLE TO FINISH THE WORK OF MULTIPLE EXPERT LEVEL DEVELOPERS.

.NET Application Developer SQL database admin

Regulatory Consultants, Inc.

At Regulatory Consultants Inc. I Architected and developed dozens of web based and desktop based applications using VB.NET/C#, ASP.NET and SQL Server.
• Mentored other developers in .NET
• Some .NET components served in unique roles such as being consumable in WScript, Classic ASP, Word and Corel WordPerfect.
• Architected and delivered a full-scale CRM and Workstation (single click deployment) application that tied the entire company together to track project workflow in the front door and out the back regarding their country wide bulk chemical facility inspections.
• Aided in the reducing of complex mathematical algorithms in calculating bulk chemical storage disaster overflow capacity while accounting for shapes in floor and tank design as well as partial tank exposure beneath the containment wall to an easier workflow of questions and on the fly calculations.
TECHNOLOGIES EMPLOYED: ASP .NET, VB .NET, ACCESS, WIN FORMS, WEB FORMS, EXPERT LEVEL CODING, TRAINED OTHER DEVELOPERS IN .NET, WEB SERVICES

Lead .NET Developer Missouri, Secretary of the State Office

Rose International Consulting Group

Performed full SDLC to deliver a hybrid thin client application that allowed volunteers to visit historic court houses and archive court records from the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.
• Used MS-SQL Replication to allow “off-line” data entry to be added during the day and sync’d into the database during the evening.
• Used VB.NET WinForm Programming plus Adobe Studio to provided a very simple interface to an otherwise set of complex rules to enable older volunteers the easiest time in the field while requiring little in the way of formal training.
• Allowed for specialized keyboard short-cuts to speed up the entry process for seasoned users while featuring a simple GUI and mouse interface for others.
• Quickly learned and mastered the complexities and abnormalities offered up by the .NET 1.1 framework in building WinForms (installed windows desktop applications).
TECHNOLOGIES EMPLOYED: VB .NET WINDOWS FORMS, SQL SERVER REPLICATION, SQL STORED PROCEDURES, DATA ABSTRACTION AND BUSINESS ABSTRACTION LAYERS, EXPERT LEVEL CODING.

.NET Consultant / Programmer

Freelanced Technologies Consulting Company

In addition to a large percentage of my day being database and programming work, Freelanced Technologies allowed me to adopt and utilize a very wide base of technical skill sets.
• Web, Desktop and Web service Programming
• Installing/hardening Servers, Firewalls and Inline Network Intrusion Detection Systems.
• Setting up VPNs
• Programming Routers
• Server deployed corporate anti-virus
• Built Domain Controllers and setup active directories
• Purchased/Installed various servers including Exchange, IIS and Network Attached File Servers.
TECHNOLOGIES EMPLOYED: ASP .NET, VB .NET, C#, IIS, SQL SERVER, ACTIVE DIRECTORY

Application Programmer Analyst III, Information Resource Specialist II

State of Kansas Social and Rehabilitation Services

The department I joined provided Data/Data Modeling oversight to all of the hundreds of offices that SRS oversaw. It was my duty to enhance the large modeling tool used, to create and maintain intra-departmental software and websites used in conjunction with modeling efforts, to create any necessary reports and serve as the on-hand programmer and technology expert for other departments to pull from.
• Transferred User Requirements to Design Documents using UML and Logical Models for other departments/agencies during large joint application design sessions.
• Participated in many of the Departments projects as a developer and an architect/modeler
• Used modeling skills to mentor department staff in design and modeling tools
• Plugged multiple holes and created dozens of behavior enhancements for Popkin Sytem Architect (similar to IBM Rational Rose, a more widely known suite of modeling software).
• Exposed VBA and COM+ objects and APIs of Popkin System Architect to interface other applications and processes into the modeling process
TECHNOLOGIES EMPLOYED: VB .NET/ASP, C#/ASP, C#/VB-WIN FORMS, J2EE, IBM WEBSPHERE, ENTERPRISE JAVA, COM+ PROGRAMMING, CLASSIC VB6 APPLICATIONS, VBA, VBSCRIPT, WMI SCRIPTING, 3RD PARTY PRODUCT ENHANCEMENTS, DB2 MAINFRAME QUERYING, ENTERPRISE OO, EXPERT LEVEL CODING, ATTENDED AND PRESENTED IN LARGE JAD SESSIONS.

