A Bit About Jay's Professional Abilities
In 2005, while teaching a Church Administration class, the instructor and C.O.O.
of World Harvest Church, Don Corder, was explaining to the class the number 1 problem
with hiring in America. He was talking about the difference between "can do,"
"will do," and "want to do."
He said "you can teach a dog to climb a tree. But as soon as you walk away,
the dog is going to come down. He can do it if you teach him, but unless you
tell him to, he isn't going to climb a tree naturally on his own." He continued,
"The turnover rate of employees that have worked under me has always been low, because
if the job is climbing a tree... give me a squirrel. That's what I want to
I was sitting in the front of that class, and Mr. Corder used me as an example to
illustrate his point. He said "Jay has been in the college here for an entire
year. We just found out that when he's sitting at home at night, he makes
web pages and develops complex web applications. I said, 'hire him,' because
we'll just be paying him to do what he already loves doing. We won't need
to force him to stay up on new technology -- his own interest has hard-wired him
to learn. When it comes to Jay's job, he's a squirrel."
Nothing could have been more true. I love my management and my Pastor, and
truly believe in the mission of the church. But the truth is, I also absolutely
what I do.
I am a skilled technology developer with roughly
years total experience in developing online applications. The last
of those years, I have served as the Senior Web Developer for World Harvest Church
in Columbus, OH, under Pastor Rod Parsley
Development / Programming
In January of 2009, I earned a 952/1000 on the Developing and Implimenting Web Applications
using Microsoft Visual C# .NET and Microsoft Visual Studio .NET
, and became
a Microsoft Certified Professional
. That same month, my development
skills in Visual C# were rated in the top 17% of the United States, and the top
23% of the world by Robert
I am most experienced in the following areas:
- C# (1.0 - 4.0) (using Visual Studio .NET, 2005, 2008, and 2010)
- HTML, DHTML, XHTML, XML
- SQL Server 2000, 2005 & 2008 (T-SQL) (using SQL Server 2000 Enterprise Manager
/ Query Analyzer / Data Transformation Services and SQL 2005 / 2008 Management Studio)
- Visual Basic .NET (1.0 - 4.0) (using Visual Studio .NET, 2005, 2008, and 2010)
- Visual Basic 6.0
- VB Script
- Visual SourceSafe (Source Control Software)
I also have a good amount of experience in the following areas:
- Android App / Widget development
- PHP 4.x
- MySQL 4.x
- Subversion (SVN)
I have a small amount of experience in the following areas:
- Adobe / Macromedia Flash
I am also experienced in Windows development, including class libraries (DLLs) and
forms development, as well as web development in the above Microsoft based languages
I thoroughly enjoy working on other projects. A buddy and I recently created
an Android application, and I created a few extensions for Mozilla Firefox
, one of which
has over 50,000 daily users
. As of the writing of this page, the
project that currently sees most of my extra time is Verizon Usage Monitor
for Mozilla Firefox, which helps customers
of Verizon easily keep track of their minutes and data usage.
I have additional experience in installing and maintaining a Microsoft Windows domain
controller running Active Directory through Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Microsoft
Windows Server 2003, and Microsoft Windows Server 2008, along with Micrsoft Exchange
Server 2003 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.
I helped to administrate a network as a volunteer technician for the Southwest-Licking
I have a large amount of experience in servicing computers, ranging from correcting
software / malware errors, to building entire systems from scratch.
Want to Work with Jay?
In 2010, I started a business to organize my professional services called Awaken Technologies, Ltd.
If you are interested in
the professional services I am able
, contact me