I am looking to transition into software development. I have over 10 years of experience in library related information technology of all types. My work has mainly revolved around integrated library system administration, including Sierra, Millennium, Symphony, and Polaris.
When not working with information technology, my interests include all things Michigan sports related, visiting new places, and spending time with my wife Melanie along with our kitty Monty.
I am often asked why I want to move into software development. There are 2 reasons I want to move into development: 1) I like to build new services & 2) To help people make better decisions.
An example of how these tie together would be when I worked at Tillamook County Library, our ILS, Sierra started shipping with APIs. I wanted to create an application called 'Lost Treasures' of items that for whatever reason had failed to circulate in a given timeframe. Searching could be done by a variety areas such as subject heading and material type. This would give another access point for patrons to browse and a tool for power users to find items they have not seen or used previously.
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