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Steve Saxton

Multi Faceted App and Web Developer and Engineer

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Profileimage by Steve Saxton Multi Faceted App and Web Developer and Engineer from GrandRapids
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  • Graduation: Bachelors Accounting
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  • Languages: English (Native or Bilingual)
  • Last update: 31.10.2018
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SKILLS
Technical Proficiencies on scale of 1 to 10
You won’t see any 10’s, as there is always something to learn and mature when working in the technology arena.
Programming Language Proficiencies
  • Java - 9
  • Android – 9
  • HTML/DHTML - 9
  • JavaScript – 9
  • ColdFusion - 9
  • Node JS - 8
  • MEAN Stack - 7
  • Python – 7
  • Windows PowerShell - 6
  • Dart – 6
  • Android Things - 5
  • iOS – 5
  • Swift - 5
  • PHP – 5
  • Bright Script/Roku - 5
Database Proficiencies
  • MSSQL - 7
  • MongoDB - 6
Infrastructure Proficiencies
  • Amazon Web Services/AWS - 7
  • Google Cloud Platform/GCP – 7
Device Proficiencies
  • Android Phones/Tablets – 9
  • Amazon Fire Devices – 8
  • Amazon Echo Devices – 7
  • Google Home Devices – 7
  • Roku Devices - 7
  • Google Chromecasts - 6
  • Raspberry Pi - 6
  • iPhone and iPads – 6
To sum up my proficiencies, utilizing the above list, I have deployed many applications, be they web based, on devices or any combination thereof.  Interactive voice response, image recognition, text to speech and speech to text, just to name a few have all been incorporated into both consumer and enterprise facing offerings.
And now with the 1.0 release of Android Things embedded operating system combined with my experience, IoT is my next “playground”.
PROJECT HISTORY
Multimedia Concepts LLC / Community Delivered LLC, Grand Rapids, MN– August 2011 to Present
  • Hands on President/CEO of firm that has developed many apps, mostly targeting Media Companies. See complete list of projects (attached) brought from concept to completed projects.
  • You can also go to http://MultimediaConcepts.biz for more examples of my creations.
  • Provide software and sales training for newspapers throughout the United States and Canada.
  • Provided temporary Group Publisher services to a group of 7 paid newspapers, successfully bring sales back to previous year’s level in 100 days. Papers were then sold to a new owner at an increased price than what would’ve been possible.
  • Published our own FREE shopper in Grand Rapids, MN with a circulation of 14,200.
  • Technology Suite includes data driven print products and online components.
  • Technologies implemented include Chat Bots, Artificial Intelligence, Automated Telephony that consists of Voice, MMS and SMS over both short codes and long codes.
Desktop Daily LLC DBA Ottawa Delivered, Ottawa, IL– March 2009 to Aug. 2011
  • General Manager / Managing Partner.  Launched a new print publication with variable content tailored to the individual reader(s) that requires addressable delivery.
  • Online Application/Site integrates very tightly with the latest in Social Media tools, such as Facebook and Twitter.
  • Set to launch the first variable data print product that we are aware of in the country.  Scheduled publication/distribution of first user customized product on May 6, 2010.
American Consolidated Media SPC / ACM / MMI,  Dallas,TX– April 2007  to Feb 2009
  • Director of Online Operations.  Designed and implemented the online strategy of a chain of 132 newspapers across the country.
  • Revenue grew by 200% or more each year I was in my position.
TownNews.com,  Moline, IL December – December 2004  to June 2007
  • Internet Sales Consultant.  After just 6 months on the job, broke and still hold all major sales records within the organization.  My vast experience in the Internet Arena contribute to my success on a daily basis.
  • My job description calls for 50% travel and going into markets to help newspapers increase their revenue that is derived from the online version of their newspapers.
Desktop Concepts and Design, L.L.C. Grand Rapids, MN November – 2002 to December, 2004
  • Majority owner and operator of a software development firm that did contract work for other companies.  Web based projects or projects with a web emphasis were our main focus.
  • Served as a contract project manager and lead programmer on a project that had 5 programmers assigned to it.  That project was written in Java and Cold Fusion.  "Desktop Edition" is a client server application that allows for the publishing of content using a WYSIWYG interface written mostly in Cold Fusion, with some image manipulation functions constructed using the Java programming language.  This content creation piece is accessed through the web utilizing a browser with all of the appropriate security measures in place.  The server piece that delivers the content to the end clients utilizing the Internet is written completely in Java.  The client side is also a Java application that handles the eventual display of the content and notifying the end user of the availability of new content and or games to interaction with.
  • Past projects have included FlashMX integration with a Java XML Server, with both pieces being written by our firm.  Also have built FlashMX demos to show the functionality of software projects in development.  The vast majority of the FlashMX work that we have done is Action Script and Object based.
 
