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Services

I have a passion for finding simple solutions to complex problems.

Software Consultancy

Get help for your team—getting off the ground, working through difficult spots and stalled projects—specializing in functional programming, web development, system integration, data-driven applications, JavaScript, Ruby & Clojure.

Writing

Simple, easy to read documentation for your code and API's—technical writing based on principle to give insight into the latest software trends.

Training

Learning the art of computer programming? Need to help your team upgrade their skills? Online training on HackHands. In-person and on-premise training in the Albuquerque, New Mexico area.

Portfolio

These are some of the solutions that my clients have loved.

IHEPA

Web Design

PHREI

Web Development

IBM DeveloperWorks

Writing

Persimmon Pearl

Consulting

Open Source

Programming

Robert Half Technology

Programming

What Others Say

I had a great session with Delon, he was very understanding and had a lot of patience with me. He has a lot of experience to help you out and guide you to solve your problem. I recommend him 100%.

Unbelievable fast, funny guy who is a absolute pro in the field of PHP/SQL. He not only helped me but even provided a better solution to the problem in a matter of minutes.

Delon was proactive, broad-minded and customer-focused as a developer. His grasp and in-depth understanding of modern IT is admirable. He embraced the need for integrating security throughout the IT lifecycle—a refreshing attitude and much needed in today's highly dependent and interlinked systems.

John S. Galliano, Information Security Officer, The Department of Veteran Affairs

Delon is a very capable and knowledgeable programmer able to adapt proficiently and easily to various programming languages.... He is also not a ‘set-in-his-ways’ programmer, but rather is ready to learn and apply new thoughts that pertain to a specific job. He is very easy going and works well in both solo and group settings.

Art Betts, Web Developer, Oceanic Time Warner Cable

...the high level of professional conduct, work ethic, and interpersonal communication skills. He is quick to grasp what is complex. He easily translates highly technical information to the non-programmer. He has an uncanny ability to see many creative programming approaches to a given task, and routinely presents choices that I often did not know were options.

Victoria Jenkins, Study Coordinator, Pacific Health Research & Education Institute

To manage Delon you'll find out how strong communication works, ‘he get's it’.

Dick Belmont, VP Executive Producer, Creative Director, The BCB Group

Delon is among ConnCAP's most popular tutors due to the fact that he is able to diagnose the immediate needs of the student and follow through with just the right mix of guidance and enthusiasm. It isn't often that one finds students in an after-school program who are eager to study math and science, but Delon is able to command that level of respect and enthusiasm from his tutees.

Work History

This is my story.

  • Various Companies, Freelance Programmer

    9/1999 - Present—Connecticut, Hawai'i, New Mexico

    Got my start in 1999 creating a data conversion script to import data from a legacy Wang system to QuickBooks for a client in the manufacturing industry. Clients have included small businesses, universities, staffing agencies (e.g. Robert Half Technology, ALTRES, & TekSystems) and large organizations (e.g. The Department of Veterans Affairs, Time Warner & Master Card) across industries (e.g. retail, marketing, health care, education, research, non-profit) in Connecticut, Hawaii and New Mexico. Have come to specialize in systems integration, business process management, and data-oriented programming.

    Java, C#, VBA, Python, PHP, Perl, JavaScript, Clojure, ClojureScript, Ruby on Rails, Oracle, MySQL, Linux, EDI 834
  • Pacific Health Research & Education Institute, Data Manager

    1/2013 - 1/2016—Honolulu, Hawai'i

    Performed duties as a member of the research team for a NIH diabetes study (GRADE) including meeting with patients, processing lab specimens, etc. Also, served as IT liaison for the team, and developed custom software to improve day-to-day operations as well as many small scripts and programs for impromptu reporting and data analysis.

    • Developed a workflow and case management system, with built-in reporting, scheduling and EHR features
    • Developed an application that interfaced with a legacy console application (VistA), parsed text reports and generated PDF reports performing tasks that previously took hours in seconds

    Java, JavaScript, Ruby, Clojure, PostgreSQL, Datomic, VistA, Microsoft SQL Server, HIPAA Compliance
  • Pacific Health Research & Education Institute, Programmer / Analyst

    12/2009 - 12/2011—Honolulu, Hawai'i

    Served as staff programmer on two NIH cancer studies (PLCO and NLST), developed custom data management, workflow and case management applications as well as many small scripts and programs for impromptu reporting and data analysis.

    • Developed methods for dealing with some very complex logistical constraints imposed on the studies
    • Saved the institute thousands of dollars in software and hardware purchases

    Ruby, Ruby on Rails, Python, JavaScript, C#, MySQL, Microsoft Access, VBA with Excel, Ubuntu
  • Computers Period, Owner

    5/2003 - 2/2009—Waterbury, Connecticut

    Provided general IT services as a one stop shop for small businesses, advised clients on software and hardware purchases. Specialized in Windows/Linux integration. Provided development services for other IT companies.

    PHP, Perl, C#, VBA with Excel, Microsoft Access, Windows XP, Windows Server, Redhat Enterprise Linux
  • Southern Connecticut State University, Programmer / Analyst

    1/2005 - 7/2006—New Haven, Connecticut

    While a student at the university, maintained and developed applications across university departments for the “Applications” team of the IT department. Performed Unix system administration and data management tasks.

    • Developed a console application for importing CSV files into Oracle that provided data type analysis
    • Developed a web site with extensive accessibility features for the Disability Resource Center

    Java, Perl, PHP, Microsoft Access, Oracle, Unix, Debian GNU/Linux
  • Naugatuck Valley Community College, Tutor / Mentor

    1/1999 - 6/2004—Waterbury, Connecticut

    Tutored middle school, high school, and college students primarily in Math. Subjects included Elementary Math, Algebra, Geometry, Pre-calculus & Calculus.

    Tutoring


Hello

My name is Délon.

Photo of Delon Newman

I've been working in IT since 1999, as a Technician, Graphic Designer, System Administrator & Programmer. I've done so for my own companies, as a consultant, and as an employee of other companies. I've tutored math since high school and have, in the last couple of years, started providing computer programming help online through HackHands.

My specialties include building data-driven applications (such as workflow, case management, and scheduling systems), system integration (via web services, data exchange formats and glue code), data scraping (from web sites and legacy applications). I've worked with a variety of technologies over the years but, currently I mostly work with JavaScript, Ruby, Clojure & Java.

Please contact me at contact@delonnewman.name to discuss your project.