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Gwen Nicodemus
Works at Freelancer, Problem Solver, Designer, Writer, and Teacher--Creativity and innovation come from gaining random knowledge and experience, sticking it in a blender and seeing what comes out. That's what I do, and that's how I solve problems. "At the nexus of notions lie creativity and innovation."
Attended Antelope Valley High School
Lives in Broomfield, CO
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I didn't know that melatonin production shifts during puberty. That explains everything. My children are super lucky that they get to sleep in.
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Leon, Anna, Quinn, Bonita (our Guide Dog Puppy in training) and I went to Denver's first ever ComiCon. The Denver Convention Center is way better than the Phoenix Convention Center. I think it's bigger, and it's all in one building. The actual event didn't have panels as good as Phoenix, but then Phoenix has 10 years of practice. I have hope. As usual, Bonita was very well behaved. 
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I've tried this technique a few times, given to me by my guide dog leader, and it has worked every time.
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Wouldn't it be nice if this didn't have to be a civil rights issue.

I'm a 6 on the Dawkins scale.
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We got two more babies in our club this last Tuesday. And here's a picture of Galaxy and Gizmo, cuddling on Galaxy's bed.
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Freelance, Designer and Writer
Employment
  • Freelancer, Problem Solver, Designer, Writer, and Teacher--Creativity and innovation come from gaining random knowledge and experience, sticking it in a blender and seeing what comes out. That's what I do, and that's how I solve problems. "At the nexus of notions lie creativity and innovation."
    Notion Nexus, 2003 - present
  • Somatogen
    Media Prep, 1992 - 1993
  • Spectra Logic
    Product Support Engineer, 1997 - 1999
  • Fujitsu
    Graphics, 1993 - 1994
  • Sun Microsystems
    Tech Support III, 1999 - 2003
  • Sun Microsystems
    Tech Support III, 2006 - 2007
  • The Root Group
    Jr. Sys Admin, 1994 - 1996
  • InVu Information Systems
    Research Analyst, 1996 - 1997
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Currently
Broomfield, CO
Previously
Lancaster, CA - Lancaster, CA - San Luis Obispo,CA - Boulder, CO - San Jose, CA
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freelancer, problem solver, writer, teacher, and wannabe polymath
Introduction

I majored in Computer Science and Physical Science in college and then spent a couple of years working in chemistry and biotech labs. Since you can't really have any fun in the science field without a graduate degree, I decided to use my computer skills instead. I worked as an engineer for about ten years analyzing core files, writing scripts, and other random stuff. (Analyzing core files is kind of like doing an autopsy on a dead computer. The goal is to figure out why it died.)

I quit working in the office after my kids were born and started my business. I still occasionally work for my very first two clients.

Since I am very lucky and my family lives off of my husband's income, I am extremely picky about taking on new clients and work. In fact, the great majority of my clients are non-profits and I don't charge them.

My criteria for new work/clients is as follows
  • Is it a cause I want to support? (Animal shelters are a given.)
  • Does the work look interesting?
  • Have I ever done that type of work before? (I prefer new and untried work to stuff I've done before.)
What am I good at is as follows
  • Joomla and web sites, integrating widgets and code into web sites
  • Database stuff
  • Some programming
  • Visualizing data
  • Editing and proofreading (just not my own ;)
  • Teaching science and history classes for kids
Bragging rights
homeschool my kids, raise guide dog puppies, have lots of pet ferrets, and help out at a shelter
Education
  • Antelope Valley High School
  • Antelope Valley College
  • Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
  • Front Range
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Female
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Tamara Gwen Vass, Tamara Gwen Nicodemus
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