Chris has extensive software engineering experience using Java, Per, C/C++, Ruby and associated productivity tools and libraries. He is the Lead designer and programmer of a number of mission critical Web-based applications used in Alaska by Federal, State and private sector organizations. He is experienced with architecting and implementing large distributed systems using Web services and XML with multiple client types, desktop client/server systems, and Web-based thin client systems. Chris has experience with multiple SQL databases running on a variety of platforms as well as device level programming and serial data communications and longstanding expertise in object-oriented languages and development. He has considerable expertise in extreme programming with Agile methodologies and using formal processes for requirements management and software quality assurance.
Jacob Van Baalen
Jacob has 10+ years of IT experience, and is a certified Oracle/Java Professional Programmer, an expert database developer, and an expert application developer with experience in a variety of platforms and languages. Jacob is a software engineer focused primarily on designing and developing fisheries information and management systems. He has served as lead developer of the CASII system for National Marine Fisheries, Tag Database for the Alaska Fisheries Science Center, and mobile data-collection applications for multiple agencies, including the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. His experience includes data intensive enterprise applications, mobile applications, and application framework design and development.