Profile

Technology Enthusiast

Isaac DeCoursey is a self-motivated, results-driven professional who enjoys accelerating in technology awareness through continued education, with over twenty years of hands-on experience in information technology and services, including professional skills in project management, statistical analysis and reporting, and customer support.

Current Projects

UBB.Developers Network

Features I have written for the UBB.threads forum software:

· Added HTTPS support.

· Added CDN support.

· Added Proxy support.

· Rewrote Subscription System.

· Updated all pages to be Mobile Friendly.

· Updated all pages to validate as HTML5 pages.

· Updated Control Panel to include inline documentation and entry examples.

· Updated all language strings from 2005 web standards to at least 2015 web standards.

· Cleanup and optimization of HTML, CSS, and PHP code.

· Cleanup all English language strings to use English correctly.

·· Detailed logs of all changes and code modifications.

·· Layout testing for Windows was performed using Chrome, Firefox, and IE. Layout testing for Android OS was performed using Mobile Chrome, Firefox for Android, and AOSP Browser. Layout testing for iOS versions on iPhone and iPad were performed using Safari.


As of January 2015, UBB.Developers Network manages the official development for the UBB.threads forum software.


CelicaHobby.com

By maintaining CelicaHobby.com, a Toyota Celica enthusiast website, I'm keeping my web programming, SEO, database, and content management skills current.


Android and Chrome OS

In my spare time I enjoy working with Google's Android operating system. I began with Android 1.6 (Donut) on the original DevPhone2, the Google Ion. Since then, I've worked with each Android version up to the current release version, Android 5.1 (Lollipop). Cooking up and flashing custom ROMs have really been a great learning experience. In addition to Android, I also enjoy keeping up with everything to do with Google's Chrome OS on a Cr-48 Chromebook.


Photography

In another portion of my spare time I enjoy learning new photography styles using a Canon DSLR or the standard, "it's 2014, everybody has one," camera phone. You can find a small sampling of my photos here.




Past Projects

Pacific Southwest Insurance Services, inc.

Designed a simple, straight-forward website for PSW Insurance.


bpm, inc.

Created database software for collection, management, and reporting of patient medical information, fetal monitor tracings, and legal documents and deposition reviews.


EverythingCelica.com

From 2001 through 2005, I designed, programmed, and maintained an e-commerce, social networking, and content management website. EverythingCelica.com was one of the largest Toyota Celica enthusiast websites in the world. It also provided a large inventory of aftermarket parts, shipped to anywhere in the United States. Many technical how-to guides and articles were written to enable customer know-how. Many events and user meets were coordinated and photographed every month.


RemixDJ.net

In 1999, I created and simultaneously ran four different internet streaming radio stations which also had the ability to take live requests. The stations were commercial-free, and would broadcast underground/alternative music and mega-mixes.


Valley Perinatal Medical Group

Designed user-friendly paper forms for collection of patient information, patient billing, post procedure instructions, and the new patient questionnaires. I also created all other office stationary such as time sheets, business cards, authorization requests, directions-to office forms, and standardized the format of the consultation forms and examination reports.




Various Other Past Projects

· Owner and operator of VPBBS (WWIV BBS, single line), DCHAT (DLX BBS, 4 lines), and A.M.I. BBS (Renegade BBS, 2 lines via DESQview) in the early '90s.

· Using Nulsoft ShoutCast, I simultaneously ran four different streaming radio stations from 1999 to 2002.

· Wrote a Donkey Kong clone for the Atari 1200XL.

· Installed Android on an iPhone 2g (A1203).

· Installed Windows 8 on a cr-48 Google Chromebook.

· Extensive experience with each version of Microsoft Windows, 3.1 through 8.1, including the tablet-editions.

· Built dynamic websites using Ruby on Rails.

· Built websites using WordPress. Customized them to perfectly blend-in with third-party and proprietary web applications.

· Installed and ran Ultimate Bulletin Board CGI v3 to v6 for several years.

· An active contributor to UBB.threads v6 and v7 via UBBDev developer forums, and UBBCentral support forums.

· Customized and performed several installations of Codex Gallery v1, v2, and v3 software.

· I ran IBM OS/2 Warp!

· Built a show car. Showed it off at several car shows. Won some trophies.

· Installed a Sony PlayStation, and later, a Nintendo/NES, to that show car.

· Was a live DJ at The Palace in Hollywood for two years.

· Was also a Club DJ in Santa Monica and in Woodland Hills, several times a week for several consecutive years.

· I've been custom building PCs as a personal hobby since 1990.

· Professionally designed and built custom PCs with Agama Computers Etc. (A.C.E.) in 1994.

· Worked with ICTN and trained corporate employees how to use Microsoft Windows & Office applications.

· Worked with Ted Heiman & Associates, customizing telemarketing software and acquired experience in the art of market research through focus groups & telephone surveys.


Contact

Email: hid242@gmail.com

Phone: 818-924-3033

Location: Los Angeles, CA


Social Networks

Google+: +IsaacDeCoursey

Facebook: /id242

Twitter: @id242

Linkedin: /in/id242