who is Brent and what is Solvix?

Brent (me) has many years of software experience in the industry.  At present I have spent the past 5+ years managing a support and development team, as well as serving as an individual contributor, for a prominent hardware manufacturing firm in Folsom, California.  I spend most of my time designing and developing various solutions using Microsoft-based platforms, but love challenges and am open to anything new.

Solvix is the business name I use to conduct my technical consulting and development as.  'Nuff said.

I have taught a number of technical courses at local colleges, have been developing solutions for the enterprise since the late 90's, and am well-versed in multiple programming languages and toolsets.  C#/ASP.Net/SQL are my preferred tools.

This website is essentially a springboard for my web presence, but also a place to showcase some of the technologies I am actively involved in.  The most up-to-date information can always found at my blog at http://solvix.blogspot.com, if I ever get to updating it.


Feel free to contact me for new projects, questions/support on existing projects, or anything else.

what I know

I can provide extensive consulting and support assistance in the following, but am not limited to:

  • Programming: Microsoft ASP.NET/C#.NET/VB.NET, Macromedia Cold Fusion, Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications, Microsoft Active Server Pages, Web Services, HTML/xHTML, XML, HDML/WML/WAP, JScript/VBScript, C/C++, PASCAL, PalmOS and Microsoft Windows Pocket PC environment development experience.
  • RDBMS: Microsoft SQL Server, SSIS/SSRS, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Active Directory, LDAP, Oracle, Sybase, mySQL. Well-versed in standard languages: SQL, T-SQL, PL/SQL.
  • Software Applications: Microsoft Visual Studio.NET, Microsoft SQL Management Studio, Macromedia Cold Fusion Studio, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe PageMaker, Crystal Reports, various network-troubleshooting applications, and many other well-known off-the-shelf PC applications.
  • Operating Systems: Microsoft DOS/Windows, Apple Macintosh OS, AT&T UNIX, Linux, Novell Netware, Sun Solaris, AS/400, HP-UX, Palm OS, Windows Mobile.
  • Other: project management approaches implementing fundamentals proposed by the PMI, small business and enterprise level architecture planning and implementation, general PC/Mac support, and more.




what I'm doing

Althought web technologies are my favorite, I'm also actively working with ...

  • ASP.Net Scaling
    Optimizing existing ASP.Net applications to scale well.
  • Virtualization
    True enterprise-ready virtualization solutions in both Windows Server 2008 R1 and R2, as well as other familiar workstation solutions (VM Ware, ...).
  • Microsoft Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF)/Silverlight
    Next generation web-based technologies.
  • Microsoft BI
    Attempting to port over existing solutions to a more extensible format.


Even if it's not listed here, I'm sure I have some familiarity with what you're working with.
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