Mark Gregory

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ColdFusion and SQL Programmer

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Web Development since the 90's.

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While working as General Manager at Advanced Audio in the mid to late 90's, I had the idea that we should jump on the bandwagon before most and get a website. Being in a highly technical industry, this seemed like a great marketing fit. I pitched it to the owner and he enthusiastically agreed "Wow that sounds great! When can you have it done?" That moment marked the beginning of a transition from Pro Audio, where I was well known around the Post Production departments of the major movie studios as a digital envangelist and general source of current tech knowledge, to a new career behind a keyboard.

Since that career change, I have worked in Enterprise environments such as Payment Processing, Securities Exchange and Healthcare, as well as worked long stretches freelance and contract. The free spirit in me loves working at home, and the flexibility that comes with it. The Mega Geek in me loves the Enterprise, that is where they keep the coolest toys!

My experience is focused largely on ColdFusion. Unlike many programmers that work mostly on web facing properties, my interests are much more back end oriented than front end. While many have spent time mastering countless JS frameworks, I spent that time learning more about IIS, Windows Server, SQL Server, and especially SQL Server Performance tuning. There is something deeply satisfying about taking a query that requires several minutes to run and tuning it to run in seconds instead. If I wasn't a programmer, I would be a Server/Network admin, and actually do pick up a fair bit of work managing web and SQL servers.

When not writing code or working on servers, I enjoy bodyboarding, mixing live sound and spending time with my wife.

Skills

ColdFusion and SQL Server on Windows/IIS

ColdFusion

IIS

SQL Server Tuning

SQL Query Writing

CSS

C# .NET

Code Samples

Sample Code

MarkGregorySampleCode.zip

Assortment of mostly CFC code samples, including validation and Twilio calls. More info in the included text file.

Highlights

Resume and references available on request.

BLR Media

ColdFusion and SQL Programmer

Maintain and extend BLR's healtchare properties, including HealthLeadersmedia.com (2014 ASHPE website of the year) and HCPro.com.
Configure and maintain IIS web servers.
SQL performance tuning and configuration as well as ETL development.

Planmember Securities

Architect / Lead Developer

Establish best practices including version control, use of CFCs, basic OO concepts.
Migrate large and critical database servers to new hardware.
SQL performance tuning.

Intertrans / Paytheon

Lead Developer

Responsible for operation of 2 millions line codebase that processed up to 1/2 billion dollars/year. R&D including automated call based payment authorization system. Wrote several dozen integrations with third party payment processors.

Contact

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Contact Info

(714) 960-1271