Henry C. (Hank) Mishkoff
4062 Windhaven Lane
Programmer: Decades of experience as a programmer, system designer, and project manager.
Salesforce Administrator: Shared responsibility for administering a Salesforce implementation since 2014. Certified Salesforce Administrator since 2017.
Web Developer: Founded WebFeats (Dallas' first independent Web-development company) in 1995.
Writer: Authored several books and more than a dozen magazine and newspaper articles on various computer-related subjects, as well as numerous reference and training manuals.
Consultant: Self-employed computer consultant for most of the last 30+ years. Strong
Visual FoxPro: 30+ years experience (dBase, FoxBase, and FoxPro).
November 2007 present: S&P Global Platts RigData, Fort Worth (contractor)
June 2008 present: Rug Anchor, Plano (contractor)
March 2008 January 2009: RunningTrax, Wellington, FL (contractor)
February 2007 May 2007: Hardie's, Dallas (contractor)
October 2006 December 2006: Superior Livestock Auctions, Fort Worth (contractor)
April 2006 October 2006: Lain, Faulkner, Dallas (contractor)
December 2004 February 2006: Nursefinders, Arlington (employee)
2000 2004: WynTrac and Wyndham Jade Travel, Plano (contractor)
2002: Wireless Services and Communications, Plano (contractor)
1997 1999: Adams Golf, Plano (contractor)
1995 present: WebFeats, Dallas (owner)
1992 1997: Brinks Home Security, Carrollton (contractor)
1985 1997: AT&T Wireless, Dallas; Cellular One, Austin, Oklahoma City, Kansas City (contractor)
1980 1989: Texas Instruments, Richardson (contractor)
Turnkey Project Implementer: I specialize in creating and implementing computer-based solutions. My personal communication skills allow me to explore the problem with the personnel who are most affected by it; my analysis experience enables me to determine the optimal solution. I can create specifications to any desired level of detail. I can design and create an entire system, including the architecture and structure of the underlying database and the user interface (Web-based or otherwise). My professional documentation background helps me to develop functional, technical, and user documentation, and my training experience allows me to instruct those who will actually be relying on the system. Although I typically work alone, I have experience coordinating small groups of developers I'm good at motivating them, and they enjoy working for and with me. In short: You give me the problem, I deliver the solution.
Data Wrangler: I have been working with various forms of computer-based data for more than 20 years. I can create new databases to form the foundation of new projects; I can analyze existing data to extract its hidden meaning; I can convert data between various formats so that it can be more easily viewed and manipulated by business analysts. In essence, I coax complex data to reveal its secrets, and I present it in a form that can be easily understood.
Website Creator: I have been creating websites since the World Wide Web was in its infancy. I specialize in creating websites that are rich in information. Some of the websites I create are data-centric, involving the integration of the Web with various databases. Other sites are static, relying less on data and more on the organization and presentation of voluminous amounts of material. All my websites have one thing in common: They clearly communicate their intended messages to their target audiences.
Communicator: Not only am I an excellent communicator in person, my written communication skills are superb. I have written everything from reference manuals to magazine articles to books (and even award-winning short stories). In fact, I would have to say that communication is the primary goal of all my work no matter how sophisticated the technology behind a software system or a website, that technology is useless unless it effectively communicates its purposes and results. Technology without communication is pure sizzle. Communication brings value to technology.
Salesforce Administration (2017)
Understanding Artificial Intelligence
Cracking the Peanut: Your IBM PCjr Companion
Dream Girl and Other Stories
CyberBiz (a biweekly column about business-related uses of the Internet), The Met (1995)
Undergraduate Degree: Samford University (Birmingham, AL)