Resume

Davis Ray Sickmon, Jr

Code Wizard For Hire

 “Reasonable Rates”

September 12th, 2014 ( 7/6/17: Currently being updated – beware broken things. 😉 )

Contact & Social Media Information

(316) 880-1576

    

Objectives

  • Provide good products & services to customers
  • Foster growth in new & existing developers
  • Be challenged inside & outside of the field
  • Continue to expand my knowledge & skills
  • Provide a solid income for my household

Quick Overview

  • 28 years of professional software development
  • Professional experience on numerous platforms
  • Strong teambuilding and project management background
  • An end to end understanding of networking technology, from physical installation to protocol design to client server architecture
  • Heavily experienced in high-uptime fields such as industrial automation
  • Experience in multiple software development fields allows a unique understanding of problems from multiple points of view
  • Strong design skills for mobile development, online software development, and desktop development

Employment History
Midnight Ryder Technologies President 1999 to Current
Handle all aspects of a contract development company, including:
  • Sales & Marketing
  • Software Design & Implementation
  • Customer Relations
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Hiring of 3rd Party Contractors
  • Accounting
  • Business Development
Pixel Time Instructor 2010 to 2011
Taught classes for Pixel Time, including:
  • Game development
  • WordPress Development
  • iOS Development using PhoneGap
  • General iOS education
R & S BBQ #1 Construction Manager 2007
Ran a complete construction job from removal of old retail image package to final stages of restaurant opening. Handled all teams, tradesmen, and interfaced with city inspectors, along with doing physical construction tasks.
Gamer Zone Centers President 2004 to 2006
Performed duties as president of the company, handling employees, strategic business development decisions, and even from time to time, physical construction projects for expansion or location move.
Creek Electric, Inc Developer 1991 to 2002
Initially hired to build electrical panels, my role slowly grew over time to include:
  • CAD
  • MMI Development
  • Network Design

 

  • Network Design
  • Network Installation
  • Systems Administration
  • PLC Programming

 

Skills
General Skills

 

 

 

Skills

Languages Platforms
  • C
  • iOS
  • C++
  • Android
  • Objective C
  • DOS
  • PHP
  • Windows 3.0 – 10
  • Javascript
  • Mac OS X 10.2 – 10.8
  • Java
  • Linux
  • CScript
  • AIX
  • Lua
  • Allen Bradley PLC’s
  • HTML
  • Allen-Bradley SCL’s
  • Ladder Logic
  • Siemens PLC’s
  • SQL
  • PanelView

Notable Projects

Crucible Midnight Ryder Technologies 2014 to Current
Handled all aspects of design process and budget projections,Kickstarter funding, marketing, and development for 2D video game based around an 80’s styled popular arcade game concept.
Jumpman Forever Midnight Ryder Technologies 2013 to Current
Handled all aspects of design process and budget projections, Licensing, Kickstarter funding, marketing, and development for 2D resurrection of classic Jumpman game from C-64/Atari era. Shipping for Ouya Micro-Console, iOS, Android, PC, Mac.
RetroBeaker Midnight Ryder Technologies 2013
Handled all aspects of design process and budget projections, Marketing, and development for Mac, iOS, and Android game.
Cloud Based Social File Network Caprock Custom Software 2013 to Current
Handled all aspects of design process and budget projections, P&L sheets, 21 page design document for investment grade proposal, and all maintenance and upkeep contracts. Project is currently in discussion with investors for funding, so further information is unavailable at this time.
ToroCloud Caprock Custom Software 2012 to Current
Handled all aspects of design process, client and server software design and implementation, marketing website, and maintenance.
iCareING Notebook Families Together, Inc. 2012 to Current
Handled all aspects of design process for iOS, Android, and future desktop versions of personal medical tracking software for Families Together, Inc., a non-profit organization. Also designed and implemented marketing website, and am actively involved in further marketing and development efforts.
Network Controlled Vending Supply Solutions Corp 2012 to Current
Supply Solutions Corp provides vending of tools and parts for industrial settings automated storage cabinets and vending machines fitted with a touch screen and custom PIC microcontroller based hardware. Provided both hardware and PIC troubleshooting in their warehouse and on-site at end user locations.
My Little Green Book Caprock Custom Software 2012 to Current
Brought “My Little Green Book”, a publication of the Oklahoma Defense Lawyer’s Association, to iOS, Android, and Blackberry platforms. This allows defense lawyers to have instant access to relevant law on their mobile devices during discussion or court cases, rather than having to look up relevant information in the print version.
Fruit of the Spirit Midnight Ryder Technologies 2010
A Biblically based project that allows a user to gage their day based on the “Fruits of the Spirit” presented in Galatians. Built using PhoneGap to experiment with HTML 5’s localStorage functionality, and eventually released as a full product.
Kenosha Milling Harvest States / Cargill 1993 to 2011
Industrial Automation project on the largest single-construction flourmill in North America. Original work was performed as an employee of Creek Electric, Inc., the customer requested the contract for support and continued development remain with myself after CEI’s engineering department was shut down. Duties included:

