About Tim Rolen
After successfully completing a bachelor's degree in computer science in 1989, I started working as a programmer for a commercial software company in Kingston, TN. In the 20+ years since then, I have worked with a variety of hardware and software in the government and private sectors. I have experience in website design and maintenance, server and network administration, large and small database systems, various programming languages, hardware and software installation and troubleshooting.
"I have always tried to treat people fairly and to do business with honesty, integrity, and professionalism. It would be an honor and a priviledge to help you with any of your computer-related needs." - Tim Rolen
My Work History
Sites I Have Worked On Windrock OffRoad
ATV Accessory Outlet
12-Volt Accessory Outlet
Battle In The South
Production Planning for Manufacturer: I have made a number of additions and enhancements to the application that helps a local manufacturer keep track of their inventory and plan for the time and resources needed to produce their product. This includes tracking the raw materials as they are received, planning the materials for use, tracking the product through the stages of production, and preparing the packing lists for shipment, as well as numerous reports all throughout this process.
Network and Server Administration: I helped configure and maintain all of the network equipment required for supporting a corporate network, such as routers, switches, and hubs. I was also responsible for maintaining the operating system, applications, and data on the servers as well as doing routine backups. Individual users looked to me for help whenever there was a problem with their PC or any shared network resource, like printers, scanners, or shared disk space.
DOE Waste-Management Database System: I worked on a large database system that tracks waste for the U.S. Department of Energy. Obviously, I cannot go into a lot of detail about this project. My work on this project involved all aspects of installing, configuring, and programming for an Informix database system running under SCO Unix. My duties included: System Administration, Database Administration, Version Control, and Programming.
Commercial Graphics Library: One of the first jobs/projects I worked on, the GraphiC® library is designed for programmers who need scientific graphs and charts. I handled version control and all customer support. Our customers came from all over the world. So I have experience dealing with a variety of people from different cultures. I also assisted with debugging and developing new features.
Recruiter Scheduling: I worked on the application that handled scheduling for the Career Services office where I went to school. This application handled all aspects of scheduling an event for a recruiter: managing mailing lists, recruiter and candidate contact information, allowing candidates to sign up for interview times, printing a schedule for the recruiter, etc.
Smaller Projects: I have worked on a number of smaller in-house and custom programming tasks, including:
- AVID Catalog Updater
- MS Access application to update the catalog files that our client (an AVID supplier) must deliver each quarter.
- Resume Tracker
- In-House application to catalog and search resumes.
- Disk Duplication Program
- In-House application used to quickly produce customer copies of master disks.
- DOS-Based Install Program
- Program that customers can use to install the DOS version of the GraphiC® library. This included the initial compille of the library as well as building all of the example programs.