Brent Betz

180 Hillsborough Drive • Athens, GA • 30606 USA • 970.462.7368 • brent.betz@gmail.com

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[ Current Projects ]

The Sign Bros.

Athens, Georgia

Creating a custom dashboard for sales KPIs using Klipfolio, MS Excel and Google Sheets documents, and JavaScript.


Bent Helix Productions, LLC

Athens, Georgia

Developing web presence, creating brand identity, curating social media accounts.

Bent Helix Productions, LLC


Brandon R Moreno, Triathlete

Athens, Georgia

Developing web presence - both athletic and professional, creating brand identity, curating social media accounts.

BRM - Triathlete | BRM - Professional


Your First Marathon In Just Six Weeks

Apple iPad (Interactive) & iPhone (Standard), Amazon Kindle, BN Nook, Kobo eReader, Google Play for Android

An interactive eBook on how to prepare for your first marathon in just six weeks. Topics include mental preparation, goal setting, injury prevention, nutritional guides, recovery tips, and specific workouts. Due in late April of 2015.


Experience

Understanding Depth of Field: An Interactive Photography Guide

Released: August 2, 2014 • Apple iBooks

Author/Photographer/Developer


Apple iOS


High Cube, Low Room - Collected Poems & Anxieties, 2010 - 2013

Released: May 31, 2013 • Apple iBooks | Amazon Kindle | Kobo Books | Nook Books

Photographer


Apple iOSAmazon KindleKobo BooksNook Books


Aperture, Shutter Speed, & ISO: An Interactive Primer To The Three Key Principles Of Photography

Released: May 31, 2013 • Apple iBooks

Author/Photographer/Developer


Apple iPad (Interactive)


Compact Camera Fundamentals: An [Interactive] Introduction To Photography

Released: March 8, 2013 • Apple iBooks | Amazon Kindle | Kobo Books | Nook Books

Author/Photographer/Developer


Apple iPad (Interactive)Apple iOSAmazon Kindle - Fully IllustratedAmazon Kindle - StandardKobo BooksNook BooksGoogle Play


The [Interactive] Dinner Party Cookbook: Recipes And Planning For Meals With Family & Friends

Released: December 18, 2012 • Apple iBooks | Amazon Kindle | Kobo Books | Nook Books

Author/Photographer/Developer (Zander G. Trebbert, pseudonym)


Apple iPad (Interactive)Apple iOSAmazon Kindle - StandardKobo BooksNook Books


An [Interactive] Introduction To Macro And Close-Up Photography

Released: November 8, 2012 • Apple iBooks | Amazon Kindle | Kobo Books | Nook Books

Author/Photographer/Developer


Apple iPad (Interactive)Apple iOSAmazon Kindle - Fully IllustratedAmazon Kindle - StandardKobo BooksNook BooksGoogle Play


The [Interactive] Guide To Running: A Complete Training Book For 5k & 10k Runners

Released: October 10, 2012 • Apple iBooks | Amazon Kindle | Kobo Books | Nook Books

Author/Developer (Garret B. Zedbern, pseudonym)


Apple iPad (Interactive)Apple iOSAmazon Kindle - Fully IllustratedAmazon Kindle - StandardKobo BooksNook Books


DSLR Fundamentals: An [Interactive] Introduction To Photography

Released: August 2, 2012 • Apple iBooks | Amazon Kindle | Kobo Books | Nook Books

Author/Photographer/Developer


Apple iPad (Interactive)Apple iOSAmazon Kindle - Fully IllustratedAmazon Kindle - StandardKobo BooksNook BooksGoogle Play


ESP - Engineering Solutions & Products, Inc.

October 2011 - March 2012 • Ft. Gordon, GA.

Systems Engineer

Supporting the Joint Army Experimentation Program as Subject Matter Expert and technical support in the area of Proof of Concept testing for Army tactical operational communications systems and networks for the Current Force, LandWarNet Concept, Modular Forces and Future Force Army using the Battle Lab Collaborative Simulation Environment (BLCSE).


USfalcon, Inc.

June 2010 - August 2011 • Ft. Gordon, GA.

