H. Alan Stevens' head shot

About Me

I am a web developer. I live and work in Knoxville, Tennessee. I work remotely and have for the past ten years. I keep an office in the Fourth & Gill area of Knoxville which I share with my Border Collie, Malcolm.

I have worked with businesses of every size and with technologies spanning the trends of the past 10+ years. Much of my career has been spent in consulting, but I have worked on small, medium and large teams as an employee as well.

I am passionate about Open Space Technology. I have facilitated open spaces since 2008 and I continue to facilitate several spaces every year. For more information about Open Space Technology, take a look at this interview I gave about the topic in 2015.

I like to relax by singing and playing my acoustic guitar. 

Skills 

The percentages below are estimates based on a standard distribution. E.g. I do not presume to know 90% of all there is to know about C#, but I believe myself to be in the top 10% of my peers.

C#

ASP.NET

Bootstrap

javascript

jQuery

HTML

CSS

bō staff

Ruby

Rails

SQL

git

Angular JS

Docker

ASPNET Core

nunchucks

speaking

teaching

writing

C#
85%
ASP.NET
80%
Bootstrap
65%
javascript
65%
jQuery
75%
HTML
80%
CSS
65%
bō staff
90%
Ruby
55%
Rails
65%
SQL
55%
git
60%
Angular JS
35%
Docker
45%
ASPNET Core
65%
nunchucks
85%
speaking
90%
teaching
90%
writing
90%

Professional
Experience

NerdHive Industries 2010 - Present

Salt Lake City, Utah July 2017 - March 2018

  • C#
  • aspnet core
  • ServiceStack
  • git

Designed and contributed to a greenfield microservice API.

Salt Lake City, Utah September 2016 - June 2017

  • Javascript
  • Angular.js
  • Node.js
  • git

Implemented multi-lingual support in an Angular.js loan origination application.

Knoxville, TN 2016

  • .NET Windows Service
  • C#
  • Firebase
  • git

Built a Windows service to interact with Firebase for a commercial IoT project.

Fort Worth, TX 2014 - 2016

  • Rails 3.0
  • Ruby 1.9.3
  • PostGreSQL
  • Capistrano
  • MySQL
  • git

Adopted a large Rails 3.0 application. Separated static assets from source code. Put source in git. Automated deployment and provisioning.

Sanborn, NY 2014 - 2016

  • C#
  • ASP.NET MVC
  • Bootstrap
  • SQL Server
  • Team City
  • git

Built a greenfield, multi-tenant application to provide online bill payment to current paper billing customers.

Edison, NJ 2012 - 2015

  • C#
  • ASP.NET MVC
  • SQL Server
  • KnockoutJS
  • jQuery
  • Team City
  • Mercurial

Collaborated with an in house developer extending a global procurement and logistics application. Put source in Mercurial. Configured continuous integration and deployment.

Houston, TX 2012 - 2014

  • Rails 4.0
  • Ruby 2.0
  • Bootstrap
  • Heroku
  • MongoDB
  • git

Built a greenfield Rails application to communicate with a large, third party SOAP API in support of a startup mobile app.

Sanborn, NY 2012 - 2013

  • C#
  • ASP.NET MVC
  • Bootstrap
  • jQuery
  • Sybase
  • git

Collaborate with an in house developer to port a VB6 application to ASP.NET MVC. Provided training and collaborated on design of the new system.

Santa Rosa, CA 2012

  • C#
  • ASP.NET MVC
  • SQL Server
  • Azure
  • TFS

Code Review of a pre-release ASP.NET application.

Knoxville, TN 2012

  • Ruby 1.9.3
  • Rails 3.2
  • Bootstrap
  • MySQL
  • git

Built a greenfield application using a legacy database to manage importing financial reporting in a various formats and schemas.

Colorado Springs, CO 2012

  • C#
  • Windows Forms
  • DB2
  • SVN

Refactored a legacy Windows Forms application with improved UX, and asynchronous DB access to cope with lengthy DB2 response times.

Charlotte, NC 2011 - 2012

  • C#
  • Web API
  • Powershell
  • git

Built a greenfield REST web api which automated Powershell on the back end to administer Office 365.

Knoxville, TN 2011

  • C#
  • ASP.NET Web Forms
  • SQL Server
  • jQuery
  • SVN

Maintained a web forms application for a local SaaS provider to physical therapists.

Arlington, VA 2011

  • Ruby 1.9.3
  • Rails 3
  • beta
  • Heroku
  • MongoDB
  • git

Part of a small team building green field Rails application using MongoDB meant to diagnose, track and minimize athletic concussion injuries.

Houston, TX 2010 - 2011

  • C#
  • WPF
  • NHibernate
  • SQL Server
  • TFS

Led a five developer team in porting a mature Visual FoxPro application to WPF and SQL Server.

Interactive Intelligence Incorporated

Indianapolis, IN 2009 - 2010

  • C#
  • Windows Forms
  • Powershell
  • Perforce

Contributed to a large Windows Forms client for an enterprise VOIP telephony system.

Freelance Consultant 2008 - 2009

Kansas City, MO 2009

  • C#
  • ASP.NET SOAP Web Services
  • SQL Server
  • SVN

Developed a web service API for credit card processing using custom headers for authentication and a SQL Server backend.

Knoxville, TN 2008 - 2009

  • VB.NET
  • Oracle
  • jQuery
  • TFS

Developed a business intelligence application for the corporate intranet using ASP.NET with an Oracle database.

Atlanta, GA 2008

  • Classic ASP
  • Adobe Director
  • SVN

Integrated an existing classic ASP application into an Adobe Director application.

Chicago, IL 2008

  • Visual FoxPro
  • SVN

Reorganized and cleaned up the source of a Visual FoxPro application and imported it into Subversion.

Edwards, CO 2008

  • ASP.NET Web Forms
  • VB.NET
  • SQL Server
  • SVN

Extended an existing website for an international law firm.

Education

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

MS in Education, Curriculum & Instruction

University of Tennessee, Knoxville

BA in Liberal Arts, History

Quotes

  • Perfection is never an option.

  • Building the right thing is always more important than building it right.

  • The purpose of software is to empower people.

  • If you don't trust your employees, then fire them.

  • It doesn't matter how well you build the wrong thing.

  • The goal is progress, not perfection.

  • I can teach you everything I need you to know, except how to care.

  • Quality is building it right. Design is building the right thing.

  • Companies are like families. They are all dysfunctional but some of them are loving.

830 N. Broadway
Suite 6
Knoxville, TN 37917
  865-748-4074
  alanstevens@gmail.com
  http://alanstevens.io