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Sensor Technologies: Tech Briefing

I'll be doing another presentation, this time at Sensor Technologies (my "official" place of business, even though I work out of an office at Fort Monmouth). This one will be a high level presentation on "Architecting Web Applications Using RESTful Web Services" and can be downloaded from here . Even though the presentation is specific for Sensor Technologies, the content is broad enough for other organizations. 

TCF 2009 Update and futures:

Well my presentations at TCF went off fairly well this year and there was a good deal of interest in the topics. As such I'm contemplating putting together a series tutorial pages on JavaScript (including a JavaScript Best Practices page), REST Architecture, and an Ext-JS tutorial. So if anyone is interested, please drop me a line at barlowm@gmail.com

Thanks again to all those who attended and hope to see you all again next year (if not before).

TCF 2009:

Well it's that time of year again... As I've done in MANY years past, I'll be speaking at TCF2009 - The 34th Annual Trenton Computer Festival, which will take place at The College of New Jersey in Trenton from Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26, 2009.

Currently I'm scheduled to speak at the Social Science Building (SSB) on Saturday Morning on the following topics:

Architecting Web Applications Using RESTful Web Services
Room SSB 103, 10:15 am to 11:10 am

Workshop on Developing Web Apps Using RESTful Web Services and Open Source Libraries
Room SSB 103, 11:20 am to 1:20 pm

Here's a link to the abstracts of these presentations. Thanks and hope to see everyone there.

Professional Summary:

After much discussion with co-workers and friends, Mike (along WITH the help of some special friends) came up with the title "Abstract Solutions Architect" (One of the original suggestions was Abstract Solution Specialist but that acronym simply would NOT work!).

To paraphrase one longtime client, Mike has the ability to step outside the box and look not only at the problem presented, but also to find out what the UNDERlying issues really are and what is really needed (as opposed to is wanted). As such, Mike's solutions sometimes come from WAY out in left field but virtually are usually better than other proposed solutions.

Mike's grasp of technology and the real world is such that he can explain technology to the technically illiterate in such a fashion that the solutions to their problems will not only work for them but will be usable by them as well.

Mike is a Senior Information Technology Professional with extensive experience in the design, architecture, development and integration of mission critical systems.

For the last 16 years he has focused on Web and Internet technologies on the Lotus/IBM Notes/Domino platform, the last 12 of which have been primarily as a Lead Web Architect to a major global pharmaceutical company.

Mike has been a Guest lecturer at numerous nationwide conferences on Lotus Notes/Domino and Web Architecture, with respect to advanced client-side application development as well as at several international conferences including Lotusphere.

He has a strong background in eBusiness/Internet application architecture, application deployment and infrastructure architecture. Emphasis on front end user optimization.

Excellent problem solving and decision-making capabilities.

Excellent interpersonal relations, communications and people skills.

Proven effective interface and relationship builder between technical organization and customers and users of all levels.

So if you ever run into me at a local conference, drop by and say "Hi"

My Blog: I have not historically been particularly interested in blogging, so don't usually post much here.