Michael G. Robertson

Contact: 11505 S. Easley River Road
Columbia, MO 65203
(573) 443-8925 (cell)
mike@webguycomo.com
OBJECTIVE To contribute and develop professionally as an online information systems programmer and project leader.
PROFESSIONAL EMPLOYMENT references available upon request
January 2002 to present WebGuy

Web design, development, programming on LAMP system for local businesses and community members.

Technology included PHP/MySQL programming, AJAX, Javascript, Flash for variety of needs ranging from artists/musicians to real estate, tax accounting, and legal.

Examples of sites developed from the ground up:

  • Assistance League Mid-Missouri Local chapter of a national charity. Did all back-end coding for MayeCreate, the designer and contractor.
  • Vistas Premium real estate and homes site. Did all back-end coding for MayeCreate, the designer and contractor.
  • COLORS. Columbia Locally Owned Retail & Services is an alliance of local business owners who recently banded together to promote their businesses and educate the public on the advantages of spending locally. Includes complex admin system.
  • Missouri Legal Ethics. Topical information site for lawyers provided by Legal Ethics Councilor. Client: Missouri Surpreme Court. This site includes a variety of administrative functions to simplify content updates. All data storage done using XML flat files.
  • Missouri Highland Farm. Basic site for area organic farmer.
  • Trout Lily Cafe. Illinois coffeehouse. Features admin functions allowing the client to update images and text dynamically.
  • Pippa Letsky. Simple site for local musician.
  • Scott Wilson, Videographer
  • Most sites are fully hand coded, including all backend admin functions, including slideshows, group e-mails, blogs and more.
October 2007 to March 2008 Managing Director

Holy Road Tours Union

Act as central management for this nation-wide non-profit charity to encourage grass-root support for touring artists. Working with directors, formulate and implement policies and carry out daily activities.

February 2001 to January 2007 Web Administrator

County of Boone, Missouri

Responsible for county's web site and all e-governmental services, including defining goals and developing budgets for delivery of electronic information and services to county via the Internet. Involves determining departmental needs and opportunities and developing methods to deliver them. Act as coordinator of services where information and system cross departments.

Accomplishments include
development of online personal property declaration system, job application system, purchasing vendor intake and management system, personal property and real estate tax payment system, various systems to display current information for Collector, Assessor, Sheriff and other departments, and much more.

Technology included AS/400-DB2, MSSQL Server, IIS servers; ASP/VB6/XML/HTML/XHTML/CSS/Java Script/.

January 2000 to February 2001

Web Editor/Designer

Columbia Daily Tribune, Columbia, MO

Redesigned this daily newspaper's editorial web site and online services; re-engineered, automated, and streamlined daily site porting of print content to web and associated web editing functions. (see http://www.columbiatribune.com). In addition to web and systems design, charged with planning the Tribune's online business, advertising, and marketing strategies, working closely with company executive staff and departmental managers to define goals and develop strategies to achieve them. 

January 1999 to December 1999

Owner/Manager/Producer

Floating World Studios/Sparkling Beatnik Records/Subversal Records, Columbia, MO

With partner, Phil James, built, selected and purchased equipment, manage and engineer projects for this Columbia based all-digital professional audio recording studio. Started two record labels (http://www.sparklingbeatnik.com, http://www.subversal.com ) produced several albums with related packaging. Designed and coded web site for Subversal Records. Negotiated contracts with artists and distributors. This business has quickly grown to viability and its products are recognized internationally among new music appreciators.

May 1998 to December 1998

Year 2000 Project Manager, Integrated Technology Services

University of Missouri Medical School

Work closely with 32 department chairs, administrators, and technical staff to inform, assess, analyze, and remediate software and firmware issues related to Year 2000. Recommended funding and resource allocations for remediation to Dean of Medicine.

March 1997 to May 1998

Manager of User Services, Integrated Technology Services

University of Missouri Health Sciences Center

Planned and developed end user computing support infrastructure for Health Sciences Center (includes University Hospital & Clinics, School of Medicine, University Physicians - 4300 users, 4500 PCs and printers). Hired and supervised staff of 32.

May 1996 to March, 1997

Senior Support Specialist, Medical Informatics

University of Missouri Medical School

Planned and developed end user computing support infrastructure for School of Medicine. Hired and supervised staff of 7. Cross-funded support staff to SOM departments; consulted with departmental chairs on technology needs and advances; managed student computing labs. Medical Informatics was merged with Hospital/Clinics and University Physicians IS groups to form Integrated Technology Services, March, 1997.

April 1996 to May 1996

Project Coordinator, Datastorm Technologies, Inc.

Track and coordinate all projects for Technical Support department. Facilitate project managers; combine and redirect projects to gain efficiencies and combine resources. Report on progress and current status of all departmental projects to Technical Support manager. Recruited from this position to School of Medicine after one month.

