proud of the work I've done over the past several years. I'm listing
here (in no particular order) some of my more interesting projects. Please let
me know if you have
||The wonderful Worcester Art Museum ran a major
fundraising event. This was a formal dinner-and-dancing party held
within the museum itself. While some money was raised by entry fees,
the excitement of the night was the raffle of a dozen vacations.
Destinations included Aruba, Greece, and London. The museum had
two needs. One was to track sales of the raffle tickets (which had
limited entries). The second was to promote the raffle via some
I installed two computers for the event, and wrote two custom
applications to run the show. The first was on the second
floor, where raffle tickets were being sold. This ran a custom-written
program to track sales for each raffle drawing. When a winner
was chosen, the winner's name was entered here.
The second system drove two large-screen monitors on the first
floor, where most activity took place. Another custom application
ran an animated "slide show" of all
destinations. Superimposed over the animation was text,
with the destination name and number of tickets remaining.
This system was completely automated.
The computers were networked together, and software was written
to update the display system with live data from the sales system.
When a winner was drawn, the winner's name appeared instantly
on the large monitors for all to see.
Pilgrim Health Care
HPHC is the largest HMO in Massachusetts. Their Public Affairs department
generates thousands of documents per year, everything from press
releases to posters to member handbooks. A computerized system was
needed to manage the progress of all projects. The system had to
work on Macintosh and Windows PCs, be easy to use, and provide various
After evaluating several off-the-shelf project management systems,
HPHC decided on a custom solution. I created a project management
system based on the powerful 4th Dimension database, a cross-platform,
multiuser, client-server system. New features are being
added on a regular basis.
American Express salespeople were being given laptop computers to
help track client information. These are the folks who convince
retailers to accept the American Express card, and their clients
are major merchants. They developed an in-house application which
linked all laptops to their corporate computer system for daily
updates on leads and sales. These salespeople were mostly new to
computers, and needed high quality, consistant training.
I was selected to travel to four regional sales meetings to provide
training on this custom sales tool, along with Microsoft Office
and CCMail, to over 200 salespeople. Over a period of six weeks,
I delivered training in Orlando, Palm Springs, Austin, and Atlantic