United Talent Agency – C#, XAML, Xamarin, XML, REST, JSON, Mobile Development

United Talent Agency
United Talent Agency

United Talent Agency is a premier global talent and literary agency representing many of the world’s most acclaimed figures in every current and emerging area of entertainment and media, including motion pictures, television, music, digital, broadcast news, theatre, video games, books, fine art and live entertainment.

As sole Systems Analyst under the CTO at United Talent Agency, after the recent acquisitions of The Agency Group and Beinstock, was directly responsible for assessing current legacy business applications, streamlining processes, and providing solutions to pain points across departments and business units. As part of larger team, conceptualized a road map towards a more unified ecosystem of business applications and better master data management, MDM.

  • Solely architected, developed and deployed a customized mobile business application prototype in C# and XAML with Xamarin to UTA’s Apple Development environment. As a tool for the agents and clients, the mobile application requested JSON data from UTA’s SharePoint API, multiple custom REST API’s deployed by a consultant firm onto UTA’s MicroSoft Azure tenancy and multiple endpoints from big data aggregation vendors such as Gracenote and Nielsen.
  • As part of larger team, scoped out a big data solution dashboard by analyzing business objectives and by providing my expertise on CRM product, product lifecycle and data management models.  Worked with the CTO and department heads to vet CRM solutions and consultant firms to create roadmap to minimum viable product.  Provided detailed reports with cost and risk to assess SalesForce, Oracle OnDemand, MicroSoft Dynamics, and Sage CRM. 
  • Identified areas for modification and improvement of business applications and determined which custom applications built by consultant firms were inadequate in meeting business requirements.  Provided solutions to secure their data before further enhancements and performed security assessment on consultant provided applications.  Worked with CTO to steer business towards cloud products and more dependable consultant firms to streamline sales and data management.

DALE Foundation – SiteCore, C#, ASP, SQL, .NET, HTML, CSS

DALE Foundation
DALE Foundation

Deployed enhancements on Dental Assisting National Board and DALE Foundation’s Microsoft SiteCore legacy instance to streamline operations. Code version controlled with Git branches on BeanStalk. Provided support during launch of new SiteCore instance using MVC instead of WebForms.

Administrated SiteCore and developed in C#, ASP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and SQL Server.

Provided detailed proposals with complete unit test and integration test plans for new features to enhance user experience and documentation of implementations after completion to web standards and best practices.

Converter Prototype for 3DS Experience Platform Utilizing C# .NET, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, WebGL, X3D, X3DOM

Prototype for 3DS Experience platform utilizing xhtml, CSS, javascript, jQuery, WebGL, X3D for use with Dassault Systemes' SolidWorks and CATIA
Prototype for 3DS Experience platform utilizing xhtml, CSS, javascript, jQuery, WebGL, X3D for use with Dassault Systemes’ SolidWorks and CATIA

For live version demo, click here but only in Chrome or WEBGL enabled Safari browser.

Objective of the converter prototype: An installed app or plugin to fill a specific client need to click a button to convert and open a 3D model from CATIA or SolidWorks format and interface into an x3d format and WebGL enabled browser as part of the 3DS Experience Platform. Using my unique UX skills with Adobe Creative Suite and .NET to give a look and feel similar to our native software products

CATIA and SolidWorks can export as VRML file, but since the customer need to open files via web and especially mobile devices increases daily and my unique skill set, Peter and I initiated this prototype research project. This project brought an exciting feature to the 3DS Experience platform. The objective was to prototype opening a 3D model via browser using technologies such as WebGL, x3d, CATIA & SolidWorks VRML file export feature as well as my unique design skills with Adobe Creative Suite to give a look and feel similar to our native software products. This converter is an app or plugin created in C# .NET to be installed into CATIA/SolidWorks that is triggered by pushing a button to take the VRML file from the exporter functionality, converts it to X3D, which is readable via WebGL in WebGL enabled browser and display an interactive 3D model in an environment quite similar to our native software look and feel. Once the browser has opened the file, the user can hit the play button on our 3DS compass at the top to play through the defined Viewpoints in the file, translate, rotate, zoom, walk, etc. as if in 3D software. I researched all the technologies in depth to find the best prototype work flow: C# .NET, WebGL, X3D, html 5, CSS 3, JavaScript, jQuery, etc. The teams involved were delighted at the application because the clean, engaging and useful user experience functionality, the speed in which the project was completed, and more importantly what this meant for the future apps possible for our 3DS user experience platform. If there is no link to the project you should download a WebGL enabled browser such as Chrome.

Dassault Systèmes (3DS) – Senior Business Application Developer & Data Integration Specialist

Dassault Systemes; Woodland Hills, CA                                                                                                            (contract-permanent) 2007–2013

A world leader in 3D experience, project lifecycle management for 3D product design, simulation, testing, and artistic applications. ~8k employees.

Senior UX Business Application Developer  – Member of DSx.Client Sales WW IS 

As member of global DSx.Client Sales team based out of Paris headquarters, analyze requirements, understand objectives, define use cases, and design solutions to meet needs of cross-functional units and stakeholders throughout the enterprise. Use French extensively in meetings with executives at HQ. 

  • §  Honored with “Dassault Systèmes Business Forward Award” and Oracle’s version for use of web services in Oracle CRM. 
  • §  Developed Site Team Manager solution, enhancing coordination and efficiency across multiple sites with a new multithreaded Windows application used to administer site teams through Oracle CRM web services. 

Develop, test, and implement complex solutions expanding Oracle on Demand CRM administration with enhanced workflows, AJAX widgets, role management, and reporting tailored to the needs of an advanced cloud-based system. Design external Windows, console, and web applications in PHP, C# and ASP.NET with Visual Studio and Adobe Dreamweaver to utilize Oracle on Demand web services to ETL data. 

  • §  Spearheaded use of external systems to consume web services to manipulate the data in the Oracle on Demand system, efficiently meeting business needs and remaining architect of the data systems. 
  • §  Managed all enhancements of external applications, ETLs, and cloud-level administration for annual business rules restructuring while ensuring functionality when implemented in enterprise systems. 

As sole data architect for the portfolio of external applications and all testing and enhancement, currently upgrading software for compatibility with WebSphere Cast Iron cloud integration platform. Manage ongoing integration between legacy sales portal websites in ColdFusion, SQL, JavaScript, and HTML using Adobe Dreamweaver. 

  • §  Trained 2 co-workers in the consumption and conversion of diverse web service data to transmit information to other enterprise systems, such as PeopleSoft modules, and to the data warehouse. 
  • §  Catalyzed the company’s first-ever strategic snapshot of KPIs and sales performance through a new data warehouse interface, allowing executives to view sales trends in CRM and streamline processes.

Music Video? Website

MusicVideo? Website Screenshot
MusicVideo? Website Screenshot

The manager of the band Music Video? hired me to create an admin random number generator web application to create sets of stored random numbers to put onto their music releases. These codes were entered by the users into a page on the LAMP website to gain access to the VIP rewards. I wrote a web widget in html, JavaScript, and PHP using a MySQL database that generated batches of random numbers to be printed onto the music releases none of which were to be duplicated which is why the records were kept in the database.