Keith E. Pitcher

68162 M 152
Benton Harbor, MI 49022

Use my IT and management background to seek innovation in real world applications.

Recent Projects
  • Created a gamified auction site for crypto-currencies (AJAX, Bitcoin, Javascript, LAMP)
  • Migrated a Small Business Environment from stand alone PCs to a Server Based solution with centralized storage and roaming profiles. This allowed the client to have remote access, centralized updates, and enhanced backups. (Windows Server, SAMBA)
  • Developed and implemented a crypto currency conversation system to transition all coin holders from a Proof-of-work alt-coin to a Proof-of-stake alt-coin. (LAMP, Bitcoin)
  • Setup blockchain explorers and developed custom faucets for alt-coins (LAMP, Node.js, Bitcoin, Javascript)
  • Compared performance metrics on different windows and linux distributions and software versions to achieve best performance of distributed computing. (gpgpu, disc imaging, scripting on Ubuntu,OpenSuse,Windows)
  • Developed a custom LDAP login proxy server for a multi-LDAP server environment (Perl, LDAP)
  • Transitioned a regional grocery chain from outdated Linux systems to a modern, easy to maintain and administer Unix backend for ordering, customer management, inventory, and email. (LAMP, Java, Glassfish, scripting, email servers, virus and spam filtering)
  • Developed web services to enable streaming of realtime sporting events. (Multicast streaming on Unix)
  • Android Application development of geolocation aware apps
  • Custom AJAX community site with over 100,000 users. (LAMP, Javascript, backend scripting and photo manipulation on Unix.)
  • AJAX project to provide real time observation of townhall meeting participant entries for a state wide community organization. (LAMP, Javascript)
  • Co-Developed a secure management site for online passwords and personal information. (LAMP, Javascript)

Dowagiac, MI 2010-
  • Worked on a variety of projects both locally and remotely
  • Numerous Crypto currency related endevours
  • See the Recent Projects listed above
Dowagiac, MI 1998-2010
President / Owner
  • Founded LocalLink to answer demand for Internet services for SouthWest Michigan.
  • Developed and rolled out Web based Customer Billing/Management/Authentication software for all LocalLink customers.
  • Was involved in the day to day activities of all technology assets of a regional ISP.
  • Was involved in the original setup and continued administration of all technology assets. Including LAMP, Radius, Email, Spam and Virus filtering.
  • Developed Windows configuration and branding software used by thousands of clients
  • Developed many custom web applications to meet diverse business needs
  • Continued custom development of applications and web services
ComAuction, Inc.
Dowagiac, MI 1998-2001
President / co-Founder
  • Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2000 Michigan Finalist for founding and continued growth of ComAuction.
  • Runner up for PC Computing Best of the Best for Business Auctions, year 1999
  • An Original Co-Founder of ComAuction, 1998.
  • Involved in setup and backed programming of the web based, database driven business auction.
  • Programmed XML data exchange with partners
  • Wrote business plans and financial projections
  • Did business presentations to national business organizations
Tim Pitcher Inc
Dowagiac, MI 1994-1998
Assistant Manager
  • Programmed and implemented computerized dispatching system
  • General retail responsibilities

1993-1994 GMI Engineering & Management Flint, MI
General Engineering study.
Computer Skills
Operating Systems BSD Variants, DOS, FreeBSD, Linux, Mac OSX, Solaris, SunOS, Windows (9x, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10), Windows Server (2008+)
Languages AJAX, Fortran 77, HTML, Java, Javascript (ECMAScript), LPC, Perl, PHP, RPG, Visual Basic, C#
Hardware Android, GPGPU (Nvidia, ATI), Cisco, Livingston/Lucent, Sun, Intel

Organizational Involvement Sister Lakes Streetscape, Mensa, Lambda Chi Alpha
References available upon request.