VB6, Fox Pro, ASP, WEB developer and Support Tech

Affiilated Acceptance Corp.

Affiliated Acceptance Corporation, Sunrise Beach MO. hired me to help with supporting the applications they had at market, oversee the huge daily batches of credit card processing and to build in-house utilities and applications. That role expanded to include programming of all sorts, some nightly auditing and server work, firewall programming, VBScript windows programming, VBScript web programming, PcPluss Autodial scripting, as well as socket level VB6 programming. In the end I worked on desktop applications, web based applications, windows and Unix servers and more.
• Built in-house, client facing and web based applications
• Worked closely with VISA to automate/perfect massively-scaled-CC-processing Software
• Provided first, then second tier support to club and studio owners.
• Helped with nightly as well as Month End Audits on Unix Servers
• Helped with in-house and client hardware/software debugging/support.
• Helped move from classic ASP written entirely in VBScript to IIS 4 COM+ VB6-.DLL

TECHNOLOGIES EMPLOYED: VB6, VISUAL FOX PRO, VISUAL C++ W MFC, CLASSIC ASP, IIS<3,4,5>, ASP .NET, VB.DLL->VBSCRIPT FOR LARGER MORE SOPHISTICATED APPLICATIONS, CLIPPER W/BLINKER COMPILER, UNIVERSE DAC ON UNIX, CISCO ROUTER PROGRAMMING, DIAL-UP SCRIPTING, WIN NT, SOCKET LAYER PROGRAMMING

Skills

A concise list of some of the most valuable professional skills I possess. My tricks of the trade and what I can bring to the table.

AngularJs / DurandalJs

.NET

Agile

Scrum

C#

JavaScript

ASP.NET

Software Development

ASP.NET MVC

HTML

CSS

Silverlight

WPF

IT Strategy

Programming

Technical Leadership

Custom Software

HTML5

Application Development

Nonprofits

Testimonials

Hear what some of my clients and colleagues have to say about me after working together on various projects throughout my career.

Eddie Torrent

Consultant

“It was a pleasure to work with James, who aside from his technical skills is also a really good bloke I would happily share a beer with. His enthusiasm for the technology and project was a major factor in keeping the client happy and engaged when faced with tight deadlines and a complex set of requirements, all while managing and motivating a team distributed over several continents.”

Eamon Behrens

Software Developer at Lansing Trade Group, LLC

“I was so pleased with James Kies work on our website. He has expert veteran skills in .Net. James provided lots of insight and support for our project. He has mad programming skills and I look forward to working with him again.”

Chris Warren

SEO Consultant at Distilled

“I worked with James to scope out several projects for Wikispeed including a comprehensive content management system for large distributed organizations. It was the ultimate pleasure working with him, on a very technical project he made easy for me to understand and integrate myself. I would take any opportunity to work with James because it's a fantastic learning experience because of the depth of his knowledge.”

Phil Young

Executive Pastor at Westside Baptist Church

“James accepted a difficult challenge and delivered a creative software solution that accomplished our goals. It was amazing.”

Preston Alexander

Owner, Preston Alexander

“I own a Software company. Due to fast growth we were in desperate need of a Lead Developer to re-architect, design and develop a large enterprise software. What James accomplished was nothing short of astonishing. On a scale of 1 -10 , James performed as follows:
• C# .Net Development Skills: 10
• DBA / Database Development: 10
• Leadership skills: 10
• Project Management Skills: 10
• Client Interfacing Skills: 10
• Positive Attitude that is infectious throughout development team: 10
• Comprehensive Enterprise Software Development: 10

I ' ve had the priveledge of working with many Microsoft Developers and Data guys throughout the US. James is flat out the best .