January 1994 to April 1996

Support Analyst II, Datastorm Technologies, Inc.

Designed and developed systems to improve effectiveness of software support technical teams. Wrote, edited, developed topics for technical bulletins. Trained team of technical writers and managed the production of large numbers of technical bulletins by technical staff. Designed and developed document storage, retrieval, and delivery system (Oracle and HTML based) to automatically export documents to company web. Developed information management environment from bottom up in fast growing, high change environment, including strategy, objectives, structure, staffing, growth projections, job descriptions. Raised visibility and credibility of knowledge systems to the level of a corporate strategy.

June 1992 to January 1994

Quality Assurance, Datastorm Technologies, Inc.

Administrator, Datastorm Forum on CompuServe. Designed, developed, and administered Electronic Support Quality Assurance program and library maintenance procedures from the ground up.

October 1991 to June 1992

Lead Technician, Datastorm Technologies, Inc.

Supervised a team of as many as a dozen software support technicians. Heavily involved in staff recruiting and development efforts. Technical and recruiting advisor during setup of company's Cambridge, England, office.

January 1990 to October 1991

System Administrator, Datastorm Technologies, Inc.

Established and administered Datastorm's support forum on CompuServe Information Service. Managed group of 2-5 technicians providing daily technical responses electronically. Trained and mentored newly hired technical staff. Trained all technicians on focused topics.

June 1988 to January 1990

BBS Sysop, Datastorm Technologies, Inc.

Upgraded Datastorm BBS software and redesigned user interface to company BBS. Provided daily technical support on BBS and by phone. Designed, started up, and managed Datastorm's first support area on CompuServe.

October 1987 to May 1988

Network Administrator and Manager of Technical Services, DATAWAY, INC.

Supervised a staff of two technical support specialists for this VAR in Jefferson City, MO. Installed and maintained Unix networks and applications. Responsible for all technical issues and support. Developed training programs for customers and support staff. Responsible for company's daily network functionality in mixed terminal and PC environment.

July 1986 to September 1987

Owner and Manager, HITEC TYPESET CORP.

Implemented policies of board of directors and managed daily operations of this startup book-typesetting firm in Jefferson City (now in Columbia). Responsible for accounting, marketing and sales, and operations. Hired and supervised staff of five typesetters and salesmen. Successfully typeset more than 20 books the first year, meeting extremely high standards and tight deadlines.

EDUCATION

 

1973-1975

Sangamon State University, Springfield, IL

BA in Humanistic Environmental Design - a self designed degree principally focused on organizational structure, design, and cybernetics, psychology and human relations, and appropriate technology scaling.

1970-1972

Rockford College, Rockford, IL

Upper-level work in psychology, English literature, and creative writing.

1963-1965

University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

Misc. professional training
  • 5-day health-management professional training
  • Many seminars and conferences related to health care management
  • Many one-day training programs to enhance management and organizational skills

ORGANIZATIONS

 
2008-present Missouri River Cultural Conservancy (MoRivCC)

Board of Directors. Chairperson, Technology and Web Redesign Committees

2001-2006 Columbia Online Information Network (COIN)

Board of Directors; Executive Board representing Boone County
Elected Vice President, May of 2002; President July 2003 to June 2004

2000-2005 City of Columbia, MO Citizens Internet Advisory Group

Advise city on Internet strategies and use policies

2000-2001 New Media Federation (NAA)

Associate member

1990-1992

IEEE, St. Louis Chapter

Associate member

1988-1989

City Clerk, Lupus, MO

Elected position. Responsible for assessing and collecting annual city property tax.

1986-1989

Community Advisory Council, KOPN Radio

Met quarterly to assess broadcasting practices and advise management from community perspective.

1985-1988

Columbia's Coop Computer Club

Researched and taught PC technical issues. Established and sysop'd Plato's Cave, a highly popular section of this club's Bulletin Board System.

VOLUNTEER/SERVICE

 

2008 to present

EcoArtFest

Responsible for audio recording, PA, and stage management for this annual MoRivCC weekend fundraising event featuring performances by local singer/songwriters.

2008 to present

Missouri River Cultural Conservancy

Director and volunteer for this regional arts-preservation organization.

1982-1983

KOPN Radio

Editor of program guide. Volunteer position requiring about 40 hours per month. Responsible for ad sales, writing and editing content, design and layout, typesetting, and distribution.

1999

KOPN Radio

Programmer on weekly radio program "Ionizations" featuring world, new, avant garde, and electronic music.

1999

First Night (and related events)

Studio and disc jockey services for events sponsored by Columbia Police to encourage non-alcohol parties by youth.

 


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