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Not The DBA – DBA is but one of my many skills…

About Randy

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I’m a full-stack developer with over 20 years of career experience as a .NET developer, SQL DBA/Developer, manager and technical lead.  I have championed and managed the implementation of projects and departmental policies, including: legacy software migrations, coding standards, source control standards and practices, data security policies, web services design, and database design.  I have advised senior management regarding software purchases, business policies and procedures, and departmental objectives.

In the spirit of kaizen, I started 2018 by enrolling in the Penn Arts and Sciences Coding Boot Camp, a program dedicated to rapidly learning full-stack web development skills with an emphasis on the MERN stack – MongoDB, Express.js, React.js and Node.js.  I then turned the tables and became an instructor myself for the SMASH Summer Academy, teaching HTML and CSS Development to exceptional scholars from under-served communities around Philadelphia.

My goal as a developer is to have a positive impact on society – either directly through the work that I produce or by working with organizations that have a strong social outreach. I love working in highly creative fields like media and the arts, and taking on new challenges with an understanding that creative solutions are worth the effort.