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About Foundations Software

Top Coder Competition Ranking
# 443 of 50,769

Raw Score Total: 5,500.00
Name:  Foundations Software
(see 5 ratings)
  in Toronto, Ontario

Seller / Coder Rating:  10 (Excellent)
Sign up date:  Feb 3, 2003 2:22:06 PM EDT
Last Logged In:  Aug 18, 2003 11:39:24 AM EDT
Jobs Started:  11
Jobs Completed:  9
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Areas Of Expertise: 
Visual Basic
Database Design

Constantin Nterekas

An accomplished Software Developer specializing in Object-Oriented Design and Analysis with extensive experience in the full life cycle of the software development process.

Summary of Qualifications

Possess expertise in Object-Oriented Analysis/Design and Java Development. Skilled at Software Refactoring to produce clean, robust and reusable code. Thorough understanding of proper class design, skills needed to create complex business frameworks.

Strong knowledge of the Java 2 Platform. Exceptional Swing developer with in-depth knowledge of the more advanced features of this powerful GUI toolkit, including Drag and Drop, advanced JTable Models and Renderers, as well as advanced Text Component development.

Expert in proper Database Design. Translating a business requirement specification into a properly structured Database Schema. Strong understanding of ADO, ODBC and JDBC to facilitate database connectivity with applications. Used both commercial (Sybase) and open-source databases (PostgreSQL) in distributed applications.

Worked closely with end-users to develop more user-friendly applications that met their business needs. This led to the development of reusable software tools (API) that may be used in various types of business applications.

Competent in Microsoft technologies COM, Active-X Controls ADO DAO. Some experience with .NET framework.

Technical Expertise

Sun Certified Programmer-Java2 Platform, Sun Certified Developer-Java 2 Platform

Java, C++, C, Visual Basic, HTML, JavaScript, SQL, RMI, SWING, MFC, J2EE

OOA/OOD (UML, Design Patterns) Unit Testing (JUnit), State, Transition and ERD diagrams, Use-Case Scenario Documentation

Software & Systems
Visio 2000, CVS, PostgreSQL, JUnit, JBuilder 6.0, Visual Studio 6.0, Crystal Reports 8.0, Microsoft Office, Power Dynamo 2.0, SQL Server, MS Access 2000, MySQL, Sybase 11, Windows 98, Windows 2000, Solaris 8.0

Professional Experience

Toronto, ON
Consultant, The Toronto Assessment Centre
Mar 2002 - Present
Custom software for Toronto Assessment Centre - Developed billing and reporting system to support The Toronto Assessment Centre. Built using VB6 and Access 2000. Customized reports in HTML.

Toronto, Brampton, Kitchener ON
Consultant, Total Care Management
June 2002 - Dec 2002
Extensive code maintenance and extensions to the ClinBill system, used by Total Care Management clinics. Kitchener, Brampton, Toronto). Implemented backup procedures for all clinics. Several new reports added to existing billing system using Crystal Reports and HTML. Involved in handling hardware and software installations to support the business. Supported Physique Rehab Centre for software maintenance (Also using the ClinBill system)

Toronto, ON
Consultant, The York Club of Toronto
Sept 2002
Custom software includes reporting tools; bulk emailing, custom label printing, membership registration and maintenance. Uses Access 2000 and ADO

Karditsa, Greece
Consultant, Java Swing Developer May 2001 - Dec 2001
Developed a customized distributed application based on the Java Swing GUI toolkit. Application uses PostgreSQL, JDBC API to communicate across a TCP/IP network. Application includes administrative tools, security features, online testing with results stored in database, simple educational applications. Application handles concurrency issues by rolling back uncommitted transactions if necessary. Created an Error Logging system to trap SQL and Java Exception messages.

Toronto, ON
C Programmer/RBC Dominion Securities
Jan 2001 - Apr 2001
Worked with KornShell Scripts for database maintenance.
Created several batch scripts and small C programs to create reports for the Documentation Department. These were distributed to all branches.

Toronto, ON
C Programmer/Pearl Development Group
January 1998 - November 2000
Worked with lead programmer to design, build, and deploy code for use in real-time foreign exchange system.
Moved project through entire lifecycle (design, implementation, testing, integration, production testing, fault resolution)
Altered the data model to improve data integrity/remove data redundancy.
Developed reports on NT in Power Dynamo script (Javascript) using Sybase, for account executives and dealers of foreign exchange (revenue reports, expense reports, monthly summary, debt reports, etc).
Responsible for converting the pre-Euro system into a Euro-compliant, multi-currency system.
Led the debugging team through dozens of fault corrections.
Responsible for writing scripts and conducting updates whenever the data models/code were changed.
Conversion of reports (done in Power Dynamo script - like Javascript ) into Servlet-based reports.
Directed development of Servlets by 2 junior developers

Toronto, ON
Consultant, Henderson Farcnik Institute
Sept 1997
Automation of the HF-CAFA-MME / TGT , a clinical tool for profiling an individual&'s psychological strengths and weaknesses

Night Course Instructor
George Brown College, Toronto, ON
Sept - Dec '97
Teaching introductory C programming

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  Raw Score Total: 5,500

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  DBMS Modeling Help rhinos 10
$100.00 June 8, 2003 9:43:47 AM EDT
  Constantin's work is outstanding! I highly recommend him!
  database table design tutor(for Foundations Software) 5947 None Given $5.00 May 14, 2003 12:36:51 PM EDT
  Bonus for Foundations Software on 5/7/2003 2:05:53 PM Anil Upadhyay None Given $5.00 May 7, 2003 2:07:34 PM EDT
  Simple Java Assignment Anil Upadhyay 10
$15.00 May 7, 2003 2:05:12 PM EDT
  Excellent coder, did the work swiftly and the quality was brilliant too, would definately recommend!!
  Bonus for Foundations Software on 5/5/2003 5:25:22 PM DWDYEM None Given $10.00 May 5, 2003 5:28:31 PM EDT
  Microsoft Access Project DWDYEM 10
$15.00 May 5, 2003 7:49:53 AM EDT
  Design Database Model kpalmer 10
$100.00 March 26, 2003 3:46:19 PM EDT
  Once again, Constantin has produced brilliant work. Everything we asked was completed with perfection and detail. Thank you.
  Bonus for Foundations Software on 2/28/2003 10:45:22 AM kpalmer None Given $200.00 February 28, 2003 11:19:53 AM EDT
  Help with current application kpalmer 10
$100.00 February 28, 2003 11:05:41 AM EDT
  Constantin can only be described as a true genious. We received excellent support and creative solutions where all others failed. Our hats off to you!
Average:   10.00
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