Resume of James D. Terry
Independent Software Developer, January 2010 - Present
Developing mobile Apps for iPhone, Android and Blackberry. Among the more prominent projects: Potty Training iPhone App for Huggies. Baby Registry Blackberry App for Pampers. Other projects: Django optimization for the PBS web site pbs.org, consulting on video capture system for UN Tribunal on Rwandan Genocide.
CTO / SurveyUSA / January 2003 - January 2010
SurveyUSA is a fully automated pollster that utilizes IVR technology to gather research from over 2 million Americans each year. As CTO I led the development of an entirely new software and hardware system that replaced an antiquated system. The comprehensive system includes UI tools for poll creation, statistical software for analyzing poll results, real time software that runs over 2,000 phone lines and the popular web set that automatically displays polls for public consumption (among many other components).
The new software and hardware allowed SurveyUSA to dramatically expand the number of polls run and lowered the staffing requirements. With the new technology, SurveyUSA has been able to create new products, such as their unique 50 state polling, Presidential Head to Head Pairings and enter new markets such as Inbound Market Research.
The system was developed using Microsoft's .Net technology.
CTO / Annotate.net / September 1999 - January 2002
Annotate.net developed a browser companion that displayed related links to users as they surfed the web. At its peak Annotate had over one million users. I hired and oversaw a 35 member technical staff and was responsible for the technical design of the system (for which a patent is pending). Highlights include a Linux based custom XML/HTTP server back end that handled more than 80 million queries per day, with it's own custom load balancing, and an authoring system that allowed an editorial staff to update the distributed database (and dynamic web directory) in real time. Development of a Bayesian text classification system for categorizing web pages in real-time. Development and testing of a consumer download that worked in all Win32 environments. Other responsibilities included meeting with the press and investors.
President / Operand Corporation / May 1998 - September 1999
Operand was a custom software development shop. As President and founder of Operand I oversaw a staff of 5 developers, and acted as technical lead and project manager on all projects. Projects included:
Levi's Union Square Flagship Store: Implementation of the multimedia exhibits atLevi's new retail showcase in San Francisco. Attractions included a 3D body scanner, a custom browser for accessing Levis.com, and an authoring tool driven digital media video and sound system. Developed using Windows technology, primarily C++.
Voxware Speech Codec Technology: Conversion of Voxware's Metsound Codec to Java, development of VoxEdit sound editing program, and conversion of the ULC codec to the Analog Devices 2186.
Senior Partner / Kandu / January 1989 - May 1998
Kandu was a multimedia software developer. As senior partner I led the company from it's formation. I served as technical lead and project manager on all the larger projects. In addition, I managed the marketing and business development functions. Kandu developed the software for a large number of high profile projects for clients such as Sony, Nike, Blockbuster, Merril Lynch, and Chicago Symphony Orchestra. At it's peak in 1996 Kandu had a staff of 15 developers.