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My respnsiblities at SoftZolution is to Lead the Software Development and Application Development for the Corporation softzolution.com . We take software ideas, ideation, at any stage, whether it be taking your idea and totally developing it, or taking partial software apps that you can't/don't know how/or no time, to market and/or sell, and make it a success. Soft Zolution was founded by leading software specialists and business experts, on the principle that we will remove the stress of software development and management for companies and developers from all sectors of this dynamic industry. My role is to ensure that any project SoftZolution takes on is valid, solves any innovative problem, or solves new innovation in software products. This is a leading multi-national firm that will go through my expertise to ensure your ideas, partial projects, startups, have a place to go so that all marketing, sales, & sometimes full developmet is taken off your to-do list so you can rely on true professionals to delegate the tasks you don't have time to do, so you can focus on what you do best: create & innovate.
I am an official Google Glass Developer! And I was contacted by the CEO at California Computer Research Inc Donald Nagy out of UCI to be on the MARC Team (Medical Automation Research Center) as a Google GLASS & Medical Expert. Most of the major advancements are currently being made with GLASS at UCLA. Here you can find what the group is basically about: http://www.engineeringroom.com/. Video of me navigating VGo robots on the east coast from the west coast, video by Google Glass #glass Next step is driving the robots with Glass! https://plus.google.com/u/0/102655663338652767115/posts
I am fortunate enough to be the person chosen by Dun & Bradstreet to develop their first MVP Program, from ideation, to creation, to full implementation as well as MVP selection and recruitment, processing applications with D&B, and further developing the program with future features and other programs. This program was officially launched at SQL PASS 2013 this week and was a huge success!
See SlideShare http://slidesha.re/1bncCW5 "Final branded brochure for takeOn Competition Mobile Platform". Companies, use it to crowdsource, but read first. Then you'll know the power. Contact me for Branded Competitions or any other use.
vnext.org is a volunteer uber-developer's user group that is the parent group that to date has 19 subchapters worldwide. Our mission is to: 1. Improve Developer Technology Development 2. Unique Forum To Build Substainable Developer Communities 3. Stimulate Dialogue On New & Emerging Technologies Promoting a Sustainable Community Model for Innovation and Thought Leadership
As the first subchapter under vnext.org, I've strived to lead the group with a "different vision for the typical develper user group" by working on live streaming, recording the meetings and sharing them (when allowed by the speakers) online for everyone to learn from, changing the format of the group so it's more entertaining, and bringing in the best speakers from all over the globe. Many more objectives planned to share the knowledge we get as a group with the world.
Providing UX Consultancy and State-of-the-art Software Solutions using primarily Microsoft Technologies globally. A very talented team with great graphic designers.
I've had so many ideas on how to make this new venture a success for the company, businesses, and consumers alike that have eventually been adopted as standard practice. I've been on the Business Team, bringing in large business sales as well as on the Community Event Team, where I brought numerous unique events to the community, many of which have become repeated, high-attending, regular events. Provided custom solutions for all types of customers, priding myself in the ability to speak to someone with no computer experience at all (the fun ones: I love to see their eyes sparkle when they see what technology can do for them!) to the most business-saavy customers alike.
* American owned corporation bringing economical technical experts to do a project, augment your team, on-demand as needed * Microsoft Gold Certified Partner/Vendor * Team of US-based developers with a minimum of 15 years experience each, in addition to ~ 250 highly professional and specialized (to technologies) in Eastern Europe * Brings new provisions with regard to Offshore IT: Trust, Transparency, and Dedicated Sr. experts * You work directly with your dedicated team, collaborate as much as you want with daily source control check-ins if desired * Each team is organized into "tech centers of excellence" for each discipline
LASLUG was the first Silverlight User Group in LA, Co-Founded by the late Victor Gaudioso. Victor selected me to be on the Board of Directors, and to quote him: " I have known Kim for years now and I do not think I have ever met anyone more passionate about the Microsoft development stack. Further, she has a deep, pure passion for bringing that these technologies to the community. To this day I have never witnessed anyone with more contacts in the Microsoft development community, more knowledge of the inter-workings of the community at large and the ability to make a special community event with nothing more than her love of the technology, Silverlight specifically, and her little black book of "heavy hitters" in the Microsoft development community. It is for these reasons that I asked Kim to volunteer to be the Los Angeles Silverlight Usergroup's (LASLUG) Special Events Coordinator. In her short time with LASLUG she has brought on many new sponsors, setup special events such as our new Online Meeting/Show, and even raised capitol to help fund the initiatives she plans for us. Bringing Kim aboard was the best move I could have made for LASLUG. I think she would make a great Evangelist because she represents everything a Microsoft Evangelist embodies: knowledge of the platform, deep ties and relationships with the community and developers in general, passion for the technology and helping to spread it to anyone who will listen, .NET developers as well as developers from other groups such as Flash and Java. Finally, she is amicable as can be and can speak to anyone on their level and not make them feel intimidated in anyway with her self-effacing humor and love of the Silverlight technology and people in general."
