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Personal Info:

Name: Dana French
Street Address: 113 East Rich
City: Norman
State: Oklahoma
Zip: 73069
Phone: 405-329-6102
Fax: 603-697-0298
E-Mail: dfrench@mtxia.com
WWW: http://members.tripod.com/~dfrench

Mission Statement:

My mission is to drive forward the cutting edge of technology with regard to E-Business, Architecture, and Technology Strategies.

Summary of Experience

Over 20 Years of increasingly responsible experience
Major international and national supervisory roles
Domestic U.S. and Foreign workplace exposure
Liaison with national & international interests
Professional continuing education
Teaching and course preparation
Publishing and technical writing
Cost effective problem solver

E-Business Design / Development / Operations
  • E-Commerce
    • E-Tailing
      • Back Office
      • Credit Card Authorization
      • Point of Sale (POS)
      • Product Delivery
      • Shopping Cart
      • Store Hosting
    • On-Line Catalog
    • On-Line Ordering
    • Order Management (Customers)
    • Order Management (Suppliers)
  • E-Financials
    • Accounting
    • Assets
    • Depreciation and Amortizations
    • General Ledger
    • Liabilities
    • Timekeeping and Payroll
  • E-Marketing
    • Custom Marketing Strategies
    • Customer Relations
    • Data Mining
    • Demographics
    • E-Coupons
    • Frequent Shopper Programs
    • Market Identification
  • E-Services
    • E-Management
      • Asset
      • Change
      • Fault
      • Networking
      • Operations
      • Performance and Capacity
      • Resource
      • Security
      • Systems
    • Data Mining
    • Data Warehousing
    • Help Desk
      • Work Order Managment
  • E-Transportation
    • Dock Scheduling
    • Loading and Unloading
    • Rail Scheduling
    • Truck Routing
    • Personnel Scheduling
    • Computer Software / Hardware Management
    • Information Planning
    • Project Definition
    • Project Management
    • Custom Software Design
    • Custom Software Installation
    • Packaged Software Selection
    • Packaged Software Implementation
    • Iterative Software Development
    • Production System Support
    • Systems Administration
    • LAN Design / Implementation / Management
    • WAN Design / implementation / Management
    • Network Monitoring / Management / Operations
    Engineering
    • Analytical/Numeric Modeling
    • Engineering Software Research & Development
    • Aviation Software Research & Development
    • Procedures Automation
    • Data Acquisition Development
    • Real Time Software Development
    • Project Supervision
    • Engineering Management
    • Product Liability Analysis
    • Engineering Economic Analysis
    • Equations Of State Programming
    • Thermodynamic Analysis
    • Design Safety
    • Safety Audits
    • Occupational Safety
    • Safety Training
    • Plant Security
    • Hazards Analysis
    • Hazards Computation
    • Fire Protection Systems
    • Risk Assessment
    • Risk Computation
    Client Interaction
    • International Communications
    • International Business Operations
    • Consulting & Technical Representative
    • International Negotiations
    • Human Resource Management
    • Sales/Marketing

     

    Job Descriptions


    2000-Present: Mt Xia Technical Consulting Group, President, Norman, OK

    Founder of this consulting firm which specializes in IBM AIX RS/6000 Unix platforms. I design, implement, maintain and support networks, databases, web sites, e-commerce and e-business solutions for a wide variety of clients. Solutions have included designing and implementing High Availability environments utilizing tools such as MQSeries, Mercator, and many other products.


    1998-2000: The Netplex Group, Inc., Senior Technical Consultant,Edmond, OK
    1993-1998: Applied Intelligence Group, Senior Technical Consultant,Edmond, OK

    Senior Technical Consultant oriented toward development of E-Business, E-Services, and E-Management strategies. This includes tactical and strategic implementation of architectures and technologies. Responsible for designing, implementing, and managing conversion of clients to an E-Business model philosophy and mindset. Design, implement, operate, maintain, and manage complete conversions to E-Business model as well as individual aspects of client business practices. Duties under the E-Business heading included such things as Asset, Change, Fault, Network, Operations, Performance and Capacity, Resource, Security, and Systems Management. Also included Data Mining, Data Warehousing. Further Duties under the heading of E-Commerce included development of systems for the purpose of E-Tailing, On-line Catalog, On-Line Ordering, and Order Management.

