UCFRick is currently an associate computer science lecturer at University of Central Florida. He teaches Senior Design, the two-semester capstone course in which students, in groups of 5, work on a single project. Senior Design provides real-world experience for students, especially those that are sponsored by organization such as Lockheed-Martin, Northrup Grumman, Siemans, Nasa, General Dynamics, Coca-Cola, and many more. Rick also sponsors the KnightHacks club which holds a yearly hackathon.
IntraCorp CapstoneIntraCorp/Capstone was a Miami, Florida-based game publisher, founded in 1984. The company developed and published games across a variety of genres. Some of their titles include Grandmaster Chess, Bridgemaster, Corridor 7, Terminator Chess, Trump Castle versions 1, 2, and 3, The Cardinal of the Kremlin, Miami Vice, Search for the Titanic, and The Dark Half. Rick was the director of techology.
MCIMCI was a leading telecommunications company. Rick was senior software engineer at MCI's digital imaging division. In this capacity he was dev lead for innovations in image processing and new image formats. MCI DI served many large corporate interests such as The Washington Post and many Universities in the Southeast.
Landmark CommunicationsLandmark Communications (now Landmark Media) was a giant in publications and media. Rick held the position as senior software engineer during his tenure. His duties included internet filtering systems for cities, school systems, and libraries; portraiture system for orgamization directories; and imaging research.
Direct DispensingDirect Dispensing allowed physicians to dispense a limited formulary from their office. This provided a convenience for patients, and an additional profit center for the physicians. At night the offices were contactived electronically querying inventory, and creating new orders. Rick was the chief architect for the system.
QuoCastQuoCast was a company that developed collaboration software for the medical industry. Physicians and consulting personel could use the online tool to study cases and add their comments. This included graphical and text annotations. Rick was the Chief Techncal Officer of QuoCast. The company sold its intellectual property in 2014.
Live CargoLive Cargo developed solutions for large email attachments and storage, and stream for all devices including normal phones such as flip phones. The technology was groundbreaking and won awards. As a result of its success, the company was sold. Rick was director of technology of Live Cargo.
BellomyBellomy is a full-service market intelligence firm. They partner with healthcare, retail, financial, energy, and consumer product companies to identify insights and strategic business implications derived from those insights. While at Bellomy Rick was senior software engineer.
VolvoThe Volvo Group is a Swedish multinational manufacturing corporation headquartered in Gothenburg. While its core activity is the production, distribution and sale of trucks, buses and construction equipment, Volvo also supplies marine and industrial drive systems and financial services. While at Volvo Rick was senior software engineer.
Contract ProgrammingFor a number of years Rick was a contract programmer. During this time he created games such as Expert Chess, Chess Kids, and a series of card games for the Bicycle card company. In addition to the software Rick wrote several books such as the Visual Studio Bible. Best of all was volleyball at the Y during lunch time.