BP Internet Solutions, Inc. Grand Rapids, MN November – 1999  to 2002
  • Oversaw development and implementation of infrastructure required for launching of solution that allows operators of web site to communicate with their visitors through a private channel.  The LiveHelpPDQ application facilitates the “pushing” of pertinent information out to visitors.  All info regarding the interaction is stored in a database available for reporting and analytical functions.  A remote control feature is also built in that allows the web site operator to take “control” of the visitors computer with the computer users permission.
  • Oversaw development and implementation of infrastructure required for launching of interactive web site/software solution for Radio Stations.
  • Planning and launch of sales efforts to market product to customers.
  • Coordinate communications between departments to insure customer satisfaction.
  • Work with legal counsel on proper corporate structure and financing options.
  • Financial oversight and management.
  • Served as Chief Operating Officer and VP-Software Development.
Internet Express LLC / Internet Radio Inc, Grand Rapids, MN January 1996 to October of 1999
  • Oversaw development and implementation of infrastructure required for launching of interactive web site/software solution for newspapers.  Product was eventually utilized in over 1000 newspapers across the country.  Merged with another company in September of 1999 and left shortly thereafter to start new company.
  • We also built a web-based application that allowed for the creation of “personalized” radio stations for listeners of online radio broadcasts.  That software was sold to another company in mid 1998
  • Planning and launch of sales efforts to market product to customers.
  • Coordinate communications between departments to insure customer satisfaction.
  • Work with legal counsel on proper corporate structure and financing options.
  • Financial oversight and management.
  • Served as President until merger.
TIME AND SPATIAL FLEXIBILITY
Available for Travel up to 2 weeks at a time.  Possibly more, if situation were right.
OTHER
  • Highly motivated professional with experience in software development, management, sales management, and sales and marketing.
  • Over 20+ years in software development with an emphasis on Java, Android and Web Technologies and thus have a very clear and concise understanding of the Internet and how it can be leveraged to benefit all businesses. Also, more than twenty years of management experience, having spent the majority being responsible for sales and or supervision of the sales staff.
  • Although most of my experience has been in a managerial role, I have always been hands on and very active in the development cycle and thus am well versed and do write code in various programming languages, such as Java, Android, MEAN Stack, Android Things, Cold Fusion, HTML5, AJAX, JavaScript and to a lesser, but still meaningful extent iOS. Also have extensive knowledge of SQL, Electron and NW.js and building apps which target Fire TV devices.
  • Implementation of Internet Technology and associated hardware/software.  Have experience in managing Windows networks.  Plenty of IIS experience as well as SQL DBA.  Supervised technical support department (cable modems, dialup and dedicated circuits) as part of the ISP we owned.  Oversaw network of 50+ users and remote administration of Server Farm that supported all the various Internet Protocols, such as HTTP, FTP, and Email.
  • Structure and financial management of new businesses.
  • Expanded a manufacturing company from 3 employees to 85 in less than 3 years.
  • Have taken both start-up and established companies and increased sales at a very healthy rate.
  • Experience in the implementation of a wide variety of manufacturing processes, both labor intensive and semi-automated operations.
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