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About ABecerra

Top Coder Competition Ranking
# 121 of 50,773

Raw Score Total: 25,559.99
Name:  ABecerra
(see 23 ratings)
  in Ambler, Pennsylvania
United States

Seller / Coder Rating:  10 (Excellent)
Sign up date:  Jan 7, 2003 11:19:12 PM EDT
Last Logged In:  Aug 23, 2003 12:08:16 AM EDT
Jobs Started:  28
Jobs Completed:  28
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Areas Of Expertise: 
VB, .Net, Access, Office, SQL Server, ASP, Cold Fusion, Oracle, OOP, COM+, MTS, HTML, DHTML, JavaScript, VBScript, ADO, ODBC, Automation, Design, Architecture.

Databases: MS SQL Server (7/2000), MS Access, Oracle 7/8, Paradox
Languages: VB6, VB.Net, VBScript, JavaScript, SQL, PL/SQL, T-SQL
Operating Systems: MS Windows (9x,NT,2000,XP)
Internet Tools: ASP, ASP.Net, VBScript, JavaScript, HTML, Visual Interdev, IIS, MTS, CDO, XML, XSLT, Office 2000 (using and developing with), MS FrontPage, Macromedia Dreamweaver/UltraDev, Cold Fusion
Other: Oracle Application Server, Siebel 2000 server clustered and non-clustered solutions, Workflow Process Design and Automation, Paint Shop Pro, Ray Dream Studio, Adobe Photoshop
Professional Experience:

Title: Senior Systems Analyst
Timeframe: 2001 - Present
Company: Reed Business Information
Location: King of Prussia, PA

  • Responsible for setting coding standards and best practices for other senior and junior developers.
  • Responsible for system analysis and requirements gathering from clients for various internal project initiatives.
  • Responsible for design and development of internal and external applications to support numerous publications in the Directory Publishing Industry. Technologies used were VB6, MTS, IIS, SQL Server, ASP, Access, HTML, JavaScript, XML and SOAP.
  • Biggest challenge was working with a 4th form normalized database and designing systems generic enough to handle business rules for 20+ directory publications while keeping IT maintenance burden to a minimum.
  • Executive management personally requested my presence on the RBI-US CRM Pilot Project Team, where I was tasked with and successfully completed defining an easily reusable and reliable strategy for converting 12+ sales rep databases into the Onyx CRM System.

Title: Senior Web Application Developer
Timeframe: 2000-2001
Company: ATX - A CoreComm Company
Location: Bala Cynwyd, PA

  • Responsible for design and development of external client websites using any of the following: Visual Basic, Java, ASP, Cold Fusion and SQL Server.
  • Responsible for client communications and meetings to ensure the process goes smooth from design to delivery.

Title: Technology Consultant
Timeframe: 1999-Present
Company: Andres Becerra Enterprises
Location: Ambler, PA

  • Provided consultation and/or training services for various companies.
  • Consultation services provided in VB6, VB.Net, Access, SQL Server, Oracle, Windows NT, client/server and web application development using IIS/ASP/Cold Fusion or OAS/PLSQL.
  • Consultation is also provided in the design and implementation of business process automation.

Title: College Professor
Timeframe: 1999 - Present
Company: Montgomery County Community College
Location: Blue Bell, PA

  • Responsible for the design and instruction of CIS222 - Advanced Visual Basic.
  • Responsible for the design and instruction of CIS250 - Advanced SQL Server.
  • Substitute for fellow instructors as needed in advanced IIS, ASP, VB and Oracle classes.
  • Helping define the strategy for .Net curriculum

Title: Applications & Architecture Analyst
Timeframe: 1996 - 2000
Company: Unisys Corporation
Location: Blue Bell, PA

  • Responsible for the design, documentation and maintenance of the Visual Basic application architecture used by development teams in enterprise-wide applications.
  • Responsible for the design, documentation and maintenance of the web application architecture used by development teams in enterprise-wide web applications with an international audience. Also provided consultation on internal ASP projects.
  • Perform NT and Oracle administration, backup and recovery on multiple development, test and production servers.
  • Team lead and Application DBA in the global Unisys/Siebel Sales Force Automation project. Responsible for setup and maintenance of six separate Siebel environments in clustered and non-clustered environments. Worked closely with the Unisys service center to ensure maximum availability to our global user base of 2,500 sales representatives.
  • Member of the Unisys PC Software Standards Review Board
Awards: March 2001 - ATX/CoreComm STARS award
December 1999 - Unisys Y2K Team Award
December 1999 - Q-Buck Achievement Award for Y2K
March 1999 - Unisys Achievement Award for Excellence
March 1999 - Unisys Short Term Achievement Award
November 1997 - Unisys Certificate of Appreciation
February 1997 - Unisys Short Term Achievement Award
Languages: Able to fluently speak, read and write in English and Spanish.
Community Activities: Volunteer Mentor for a 7th grade student
Volunteer Consultant for the Montgomery County Legal Aid Center
Volunteer Instructor for DeStolfo's Tae Kwon Do in Conshohocken, PA, USA.