    Miscellaneous projects have involved the design, development, implementation and support of several nationwide networks. I have prepared and implemented LAN/WAN network designs which included legacy systems into modern Unix and Windows-NT environments. Designed, programmed and implemented network monitoring, network management and network operation systems. Integrated network monitoring, management, operations into WWW interface environment. Prepared and implemented downsizing plans. Prepared and implemented new Unix environments including data conversion requirements. Designed and Implemented Internet networking for client and internal projects.


    1989-1993:French Consulting Services, Principal Engineer, Norman, OK
    Specialized in software development, maintenance, documentation and systems conversions. Duties included project definition and planning, systems design and installation, production systems support, graphics and animation, multimedia programming and development, voice response and speech recognition programming, services and software marketing and sales, technical and course preparation for all courses taught by French Consulting Services.

    1981-1989: Energy Analysts, Inc., Senior Systems Analyst, Norman, OK
    Responsible for hazards analysis and risk assessment studies, engineering and graphics programming design/development, documentation and verification, fault tree analysis studies, systems analysis, data base management, marketing and sales, proposal preparation, instrumentation and data acquistion on large scale testing projects. Also responsible for training and course preparation, products liability studies and law and code requirements.

    1979: Applied Technology, Inc., Chemical Engineering Technician, Norman, OK
    This was a summer position conducting large scale testing of the extinguishment characteristics of a sampling of crude oils from around the world using a variety of extinguishing compounds and mechanisms. These tests were also conducted using Carbon Disulfide as the flammable liquid.

     

    Copyrights

    Shell Curses: Shell implementation of the Unix "curses" library.
    French Menus: Character based menuing system utilizing "shell curses" library.
    kshIndex: Set of utilities and scripts build around the Apache fancyIndex functions. Allows webmasters to provide a variety of functions to users including automated indexing of URLs, files, and directories, user authorization management, etc.
    DBIforms: Database and platform independent, web based form generator.
    kshEngine: Automated and Dynamic Web Site Generator.
    eStorLink: Provides file and print transfer mechanisms between computers on a heterogeneous or homogeneous network.
    kshEvents: Dynamic, Web Based Events Calendar.
    kshSchedule: Web based reservation/scheduling system.
    kshLink: Web Based Communications Control System.
    kshMenus: GUI menuing system utilizing web technologies.
    kshAddURL: Web based method of adding a URL to multiple search engines.
    kshNoSpam: SPAM filtering and reflection system.
    kshContact: Personnel directory and paging system.
    kshList: Mailing List system.
    kshInstall: Generic Installation program which utilizes shell curses and FrenchMenus.
    kshBackup: Automated Backup scheduling system.
    kshSQL: SQL Database Management system with Ingres-like interface.

     

    Certifications

    IBM Certified -
    Advanced Technical Expert
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    Certifies an advanced level of AIX knowledge and understanding, both in breadth and depth. Verifies the ability to perform in-depth analysis, apply complex AIX concepts and provide resolution to critical problems, all in a variety of areas within RS/6000 AIX.
    IBM Certified Specialist -
    AIX System Support
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    This certification validates a broad scope of AIX problem determination and resolution skills, and the ability to perform general AIX software system maintenance. The certification is applicable to to support professional who conduct AIX problem determination and resolution activities needed to successfully support system administrators, customers, and clients in an AIX envirionment, in order to maintain system reliability.
    Certificate of Proficiency -
    AIX Performance and System Tuning
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    Certifies the ability to tune the AIX RS/6000 environment for CPU performance, memory utilization, hard disk performance and network throughput.
    Certificate of Proficiency -
    AIX Installation, Backup and System Recovery
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    Certifies the ability to perform complex installation tasks and to recover an existing system from software or hardware failures.
    Certificate of Proficiency -
    AIX Communications
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    Certifies the ability to design, implement, support and maintain AIX RS/6000 systems in a networked environment. Also shows the ability to utilize AIX RS/6000 systems as the backbone of the network.