Software Engineer

In accordance with the statement of work, developed simulation training for Army systems such as JNN, SPOF, FBCB2, MCS and other ABCS capacities. Provided instruction in the areas of communications and information technology systems, training aids devices, simulators and simulations for current and future systems (i.e., the STRYKER Brigade Combat Team (SBCT), modularity, Network operations (NETOPS), information assurance, network management and security, homeland defense, and the fielding of digital C4ISR systems). Assisted with development input to Army requirements documentation while working with Combat developers, program managers, TRADOC system managers, and HQDA. Assisted training Developers with development on New Equipment Systems training documentation and performed all associated tasks involved in fielding to all Army proponents. Assisted with development of documentation for government use in the management, strategic planning, and coordination of analysis, design, and development of training programs. Provided COHORT training for the SBCT at the Signal Center and other TRADOC centers and schools. Assisted with design, development, and coordination of new training programs and products, to include computer-based training (CBT) and distant learning lessons or modules. Assisted with coordination of new equipment training data and training program impacts, documented routine technical problems and/or recommended corrective actions concerning new equipment training. Provided design analysis for transitioning future Interactive Multimedia Instruction (IMI) training from Flash-based production to non-proprietary, more accessible HTML5 content.

Developed and implemented procedures for training product validation. Maintained existing frontend, database, and bug tracking systems installed two years prior in this same position (see below) using HTML, CSS, JavaScript/jQuery, Apache, MySQL, PHP. System integration testing used gray box methodology for the following topics: scope, compatibility, functional, dynamic, and verification/validation.

Simulation/Software/CBT products included:

  • 25P MSO/M
  • Blackboard 9.1 Migration
  • COMSEC
  • KMI
  • SATCOM
  • Troposcatter MS
  • WIN-T INC 2

The Angelo Group, Inc.

June 2009 - June 2010 • Martinez, GA.

Marketing Manager

Re-designed/maintained corporate web site using HTML, CSS, JavaScript. Designed/maintained corporate intranet using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Apache, MySQL, PHP. Installed/configured/maintained Content Management System (CMS) and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) servers/software on Apple Mac mini using Apache, MySQL, PHP. Re-designed/administered mixed (Windows/Mac) corporate network of ~15 users. Created user-specific asset databases and directories. Created web-based tools to solicit feedback, provide better data visualization, and improve efficiency using HTML, CSS, JavaScript (jQuery), Flash, MySQL, PHP.


USfalcon, Inc.

September 2008 - June 2009 • Ft. Gordon, GA.

Software Engineer

Conducted testing of Army simulations/CBTs for Windows Vista compatibility. Lead validation work groups in evaluating alternatives to current testing system that resulted in a more cost/time effective environment and procedure set. Played key role in the development of standardized testing procedures in support of product testing for the U.S. Army Signal Center that were later used in the default assessment routine. Created repositories on Windows and Mac networks and versioning system for functional source code (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Java, Lingo, ActionScript, MaxScript, XML) using Subversion. Implemented bug reporting procedure and software using Bugzilla and, later, Mantis. Constructed database and web-based frontend for test results entry and automated data retrieval using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Apache, MySQL, PHP. Assisted department heads in identifying bugs with current deliverables in order to better facilitate reporting to contractors.


JANUS Research Inc.

November 2002 - August 2008 • Evans, GA.

Marketing Coordinator

Created company-wide marketing strategy. Re-designed/maintained corporate site using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, PHP. Produced volumes of marketing materials for company products and services (internal and external). Designed proposal submission templates. Produced company newsletter. Created web-based tools to solicit feedback, provide better data visualization, and improve efficiency. Designed Microsoft Word and Adobe InDesign proposal templates. Managed Microsoft SharePoint server for Business Development department.

Proposal Developer

In coordination with the Business Development Director, developed and prepared proposals in response to government RFPs. Worked closely with departments and their representatives to compile, organize and present the company's desirable products and services into well-designed, properly formatted written bids. Duties included interpreting contracts, agreements and provisions, tracking proposals, writing proposals and other documentation, making sure proposals in progress complied with instructions, managing production and distribution of all work documents, ensuring proposal formatting, helping with developing and implementing work solutions, developing presentations and gathering critical information for different personnel.