  • HMI Design & Implementation
  • PLC Programming
  • Network Design & Installation
  • CAD for electrical documentation
  • Setting documentation standards for outside contractors
Bang The Keys Jill Dearman 2011
Designed and implemented iOS product tie-in for Jill Dearman’s “Bang The Key” book on writing. The product allows users to select writing exercises, sets criteria for them, and keeps them after the activity so the writer can look back at them for further inspiration.
Fountain Street Fountain Street Productions 2008 to 2009
Designed in association with Maha Al-Emam, and implemented a social network for independent music distribution and publication.
DIIO Diio, LLC / Maha Al-Emam 2009
Diio.net is the world’s largest provider of flight data. In association with Maha Al-Emam, we implemented the graphics-intense front end for their online presence.
Golf Game 2005
Implemented Speex VOIP compression for multi-player games into existing golf title that utilized the Torque 3D engine.
Soccer Game 2005
Designed and implemented Torque Script based AI into work-in-progress soccer game that utilized the Torque 3D engine. Title was never shipped by customer.
Marble Attack Digital Snow 2005
Designed and implemented all gameplay and AI for low-budget indie single player, kid friendly first-person shooter. This title used the Torque 3D engine and was released for PC and Mac.
Flip Panic! Midnight Ryder Technologies 2003
Designed and implemented all aspects of game, from UI and graphics to game programming. Released for PC.
Tile Panic! Midnight Ryder Technologies 2002
Designed and implemented all aspects of game, from UI and graphics to game programming. Released for PC.
Boulder Panic! 1, 2, TC, CB, 2 DX Midnight Ryder Technologies 1999 to 2001
Designed and implemented all aspects of game, from UI and Graphics to game programming. There were 5 versions in total over three years, and after Boulder Panic! 2 a re-usable game engine was designed and utilized for The Challenge (TC), Christmas Bonus (CB) and 2 DX versions of the game. Released for PC
Credit Card Authorization System Underware Electronics 1990
My first contract development job was at age 17, developing a credit card authorization system that hooked in with an existing order entry and inventory database. As per customer spec, the project was developed in Microsoft BC 7 with BTrieve for database accessibility.

Contract & In-House Project Stats Since 1999 (as of September 12th, 2014)

Shipped iOS & Android Projects 11 Video Games Shipped 9
Pending iOS & Android Projects 7 Unshipped Video Games 6
 Websites Developed  57 Pending Video Games 3
 Other Application Development Projects  14  Industrial Automation Projects  13

Projects Outside of Software Development

Books In Print
The Story of Gamer Zone ISBN: 9781441446749
The Horror Game ISBN: 9781589942844
The Plastic Army Game ISBN: 9781475146226
TV & Movies
The World Of Gamer Zone Co-Host, 2006 (12 Episodes)
Free Me (Short Film) Mike

Associations And Distinctions

Kansas Game Developer’s Association Founder 2014 to Current
First Geek Congregation Minister Jan 2014 to Current
The Save Ferris Project Founder 2012 to Current
Butler County Community College Interactive 3D Degree Steering Advisory Board 2010 to Current
SANS SANS Handler On Duty Rotation 2003 to 2004
IndieGamesCon Speaker 2001 to 2003