Owner/Operator: January 2005 - present
UrbanDB began as an excuse to get outdoors periodically and
walk around the city streets by photographing buildings
under construction. It also served a secondary purpose as
research for a condominium purchase at the time. Since 2005
the website has grown to be a one of the most popular
Real-Estate related websites within the GTA for high-rise
construction although most of the visitors quickly grab the
information they came for and don't even realize what
The website earns enough in revenue to sponsor travel to
other cities for expansion of the database and keeps a
small part-time staff for data entry purposes.
DBA and Infrastructure Architect: January 2004 - present
Design and plan a full infrastructure overhaul;
hardware, environment configuration and administrative
Purchase new database infrastructure required to meet
immediate performance requirements.
Complete database infrastructure and software upgrades
with minimal down-time.
Design and implement a platform for calculating supply
and demand of target keywords on the internet. Currently
tracking 180Million target keywords across 1+ Billion
webpages -- patent pending.
PostgreSQL Consultant: September 2003 - December 2003
Developer: March 2000 - January 2004
Technical lead for recent revision of flagship product,
IQOS v3. Consisted of a significant code base redesign
(> 90% rewrite), new database subsystems, and major
overhaul (and reduction) in manual procedures of
technical departments to manage the system.
Database Design for all internally developed systems and
Database Administration of production and test systems
including Oracle, PostgreSQL, and MySQL based databases.
Planned and implemented automated large scale client
migrations between InQuent and 3rd party platforms.
Assisted integration of legacy systems with new systems.
IAF / Horizon -> Billplex -> InQuent Billing &
Designed and implemented large documents on an automated
documentation build system which reduced the amount of
time spent on documentation tasks.
Major Developer: January 2002 - present
Member of The PostgreSQL Foundation: February 2004 -
Implementation of SQL99 features such as data type
DOMAIN support and object dependency
CASCADE functionality within
PostgreSQL's code line. For a complete list of tasks
completed, see my PostgreSQL summary page.
Unix (Solaris, FreeBSD, Linux),
Windows (2k, NT, 9x), OS/2, Dos
C, Pascal, Perl, PHP, PL/SQL,
PL/PGSQL, Shell, TCL, Visual Basic, x86 ASM
MSSQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL
CVS, Data Architect, DocBook,
ERWin, MS Office (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point,
Viseo), OpenOffice, Unix Tools (awk, grep, sed,
CSS, DSSSL, HTML, RSS, XML,
Ontario Real Estate
RCC College of Technology
Honours Electronics Engineering Technologist
95% during all programming related courses
Analog and digital circuit design, computer analysis,
and PCB prototyping.
Designed, developed, implemented and presented
microcontroller controlled five band parametric
equalizer in team of two over period of 8 months.