While the solution is more important than the tool, certain technologies have a strong track record of getting the job done. Below are some of the tools that have worked well in the past.


  • Amazon Cloud Server (EC2) management including provisioning of Linux instances.
  • 4D SQL v11 Server — the core engine is a database that allows for web, single machine, or client/server development.
  • MySQL — open source software at the heart of many web applications
  • HTML, XHTML, XML, CSS — validated, of course. Simple clean reports and web pages help convey your message clearly.
  • WordPress — open source customizable blogging software. It can also be used for content management and group collaboration.
  • PHP, Python for scripting


  • Curriculum design
  • Conference organization
  • Ergonomic workstation design
  • Database design and consulting
  • Website and user interface design
  • Project auditing
  • Network upgrades and machine purchasing, hardware scoping for special server needs, on site installation
  • Data conversion
  • Web site hosting
  • Email and mail services
  • End user training