My name is Jim Robson, and I began designing and developing websites in February of 1997.
At first I was only building not-for-profit sites; I was attracted to the Web primarily as a means of reaching out to people. I quickly found that I enjoyed working with the technology, and people seemed to think that I had a knack for using it creatively.
I've always had a love of teaching, and in 2000 I became intrigued with the possibility of using Macromedia Flash as a tool for delivering high-impact, interactive learning experiences online. I developed my first Flash project in the summer of that year, and was immediately hooked.
I began working with ColdFusion in the autumn of 2001 while building an intranet learning portal for Citibank e-Business Group. Since that time, my focus has been on complex data-driven Web applications (a.k.a. Rich Internet Applications, or RIAs) rather than conventional websites.
In 2002 I joined SNP Technologies as a part of the development team for SeginusMD, a Web-based Medical Practice Management System, and that is when I was introduced to SQL Server. In January of 2003 I began working with Flash Communication Server as a means of pushing data to distributed users.
I started tinkering with Flex in late 2005 when the public alpha of Flex 2 was made available. Together with the team at Eye Street Software, I developed RIAs with Flex and/or Ajax UIs and a variety of middle-tier and back-end technologies (FDS, Java, Hibernate, Rails, etc).
Bringing together my love of teaching with my Web development experience, I became a CompTIA CTT+ Certified Technical Trainer in March 2008, and this led to the Adobe Certified Instructor for Flex credential I now hold.
In May of 2008 I joined the stellar team at Rothbury Software as an Architect specializing in Flex and Flex/Alfresco implementations and Flex training.
Since July of 2009 I have been helping to build the Flex UI for a forensic case management system at Booz | Allen | Hamilton.
I am located in North Smithfield, RI, USA.
Please feel free to contact me.