Doug has more than twenty years of experience working in database applications, geographic information systems (GIS), business intelligence, and web development. After ten years working as an urban planner/GIS manager for the city of Ithaca, NY, he started Foster Solutions Inc. in 2000. In that capacity, he has worked with a variety of clients such as JP Morgan Chase, Experian, Mediamark Research and Phoenix International, as well as creating websites and e-commerce sites for government municipalities, authors, designers, healers and stand-up comedians.
Doug has programmed database-driven websites since the mid-1990s, starting with ColdFusion and ASP, and is currently focused on leveraging open source Content Management Systems to maximize value for customers.
Doug is an expert VBA programmer in Office products, and SQL Server T-SQL. He codes in PHP/MySQL, focusing on WordPress and the Genesis platform. When Doug is not masterfully solving many a technological, data or web-driven issue, he enjoys sailing on the Hudson.