I augmented the existing Silverlight Group consultancy, and utilizing my networking, social, problem-solving, organizational, and evangelism skills I grew th company by 1,767%. Obtained Microsoft Vendor status, Partner status, and drove business by increasing field engagement and increasing opportunities.
This was a contract position to introduce UX (User Experience) as a topic to the Pluralsight community. I gave an hour presentation on "UI/UX: The Art of Business", which was very a successful webcast. Any version I have is too large for Dropbox, Skydrive, etc. Any ideas, anyone? Thanks in advance! Kim Schmidt
This is the same position as the other Silverlight Group, but 2 people recommended me under this postion, so I'm not going to delete it.
In this contract position, I helped a friend get his software startup off the ground
I led the first Southern California DigiGirlz events with Lynn Langit. Normally I'd teach and lead; 1 event I organized single-handedly. DigiGirlz succeeds at bringing teen girls into the technology world, seeing how they can use technology in their careers or even having a career in technolgy. My "boyfriend" database courseware is still to this day used in all DigiGirlz programs worldwide, as well as the "DigiGirlz Certificate of Completion" that my company created, and Microsoft Diversity and Legal obtained it to use at ever DigiGirlz event worldwide.
I beat 600 developers during the economical burst to be hired for a new project within the company. I was to overhaul their Real Estate Discolsure Division. The compan lost funding for the project due to the economy.
If you click on the link, you will be able to read all about it. Basically 2 (3) unemployed developers beat hand-picked MSFT Partner companies who had apps made and all they had to do is add Windows 7 touch capabilities to it, 6 months before Windows 7 was released to the public. We had no app. Everyone presented to venture capitalists and angel investors and MSFT Business Team Leads to be judged on Friday (week-long competition). WE WON!
I was hired to be on a team of 2 developers who were re-architecting & developing their .NET 1.1 site to .NET 3.5 as well as creating their database from scratch. This is what happened, written by my manager at the time: Kim worked for me at Restaurants on the Run. I found her to be very likeable and enjoyable to be around. She worked extremely hard and was an active contributor to all development efforts. I found her to be extremely responsive to any and all guidance she was given. She always had a smile for everyone and was a major promoter of the company. Her .NET programming skills enabled her to complete projects in a timely and accurate manner. She actively took part in the testing of every change that rolled out to our eCommerce site. She understands both the design and architecture phases of development. She has excellent SQL server skills (creating tables and stored procedures). I would highly recommend her to any company looking for a good .NET developer. Unfortunately, we had to lay Kim off due to an extreme decrease in sales due to the current economic state.
