Clint Andrew Hall

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Kansas City, MO 64110 USA
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Web: http://www.clintandrewhall.com

Education

B.S. Computer Science

Rockhurst University, Kansas City, MO
September 1997 - August 2001

Earned a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Computer Science, with a minor in Theatre Arts, attending on academic and theatre scholarships.

Professional Experience

Web Evangelist

Cerner Corporation, Kansas City, MO
October 2009 - Present

Web Evangelist responsible for promoting an agnostic, progressive enhancement web philosophy for all web teams within Cerner. Also responsible for evaluating emerging web technologies for potential inclusion in the stack, performing research and presenting findings to the Cerner community and beyond, managing relationships with existing and potential partners and vendors.

Software Architect

Cerner Corporation, Kansas City, MO
March 2007 - October 2009

Presentation Architect within Cerner Healthe, (a consumer division within Cerner), responsible for all aspects of the web presentation layer technology stack. Influenced and interpreted visual design, delivering complete HTML, CSS and JS code for multiple platforms (e.g. mobile, iPhone, desktop, etc) for more than six different solutions impacting health and claims management, as well personal health record-keeping.

  • Credited with developing and implementing a comprehensive, browser agnostic web philosophy responsible for a level of accessibility previously not possible for Cerner web solutions.
  • Invented the Web Bootstrapper, a patent-pending technology that allows semantic web pages to adapt to the heuristics of the device or platform on which it's being displayed. This technology has since been utilized across the spectrum of Cerner solutions.
  • Served as a consultant and mentored engineers for multiple groups and product units in web technology and development.

Sr. Software Engineer

Cerner Corporation, Kansas City, MO
January 2005 - March 2007

Presentation Architect over the ePrescribing (eRx) and Community Health Record (CHR) solutions for the treatment of entire Medicare populations in several states. Duties included interpreting functional requirements into a coherent user interface and visual design. This was followed by deep technical design for implementation, including proprietary, markup-producing Java Presentation Components, service fa├žade usage, Struts actions, Ajax, JavaScript, CSS, semantic HTML and cross-browser compatibility.

  • Proposed and spearheaded the "New Navigation" project, a radical redesign of the user interface based on usability study and sales feedback. Wrangled module teams and coordinated their workflow redesign from concept to deployment.
  • Developed architecture pattern discarding JSPs in favor of full modules of aggregate presentation components, adding entire workflows to any WAR using standard J2EE and Struts configuration. Approach was then adopted by all web solutions at Cerner.
  • Responsible for mentoring software engineers and other architects in semantic markup practices and prudent JavaScript.

Application Developer

Cerner Corporation, Kansas City, MO
October 2003 - January 2005

Presentation layer developer for the Web Experience solution, specifically the Order Management space. Designed, documented, and developed front-end user interfaces for order placement, drug catalog browsing, proactive interaction checking and alerting.

  • Developed a reusable, component-based rendering system for the presentation layer. This resulted in a dramatic 80% reduction in markup on JSPs and allowed for the inclusion of order-specific constructs in other spaces with little code.
  • Considered Subject Matter Expert for presentation layer technologies, serving as a code review agent for other associate and team-produced code. Taught multiple courses for new and existing associates within the HR training framework.

Software Engineer II

Sprint, Overland Park, KS
June 2003 - October 2003

Transitioned from Accenture Outsourcing to Sprint PCS as a Software Engineer II. Member of the Architecture team, responsible for applying design patterns, creating interfaces to back-end applications, and overseeing code development across releases.

  • Found simple code modification that eliminated an expensive project and saved the team tens of thousands of dollars.
  • Considered Subject Matter Expert (SME) in the application and in business-layer interfaces, including AMDOCS.
  • Point of contact for technical issues and fixes; "Be sure to run that by Clint."

Outsourced Analyst

Accenture LLP, Overland Park, KS
July 2001 - June 2003

Employed as an Analyst in the Outsourcing organization for a number of client engagements.

  1. Wireless Telecom Engagement

    Software engineer developing principal web-based Customer Care billing platform using Java. Primary fix agent responsible for resolving defects throughout the delivery life-cycle. Individually resolved over 200 test tickets for a large conversion release.

    • Resolved longstanding, multi-release user interface tab-order issue in four days with object-oriented JavaScript. Solution used a recursive module of code with backward-compatibility support for three prior releases.
    • Created database tool for full transaction tracing, from screen widget to Java bean, for test support and analytics.
  2. Long Distance Telecom Engagement

    Responsible for monitoring load balance and processing time on Long Distance switches through an SQL interface. Placed on-call to troubleshoot backlogged transactions across 14 different telecommunication applications.

    • Asked to lead refresher and training sessions in C++ programming fundamentals.
    • Analyzed critical Visual Basic applications for upgrade vs. porting feasibility. Recommendations implemented 100%.
    • Developed plan to redesign Intranet site responsible for tracking employee availability, paging, and switch uptime.
  3. Broadband Telecom Engagement

    Responsible for analyzing new functionality and creating end-to-end test plans for all development efforts involved. Coordinated multiple teams across the United States to communicate test approach and obtain sign-off.

    • Drove refinement of business and user requirements for test case development.
    • Developed consolidated test plans for 14 applications with major enhancements.
    • Viewed as indispensable by the client, who demanded a contract negotiation to keep me on staff past roll-off.

Technical Skills

  • Highly proficient in all facets of web design, including:
    • Progressive Enhancement as philosophy,
    • browser interoperability and agnostics,
    • standards-based HTML design,
    • semantic markup,
    • CSS,
    • object-oriented and unobtrusive JavaScript,
    • Ajax techniques and patterns.
  • Comfortable functioning as both designer and engineer, delivering function and aesthetic as well as technical approach.
  • Well-versed in the use of Java, J2EE, and the Jakarta Struts Framework, delivering scalable, high-performance web solutions to remote clients on Weblogic, Websphere and Oracle application servers.
  • Experience delivering code for production systems in Java, Perl, SQL, Visual Basic, Cold Fusion, and C++.
  • Recent Skills Inventory
    • HTML (including HTML5)
    • CSS (including CSS3, WebKit extensions)
    • JavaScript
    • Java, J2EE, Servlets, JSP
    • iPhone/Touch web development
    • WebOS and SDK
    • JavaScript Frameworks (e.g. jQuery, MooTools, Xui, etc)

Awards and Publications

At Cerner Corporation

At Rockhurst University

  • Featured in the ACTF Tech Expo for excellence in Technical Theatre Design using 3D Computer Graphics. (2001)
  • Invited to the Festival of Student Achievement all four years at Rockhurst for excellence in research. (1997-2001)
  • Three-time KC/ACTF Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Nominee for excellence in Acting. (1998-2001)
  • Served on President's "Commission for the Future" Technology Advisory Committee. (2000)
  • Recipient of the Rockhurst University Dean's Research Fellowship in 1999 for 3D graphics research. (1999)

Siggraph 1999 International Conference - Electronic Schoolhouse

Featured speaker in the 'Classroom' discussing the success of the 1997 and 1998 ThinkQuest websites in teaching, more specifically the use of 3D graphics combined with Internet technology to teach difficult subjects to students of all ages.

ThinkQuest 1997 International Web Design Competition

Team Leader; designed interface and 3D graphics; programmed Perl 5 scripts; designed HTML layout. Received Second Place in Arts and Literature category for the website on Shakespeare totaling $48,000 in scholarships.

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Last updated: December 20th, 2009