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Laura McCord

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Areas of expertise

Portal development, Open-Source, Object-Oriented, Systems and Web Programming

Programming Languages: C/C++, JAVA, Spring MVC, Servlets, XML/XSLT, ASP/.NET, VBScript, Perl, PHP, Javascript, JQuery, AJAX, Flash Action Scripting, 

Other: Web Services, SOAP, ADO (ActiveX Data Objects), COM (Component Object Model), Exchange Server, Active Directory, LDAP, Tomcat, Apache, IIS, Zope, Plone, CashNet, Moodle, Segue, Sakai, CAS (Central Authentication Service)

Databases: Postgres, MySQL, MS SQL Server, Oracle 

Tools: Eclipse IDE, JUnit, Maven, Ant, Visual Studio 


Education

MS,Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi 2004
BS,Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi 2001

Positions

Systems Programmer
Doucet and Associates, Inc.
November 01, 2003 - September 01, 2005
Responsibilities included systems administrating, developing custom web applications, and automating day-to-day business operations.

Research Programmer/ Analyst
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
May 01, 2002 - December 01, 2003
Developed/researched three dimensional graphic simulations of the Corpus Christi Bay for use by the Conrad Blutcher Institute using the C programming language with openGL.

Web Programmer/Analyst
Southwestern University
September 01, 2005 - present
Develop and maintain custom web applications for various departments on campus. Other responsibilities include developing and administrating the campus portal system.

Seminars & Presentations

  • Designing and Implementing the Next Generation Campus Portal (2008, Higher Ed Hero Audio Conference)
  • myPortal, New Portal, We All Scream for uPortal! (2008, Gettysburg Portal Conference)

Honors & Awards

2007 CASE Grand Award for the Financial Estimator

Specific subjects or issues you can knowledgeably discuss:

I can talk about portal development and programming 

I am willing to talk to the media: yes

I am willing to talk to community groups about my area of expertise: no

Can you do interviews in Spanish? no

Other languages you are fluent in:

Experience with the news media (especially electronic media):

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Contact Details:
(512) 863-1066(office)
Office: PRC 347
mccordl@southwestern.edu