SaraMorgan

Freelance Database Programmer & Technical Writer

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Name: Sara Morgan (formerly Sara Morgan Rea)

Title: Independent Consultant/Author/Speaker located in Louisiana

Expertise: My greatest strength is the ability to understand highly complex systems and then be able to communicate and train others how to use these systems. I am a former MVP, MCSD and MCDBA and I have written several books (mostly for Microsoft Press). My first book was released in 2005 and is titled, Building Intelligent .NET Applications. Where some developers shy away from challenging work, I embrace it.

SKILLS:
Capabilities:
* MCSD, MCDBA certifications
* Microsoft MVP, 2007
* Consultant/Programmer/Analyst/Applications Architect
* Published Author
Applications/Platforms:
* Visual Studio 2010 (C# and Visual Basic.NET)
* Microsoft Expression Studio
* Microsoft SQL Server 2000, 2005, 2008 (SSRS and SSIS)
* OCS 2007 - Speech Server
* Microsoft Robotics Studio
* Adobe Photoshop/Adobe Captivate/Adobe Flash
* Oracle 8, 9i, 10
* PHP and ASP
* JavaScript/HTML/CSS
* SVN
* XML/XAML/XSLT
* Windows Communication Foundation (WCF)

EXPERIENCE:
Custom Solutions, LLC
Title: Independent Consultant/Author/Speaker
Start – End Dates: 11/2005 to Present Summary:
* Developed and deployed database application with SQL Server 2005 back-end for CFO of Health Data Services to manage and report on employee cost and revenues.
* Wrote 2 Electronic EBooks, designed to instruct non-programmers how to select and customize their own professional looking websites using templates or social networks using Ning.
* Wrote API and Administrative Guide documentation for the Office Communications Server documentation team as a contractor for CoroWare
* Taught 2-day course on using simulation with Microsoft Robotics Studio.
* Developed and deployed a complex Robotics Studio application package named ClassPack. The software allows CoroWare customers to simulate working with the company’s mobile robot, named the CoroBot.
* Co-authored Training Kit for Microsoft Press concerning Windows Communication Foundation (WCF), 3.5. Wrote 200 practice questions for this Training Kit.
* Authored an article for MSDN magazine titled, “Simulating your world with MSRS”.
* Authored a book for Microsoft Press titled Programming Microsoft Robotics Studio. ? Authored a Technical White Paper for the Microsoft IT Showcase group concerning the deployment of OCS 2007.
* Authored 40 practice questions for Advanced Learning Systems. The questions will be used in a simulated exam of the 70-547 Microsoft certification exam.
* Co-authored three books for Microsoft Press involving the following subjects: Distributed Application Development, Web Application development, Developing and Optimizing Data Access for SQL Server 2005.
* Spent one week at Microsoft working as a Subject Matter Expert regarding one of the upcoming Business Intelligence certification exams.
* Developed and deployed an ASP.NET/C# portal application for Ginger Mae Financial Services (GMFS).
* Developed and deployed and ASP.NET 2005 application for GMFS that will be used by their Call Center to manage and route leads to salespeople.
* Developed and deployed a website for a small computer consulting company

********* Additional Experience and References Available Upon Request **************

EDUCATION:
Institution Name: Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA
Degree: B.S. in Quantitative Business Analysis with an option towards Computer Science, 1993

PUBLISHED WORK:
* 1998 - Article in Microsoft's Interactive Developer about Stress Testing Web Sites.

* 1999 - Multiple Articles featured on the MSDN Online Gazette site.

* 2000 - Several articles featured in Enterprise Development Magazine. Refer to: www.enterprisedev.com. Considered a regular monthly contributor.

* 2005
Article featured in .NET development using .NET alerts. Refer to: http://www.fawcette.com/dotnetmag/ 2006
In March 2005 released, “Building Intelligent .NET Applications: Agents, Data Mining, Rule-based systems, and Speech Processing”, published by Addison- Wesley. The book has been very well received by reviewers. To get more information about the book visit: http://www.custsolutions.net.
Article featured on Visual Studio Magazine about Data Mining with SQL 2000. Refer to http://www.custsolutions.net/DataMining.asp.
Article featured on DevX.com titled, “Top Ten Tips for Designing Telephony Applications”. Refer to http://www.devx.com/dotnet/Article/29623

* 2007
Article featured on DevX.com titled, “How to Build Grammars for Speech Enabled Applications”. Refer to: http://www.devx.com/dotnet/Article/30284.
Article featured on DevX.com titled, “Make you ASP.NET Applications Talk with Text-to-Speech”. Refer to: http://www.devx.com/DevX/Article/30520.
In October 2006 released, MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (exam 70-529): Microsoft .NET 2.0 Distributed Application Development, published by Microsoft Press. To get more information about the book visit: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0735623325/sr=8-1/qid=1151378424/ref=pd_bbs_1/103-1733990-7339836?ie=UTF8.
Article featured on DevX.com titled, “How to Control Your Robot (and Other Devices) with Your Voice”. Refer to http://www.devx.com/DevX/Article/30866/0.
Article featured on DevX.com titled, “An Introduction to Programming Robots with Microsoft Robotics Studio”. Refer to: http://www.devx.com/dotnet/Article/32729.
Article featured on DevX.com titled, “Using Microsoft Robotics Studio to Program Parallax’s Boe-Bot”. Refer to http://www.devx.com/dotnet/Article/33216.
In January 2007 released, MCPD Self-Paced Training Kit (exam 70-547): Designing and Developing Web Based Applications, published by Microsoft Press. To get more information about the book visit: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0735623406/sr=1-3/qid=1153779989/ref =pd_bbs_3/002-3084145-6912042?ie=UTF8&s=books.
In March 2007 released, MCTIP Self-Paced Training Kit (exam 70-442): Designing and Optimizing Data Access by using SQL Server 2005, published by Microsoft Press. To get more information about the book visit: http://www.amazon.com/MCITP-Self-Paced-Training-Exam-70-442/dp/073562383X/sr=1-1/qid=1169832574/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/102-0525174-8538549?ie=UTF8&s=books.

* 2008
In March 2008 released, Programming Microsoft Robotics Studio by Microsoft
Press. To get more information about the book, visit
http://www.amazon.com/Programming-Microsoft-Robotics-Developer-Reference/dp/0735624321/ref=sr_1_1/002-4877243-3748069?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1187977851&sr=8-1
MSDN Magazine article concerning simulation in Microsoft Robotics Studio published in the June 2008 edition.
Article featured in DevX.com titled, “Deliver next-generation SOA apps with Microsoft Robotics Studio”. Refer to http://www.devx.com/dotnet/Article/38092.
October 2008, MCTS Self-Paced Training Kit (Exam 70-503): Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Windows Communication Foundation.