Benjamin G Slade
3808 Raymond St
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
PublicMailbox at BenSlade dot com
I’ve spent the past 25 years working in the fields
of computer software and electrical engineering. I specialize in the
requirements analysis, design and implementation of database related systems.
I also pursue my interests in political activism and charitable efforts.
1989 Masters in Computer Science, Johns Hopkins APL
1982 Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at the
University of Maryland
Jan 06 to Present: Senior Sybase Database Administrator.
Apr 02 to Dec 05: On Sabbatical with some software consulting.
I used this time as a sabbatical to refresh my technical skills including explorations of Java, PHP, Photoshop, DreamWeaver, CSS, and the Mac OS X operating system. I also performed consulting services involving non-profit business/software requirements analysis as well is IT support for non-profits. I also provided volunteer IT services to OurNationsCapital.org, BikesForTheWorld.org, DemocracyInaction.org, and ComputerCore.org. I have also been politically active, volunteering with various organizations in the local DC area.
1995-2002: Multiple Roles in the Operations Division of America Online
I worked in various roles at AOL including: system architect, principal system administrator, principle database administrator, and acting director of email operations. I provided significant contributions to the following projects:
· Member Profiles
· Stock Charting Database
· Netscape 7 integration with AOL
· AOL integration with Japanese “DOCOMO” cell phones
· Executive tech support for Time Warner executives who were mandated to use the AOL email system during the AOL/Time-Warner merger.
My roles in these projects
included requirements analysis for new project proposals, operations planning
and budgeting, group and department level management, design and implementation
of large real time databases, software development of operations tools, system
integration level debugging, and on call emergency support for the AOL
1992-1995: Independent Software Consultant
Performed Sybase database related design and implementation tasks for various companies including Union Carbide, Bell Atlantic, Fannie Mae, and AOL. Tasks included requirements analysis for project proposals, database design and implementation, software configuration management, and miscellaneous software development in C, Sybase SQL, and Perl.
1991-1992: Software Consultant, Sybase Inc.
Performed Sybase proposal design and implementation tasks working as a consultant for Sybase.
1988-1991: Senior Systems Analyst, MCI
Served as technical lead for fast response billing fraud detection system. I was involved the design and implementation of real time databases to process calling card billing data streams.
1982-1988: Hughes Aircraft and Westinghouse Defense
Worked on digital logic design task in support of aircraft radar. Migrated into manufacturing related software.
Provided upon request.
Photography, cycling, reef aquariums, political activism. I am also a volunteer moderator for the 3300 member Cleveland-Park mailing list here in DC.