James E. Mortensen       

7307 SE 70th Avenue

Portland, OR.  97206

(307) 760-8348



OBJECTIVE:  A position where I can plan and manage the delivery of open source solutions to non-profit and small business clients with the goals of reducing the technical overhead, costs, and learning curve.




B.S., Computer Science, August 2006.  GPA:  3.14

University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY.

·         Coursework includes:  Software Engineering, Computer Programming, Computer Science Theory, Evolutionary Algorithms, Calculus, Linear Algebra, and Technical Writing.


A.S., Business Administration, August 2004.  GPA:  4.0

Laramie County Community College, Laramie, WY.

·         Coursework includes:  Marketing, Management, International Business, and Public Speaking.




·        Designed, implemented, and tested a cross-platform, Mozilla Firefox Extension using XUL, JavaScript, XML, and HTML.

·        Improved process scheduling by eliciting requirements from internal clients and end-users of the system and implemented the solution using Microsoft Outlook and Visual Basic for Applications.

·        Automated backup system processes for a Windows/UNIX platform, which resulted in a decrease of operator time by 45 minutes per week and eliminated the potential for human error.

·        Eliminated wait staff scheduling errors for a local Wyoming restaurant by developing a system with the main design goal of maintaining a similar user interface.  The reduced learning curve ensured a smooth transition in a fast-paced industry.

·        Accelerated the learning of mathematics and computer science students by helping them fully understand the problem and how to clarify it.

·        Provided training to store managers regarding trading post operation, which resulted in sales figures in excess of $100,000 for the summer season.




·        Volunteer Technical Support/Build Program, Free Geek, October 2006-CURRENT

·        Operator Intern, Options and Choices, Incorporated., May 2005-April 2006

·        Tutor, University of Wyoming Academic Services, February 2002-May 2006

·        Host/Server, Lovejoy’s Bar and Grill, September 2003-May 2003

·        Manager of Trading Posts, Boy Scouts of America, Summer of 2000-2003

·         United States Army, Active Duty, August 1995-August 1998