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MARTIN ALLEN

Software Architect/Developer
(C#/.NET/SQL/Azure)
BROWARD COUNTY, FL

 

About Me

I am a Microsoft Certified .NET/SQL Developer from Coral Springs (Broward County, near Fort Lauderdale, Florida) with decades of experience in software design and development. I have a strong financial background from the insurance industry. I am well-versed in the Microsoft Technologies as well as all phases of the software development lifecycle.

I believe that software is a tool which improve so many of our activities. With proper software we can open so many possibilities.

People have unique skills and competencies and software should be there to complement them. To help people visualizing ideas so that they can focus on using their unique abilities to provide more value.

To me, building software means providing tools to people.

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Software Development

Software development is my passion. I mainly work with Visual Studio and other Microsoft techologies, and target every web, cloud, mobile and desktop platform that are supported by the Microsoft tehnologies, but I do my best to keep up with other mainstream technologies as well.

  • Visual Studio, C#
  • ASP.NET Core, Entity Framework Core, Xamarin
  • MVC, Razor Pages, Blazor, Angular
  • Synfusion, Progress/Telerik and Infragistics user interface suites
  • Web technologies, such as HTML5, Javascript/JQuery, CSS/Bootstrap
  • Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud
  • Other programming languages, such as Clarion, C/C++, PHP, Python, Java. Pascal/Delphi, Visual Basic

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Data

Data is the backbone of every business. Most of my work revolves around designing database systems, dealing with data, database technologies and file formats, such as:

  • Microsoft SQL Server (TSQL)
  • Azure Cosmos DB
  • mySQL
  • MariaDB
  • SQLite
  • Clarion (.DAT, .TPS)
  • XML/JSON
  • Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and reporting
  • QuickBooks integrations
  • Data migrations and conversions between systems and/or file formats

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Web Design

When it comes to building a professional web or an intranet site or an e-commerce website, it rarely makes sense to build it from ground up. Instead, there is a wide variety of well tested and industry proven content management systems and platforms that meet and exceed all the feature and flexibility requirements, such as:

  • Microsoft Office 365 (Sharepoint, Lync, Exchange, Office)
  • WordPress
  • DotNetNuke (DNN)
  • Joomla

E-commerce:

  • WooCommerce
  • Amazon Marketplace
  • Ebay Marketplace
  • OpenCart
  • Payment processors

BI and Reporting

In addition to great software, every organization needs a way to transform their raw data into attractive and accurate reports and KPI dashboards to assist them in their analysis and decision making process. I can make that happen with the industry proven technologies from the leading vendors, such as:

  • SQL Server Reporting Services
  • SQL Server Analysis Services
  • Microsoft Power BI
  • SAP Crystal Reports
  • IBM Cognos
  • Tableau

Social Media Marketing, Content writing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

One of the most important facets of your website is Search Engine Optimization and Social media marketing.  When your site is easily viewable and accessible, you’ll get new unique visitors all the time. I can help.

  • Google/Bing Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Social Media Markering (Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram)
  • Mailing lists and marketing campaings
  • Search engine friendly content writing
  • Translations and localizations (english, finnish, swedish)

IT Systems

I have plenty of experience in designing, implementing and supporting software, hardware  and networking infrastructure for organizations of all size with a particular interest in virtualization, cloud solutions and Office 365 as a platform.

  • Windows and Linux Servers and Desktops
  • PC Hardware implementation and troubleshooting
  • Network infrastructure design and implementation
  • Virtualization, cloud architecture and hybrid cloud solutions
  • Office 365 deployments and migrations
  • Workflow and automation
  • VOIP phone systems
  • Paperless office solutions
  • Security and backup infrastructure
  • System monitoring, maintenance and support

Education

Education and mentoring has been my calling throughout my professional career. I provide training, exam preparation  workshops and course material on various IT subjects to individuals and organization of all size.

Creativity

When it comes to arts, I am not a professional by any means, just an enthusiast. While painting, drawing, music, photography, audio and video productions, 2D/3D graphics design are my creative outlet, once in a while they seem to turn into interesting job and contract opportunities.

  • Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator
  • Corel Draw Graphics Suite
  • Blender 3D, Autodesk 3D Studio Max
  • ThreeJS (3D programming library)
  • Canon cameras and lenses
  • Fender, Line 6, M-Audio  equipment, instruments and effects
  • Cakewalk Sonar Digital Audio Workstation (DAW)

Certifications and Awards

Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer

Microsoft Certified Solution Developer
App Builder

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Microsoft Certified Azure Solutions Architect Expert

Microsoft Certified
Azure Solution Architect Expert

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Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate

Microsoft Certified
Azure DevOps Engineer Expert

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Microsoft Certified Azure Developer Associate

Microsoft Certified
Azure Developer Associate

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Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate

Microsoft Certified Solution Associate
Web Applications

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Microsoft Certified Professional

Microsoft Certified Professional
Programming in C#

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