206 N. Randolph Suite M104
Champaign, IL 61820
Contact Rick by email
(217) 979-2897

Experience


Accounting Manager, 2012 – 2015
Power R&D LLC & AEGT LLC
PO Box 17035, Urbana, IL

Project Manager / Programmer; 2000 – 2010
KNF & Associates
Champaign, IL 61820

  • Implemented courseware in Toolbook including the writing of routines in OpenScript
  • Coded tools in Openscript for managing a sales system
  • Designed and implemented conversion routines to convert TXT files to Toolbook Instructor lessons.
  • Coded tools in Openscript to generate Action coding for web delivery in Toolbook 8.X

 

Project Manager / Lead Programmer; 1998 – 2000
Computer Learning Systems, Inc.
Savoy, IL 61821

  • Designed and implemented a TXT file conversion routine that converted storyboards (in TXT files) into Toolbook screens and Openscript code (written in Toolbook Openscript)
  • Implemented courseware in Toolbook including the writing of routines in OpenScript
  • Worked on the conversion of courseware using the LAS authoring language to Toolbook including the use of Openscript
  • Designed and implemented a testing system for ACT based on TXT files
  • Designed and implemented a TXT file conversion routine that converted storyboards into LAS source code (written in LAS)
  • Implemented training application, designed and developed TenCORE LAS libraries, for a contract with a financial services company (more modules of the one started at CTC)

 

Software Programmer/Analyst; 1993 – 1998
Computer Teaching Corporation
Champaign, IL 61821

  • Provide advanced customer service for LAS Language
  • Provide advanced customer service for Producer package
  • Provide Quality Control/Quality Assurance – LAS language
  • Provide Quality Control/Quality Assurance – Producer package
  • Designed and developed TenCORE LAS libraries in support of a contract with a telecommunications company
  • Implemented training application for a contract with a telecommunications company (2.6G including CD audio)
  • Lead programmer for Phase 2 of above project
  • Implemented training application, designed and developed TenCORE LAS libraries (communications training) for a contract with a telecommunications company
  • Implemented testing application, designed and developed TenCORE LAS libraries for a contract with a telecommunications company
  • Lead programmer for conversions/upgrades, designed and developed TenCORE LAS libraries, on drivers education software
  • Implemented training application, designed and developed TenCORE LAS libraries, for a contract with a financial services company (Service Request)
  • Implemented training application, designed and developed TenCORE LAS libraries, for a contract with a telecommunications company (main frame simulation)
  • Converted demo program from EGA to VGA
  • Implemented training application, designed and developed TenCORE LAS libraries, for a contract with an insurance company (laptop based insurance applications project)
  • Implemented training application, designed and developed TenCORE LAS libraries, for a contract with a financial services company
  • Implemented courseware in Toolbook including the writing of routines in OpenScript

 

Software Programmer/Analyst; 1979 – 1993
REGENCY SYSTEMS, INC.
Champaign, IL 61821

  • Convert accounting package from PLATO TUTOR to Regency USE
  • Design and implement new packages for Accounting System
  • Manage Accounting Software Department
  • Maintain all packages in Accounting System
  • Provide customer service for Accounting System customers
  • Convert courseware from PLATO TUTOR to Regency USE
  • Design and implement C utility to convert lessons written in Regency USE to Regency TEL language, converted 6M bytes of Use code to run in TEL for an airline
  • Design and implement C utility to convert lessons written in PLATO TUTOR to Regency TEL language
  • Design and implement system level TEL utilities
  • Design and implement Applications
    • Pilot training console – User interface
    • Part-task training device – Software emulators
    • Part-task training device – Test routines
    • Demonstration lessons/packages
  • Provide advanced customer service for TEL language
  • Provide Quality Control/Quality Assurance – TEL language
  • Provide Quality Control/Quality Assurance – Pilot Trainers
  • Provide Quality Control/Quality Assurance – CBT Hardware Systems Integration

 

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS; 1976 – 2005
Chemistry Department
Urbana, IL 61801

  • Design and implement system level utilities for PLATO TUTOR Project
  • Design and implement system level utilities for PLATO MICRO TUTOR Project
  • Design and implement routines to manage a 35 terminal PLATO site
  • Design and implement routines to collect/manipulate quiz scores

 

Education and Tool Knowledge


Parkland College; 1985-1993
Computer Science

University of Illinois; 1973-1977
100 Hours
Accounting and Computer Science

Computer Languages:
FORTRAN, PL1, IBM 360 ASSEMBLY, Z80, TUTOR, USE, TEL, LAS, C, C++, Toolbook Openscript

Authoring Packages:
Asymetrix/Click2Learn Toolbook, Authorware, TenCORE Producer

Operating Systems:
DOS, WINDOWS, UNIX