     

    Education

    Bachelor of Science: Zoology, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

    Studies toward Master of Science: Chemical Engineering, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

     

    Professional Continuing Education

    • Autolisp Programming
    • Arthur Andersen's Method/1
    • Arthur Andersen's Design/1
    • Arthur Andersen's Install/1
    • Advanced "C" Language Programming
    • Bourne Shell
    • Multimap Programming
    • AutoCad/Autoshade
    • Liquified Gas Safety
    • Sun Graphics Operating System
    • Advanced Fortran Programming
    • Pipephase Programming
    • Petro-Chemical Plant Safety

     

    Teaching and Course Preparation Experience

  • Korn Shell Programming, Mt Xia - Learning Tree International
  • Introduction to Unix, Mt Xia - Learning Tree International
  • Apache Web Server, Mt Xia - Learning Tree International
  • Unix Tools, Mt Xia - Learning Tree International
  • Advanced Internet Usage/Programming, Applied Intelligence Group
  • Introduction to the Internet, Applied Intelligence Group
  • Unix Systems Administration, Applied Intelligence Group
  • Unix Local Area Networking, Applied Intelligence Group
  • Unix Wide Area Networking, Applied Intelligence Group
  • Project Management for Managers and Executives, French Consulting Services
  • Packaged Software Selection and Implementation, French Consulting Services
  • Data Base Design, Conversion and Installation, French Consulting Services
  • Custom Software Design and Installation, French Consulting Services
  • INPLANT, French Consulting Services
  • Advanced Safety and Loss Prevention, Energy Analysts, Inc.
  • Process Facility Security, Energy Analysts, Inc.
  • EAHAP, EAEPP and EAPRA, Energy Analysts, Inc.
  • Liquified Gas Safety, Energy Analysts, Inc.
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    Hardware

    Operating
    Environments

    Databases

    Programming

    Networking

    Graphics

    Engineering

    Methodologies

    Miscellaneous

     

    Technology Usage

    10/100 Base-X

    Network Assessment and recommendations study was performed for ATC Freightliner. This was an enterprise wide study which encompassed seven locations and all aspects of the networking environment.

    For Brookshire Brothers, Inc., I designed, built, implemented and supported an enterprise wide LAN/WAN environment which included HQ environment, backoffice, POS, and DSD systems. Created 10-baseT LAN environment in all stores.

    AIX

    Worked with a large nationwide wholesaler to centralize order management system into a single data center. Also implemented BMC Enterprise/CS and CONTROL-M to provide centralized process management.

    USMC hired AIG to provide 3rd party analysis of an application being written by IBM for the USMC. My job was to analize the design and implementation of the application. The AIX box was used as a central controller.

    As a subcontractor to IBM and working with Stop & Shop, I was part of a team to integrate Hobart, Franklin and Toledo scales into an AIX environment. This required an indepth knowledge of async communications and application in an AIX environment.

    With Follett Campus Stores I participated in a team to port a Cobol application purchased by Follett onto the AIX-RS/6000. My duties included providing design and implementation consulting to the project team.

    AS/400

    Integrated AS/400 into a Unix network environment via Token Ring LAN. I developed a remote printing system which allowed the AS/400 user to print shelf tags and labels on remotely located laser printers attached to NCR SVR4 Unix machines at the stores.

    BSD

    worked on was a DEC/VAX 11/750 running BSD 4.2 at Energy Analysts, Inc. My job at Energy Analysts was that of a System Administrator/Lead Programmer on a software development project in the chemical engineering industry.

    Cisco

    Network Assessment and recommendations study was performed for ATC Freightliner. This was an enterprise wide study which encompassed seven locations and all aspects of the networking environment.

    For Brookshire Brothers, Inc., I Designed, built, implemented and supported an enterprise wide LAN/WAN environment which included HQ environment, backoffice, POS, and DSD systems. LAN/WAN environment was built on Cisco 1020 routers running dial-on-demand.

    DEC/VAX

    My experience with DEC/VAX equipment includes a VAX 11/750 running BSD 4.3 Unix. My duties included acting as the system administrator in addition to project programming. I worked with many DEC peripherals and add-in cards in support of the VAX 11/750.

    DG Aviion

    Designed and built high availability database system for Southwestern Bell Mobile Systems to keep track of error notifications generated by the cellular transmission towers. Worked with Aviion servers and Clarion disk array.

    DG Clarion

    Designed and built high availability database system for Southwestern Bell Mobile Systems to keep track of error notifications generated by the cellular transmission towers. Worked with Aviion servers and Clarion disk array.

    HP:UX

    Performed Network Monitoring and Management of several LAN/WAN environments using HP Openview running on HP:UX.

