Jeff Silverman's consulting page
In addition to software engineering and system administration, I also consult
with various people and organizations. My resume
should give you a pretty good idea of what I can do. My list of happy
customers can give you an idea that I am pretty good working with computers.
My list of not-so-happy customers should give you an idea that I might
not be a genius, but I am honest and hardworking.
My rates are:
For a discussion on the differences between wealthy and poor non-profits,
|For profit companies and wealthy government agencies (e.g. IRS, DoD,
Washington State Department of Transportation, etc.)
|Wealthy not-for-profit companies and poor government agencies (e.g.
HUD, Dept. of Education, Washington State DSHS, Seattle Public Schools)
|Poor not-for-profit organizations and individuals
|Friends of mine, family, schools my children attend or attended, schools
I attend or attended, not-profits that I am a member of....
Some of my satisfied customers include
Some of my not-so-satisfied customers include
Some of my endorsements and accomplishments include:
Laura Lee of the Laura Lee Show (hear
her Saturday nights on KVI 570 AM in the
Seattle area, or anywhere in the world on the web).
Dr. Molly Linton
Marcy Broder, J.D.
Puget.net, an up and coming ISP.
Habib, Zillen, Russell and Bailiff, P.S.
Commercial Vent Vac, a ventilation
duct cleaning service. They'd better be satisfied - they're my stepsons!
Contact me by E-mail at email@example.com
or (206) 329-1094.
Certificate in Java Programming from the University
of Washington extension
Certificate in Microcomputer Management from the University of Washington
Microsoft Certified Product Specialist - Windows/95, Windows/NT 3.51
Microsoft training, Windows/NT 4.0 workstation and Windows/NT server
Capable of complete LAN installation - from stringing wire, to terminating
the wires, testing the job, installing software, configuring higher level
services, performing diagnostics at low and high levels.
Wealth, poverty, and social justice
What is the difference between a poor not-for-profit and a wealth not-for-profit?
I notice that non-profits such as the ballet, the opera, the symphony,
and the art museum cater to wealthy people and they are well funded, with
big, nice buildings downtown. Poor non-profits such as the food bank,
the crisis line, the Chicken Soup brigade and various street clinics and
homeless shelters tend to cater to poor, downtrodden people with shabby,
small buildings in the poor sections of town. Quite frankly, the
commitment to social justice in this country is pretty shameful, and I
want to do something about it. Unfortunately, I am not a wealthy
man, nor a powerful man, nor an eloquent man. I have responsibilities
to my family as well as a passion for tilting at windmills. So this
is a compromise, and it has tended to work well.
My father tells me that what he learned about medicine, he learned
practicing at learning hospitals on poor people. He was able to support
and educate his family based on what he learned there. He feels he
owes the poor something. Since I was able to go to school and learn
based on what he learned, I feel that I have an obligation to help out
the poor and the downtrodden, too.
The bottom line is that, if you are representing an impoverished non-profit
agency and you need computer help, please ask me. You won't get a
nice Sun Ultra 60 with Solaris
2.7, or a DEC alpha, or an 8 CPU Xenon server running Windows/NT.
But you will get a low cost solution that will fit most of your needs.