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There used to be an ape-man in the photo: MoonWatcher. His bio takes us way back in time. I like to think of MoonWatcher as my oldest known ancestor. Had he lived in our times, he'd be well versed in the following: ● Database systems: • MS-Access, his favorite, its handiness and versatility reminds him of the ancient bone-made tools. • 2nd comes MS-SQLserver • 3rd: MySQL • 4th: PL/SQL • 5th: DB2 SQL/400. • and lastly a set of prehistoric tools: dBase, Borland, Paradox, FoxPro. ● Programming languages: • Visual Basic, all its reincarnations • Cobol, all its reincarnations • C# • IBM AS/400-iSeries, its languages: RPG, Cobol, CL, SQL/400, Query/400. As you've read up to this point, you may feel intrigued by MoonWatcher's origins and developments. Read the first chapters in Arthur Clarke's "2001, A Space Odyssey". There, the anthropoid's fears and amazements, his early attempts at understanding the world, are magistrally depicted.
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Experience

Systems Analyst, Programmer, Project Leader

Jan 1987 - Dec 2015 (28 years)

Long story short, I’ve worked in the following industries: • Oil & Gas • Pharma & Biochemical • Insurance • Banking & Credit Card • Port Operations • Food • IT consultancy & software house ...on a variety of platforms, applications, programming languages and functional positions.

Education

Systems Analyst

1985 - 1992 (7 years)

Qualifications

None (1901)

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Throughout my career I’ve had few chances (or need) to achieve certifications on any topics. Typically I’d be provided technical manuals and functional documentation to read, grasp and apply to practice on the go. Such an approach, rather imposed by business dynamics than thoughtful maturation, led me to build an eclectic methodology for systems development, which I dubbed “Stick n Bag” in a colorful reference to its expeditious steps.

Publications

Automated Conversion System - Cobol Wang-VS to Cobol AS/400

Functional Reference Manual and User's Manual for a package for full automated conversion of files and programs written in Cobol for machines Wang-VS, to be converted into relational database formats DB2/400 (Data dictionary, physical & logical db files, screen & print device files) and programs in Cobol/400 syntax. For internal use only -- course and workshops imparted on the use of the package.

AS/400-iSeries Security Administration

Manual to support a course & workshop of AS/400-iSeries Security Administration. Duration: 2 weeks. Imparted in a IT Consultancy & Application support firm.

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  • Spanish 3
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  • Numeracy 1
    88%
  • US English Level 1
    88%
  • Spanish 2
    85%
  • UK English 1
    80%
  • SQL Level 1
    78%

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