Benjamin Foote . 818 SW Third Avenue #150 Portland, OR 97204 (503) 313-5379 ben at

T E C H N I C A L   S K I L L S

  • C++
  • PHP
  • Perl
  • JSP
  • Java / J2EE
  • XML / XPath
  • HTML / CSS / DOM
  • Javascript / AJAX
  • Adobe Spry
  • Cold Fusion ML
Web Application Stack
  • Apache Webserver
  • Tomcat Application Server
  • Cold Fusion Application Server
  • mod_perl
  • Oracle Database
  • MySQL Database
  • CVS / Concurrent Versioning System
  • SVN / Subversion
Operating Systems
  • Linux
  • Solaris
  • FreeBSD
  • Windows

Independent Consultant
Self Employed
Since January 2000
New York, Pacific Northwest
Software Engineer, Technical Sales Specialist for Web Development
Xerox Corporation
May 1996 - December 1999
Rochester, NY
  • Led major software developments of enterprise scale web-based applications
  • Integrated a series of new offerings into the organization's product set
  • Developed a set of software libraries which increased efficiency of CGI web development
  • Consistently maintained high Customer Satisfaction ratings during a three year period
  • Contributed heavily to process development within a startup environment
  • Managed multiple concurrent technologically complex solutions which yielded high revenue
  • Utilized a 'Customer Advocacy' attitude to drive the business towards higher achievements
  • Designed solutions with replication in mind to improve return on investment ratios
  • Reputation for "keeping his ear to the ground" both organizationally and technologically
World Wide Web & Internet Consultant
Self Employed
January - May 1996
Rochester, NY
  • Web site development and maintenance including image maps, forms and CGI
  • Worked with clients to find appropriate ISP's and other internet services
  • LAN & Intranet Experience
  • Member of the Rochester Association of Internet Developers (RAID)
Waterfront Director, Counselor
Unirondack, Inc.
Lowville, NY
  • Supervised lifeguard staff including scheduling and in-service training
  • Created an operations manual on conducting trips in the region
  • Coordinated weekly day-long excursions of up to 100 people
  • Conducted lifeguard training classes
Preschool Teacher, Swim Instructor
YMCA of Greater Rochester, Carlson MetroCenter
1993 - 1996
Rochester, NY
  • Designed and implemented a years curriculum for a class of seven students
  • Coordinated field trips and other special events for both students and parents
  • Gained the experience of working in a multi-level day-care center
  • Skillfully handled parental concerns in a positive and receptive manner
Assistant Manager
Schwalb Coal and Oil, Refiners Convenience Stores
Rochester, NY
  • Responsible for product database management, including pricing
  • Installed hardware including ethernets, barcode scanners, and Point-of-Sale client interfaces
  • Successfully tracked inventory, and implemented a reduction in overstock
Lifeguard, Swim Instructor
King County Parks, Renton Pool
Renton, WA
  • Instructed hundreds of students of diverse ages and capabilities
  • Conducted several lifeguard training classes
  • Composed and promoted a private lesson series
  • Directed major portions of all staff in-service training
Staff Assistant, Water Safety
Renton School District
January - March 1992, 1993
Renton, WA
  • Designed a four week swimming/water safety course for high school freshman
  • Recruited and coordinated student aides to overcome a lack of human resources
  • Motivated reluctant students to overcome social pressures that stifled learning
Rochester Institute of Technology
1995 - 1999
Rochester, NY
Significant work towards a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science
Computer Science, Mathematics, English and Liberal Arts curriculum

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