I (Richard Hollon) am a 37 year old software engineer based in downtown Austin, Texas USA.
In my free time I enjoy: playing my Martin guitar (a lefty), cooking different recipes (try me), cold-brewing coffee, bicycling Austin's trails and boardwalk, swimming, freshwater fishing, dove hunting, two-steppin' across Texas, editing vacation videos and so much more.
This website was re-written in jQuery during some rare free time (Oct 2015). This website was updated (May 19th, 2018).
A challenging software development position offering opportunities for professional growth and advancement.
.NET Consultant @ Texas Workforce CommissionJan 2016 - Present
Programmer V @ Texas Education AgencyFeb 2014 – Jan 2016
.NET Consultant @ Texas DSHS & USDA.May 2013 – Jan 2014
C# Deployment Specialist @ Double Line Inc.Oct 2012 – May 2013
Software Engineer @ Incenergy.July 2010 – Oct 2012
Software Architect @ HVJ Associates, Inc.May 2009 – March 2010
.NET Consultant @ ABB Grain Limited.July 2008 – Dec 2008
.NET Consultant @ TXDOT.Feb 2007 – June 2008
Software Engineer @ Homecity.Feb 2006 – Sept 2006
.NET Consultant @ ACS Inc (TXCHIP).June 2005 – Nov 2005
.NET Consultant @ AAXJune 2004 – June 2005
Software Developer @ IASJuly 2002 – May 2004
Junior Software Developer @ NHASept 2001 – April 2002
Texas State Technical College (Waco, TX)1999-2001
A.A.S. in Computer Science awarded August 2001
Logic and Design, Systems Analysis, Qbasic, IBM COBOL I, II, III, RPG II & IV, Java JDK, C.I.C.S., ALC (Assembler), Unix Sun Solaris, Borland C++, Visual Basic 6 I & II, Visual C++ 6 I & II, Oracle SQL, Oracle PL/SQL.
- MCSD: Developing ASP.NET MVC 4 Applications - 2013
- MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Windows Forms Applications - 2010
- MCTS: Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 Web-based Client Development - 2008
- MCTS: Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server 2007 Application Development - 2008
- MCP: Designing & Implementing Distributed Applications (VB6) - 2002
My current website's source code, optimized using jQuery and JS libraries.
My website written in ASP.NET MVC5.
A script to produce a nightly report for a scheduled Windows SQL job.
Some powerful jQuery examples from the real world.
My original website, written in ASP.NET Web Forms.
A simple string sorting exercise in C#.