aka: BillyZ, Billy, Bill

w: www.ashmall.com

e: william@ashmall.com

p: 256.541.1588

a: 1232 Willowbrook Dr. #3, Huntsville, AL 35802

Saving the world one line of code at a time.

Core Skills and Abilities

Experience implementing and developing web based GIS applications

Billy Ashmall has over ten years experience developing enterprise software solutions and over eight years engineering geospatial software solutions. Strong focus on usability design and backend capabilities.

Outstanding problem solving and strategic abilities

It is very enjoyable to me spending time creating solutions for a real present day problem. As a software engineer I take real world problems and find ways to solve them through software engineering.

Unique passion for code with an intense focus on refactoring and reuse.

Developing software code is a form of art that takes time and dedication. As I build software I compile libraries of reusable code which makes future projects more streamline.

Billy likes to have fun

What I do

Billy Ashmall helps government officials, managers, and all sorts of people in the developing nations make decisions by providing Earth observations and predictive models based on data from orbiting satellites via the internet. Billy is a software engineer which means he is the link between the scientific data produced by the science engineers and web pages that serve the developing nations and inevitability entire world.

More about Billy

Work Experience

Senior Software Engineer
2011 - present

USRA, SERVIR, NASA
Billy Ashmall is currently serving as Senior Software Engineer for Enterprise Web/GIS Development and Integration in the rapid prototyping lab. He has recently become involved in developing mobile applications as well as engineering software for GSM cellular modems.
Senior Software Engineer
2009 - 2011

IAGT, SERVIR, NASA
Served as Senior Software Engineer for Enterprise Web/GIS Development and Integration in the rapid prototyping lab.
Senior Software Engineer
2008 - 2010

IAGT, SERVIR Africa Geospatial Diaspora, NASA, CATHALAC
Served as Software Engineer including design and development and testing of a platform for academic and research collaboration through mobilizing the professional, technological, and entrepreneurial expertise and resources of the African Diaspora.
Senior Software Engineer
2008 - 2010

IAGT, SERVIR 2010, NASA, CATHALAC
Served as Software Engineer including design and development and testing of custom tools for disaster tracking and relief for South American region.
Senior Software Engineer
2008 - 2009

IAGT, FLLOWPA, Finger Lakes - Lake Ontario Watershed Protection Alliance
Served as Lead Software Engineer including design and development and testing of custom tools for tracking water quality and other environmental studies for the finger lakes area.
Senior Software Engineer
2008 - 2009

IAGT, Vineyard, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Cornell University and the Institute for the Application of Geospatial Technologies.
Served as Lead Software Engineer including design and development and testing of custom tools to provide a wealth of information needed to understand New York’s varied geography and climates, and to provide key data for sites for potential grape planting.
Software Engineer
2006 - 2009

IAGT, GIT Ahead Program, National Science Foundation ATE
Served as Lead Software Engineer including design and development and testing of custom tools for geoprocessing spatial datasets for web accessibility for teachers in the Finger Lakes Region of NY to utilize GIS in middle and high school environmental science curriculums.
Software Engineer
2006 - 2009

IAGT, EarthScope Program, National Science Foundation
Served as Lead Software Engineer including design and development and testing of custom mapping products and web-based geospatial decision support tools to enable site suitability analyses for placement of scientific instrumentation, data distribution and education and outreach. Including projects such as Suggest-A-Site and USArray web services.
Software Developer
2005-2006

Xerox Corporation
Served as Lead Software Developer including design and development and testing of custom portions of the web application. Wrote code in C#.Net, JavaScript, SQL, ASP.Net, HTML. Worked with Visual Studios 2003 and 2005. Developed test software to test the application.
Computer Lab Monitor
2003 - 2005

Monroe Community College
Monitored computer users to ensure that they were authorized for access. Helped students by answering their questions. Maintained the Lab and supplies. Reported hardware issues. Backed up machines, updated software.

Specialized Skills

  • GIS application and custom mapping product development
  • Community application for collaboration of professional, technological, and entrepreneurial expertise
  • Satellite imagery and aerial photography processing and analysis
  • Decision support tool development
  • Regional Visualization and Monitoring Systems that integrates earth observations and forecast models together with in situ data and knowledge.
  • Rapid Prototyping for events and disasters
  • Software training
  • Software support and help

Program Languages

  • HTML/XHTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • JQuery
  • C#.Net
  • Python
  • Java
  • Linq
  • DotNetNuke
  • DNN Module Development
  • ASP.Net 2.0 to 4.0
  • SQL Server
  • OpenLayers
  • AJAX
  • XML
  • XSLT
  • SOAP
  • Objective C
  • REST
  • WMS
  • ArcGIS
  • Google Earth/Maps
  • Virtual Earth
RIT - Rochester Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

2006

GPA: 3.4

  • GPA: 3.4
  • Concentrated in web development
  • Completed co-op as software engineer
  • Dean's list
Monroe Community College

Information Systems and Computer Science

2004

GPA: 3.36

  • GPA 3.36
  • Completed transfer requirements
  • Dean's list
Jamestown Community College

A.A. Humanities

1991

GPA 3.01

  • GPA 3.01
  • Dean's list

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