Because Lynn Langit, Microsoft Developer Evangelist, was taking her yearly month-long trek to Africa to build a database for medical records via The Mona Foundation http://www.monafoundation.org/index.php and the Center of Disease Control, I was hired to take over her extra-curricular responsibilities on a consultancy basis. These duties included the following: 1. Lynn was in the middle of writing the Microsoft Press book "Smart Business Intelligence Solutions with Microsoft SQL Server 2008" . I was initially to retake all screenshots from all the authors and recreate them according to Microsoft Press standards http://bit.ly/BusIntell , using Virtual PC 2007, Windows Enterprise Server 2008 OS, SQL Server 2008 Enterprise Edition with all SSIS, SSAS, SSRS installed along with SQL Server Data Mining Add-Ins for Office. However, because of the discrepancies that existed between the authored text written with the RTM version (pre-release) & the released product version of Microsoft SQL Server 2008 (quite a few!), I also re-wrote many of the chapters to accommodate the renaming of all star-schema tables and column names. 2. I took over as Lead Coordinator (start to finish) for Microsoft DigiGirlz Camp held August 18 & 19, 2008 in LA, CA, which is known to be "The Best DigiGirlz Camp Ever". There were many esteemed speakers and mentors, including Curtis Wong from Microsoft Research, who has ~25 patents at Microsoft Research. He spoke to 40 girls about his "World Wide Telescope Project" http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/en/roy_gould_and_curtis_wong_preview_the_worldwide_telescope.html . This camp resulted in 1 teen girl asking me on the second day of camp if I could help her get an astronomy internship. Curtis Wong led me to Dr. Laura Danley, curator of the Griffith Observatory, who got this young woman into an astronomy club, and I encouraged her to apply for NASA's "Junior Astronomy Club", and she was accepted. --Contracted position, left when work was complete
This job was also during the beginning of the economic crisis... 1. I created the Microsoft .NET Developer's Security Guidance Framework (2 Visio docs, 1-2,000-word Word doc, 1 PowerPoint, 1 Excel spreadsheet logging 1,400 Security-related Microsoft domain sites for developers) that Microsoft will use to allocate resources for the upcoming fiscal year, focusing on what security topics I suggest need more content 2. I created a live labcast for Microsoft on Microsoft Dynamics with Ben Vollmer (http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9263968) - wow, it's still there! 3. I worked on a tapi telephone application (cool) 4. I worked on the Microsoft Security Assessment Tool (MSAT) I was laid off due to lagging sales in the economic downturn
I was recruited by HintTech, at the time "the" major supplier of Tridion CMS Consultants in the world, from my job at Kofax because with no training whatsoever, I was the first person in America to deploy a live web app using the Tridion Content Management System. I was hired as a consultant with the promise I wouldn't have to travel far because I had young children, by the "at-the-time" by the US Manager for HintTech, USA, and I won't elaborate on what happened to him... 1. I attended Tridion Content Management 5.3 Bootcamp, the first version of this CMS to interact with .NET (although I got it to work by myself at Kofax) in San Jose, CA for 3 weeks 2. I was contracted to Union Bank of CA: I was on the team who took their existing website & customized it for the Tridion Content Management System. My primary responsibilities on this project was to create customized functions to work with Workflow, the Event System, & CoreMetrics, as well as create new content. This contract lasted most of the time I passed the bootcamp and before I left. Contract with Union Bank was completed successfully. 3. I was accepted to be contracted To: Yale University Medical School, paperwork in progress... 4. While simultaneously the company was formalizing a contract for me to consult with AIG Long story short: I left because being a Road Warrior & having children didn't work
This was my first development position after teaching myself how to program in my bedroom for 3 years. I had a .NET 2.0 site up that helped me get offers from the next 2 interviews I had 1. Initial responsibilities included creating new .NET applications & utilities as requested, fix bugs & implement updates on existing applications, analyze problems on existing systems & discover solutions or better implementations 2. Because I was the "newbie" and no one wanted to work with the Tridion Content Management System because you had to develop using vbscript and classic asp.net...so I was assigned with no training to create web apps using Tridion 3. I decided I didn't want to use legacy languages, so I did some research, and found that Tridion took the legacy code input and converted it into XML/XSLT/XSD/XPath to be stored on the server. I decided "why not speed up the process and give Tridion what it wants", so I used those technologies and found a way to meet .NET Master Pages on the server and be served up when requests were made, so I could utilize my .NET knowledge (this was before Tridion could do that). Therefore, I became.... 4. The sole adminstrator, database administrator, & developer for the Tridion Content Management System and created www.intelligentcaptureandexchange.com, (no longer active since it was a precursor to their new corporate rebranding of 3 publically-traded corporations & that is complete to date), implemented in 7 different languages including Chinese & Japanese, creating all the page styles for the global corporate website integrating Microsoft .NET master pages & content placeholders with XML, XSD, XSLT, & XPath content from Tridion 5. This was the first American web app to be deployed using the Tridion Content Management System... I was recruited by a Tridion consultant to work for their company, making more money
My "Associate Status" with Nubifer was established to engage together to write for MSDN Magazine and other publications
This was my last job as a Head Registered Dental Assistant before (and simultaneously) going to Pre-Med school 1. Head Registered Dental Assistant supervising 50 other RDA's in a busy 4 doctor endodontic office 2.Primary Surgical Assistant: I loved doing complex surgeries, and therefore I became the RDA who would accompany the owner of the company to numerous places where this surgery wasn't normally done, including at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, CA, where the owner of the company held an Associate Professor in Endodontics position 3. I stopped working there, while after working 5 days a week at the dental practice, weekends working in the ER at Palm Harbor Hospital in Garden Grove, and going to school 2 nights a week to pursue becoming a physician