I have an extensive network of highly skilled and specialized contractors that I collaborate with for larger projects with a range of requirements.
Lawrence Sparling, P.Eng
Software Design and Technical Lead
I work directly with customers and business stakeholders to help design and implement high performance software solutions. I can pull the process flow and database layout out of a conversation with a customer, translate business needs into practical requirements, and manage the team of developers to hit delivery targets. I've been designing web-based business production systems for fifteen years. I specialize in collaborative workflow management -- literally getting every member of a team "working off the same page" of priorities, leading to huge savings in production costs.
I have an eclectic background in technology as well as art and graphic design. For me, this underscores the importance of data visualization as the foundation of solid UX, and has guided my tool designs to manage complex data sets. Production status at a glance -- an extremely powerful combination.
Over a decade of experience as an R & D consultant, formal training as language instructor and experience as a motivational speaker have honed my verbal and written skills to a high degree. I can communicate challenging subjects to any audience -- talk tech, business or anything in between .
In the media industry, I designed and developed a distributed production tool for continuous localization which delivered four AAA Console Video games to global audiences --ModNation Racers (Sony) -17 languages! Two versions of Sleeping Dogs for Square/Enix and even "Halo - The Master Chief Collection" for Microsoft.
I designed and developed a Lab Information Management System (LIMS) in the Agri-tech industry. It currently runs all the veterinary pathology labs at Butterball LLC. To put this project in perspective, our software manages just shy of a billion pounds of turkey each year. We've run western Canada's largest poultry vet practice (PHS in Airdrie, Alberta) -- 24/7 since 2011.
Continuous Localization Management in video game production.
Linux, AWS, Ansible, LAMP stack, Node, VueJs