Hi. If you are reading this, you most likely have my resume and a link that lead you here. Thanks for taking the time to read it. I would have liked to include all this information on the resume itself, but a resume should be lean and to the point. Here, I can provide much more detail.
Local volunteer fire departments have reporting and data analysis needs. While there are many software packages and systems available to fire departments, many are costly and have many more functions than are necessary or desired.
While still in the early stages of development, FD Forms has already provided important insights that would have been missed otherwise.
Have you ever reflected over the past year and wondered what you accomplished? Maybe you were trying to remember the last time you went to a movie with friends or your family. Without records, it’s hard to keep track of the events of life and it’s those events that make up life.
This simple, two page site was custom built from a marketing mockup showing the desktop version of the front page. It’s responsive and works well on a variety of devices. There is also a form to request a t-shirt.
Sales reps would hand out t-shirt shaped cards to prospective patients with a code. Patients will visit the site, enter their information and code, and request a free t-shirt. It’s a great lead generation technique.
To expand my knowledge, I wanted to learn Python programming. To provide some practical experience, I used Python to automate several tasks:
For many medical based companies, employees must be check every month against the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the General Services Administration (GSA) lists to see if they are restricted from working in the medical field. To run either check, you need to visit the site, type in the employee’s name, and click the search button.
If the name is found, there will be an exception and further research is necessary. If there are no results, you move on to the next name, after printing the screen for documentation (save a tree, use a PDF). With a few names, this is a short process but it gets repetitive and tedious as the list of employees grows. Luckily, Python can help automate those tasks. Learn more automating the OIG/GSA checks using Python here.
Locked user accounts
Many systems have automated processes to handle user accounts, passwords, and access. When those systems don’t, you can still use Python to make things easier. You can setup a scheduled task and use Python to check a user database for linked accounts and if any are found, to email you the names. Learn more about using Python to check for locked out users here.
Autominder is a custom built web application created using PHP, MySQL, and AJAX that is running on a local XAMPP server. This application tracks and monitors vehicle maintenance for a fleet of 5 vehicles and 4 trailers. It can handle many more than that but is simple enough for home use. Here are some screen shots:
Autominder has the following functionality:
- Ability to monitor maintenance tasks on a mileage or date cycle
- Predictive mileage capability to identify tasks that are happening soon depending on the current useage
- Ability to omit tasks for certain vehicles
- When printed, the service ticket page prints extra fields for entering notes, mileage, date, etc
- To aid in multiple tasks performed at the same time, there is an arrow that, when clicked, enters the last mileage entered, saving keystrokes
- When entering maintenance tasks, mileage is required, resulting in a popup window when not filled out
- Total cost reporting is available, compete with a dynamically generated pie chart
1st on Google
To gain more practical experience, I decided to work on getting to the top of Google for my name, Alan Reeves. I have reached #2 at the height of my success (after 4 weeks), being behind only LinkedIn. There have been ups and downs and on 6/22/14, I reached #1. By being 1st on both search engines, I will have the top spot for over 80% of the search volume in the United States.
Here is a link to all of the post that started it all: 1st on Google – My Journey.
Can You Etch It
My weekly video series where I laser engrave the strange, the unique, and the common items of our lives. You can find all the episodes on my YouTube channel, on my laser engraving website, or on Vimeo. Here is one of my favorites
I hope this has given you a look into my skills and current projects. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me via email or phone. Have a great day