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Tom Flanders
Cell: (415) 819-2569
[email protected]

AVAILABLE: Immediate

Looking for a new challenge.


WEB ANALYST/PROGRAMMER – Blue Shield of California, 6/02- 10/15
Most recent work involves promoting adoption of the company’s social networking intranet. This includes training users, architecting departmental spaces and collaborative groups, leading by example for blogs, discussions, polls, news sharing and profile building.

Lead development of intranet applications. A typical project includes: Project management, requirement gathering and definition, application prototyping, development documentation, writing use cases, writing test cases, coordinating QA process, rolling out finished application, measuring success through acceptance testing and metrics analysis. I also develop and maintain Interwoven templates and workflows. Also responsible for web metrics and analysis.

SKILLS USED: Project Management, Technical Documentation, PERL, AJAX, Javascript, .NET(C#), Active Directory, VBScript, ASP, CSS, HTML, FrontPage, Sharepoint Designer, Visio, MS Office, Apache, MySQL, Interwoven Teamsite, Jive, Rightfax, Documentum

WEB APPLICATION DEVELOPER – Interwoven, 3/01-10/01
Used Teamsite to manage and update a dozen web properties. Updated existing scripts in a variety of programming languages. Converted PERL cgi scripts to be platform-independent. Created LDAP administration tool in PHP. Assisted implementing ATG Dynamo for personalization. Modified existing scripts for globalization project. Setup Web analysis system for tracking usage.

SKILLS USED: Interwoven Teamsite, PERL, PHP, ASP, VBScript, Javascript, MySQL, Apache, LDAP, UNICODE

(Reason for leaving; Company Relocated)

Created middleware interface between third-party portfolio tracking software and 10X’s stock trading front-end.

SKILLS USED: PERL, SQL, CGI, Oracle, XML, Geneva, UNIX(Solaris), Win2000

DEVELOPER –, 7/00-12/00
Created custom features and extensions to Intershop’s E-Commerce software. Intershop’s products allow ISP’s and ASP’s to provide their customers with easy-to-build storefronts. SKILLS USED: PERL, Intershop 4, CGI, HTML, Sybase, SQL, XML, Javascript, Apache, Project Management, Product Life-Cycle, DNS, TCP/IP, Techical Writing, UNIX(Solaris), NT

WEB DEVELOPER – (, 2/00-6/00
Worked mostly as a bug fixer during the relaunch of, a database driven, html templated on-line gaming web site. Implemented the redesigned the MyHeat area of the web site, including implementation of a “favorite games” function.

SKILLS USED: PERL, SQL, HTML, Mod-Perl, FastCGI, CGI, Javascript, Oracle, UDP, TCP/IP, C++, UNIX(Solaris), NT

Created series of perl scripts to convert xml files containing news articles to html-ready include files and enter information about the articles into a database. Then created scripts to find articles in the database, based on user requests, and display them within html templates. SKILLS USED: PERL, SQL, XML, MySQL, MS-IIS, MS-SQL, UNIX(Solaris), NT

SENIOR DATA MANAGER – Internet Profiles, 11/98-10/99
Managed data warehousing and analysis of web site log files for traffic auditing company. Wrote log filters for; format conversion, url reduction, prepending, exclusions, account splitting/combining. Documenting filter from design specification to release notes. QA testing on filters written by other engineers.

SKILLS USED: PERL, Data Warehousing, Weblog Analysis, Oracle, UNIX(Solaris), Win95

DATABASE PROGRAMMER – Online Partners, 6/98 – 10/98
Development of database-driven interactive web applications for online community website including Customer Registration, Credit Card Transaction Processing, Customer Feedback Polls, Entertainment and Event Calendars. Wrote IRC Chat client to monitor and record chat room usage.

SKILLS USED: PERL, PHP, SQL, HTML, Weblog Analysis, Content Management, IRC, Solid-DB, Linux, Win95

SOFTWARE ENGINEER – Electric Classifieds Inc., 7/97 – 2/98
Contract position to assist in debugging on-line classified ad engine as part of a team of programmers. Created demo sites shown to potential customers.

SKILLS USED: PERL, SQL, CGI, HTML, Informix, UNIX(Solaris), Win95

WEBMASTER – University of Iowa, Division of Sponsored Programs, 11/95 – 5/97
Created web site to facilitate the Research Grant application and tracking process. In addition created several database applications in PERL to form a relational database system.


INTERACTIVE SPECIALIST – City of Iowa City, 2/89 – 11/93
Developed and maintained multimedia database as Department Head for Iowa City Government Access Television Channel’s interactive television system.

SKILLS USED: PERL, REXX, AmigaBasic, Response Television, Logfile Analysis, Deluxe Paint, Lightwave, Video Toaster, System Administration, Content Management, Amiga, VAX/VMS

Personal Website: (Uses WordPress themes and plugins created by me.)


B.A. Broadcasting and Film, University of Iowa, 1990
With minors in Theater and Formal Logic

A.S. Communications Studies, Mount Wachusett Community College, 1988
Emphasis on Television Production


Online courses:

Java, SQL, C++, Ruby, Angular, React, Node, Python, MongoDB, PowerShell

On Location Training:

Documentum, Sharepoint, Interwoven

Attended WordCamps in San Diego, Sacramento, Las Vegas


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