Dan Stewart About Me

I am a Quality Assurance Manager and Web Developer.

After 17 years in Web development, I was offered a position as a QA manager. I fell in love with testing after I began to use Test Driven Development. I could see the value that tests provide to a code base. I still perform Web development duties, but it is more of a hobby. My focus is on quality and what is needed to achieve better results. I believe that quality code makes for happier developers and customers.

Professional Experience

College for Financial Planning, Centennial, CO

2005 – Present

2014 – Present. Quality Assurance Manager

Led a team consisting of a Data Analyst and a QA Engineer to build on established QA practices. Participated in Agile Scrum planning and daily stand-up meetings. Wrote test cases that were abstract allowing for exploratory testing. A test strategy was created involving code reviews and test case design. Manually tested both Web and Windows applications. Wrote automated tests using C# and Selenium. Performed support and maintenance development on existing applications.

2005 – 2013 Developer

Created new ASP.NET MVC C# websites to replace classical ASP websites. These sites used NHibernate as the Object-Relational Mapper. Maintained and enhanced websites that used both ASP and ASP.NET C# Web forms. Added value by allowing custom branding of course content delivery system for corporate clients using CSS. Updated existing MS SQL Server data model and stored procedures to meet business needs using TSQL. Delivered a monthly Web statistics report using Google Analytics. Used Crystal Reports to deliver business intelligence reports. Mentored other team members through structured training sessions.

Indigio, Denver, CO

2004

Contract Software Developer

Development using ASP.NET C# on existing websites to meet business needs. Built console applications using C# to transfer files and process e-mails to a MS SQL Server database. Helped redesign an existing legacy ASP website.

Cadpo (now iKnowledge Solutions), Westminster, CO

2002 – 2004

Software Developer / Team Leader

Led a team of three developers upgrading the existing ASP i.get.it Learning Management System to ASP.NET C#. Built stored procedures with TSQL for all data transactions. Normalized the existing relational database reducing it by 62%. Designed the site with CSS to make it compliant with Section 508. Provided customer service to all internal and external customers. Made the existing courseware in the system compliant with AICC.

petroWEB Inc., Denver, CO

2000 – 2002

Software Developer

Used AP.NET C# to access oil, water, and gas production XML data transforming it into a Web report using XSLT. Chart FX.NET was implemented to display the data graphically. Developed a classical ASP employment site for the Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists. Maintained legacy ASP site interfacing with AutoDesk MapGuide plug-in.

Lipper Inc., Denver, CO

1998 – 1999

Data Collection Associate

Stillwater NewsPress, Stillwater, OK

1997 – 1998

Web Content Administrator

Converted daily newspaper articles to HTML for publishing to the website.

Education

Western International University, Phoenix, AZ

2008 – 2012

Masters in Information Systems Engineering

4.0 GPA, tutor in Java, HTML, and JavaScript

Information Technology Institute, Denver, CO

1999 – 2000

Certificate in Applied Information Technology

Graduated valedictorian.

Completed projects in ASP, Visual Basic 6, Java, and Oracle.

Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK

1995 – 1998

Bachelor of Science Human Resource Management

Dean's Honor Roll 1998.

Webmaster for Human Resource Management Association.

Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, OK

1992 – 1994

Trinity Christian School, Stillwater, OK

1988 – 1992

High School Degree

Graduated valedictorian.

Tutor in math and science.

Professional Organizations

Denver Visual Studio User Group

Software Quality Association of Denver

Certifications

Microsoft Certified Application Developer

Volunteer

Lifebyte, Denver, CO

2000 – 2014

IT Director

Lifebyte receives and refurbishes computer equipment in the Denver area. The equipment is given to recipients through the MORE Life Center. Lifebyte also has a monthly "PC Wash" as a fund raiser. I managed Lifebyte's IT services and record keeping.

Rocky Mountain Tech Trifecta, Denver, CO

2011 – 2012

Volunteer

Helped with the set-up and tear-down of the Rocky Mountain Tech Trifecta conference.

Contributions

Amazon

Github

SlideShare

YouTube