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About DebiHammel

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# 38 of 50,771

Raw Score Total: 50,500.00
Name:  DebiHammel
(see 9 ratings)
  in Monkton, Maryland
United States

Seller / Coder Rating:  10 (Excellent)
Sign up date:  Oct 9, 2002 11:17:34 AM EDT
Last Logged In:  Aug 22, 2003 8:07:42 PM EDT
Jobs Started:  13
Jobs Completed:  11
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Areas Of Expertise: 
Visual Basic 6.0 and .NET
CA-Clipper 5.3

Development Tools
Visual Studio 6.0
Sheridan Data, ActiveThreed, Calendar and Designer Widgets
Crescent QuickPak Professional
VideoSoft VS-View
FarPoint Spread
Data Dynamics ActiveReports and DynamiCube
Formula One First Impressions
Larcom and Young Resize OCX
Crystal Reports 8.5


Databases & Connectivity
Microsoft SQL Server 2000
Sybase System 10
Microsoft Access 2000

Other Software and Operating Systems
Microsoft Windows NT and XP
Microsoft Office Professional 2000
Lotus Notes 5.0
Microsoft Project 4.0

Microsoft Windows and Novell networked desktop PCs and servers

- 15+ years experience (industries include medical/health care, education, leasing, banking, non-profit and computer service).
- Systems and business analysis and proposal development.
- Project management, design and implementation of multi-user n-tier client/server applications.
- Database development including stored procedures, user defined functions, data warehousing, DTS and OLAP.
- Technical and end-user training.
- Instructional design and development of classroom and web-based courses.

12/2002 - PRESENT Independent Consultant
- Development of a web-based (ActiveX)client/server Visual Basic 6.0/SQL Server 2000/MSDE/Crystal Reports 8.5 (RDC ActiveData)/ADO commercial Pharmacy Information System.

1/2000 - PRESENT Becton Dickinson Biosciences, Sparks, MD
Software Engineer

Member of development team for "EpiCenter" - a multi-user multi-lingual client/server 3-tier COM Visual Basic 6.0/C++/SQL Server 2000/Crystal Reports 6.5 (RDC ActiveData)/ADO commercial international microbiology lab software that interfaces to LIS software and BD microbiology lab testing equipment. The project also includes development of custom controls. I am responsible for the Reporting module which includes standard Crystal reports with customizeable criteria, a custom report writer interface that allows the creation of text reports, DynamiCube pivot table reports and graphs, and web reports which uses HTML, ASP and reports custom controls to deliver reports.

9/1995-8/2000 - Villa Julie College ATEC, Pikesville, MD

Technical and end-user training, instructional design and development of classroom and web-based distance learning courses.

Courses include:
- Introductory, Intermediate and Advanced Visual Basic
- Introductory and Advanced Access
- Access Programming and Advanced Access Programming
- Crystal Reports
- Relational Databases and SQL
- Database Design and Connectivity
- Introductory and Advanced Lotus Notes Programming
- Internet Database Design with CGI/Perl, ASP and Cold Fusion
- Client/Server Concepts
- Microsoft Office

9/1995-1/2000 - Ernst Consulting Group, Monkton, MD
Self Employed

Development of 2-tier client/server Visual Basic 4.0/SQL Server 6.0/Crystal Reports 4.5/DAO Service Request tracking application for a hardware/network service and support company. The application tracks service requests, provides a method for automatic timed call escalation, tracks service contracts and desktop hardware components, provides help desk/problem troubleshooting assistance by showing similar problems/solutions, provides a graphical Gantt-chart style means to schedule technicians, contains a custom report writer and prints service calls on pre-printed forms and prints service contracts. Remote procedures used for all insert, update, delete and view operations. Other technologies used include ODBC API and DB-Library programming.