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Rated For Rated By Rating Bid Amount Rated On
  Active Reports software to IsmailCo None Given $500.00 June 23, 2003 10:16:17 AM EDT
  VB File Sync searchy 10
$175.00 May 15, 2003 11:14:48 AM EDT
  Work was completed in a timely matter. All questions and concerns were answered and addressed. Great job, and would recommend to all.
  Easy VB Application Wanted rozsa2 10
$225.00 April 26, 2003 4:01:20 PM EDT
  This guy does Great Work. I am very impressed!
  Form Filling Web Bot melyas None Given $100.00 April 15, 2003 12:36:05 AM EDT
  Help with testing a collection of games and suggestions for improvement A. Walter 10
$35.00 April 5, 2003 6:33:22 AM EDT
  Thanks for your suggestions.
  Private auction for ABecerra on 3/31/2003 10:38:29 AM Teknosoft 10
$50.00 April 2, 2003 11:11:31 AM EDT
  Very nice work... the code is well commented. I received quick response. I believe I'll make sure that ABecerra is the one for my next projects.
  debugging of message vertification dll A. Walter 10
$40.00 April 1, 2003 12:35:59 AM EDT
  Thanks. He provided exactly what I asked for. He even found some other hidden bugs. Thanks.
  Saving attachment(s) from EMAIL already stored in an MS-Outlook Public Folder EricCuda 10
$100.00 March 26, 2003 4:21:43 PM EDT
  Andres was very professional and prompt in his updates. He delivered code that satisfied all of the requirements and included several features to make the installation easy. Andres comes highly recommended, and it is no wonder he has so many "10" ratings on this site. Thanks, Andres !!
  message vertification dll A. Walter None Given $60.00 March 21, 2003 6:05:15 PM EDT
  auto uploading of files A. Walter 10
$40.00 March 21, 2003 5:59:07 PM EDT
  He did exactly what I asked for. Thanks.
  Trouble ticket system Ian Ippolito (RAC) None Given $125.00 March 17, 2003 10:03:56 PM EDT
  Buyer no longer needed the work and the coder agreed to cancel the project.
  serialize/deserialize collection/ABecerra John Grubb 10
$125.00 March 16, 2003 9:35:33 PM EDT
  Andres does excellent work. I learned a lot from his generous code comments.
  Bonus for ABecerra on 3/12/2003 5:08:50 PM Eric Layton None Given $10.00 March 12, 2003 5:10:24 PM EDT
  VB application Eric Layton 10
$300.00 March 12, 2003 5:07:03 PM EDT
  This project could not have gone any better. He is comitted to doing a great job. This application looks and works better than I had expected.
  network applications behind a firewall and message checking A. Walter 10
$100.00 March 12, 2003 3:35:38 PM EDT
  He did an excellent job. Even though he was unable to automatically make the games work behind the firewall, he did provide me with go information about how to configure and doing the help so that users know how to do it. He even did an extensive message vertification system and gave me hints on how to implement it. He also provided me with a function to determine whether someone has an internet connection or not. I will definately use him again in future projects. Thanks.
  Private auction for ABecerra on 2/27/2003 9:27:06 PM Eric Layton 10
$65.00 March 11, 2003 3:10:00 PM EDT
  Andres has been great to work with. He is very detailed and creative.
  database frontend tools comparison paws 10
$500.00 March 9, 2003 6:31:57 AM EDT
  he's the man!
  Outlook Form Problem Marque 10
$10.00 March 6, 2003 5:54:42 AM EDT
  Was the closest to cracking it !
  Private auction for ABecerra on 2/14/2003 1:23:31 PM Handy Productions 10
$75.00 March 4, 2003 4:10:32 AM EDT
  Great work! Andreas really put 110% effort into it!
  Tab Control - Bug Fix Ian Ippolito (RAC) None Given $125.00 February 27, 2003 1:10:04 PM EDT
  The coder was unable to complete the project because "I didn't specify in description that good GDI knowledge was required, coder wasn't very familiar with GDI".

Per the buyer:
"Even though the coder didn't complete it he:
Sent frequent updates, quickly and promptly responded to my emails, asked questions, responded to arbitration and alerted me about problems that he's been experiencing during
  moving images at design time A. Walter 10
$15.00 February 18, 2003 6:19:41 PM EDT
  He did an excellent job. He provided exactly what I asked for. Thanks.
  Repair an Access MDB Tometa Software, Inc. 10
$6.00 February 14, 2003 9:39:35 AM EDT
  Wow thanks for the help!! Out of over 50 people trying you were the only one who had a solution. :)
  database table design tutor(for ABecerra) 5947 10
$20.00 February 13, 2003 5:05:27 PM EDT
  Andres quickly identify the problems I am having and over NetMeeting, he show me what I need to do to come up with the correct tables. Very professional. I will use him again. Thanks Andres.

  deck of regular playing cards A. Walter 10
$25.00 February 13, 2003 12:49:02 PM EDT
  Mail Merge Function ContACT 10
$100.00 February 7, 2003 3:27:49 AM EDT
  Andres is one of the most professional coders I have worked with. I would be privileged to have the opportunity to work with him again if the opportunity arises. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him.
  SQL Statement Rick Hook 10
$10.00 February 3, 2003 9:23:28 PM EDT
  Super fast solution to the problem.

Will work with again in the near future

Thank you!
  Bonus for ABecerra on 2/3/2003 2:55:57 AM infomaterials None Given $30.00 February 3, 2003 3:21:30 PM EDT
  contact generator infomaterials 10
$90.00 February 3, 2003 2:55:42 AM EDT
  We will absolutely work with this coder again... he kept us in the loop and offerd suggestions as the app developed, went beyond the scope.
  Utility to combine mutliple MS-Word documents into one large document Bruce Gordon 10
$75.00 January 24, 2003 7:17:08 PM EDT
  ABecerra is very knowledgeable and is very thorough in his work. He kept me posted on his progress with frequent updates. I would not hesitiate to use him again on future projects.
  MS Access Course jocksncops 10
$175.00 January 14, 2003 3:32:36 AM EDT
  Andres did an excellent job in creating the training materials I requested. I only allowed 3 days to complete the work and Andres came thru for me when I needed him. I would highly recommend him.
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