Expert Software Developer,
Project Manager, and IT Guru/Executive
2013 - Present, Owner, Rick Harris Enterprises, LLC.
See www.RickHarris.com for more details.
2012 - Present, Independent Consultant, Rick Harris, Inc.
Specializing in mobile and web app development leveraging cloud based platforms as a service (PaaS) such as Google App Engine, Windows Azure, and Oracle Public Cloud. System and application architecture solutions utilizing native and cross-platform development tools appropriately.
2011 - 2013, IT/Project Manager, DC Contractors, Inc.
Moved IT infrastructure to Google Apps for Domains, including Google Drive. Chose Solve360 as the integrated Project Management platform. Project manager for Federal and State government construction contracts totaling over $2.5M.
2004 - 2011, Chief Information Officer, Molinaro Koger, Inc.
2004, Senior Consultant, Microsoft Corporation’s Communications Sector
Dramatically improved performance of Verizon’s internal real-time call management software by 10 fold in most cases and even over 100 fold in one scenario. Educated developers on thread pooling techniques and I/O completion ports.
2003 - 2004, Senior Software Developer, Texas Instruments' E&PS
Collaboration software innovator for handheld devices resulting in two patent applications: DN/20040114258 and DN/20040041843. Developer of the MathBox and MathPalette for commercial desktop app, TI Interactive!
2000 - 2003, Chief Technology Officer, TimeBOOK.com
1997 - 2003, President and Owner, Harris Software, Inc.
Principal software consultant/developer for a wide variety of challenging projects, resulting in commercial products, web sites, and/or intellectual property. Primary clients included: Texas Instruments, Hewlett-Packard, Molinaro Koger, 7Th Level, Stonebridge Technologies and New Realm Media Group.
1995 - 2001, Author and Instructor, Clarity Learning and other training firms
Authored and sold Java courseware. Delivered numerous public week long seminars covering almost all Microsoft development technologies. On-site training for Diebold, Texas Instruments, and BAE Systems.
1992 - 1996, Independent Consultant/Contractor
Client engagements included: SABRE Decision Technologies through COMSYS, Alcon Labs through Coopers & Lybrand, and Ericsson Radio Systems through Oxford & Associates
1989 - 1992, Vice President and Principal Software Engineer, BPM Microsystems
Instrumental in rapidly growing the company to a number two position in the device programmer market. Helped design and implement custom C/C++ compiler with dynamic linker and custom code generators.
1986 - 1989, Member of the Technical Staff, MITRE Corporation
Developed AI based shuttle and space station software prototypes for NASA’s Johnson Space Center. Received certificate of recognition from NASA for contributions as co-inventor of U.S. Patent #4,965,743.
1986 - 1991, Adjunct Instructor, Rice University Computer Science Department
First Rice instructor to design Comp 100 curriculum around the current business capabilities of Apple Mac software and to use the Mac 100% to deliver all course content, including interactive lectures and exams.