Eric Phan is the ultimate Solution Architect. His wide range of technical skills, and deep knowledge of certain specialty technologies, mix well with his aimiable manner and excellent communication skills.
Eric is keen Solution Architect who doesn't mind a challenge. He has an in-depth knowledge of .NET and the Microsoft Stack. He came from the Java (J2SE & J2ME) world and values running strong teams, .NET architecture, unit testing and maintainable code via coding standards.
Eric is always on the cutting edge, using Microsoft's latest technologies before they are widely adopted. He also is a frequent presenter at usergroups and technical breakfasts where he shares his experiences using these technologies.
Eric's client projects include:
- Energetics (BRW Client Choice Award Winner for 2011)
Energetics were looking towards SSW to take over the development of their existing One2Five web application from their previous vendor. We conducted a software audit, migration to .NET 4.0, code cleanup involving merging two separate code bases for English and Japanese into the one globalized version and implemented a many enhancements and bug fixes to streamline the use of the web application for facilitators and administrators. We implemented features into their offline Windows Forms application to bring it to parity with the web application and implemented a ClickOnce deployment mechanism for easier delivery. We worked using the scrum methodology and consistently met deadlines and delivered extra functionality.
Related Technology: ASP.NET 4.0, Windows Forms, Click Once, jQuery, AJAX, Globalization
- The Treasury - Developer Training
Delivered a two day training course on VSTO 4.0 to help transition the Treasury from VBA and macros in their Word and Excel applications into managed .NET code.
Related Technology: VSTO 4.0, Office 2007
- Full End to End Microsoft ALM implementation for Medibank Health
Medibank Health has an existing development ecosystem built on a multitude of different tools from different vendors. They wanted to consolidate them all to use the Microsoft ALM stack to gain efficencies during their testing and development cycle. We ended up implementing TFS 2010 with Lab Management and creating custom build and deployment scripts to push a build to Lab Management for verification every night. This cut their testing cycle from 3 days to 10 minutes!
Related Technology: Visual Studio 2010, Team Foundation Server 2010, Lab Management, Continuous Integration, Workflow
- An eCommerce website for a well established Australian retailer
This retailer was experiencing severe performance issues on their 10 year old website (written in legacy ASP code). Eric managed a team of 5 developers and 2 designers to implement a new eCommerce system with a fresh design after reviewing their existing system and deciding it was infeasible to correct all the performance issues from non scalable code.
Related Technology: ASP.NET 4.0, LINQ to SQL, Lucene Search, SQL Server Full Text Indexing, SQL Reporting Services 2008 R2, MediaChase ECF v5.0
- An Australian utilities company
This large utilities company needed an automated and easy to use Rostering and Employee management system to replace their current spreadsheet based system. The system manages all the engineers across Australia.
Related Technology: Silverlight 4.0, ASP.NET 4.0, Dynamic Data, LINQ to SQL, WCF REST, SQL Server 2008 R2, SQL Reporting Services 2008 R2
- Australian ISV and Microsoft Gold Partner with a CMS and Document Management product
Helped further develop and improve their CMS product adding features like: licensing, multi image/document uploading, import from SharePoint 2007 and 2010, Trim and Interwoven. The final jewel was building an Office 2007/2010 Integration with their document management system.
Related Technology: ASP.NET 4.0, jQuery, WCF, VSTO
- Snack Brands Australia
Snack Brands is the largest distributor of chips in Australia and has recently gone through some mergers. Eric managed the many data silos, that was sales, inventory, forecasting and logistical data spread across many different systems. This business intelligence project consolidated all this data into a data warehouse and cube, that enabled better reporting of figures.
Related Technology: SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), SQL Server Analysis Services (SSAS), SQL Server Reporting Services 2008 R2 (SSRS), SharePoint 2007 initially then SharePoint 2010, Excel Services, Performance Point Services
Eric created a software as a service application to deliver a HR Management system that facilitates career management, selection, surveys and performance management.
Related Technology: (ASP.NET 2.0 Application, Nhibernate, SQL Server 2000, XMLFO Reports, LMS Integration)
- Hills Transport Pty Ltd
A transport company looking to establish a greater web presence and automate its package delivery and consignment note system.
Related Technology: VB.NET Windows Forms with Click Once deployment, Web Services, DotNetNuke, SQL Server 2005, Image Scanning and recognition.
- Media Monitors
A media company looking to develop an intranet site to manage their media directory.
Related Technology: Intranet ASP.NET 2.0 Website - with ComponentArt\AJAX
- Anglican Care - Developer Training
Ran a four day training course on ASP.NET 2 Web Developement with Visual Studio Team System.
Related Technology: Visual Studio Team Suite, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, ASP.NET 2, Web Services
- UTS .NET Short Course
Developed and lectured the UTS .NET Short Course when Visual Studio 2005 was in beta 2.
Related Technology: .NET Framework 2, AJAX, Click Once, SQL Server 2005, ADO.NET, Visual Studio Team Suite, Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, Windows Forms, ASP.NET 2, Web Services
TransGrid is a government utilities company with their own development teams. They needed security guidance for their intranet applications and migration of their TFS 2008 to TFS 2010 as well as consulting on Scrum/Agile.
Related Technology: TFS 2010, WCF, ASP.NET, Scrum, Agile
Some of Eric's highlights have been:
- TFS 2010 Migration
Planned the successful migration of SSW's live TFS 2008 to TFS 2010 Beta 2
Related Technology: TFS 2010, SharePoint, Reporting Services
- SSW eXtreme Emails
Outlook based task management system.
Related Technology: VB.NET, VSTO 2005 SE, Windows Form, Outlook, XML, XSL.
- SSW Web Pager
SSW Web Pager is a utility that sends any web page to your inbox. This utility has many applications - from emailing you the latest news daily to emailing daily and monthly HTML reports to your administrator. Everything you need will be in one centralized location - the Inbox, saving you from opening many web pages to view all the pages you visit daily.
Related Technology: C#, Windows Form, Socket Programming, Regular Expression, XML, XSL.
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