Project Lead

Phase 1 Project Lead of Serious Games laboratory safety simulation application for National Institutes of Health. Assessed risk/cost concerns and requirement of customer to develop simulation system requirements. Analyzed user, customer, and PM requirements to arrive at optimal solution for recommendation to Project Manager. Created initial application prototype using Director and Flash (development was later moved to Unity), conducted market research for target demographic (graduating high school seniors), designed GUI, installed/configured/maintained Content Management System (CMS) and wiki server/software on Linux and Windows boxes using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Apache, MySQL, PHP for better collaboration between team members.

Senior Simulations Architect

Created interactive 3D simulations of the following communications infrastructure and equipment for the DoD/U.S. Army Signal Corp: Base Band Node (USARPAC), Sectera GSM Phone, Network Operations Vehicular (NOC-V), Tactical Satellite Terminal (TST), Joint Network Node (JNN), Ku Band TACSAT System, Tactical Hub Node, TDMA/FDMA Hub with MRT, Nodal Network Simulator (NNS). Coordinated with customer, PM, and Project Manager to analyze system requirements in order to explore several development (tools, methodology, distribution) alternatives to determine both the most cost efficient and user applicable solution. Development included 3D modeling, programming immersive environments, developing API structures, GUI design, and creating tools to auto-generate documentation. Assisted Project Manager with analyzing requirements and developing solutions for prototype designs, release testing methodology, and working documentation for developers, trainers, and user. Skills and software used for these projects included MaxScript, Lingo, ActionScript (2.0), HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Java, Perl, XML as well as 3ds Max, Director, Flash, Photoshop.


TSAV, Inc.

May 2002 - November 2002 • Athens, GA.

Lead Digital Artist

Re-designed existing web site to allow greater functionality, availability of new content, and dynamic updating by employees without requiring coding experience using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP. Managed office wireless network and intranet. Created Flash-based animations and programmed remote application for serving advertisements on plasma media screens located throughout Athens. Designed promotional print material. Performed various CAD tasks using AutoCAD. Installed/configured/maintained asset server on Linux box using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Apache, MySQL, PHP.


TRYBL, LLC

April 2001 - November 2002 • Athens, GA.

Lead Interactive Media Architect

Conceptualized, created, and produced design elements for various media to be used as self-promotional material for TRYBL. Projects included: front-end design for corporate enterprise portals, graphical user interfaces for location-aware information retrieval systems, self-guiding Flash-based applications for networked kiosks, feature-rich multimedia presentations for self-executing CD-ROMs and dynamic Flash products for the Internet, intranet, and Pocket PC devices. Web site design and database creation was also performed using HTML, CSS, JavaScript, MySQL, and PHP.


Averick New Media

March 2000 - April 2001 • Athens, GA.

Senior Designer/Project Manager

Responsible for leading the development team through design and production processes, both as Senior Designer and Project Manager. Designed/produced web sites for a variety of small to medium-sized companies in several industries using HTML, CSS, JavaScript. Conducted client visioning sessions and regular production meetings. Assisted clients in establishing corporate identity through logo design and assorted print marketing materials. Administered corporate Windows network of ~10 users.


Education

Stone Mountain Elementary School

1977 - 1982 • Stone Mountain, GA

Shiloh Middle School

1983 - 1985 • Lithonia, GA

Shiloh High School

1986 - 1989 • Lithonia, GA

Samford University

1989 - 1990 • Birmingham, AL

Georgia State University

1991/1992 • Atlanta, GA

Skills

  • ActionScript
  • AppleScript
  • ASP
  • C/C++
  • CSS3
  • HTML5
  • Java
  • JavaScript (jQuery/Node/Backbone/Underscore/Slim)
  • JSP
  • MySQL
  • .NET
  • Objective-C (iOS development)
  • Perl
  • PHP
  • Python
  • XML
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Adobe AIR/Flex
  • Adobe Director
  • Adobe Flash
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Apple Aperture
  • Apple Motion
  • Apple Final Cut Pro
  • Autodesk 3ds Max
  • Autodesk AutoCAD
  • Aptana, Eclipse, Xcode IDEs
  • Subversion
  • Various Cloud-based Collaboration Tools
  • Visual Studio
  • VMware vSphere for Enterprise

Of Note

  • Can maintain DoD Secret clearance
  • Self-starter
  • Learns quickly

References

References are provided upon request...

Interests

  • Photography
  • Travel
  • Reading

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