Who Am I

Little something about me

imageHighly qualified and well developed technology professional with extensive software development, IT engineering / management, and project lead experience that excels at leading cross-functional teams and coordinating multiple software development projects simultaneously. Solutions-oriented with notable success directing a broad range of IT initiatives while participating in planning and implementation of web-based solutions in direct support of client objectives.

What I do

Skills and services I offer

I make things work. My primary skill is my ability to see at both 50,000 feet and street level at the same time. Combining 17+ years of IT engineering, and business development experience, I'm confident that given the resources, there is not much that I could not accomplish for you. I have the knack for being able to distill business requirements into technical requirements, understanding and communicating both the language of business and the language of technology in a way that is both effective and comfortable for all parties. No dream is too big. Let's dream together.

  • Web Design and Development
  • Remote Server Administration
  • IT Consulting and Management
  • Tech Business Development
  • Infrastructure Design
  • Internet Marketing
  • Networking
  • Desktop Support
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Personal Freedom Coach

My Portfolio

Take a look at my finished projects

Latest Projects

Slideshow of my latest projects

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  • Client Name: Large Petcare Company
  • What I did: Flash, AS3, PHP
  • Case Study: Quick turaround, scalable, highly available touchscreen kiosk in 26 locations nationwide.
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  • Client Name: BluewaterATU Inc.
  • What I did: HTML/CSS, Wordpress, JQuery, PHP
  • Case Study: Joint effort between Ceed Creative and SomniumLabs, Bluewater commissioned us to build a website that integrated ecommerce with a custom built plugin that obtained current pricing information from Freightquote.com.
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  • Client Name: The FrontLines
  • What I did: HTML/CSS, Wordpress, jQuery, PHP
  • Case Study: The Frontlines hired SomniumLabs to build a custom Wordpress plugin that automatically uploads video using the YouTube API.

Core Competencies

Stuff that I'm really good at

Unique competency in translating business issues into IT solutions including opportunity identification, requirements development, delivery, support, and analysis.

Hands-on experience in all stages of web development efforts, including requirements definition, design, architecture, testing, and support.

Ability to coordinate and assist in all phases of project-based efforts while collaborating with project team initiatives.

Personal Info

Quick recap of my personal info

  • Name: Jim Rising
  • Date of Birth: 9th July 1974
  • Education: Penn State University (1994 - 1996)
  • Employment: Owner - Somnium Labs
  • Partner - 615411 Social Network
  • Partner - Fiduciary Compliance Corp.
  • Partner - Ballyhoo
  • Interests: Bizdev, Web Development, Music, Kayaking, Biking, P90X, Books, etc

Technical Skills

My overall technical skills (graded)

  • Infrastructure: Linux, Windows Server
  • Layout: Web Design, CSS, HTML
  • Front-end Dev: Javascript, jQuery, Flex, AS3
  • Back-end Dev: Coldfusion, .NET, PHP
  • Frameworks: Coldbox, .NET MVC, CodeIgnitor, CakePHP
  • CMS / Blog: Wordpress, Joomla, Drupal
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Hey... ninjas get hungry too!

I'm really simple. $85/hr. for Web Development and Remote IT Support in 5 hour blocks. If you have needs that require an estimate, choose 'estimate', and select 1 hour. This amount is non refundable, but will be applied to any work of 5 hours or greater. I will then contact you via the email address you used to pay.






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