Regards
President
Preston Alexander, LLC”

Oscar Agreda

AngularJS with .NET backends, on Windows, iOS, and Android. I help developers and architects do the same.

“I've worked with many enterprise application architects and developers in my 15+ years in the software development profession, and over that time, James has stood out as one of the absolute best. Over the past 5 years, I've had the opportunity to partner with James on some complex client projects, and in each one, he has brought an impressive array of skills, experience, and knowledge to the table -- coupled with a natural leadership ability that synergizes Scrum Development Teams in the trenches. His knowledge of enterprise web technologies and the Microsoft stack is as deep as I've encountered. In addition to his technical expertise, James is a complete team player and coach from every angle - he forges genuine and lasting relationships through credible and rich technical conversation, relentless transparency, and with a fun and energizing demeanor both in and out of the daily work environment.”

Ed DeCosta

Executive Coach, Speaker and Author

“James is a skilled coder to be sure, but that is the icing on the cake. His core value is his depth of understanding of client needs and passion to over-deliver. I have witnessed James' skill and benefited from his talent. I highly recommend him.”

Rob Eisenberg

CTO at Durandal Inc.

“James is an enthusiastic visionary. He can come into any situation, cast a vision for greatness and innovation and have the entire team running towards that goal.”

Paul Carreiro

Sr. Database Administrator at CityTeam Ministries

“10Geek Software did a great job on our Access receipting project. We really appreciated the thoughtful planning, on-time delivery, and the high quality standards they demonstrated on our project. We ran end of year "holiday" volumes on the Access receipts code, and the new function worked perfectly. We would happily recommend 10Geek Software to any of our business contacts needing custom Microsoft software development.”

Nicholas Panone

Chief Technology Officer / Senior .Net Engineer at Media Adventures LLC

“James is a pillar in the Information Technology community. His passion for Scrum is infectious which will lead any development team from discovery to final delivery. His abilities as a leader and a mentor would complement any company looking to be successful.”

Chris Whittier

Senior Developer - UX / UI Design at Heartland Crop Insurance, Inc.

“James is a great team leader in an Agile environment. He understands the needs of team members and will work shoulder to shoulder to get them what they need to perform their duties efficiently. Even if it means extraordinary effort, he genuinely cares about the success of a project and is recommended as a project manager.”

Joe Justice

President Scrum Hardware practice at Scrum, Inc.

“James is a .Net and related technology stack ninja. He is one of the rare tech-masters who can talk tech, do tech well, and also manage the project with the business. I recommend James as a solutions architect, tech lead, and CIO depending on company size and goal. Adding him to a development endeavor will let him up-train and enhance the existing team, deliver value himself, and provide regular opportunities for the business to be informed and steer.”

Paul Bursch

Chief Technology Officer

“James is a very talented IT professional who understands the software development life cycle very well. His Agile Scrum Mastery combined with expert level cutting edge web development technical knowledge produce very impressive products/results. Additionally, he positive nature and roadblock busting skills make him an excellent addition to any team.”

Jennifer M. Stoff, CAP-OM

Fleet Manager at Direct Energy / Advisor at Advocare

“Wings Chapter in Dayton, Ohio was involved at the very beginning of a new community web-based project through the International Association of Administrative Professionals. James was always there for us as our chapter was one of the early pioneers of the new system. Every step of the way he was readily available to train and answer our questions as we built our new chapter website. James has been very open to new thoughts and suggestions and still does an outstanding job of continually developing our web community, which has created a much more professional image for our chapter as well as the association.”

Brittney Sheffield

Marketing Strategist for 352 Inc.