    HP 9000

    Wal-Mart was using Hewlett Packard equipment as a back office processor for the stores, and as intermediate servers to relieve some of the burden from the Teradata machine. I worked with the back office processors as well as the intermediate servers.

    Have performed the role of System Administrator on an HP OpenView Network Managment station and provided all hardware/software support.

    Informix

    Designed, built, implemented, and supported Wal-Mart's first distributed database system in all stores. This Informix database system coordinated the individual store planograms with the headquarters based shelf label database.

    Designed, built, implemented and supported a POS-TCI system integration project. This integration synchronized the TCI proprietary database with the POS system Informix database.

    Designed, built, implemented and support a perl DBI Interface to Informix. This system provides a form generator for Informix and other SQL databases.

    Designed, built, implemented and supported a distributed parallel Informix database system for Southwestern Bell Mobile systems. This database was running on a high-availability DG-Aviion system with a Clarion disk array and required 100% uptime as well as 100% data integrity.

    I have had worked on numerous other small projects involving Informix which were typically just a few days in length.

    Modem

    Designed, built, implemented and supported an enterprise wide LAN/WAN environment which included HQ environment, backoffice, POS, and DSD systems. WAN was dial-on-demand network over 28,800 baud modems.

    NCR 3400,3500

    Wal-Mart uses NCR machines as back office server and as personal computers. During my time working with Wal-Mart, I designed, built, and implemented, distributed Informix Database Systems on NCR platforms.

    I was the lead consultant during Eli Witts LAN/WAN upgrade to these servers running NCR SVR4. This implementation required integrating the servers into a LAN/WAN environment using both TCP/IP and UUCP over leased lines with dial backup. Eli Witts NCR machines ran the Galaxy environment as an emulation of the NCR 9400 ITX systems. The Galaxy environment allowed Eli Witt to migrate from the legacy system into a modern system. Home Quarters uses NCR 3400 machines as back office processors. I designed, built, and implemented a shelf tag printing system from an AS/400 at the headquarters to the NCR back office processors. The printers included Printronix and Texas Instruments. Applied Intelligence Group used an NCR 3400 computer in support of various clients. It has been configured as a server on a Token Ring network, a server on an Ethernet network, an NFS server, and as a print server.

    NCR 9400

    Worked with Eli Witt which used NCR 9400 machines as departmental and branch office servers. I was involved in designing, building, and implementing a migration effort from NCR 9400 ITX system to NCR 3400 SVR4 system running Galaxy environment.

    Perl - DBIforms

    Developed database and platform independent, web based forms generator. This program allows a user to create and maintain databases from a web browser. It also allows users to perform data entry and reporting from a browser.

    Perl - Knowledge Management

    Developed Knowledge Management system for Netplex to use as system for tracking employee skills, training, and certifications.

    RS/6000

    I have had a variety of experience with IBM RS/6000s including models 250, 320H, 550, 580H, 590H, C10, H70, H80, M80, S70, S80. All models were running AIX. Peripherals include Portmaster Term Servers, RAID Systems, various modems and scales.

    Shell Script

    Created a number of shell scripts for network management, monitoring, file transfer, database integration, etc. These scripts linked the SCO Unix POS systems to the Windows NT boxes in the store and to machines at HQ.

    Shell Script - cgiparse

    Korn Shell function to parse CGI form variables and values. Processes a standard input stream and provides as output the processed stream, one variable/value pair per line.

    Shell Script - eStorLink

    UUCP Based Communications Control System. Provides the ability to configure, control, record, and report on communication sessions between computers. Communication Sessions include file transfers, print jobs, remotely executed commands, etc.

    Shell Script - ftpSpider

    This script performs FTP site crawling or spidering, which means that it will to go a specified URL and crawl through the FTP site detecting child directories. The output of this program is a list of FTP directories.

    Shell Script - getch function

    Korn Shell function to read one character from standard input (STDIN) without requiring a carriage return. This function would typically be used in a shell script to detect a key press.

    Shell Script - isLeap

    Korn Shell function to determine whether or not a specified 4 digit year is a leap year. This function is designed to return the result as the return status of the function.

    Shell Script - kshAddURL

    This program provides the ability to submit a URL to any number of Search Engine Indices. It comes preprogrammed with the ability to submit to several Indices, and the user may add as many Indices as desired.

