my name is jim robson, and i began designing and developing websites in february of 1997.
at first i was only building not-for-profit sites; i was attracted to the web primarily as a means of reaching out to people. i quickly found that i enjoyed working with the technology, and people seemed to think that i had a knack for using it creatively.
i've always had a love of teaching, and in 2000 i became intrigued with the possibility of using macromedia flash as a tool for delivering high-impact, interactive learning experiences online. i developed my first flash project in the summer of that year, and was immediately hooked.
i began working with coldfusion in the autumn of 2001 while building an intranet learning portal for citibank e-business group. since that time, my focus has been on complex data-driven web applications (a.k.a. rich internet applications, or rias) rather than conventional websites.
in 2002 i joined snp technologies as a part of the development team for seginusmd, a web-based medical practice management system, and that is when i was introduced to sql server. in january of 2003 i began working with flash communication server as a means of pushing data to distributed users.
i started tinkering with flex in late 2005 when the public alpha of flex 2 was made available. together with the team at eye street software, i developed rias with flex and/or ajax uis and a variety of middle-tier and back-end technologies (fds, java, hibernate, rails, etc).
bringing together my love of teaching with my web development experience, i became a comptia ctt+ certified technical trainer in march 2008, and this led to the adobe certified instructor for flex credential i now hold.
in may of 2008 i joined the stellar team at rothbury software as an architect specializing in flex and flex/alfresco implementations and flex training.
since july of 2009 i have been helping to build the flex ui for a forensic case management system at booz | allen | hamilton.
i am located in north smithfield, ri, usa.
please feel free to contact me.