To take our product to the next level our executive management team prioritized and approved a project to substantially improve our system performance by making a platform change. This project was set to be a multi-million dollar investment to change our back-end data storage solution to one that would offer the scalability and performance we were looking to achieve. To ensure this was the right investment we reached out to Wes to evaluate the scope of the project. In a very short time he was able to help us develop a prototype that addressed our performance needs without the need for a platform change.
Instead of relying on new architecture to provide the performance we were looking for, Wes showed us a path to substantially optimize our code without the need to change platforms. Wes then worked with a single developer in a code advisory role to transform the prototype into production code. This project was done in less than a 10th of the time we had originally planned and exceeded the performance gains we were hoping for. Our original goal was to make our software 10 times faster. With Wes’ direction our product is 23 times faster and already in production.
This change has made a significant impact on our client base, as they are able to access results to complex calculation models in less than an hour where they used to have to wait on average 8 hours for the those same results.
We exceeded our goals, optimized our client satisfaction, solidified our place as the market leader and saved millions of dollars due to the project scope reduction thanks to Wes’ experience, dedication and guidance.
Vice President of Software Engineering
I worked with Wes on a very complex CI project where our main challenge was scaling as well as expansive requirements
that were coming from various sources. The project required understanding requirements from various stakeholders,
coming up with a design and building a prototype to prove the concept.
At each stage Wes demonstrated professionalism and technical excellence in making tangible progress.
Wes also helped us build a plan for the project with clear criteria defined for success of each stage that helped us
stay focused as well as avoid any communication gaps.
His ability to jump into unknown areas and carve out useful information often helped us progress despite various
technical & non technical challenges. His work in the project helped us identify several unknowns and also introduced us
to technologies that we could leverage as we work on the next stage of the project.
In short – Wes ticks all the boxes – professional, easy to work with and technically sound that would be a useful
addition to any project regardless of the size or the complexity.
We have used Wes on two separate projects.
Initially Wes took the time to understand our Organization, our Vision and our Mission Statement.
He did an excellent job Collaborating with our team, he took the time to listen to our issues/problems
and then presented options he felt would work.
He took the time to Connect with our Organzation.
One issue resulted in a short term solution and the other solution we have be using for
over two years now.
His ability to translate technical jargon into user terminology is tops in my mind.
Wes is dedicated and committed to help.
Vice President – Information Technology
Tabitha Health Care Services
Wes’ application development allowed us to increase our weekly capacity by 125 patients and cut the total time, with more patients, by 60%.
I would highly recommend Wes to any individual, business, company, or organization who is looking for an attentive, engaged, effective, organized, educated, and highly competent individual to work with.
Wes has delivered technical presentations to both the Lincoln .NET Users Group and Nebraska Code Camp on
multiple occasions. As the leader both of those, I wholeheartedly and passionately recommend him as a truly top-notch
developer speaker. His presentations are always among the highest rated at the code camp, and positively talked about
among user group members. It’s hard to find good developer speakers – you never know what you’re going to get.
With Wes, I always knew I was getting a thoroughly researched and polished session from someone ruthlessly competent
on the topic presented. There are few people who are both great developer and great speakers, but Wes is without a
doubt one of them. If given the opportunity, I sincerely believe Wes could become a very hot commodity in the regional
and national technical speaking circuit.