    Shell Script - kshBackup

    Web Based Automated Backup system for LAN/WAN attached system. Provides the ability to perform backups of remotely attached systems to a local device. Desktop user may provide backup information such as a local directory and attachement method.

    Shell Script - kshContact

    This program is similar to a company rolodex except that it generates web accessible documents which can be linked into any other document on the Internet or Intranet.

    Shell Script - kshEngine

    Web Site Generator. Automatically and dynamically generates complete web sites from Unix directory and file system structure. Configurable, written in korn shell, complete source Code.

    Shell Script - kshEvents

    Web Based Events Calendar. Configurable, written in korn shell, complete source Code. Users may submit events. Calendars can be open to all or moderated. Ability to mark holidays and special days.

    Shell Script - kshIndex

    A set of utilities and scripts build around the Apache fancyIndex functions. Allows webmasters to provide a variety of functions to users including automated indexing of URLs, files, and directories, user authorization management, etc.

    Shell Script - kshInstall

    kshInstall is a generic installation program which utilizes shell curses and FrenchMenus. It can be configured to be the installation process for any Unix program or package by providing a character based menuing and data entry interface.

    Shell Script - kshLink

    Web Based Communications Control System. Provides the ability to configure, control, record, and report on communication sessions between computers. Communication Sessions include file transfers, print jobs, remotely executed commands, etc.

    Shell Script - kshMenus

    Web Based Menuing and Data Management System. Provides Web based Menuing, Data Entry, and Web Database Program Generator. This system allows a user to create web based menus and data entry screens.

    Shell Script - kshNoSpam

    This program provides a SPAM filter and reflection mechanism for unwanted Unsolicited Commercial E-mail (UCE).

    Shell Script - kshSchedule

    Web Based Reservation / Scheduling Software. Configurable, written in korn shell, complete source Code. Reserve or Schedule Items such as conference rooms, office equipment, computers, etc.

    Shell Script - kshSpider

    This script performs WWW crawling or spidering, which means that it will to go a specified URL and crawl through the web site detecting other pages and links. The output of this program is a list of URLs.

    Shell Script - kshSQL

    kshSQL is a database management system with an "Ingres" like interface. It reads SQL commands interactively and executes those commands by creating and manipulating Unix files.

    Shell Script - mkdlbat

    This script generates a DOS batch file to FTP download an entire Unix directory structure including all files.

    Shell Script - Shell Curses

    Shell Implementation of the UNIX Curses Library. Provides Screen addressing capabilities to the Shell Programmer. Comes with Menuing and data management system and complete source code.

    Sinix

    Provided technical support for a Siemens/Nixdorf development project with Nordstrom. Involved writing a device driver for proprietary Siemens/Nixdorf network card and also required writing a printer configuration system.

    SQL

    For Brookshire Brothers Inc., I performed SQL programming of Informix database on SCO Unix POS System during integration with DSD system on Windows NT box.

    Sun

    Worked with the FAA for 10 months to port the Instrument Approach Procedures Automation system to SunOS environment. Project involved porting a large quantity of fortran code from Data General Mainframe running AOS to fortran and C language on the Sun.

    TCP/IP

    Network Assessment and recommendations study was performed for ATC Freightliner. This was an enterprise wide study which encompassed seven locations and all aspects of the networking environment.

    For Brookshire Brothers, Inc., I designed, built, implemented and supported an enterprise wide LAN/WAN environment which included HQ environment, backoffice, POS, and DSD systems. Consolidated all communications over TCP/IP network standards.

    Unix

    For Brookshire Brothers, Inc., I Integrated POS system into LAN/WAN environment in all 70 store locations. POS system was running on SCO Unix.

    WAN

    Network Assessment and recommendations study was performed for ATC Freightliner. This was an enterprise wide study which encompassed seven locations and all aspects of the networking environment.

    For Brookshire Brothers, Inc., I designed, built, implemented and supported an enterprise wide LAN/WAN environment which included HQ environment, backoffice, POS, and DSD systems. Created WAN environment with dial-on-demand networking using Cisco 1020 routers.

    Windows NT

    for Brookshire Brothers, Inc., I dessigned a LAN/WAN environment which was based around Windows NT system and ran a variety of applications in the store environment.

     

    For information regarding this page, contact Dana French ( dfrench@mtxia.com )
    Copyright 2000 by "Dana French"