“James has been an excellent coach as I've transitioned from traditional project managers to a Scrum Master at 352 Media Group. He also has a talent for explaining and demonstrating the benefits of Agile development and Scrum practices to clients during the on-boarding process.”

Derek Beattie

Lead Mobile Developer (contract) at Enjin

“As a .NET developer/contractor I worked with James for roughly 3 months. James has a great deal of experience in IT. Among James' skills his greatest is his ability to lead a development team/project. James has a in depth understanding of agile scrum which makes a developers job easy. I'd happily recommend James for a lead role as well as educating others about agile scrum.”

Leonardo Rodrigues

Software Developer at 352

“I have had the pleasure of working with James in various occasions during the past 6 months. Regardless of tittle, James brings the same enthusiasm, team playing abilities, leadership and an abundance of knowledge from years of experience in the software industry.

He is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about everything agile, lean, and scrum. He is always able to bring structure to otherwise chaotic environments using those principles and leaving the room inspiring others to do more, to be more.”

Lisa Cudd CAP-OM

Project Manager at Marion General Hospital

“James has been wonderful to work with over the past year and a half building and maintaining our IAAP Ohio Division and Harding Chapter website. He always has an answer to my questions and resolution to my problems I have no qualms in recommending James and RobotBuilders.”

Oscar Agreda

AngularJS with .NET backends, on Windows, iOS, and Android. I help developers and architects do the same.

“James is an experienced and hard-working developer with years of experience working with the .NET platform, Microsoft stack, and an outstanding scrum master. He brought to the team a strong understanding of enterprise systems, quality design skills and quickly stepped into a leadership role both driving development efforts and mentoring other developers. James was also able to wear many hats, and willing to contribute however possible to help maximize productivity, whether that was teaching advanced development techniques to other team members, server as the main QA person, assisting to debug the code to find bugs, helping configure the source change system or stepping up to write tools that would speed the development life cycle. He stepped into his architect role after I worked with him directly but I'm confident in his ability as a fast learner and can easily recommend James as a top senior level .NET developer and Scrum Master.”

Eddie Torent

Consultant

“James is a thoughtful, bright and energetic person. Beyond his technical talents, he has the ability to help and motivate others to be successful in their roles as developers and members of a team. His insight into Agile methods would be an asset to any organization. I enjoyed my time working with James, and would gladly do so again.”

Oscar Agreda

AngularJS with .NET backends, on Windows, iOS, and Android. I help developers and architects do the same.

“James is a highly skilled manager with a rare depth of technical aptitude. He had a very positive and motivating management style and excelled at finding effective solutions to difficult problems, managing the team to achieve their best even in the most challenging situations. I consider him to be a powerful leader and mentor. He quickly earned both my confidence and respect. James can understand the big scope and be able to focus the team efforts and insights to successful results.”

Geoff Wilson

President & Founding Partner of 352 Inc. | Serial Entrepreneur | Speaker & Author of BarelyManage.com

“James has been a fantastic part of our team and has infused our company with his tremendous knowledge of agile development and cutting-edge programming technologies.”

Agile, Lean, Scrum

I have spent the better part of the last 7 years helping companies with their agile adoptions. If you haven't yet had a radical agile experience then invite me to join a few weeks with one of your teams.

I have the experience's that can turn you situation around.

The New Shape of the New World

So far as I can tell in 1999 as the world sat on the edge of their seats and the century rolled over civilizations did in fact fall. It was then that the shape of the world changed from a top-down family-tree like structure where father knows best and so does the company to a web shape structure that reaches out in all directions connecting everyone and everything in incredibly short distances.

In the new world we are no longer students in a class room waiting on a teacher. The knowledge and information has been set free. We no longer require the tree like structure management construct as a conduit for that knowledge and information.

Contact

Get in touch with me if you would like to do business together, share an idea or just say hello.

Gainesville, Florida Area

( 352 ) 327 - 3001

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