Other development projects include a Grant tracking application for a non-profit rehabilitation facilty, contract programming for a commercial waste management application, Y2k upgrades to Print Shop software for a non-profit blook bank, a Time and Materials Invoicing application for a research consulting firm, an Inventory Reconciliation application for a hardware/network service and support company, a Performance Appraisal template for a health management organization, a Course Evaluation application for a training company, and Conversion of Lotus macros to Excel VBA for a steel mill.

Technical and end-user training for an insurance company and food distributor. Classes included: Microsoft Office, VBA, Crystal Reports and Visual Basic.

7/1998 - 8/1999 - Intellimark/DPSC, Towson, MD
Consultant - Analyst

Development of Visual Basic 6.0/Access 97/DAO Invoicing application for accounting department of leasing company. The application generates multiple types of invoices, imports Excel data, tracks payments for a subset of invoices, allows user to view Access reports and provides a method of enabling and tracking customized invoicing features. The application connects to both an Access database and a Sybase/UNIX database. Other technologies include Automation (Excel and Access).

Analysis of SQL Server 7.0/OLAP Data Warehouse for leasing company.

Development of Visual Basic 6.0/Access 97/DAO Help Desk application for IT department of leasing company. The application tracks help desk calls, desktop hardware and vendor service calls/contracts, provides a method for users to troubleshoot problems by showing problem histories based on problem keyword(s), allows filtering and finding of data based on any field and contains a custom report writer.

Development of Visual Basic 6.0/Access 97 Interface application for accounting department of leasing company/bank. The application runs automatically on a daily schedule, imports and exports text file data and provides a method to transfer G/L data from the local leasing company UNIX server to the headquarter bank mainframe. Other technologies used include WinFTP software and scripts for file transfers.

Development of Visual Basic 5.0/Access 97/Crystal Reports 5.0/DAO Order/Shipment Tracking system for the shipping department of a non-profit organization. The application tracks food needs, requests and shipments made during each fiscal year for counties in need, generates standard government reports and custom reports, provides a method to find data based on any field, provides on-line help via user-changeable text files and multiple views of data (detail view and browse view).

1989 Villa Julie College, Stevenson, MD
B.S., Business Information

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Rated For Rated By Rating Bid Amount Rated On
  Advanced ActiveReports Problem DL_Development 10
$100.00 August 13, 2003 12:05:02 PM EDT
  Suggested an elegant solution to our rather sticky problem.
Was very responsive and helpful. Went beyond what I had originally asked for.
  Upgrade II for Active X Jim Lewis 217 10
$1,425.00 August 11, 2003 4:59:35 PM EDT
  Another job above and beyond.
  Report Generation for VB6 App Burt 10
$100.00 July 21, 2003 12:05:15 PM EDT
  Followed through as agreed. Looking forward to working with Debi.
  Copyright Update Jim Lewis 217 10
$100.00 July 1, 2003 4:55:31 PM EDT
  Great work is her habit.
  Active X Upgrade Jim Lewis 217 10
$700.00 June 27, 2003 9:27:14 AM EDT
  Upgrade Active X Web Page Jim Lewis 217 10
$450.00 June 9, 2003 12:27:51 PM EDT
  Conversion of Access Project to Active Server Pages Jim Lewis 217 10
$1,200.00 May 23, 2003 1:33:06 PM EDT
  Has gone the "extra mile".
  Access Database Project(or DebiHammel) Jim Lewis 217 10
$500.00 February 20, 2003 10:21:16 PM EDT
  Outstanding! Above and Beyond!
  Bonus for DebiHammel on 1/22/2003 10:30:32 AM Jim Lewis 217 None Given $500.00 January 22, 2003 10:37:07 AM EDT
  Bonus for DebiHammel on 11/15/2002 9:28:21 AM Daysi None Given $60.00 November 15, 2002 9:30:23 AM EDT
  Data Report Daysi 10
$15.00 November 15, 2002 9:27:46 AM EDT
  Deliverables were completed quickly. All requirements were met. I would use her again.
Average:   10.00
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