Corporate Security Infrastructure 8/1/99 - present Ford Motor Company Dearborn, MIResponsible for Web Single Login and intra/extranet security planning, including digital certificates and LDAP schema.
Corporate World Wide Web Administrator 9/10/95 - 7/30/99 Ford Motor Company Dearborn, MIAcknowledged technical expert regarding the Web. Instrumental in establishing much of the structure and administrative procedures for the Web at Ford. Participated in corporate advanced technology planning efforts. Verified, documented, and published corporate standard MIME type information. Responsible for systems administration, planning, and support of Ford Internal Web Hub and Product Development Systems Web Server, as well as technical standards for all internal Web servers. Chaired bimonthly meetings of Ford Web Administrator's Forum, Web Authors Forum, Web Hub planning and Hot Site selection committee, Ford Newsmasters Group. Also responsible for systems integration and selection of Web and work group software. Maintained Corporate Directory Service, implemented Corporate orgchart server, web search engine, and event calendar. Wrote Corporate policy statements, had primary responsibility for the Administration section of the Center of Excellence for Web Technology, as well as general editorial responsibility. Managed supplier relations and technical strategy for Netscape Communicator rollout to approximately 100K desktops. Participated in Automotive Industry Action Group efforts to set Electronic Data Interchange standards. Responsible for strategy management of Internet site blocking and USENET news efforts. Newsmaster of news.ford.com. Manager of Web Technology Reuse Center. Planned Reuse/Training for NT based Accelerated Solution Centers.
Project Leader 1/1/91 - 9/29/95 MIS International @ Ford Dearborn, MIResponsible for software development, support, and marketing for FMEAplus® and QuickCDI software at Ford Motor Company, Technical Affairs Division, Environmental and Safety Engineering Staff, Engineering Materials and Standards Department. Over 5,000 copies of the software have been sold, and it is being used by all divisions of Ford, as well as General Motors, Nissan, Motorola, Compaq, TRW, Boeing, Rockwell International, GTE, GE, and hundreds of other companies worldwide. FMEAplus® was developed by a joint US - European team for DOS, MS Windows, and the X Window System under UNIX, while QuickCDI is a client/server package. Responsible for administration of a Class C internal network, workstations, and Internet mail. Representative to online document viewing task force. Designed and maintained first WWW server at Ford.
Programmer/Analyst 1/1/89 - 12/31/90 MIS International @ Ford Dearborn, MILead Programmer on the FMEAplus® project, as a consultant to Ford Car Product Development, Engineering Information Systems, Quality Unit. Responsible for design, technical specifications, programming (~41,000 lines of code with three programmers) and support of a full featured Failure Mode and Effects Analysis system, from conception to Version 2.0, for both standalone and LAN versions. Programming and system administration on Quest project, a QFD tool concurrently developed under X Windows/Motif and MS Windows using XVT.
Data Processing Consultant 2/1/87 - 12/31/88 Toledo, OHUndertook projects for small businesses and medical facilities to provide integrated systems designed to meet their specific needs. Hardware and software selection, system integration, and programming, support, and service. Staff development and training as required.
Staff Programmer 1/1/85 - 1/31/87 AD-Tec Consulting New Orleans, LAResponsible for development of comprehensive marketing analysis and delivery system. Ongoing responsibility for all hardware and software acquisitions. Automated customer, client referral, and record keeping systems. Database design, mailing software design and implementation.
Service Technician and Training Coordinator 9/1/83 - 1/1/85 New Orleans, LAWorking with research projects and training workshops at the University of New Orleans, public and private school systems. Responsible for equipment set up, demonstrations, software integration, and assisting college professors, administrators, and teachers in the use of equipment and programs.
Summer Co-op 5/1/84 - 9/31/84 IBM Final Test Manufacturing Engineering Boulder, COPersonal responsibility included design of a quality control database and automatic data retrieval system for Product Test information. Departmental functions: support of Model 60, 6670 copier assembly line, planning Product Test and designing test equipment for new products. As a part of the research and development, installed minicomputer hardware, generated system supervisors, implemented and modified software as necessary. Connected systems to digital waveform analyzers and other test equipment using General Purpose Interface Bus for control of test equipment and retrieval of data. Installed Sensor Based Control Adapter for transfer of data to mainframe for analysis. BSCA was implemented as an alternate link. Evaluated SAS for database analysis, production of weekly charts of Product Test information with the final objective of a completely automated data flow from factory floor to finished report. Reprogrammed fuser tolerance setting charts for active assembly line.
Student Researcher, Microprocessing Genetics 9/1/82 - 5/31/86 Department of Biology, Tulane University New Orleans, LACarried out programming, systems support, and digitization on PC and lab systems while full-time student. Responsibilities included installing personal computer and laboratory control systems, suggesting software and aiding in research implementation, and training. Lab Assistant for National Institute of Health funded research, providing cellular data on experimental animals. Did camera lucidas of brain, hindbrain, and eye specimens, digitized the drawings, and then did comparative statistical analysis of cellular data for Honors project on the relation of Xenopus laevis ploidy to morphometry.
Operating Systems: MS-DOS, SunOS, Solaris, Ultrix, OSF/1, HP/UX, AIX, Irix, BSD, System V, CP/M, EDX, VM, MUSIC, VMS, TOPS-20, X Windows X.11/R.5, Motif, NeWS, Open Windows, MS Windows, SoftWindows, VUE.
Systems Administration: Sun, HP, IBM AIX, Prime, Silicon Graphics, DEC, AT&T, IBM Series 1. Class C network. Installed and maintained Sendmail, Smail, USENET news, Web servers, proxy servers, DNS, kernels, shells, and tools.
Networks: TCP/IP, IBM PC-LAN, NSS, Novell. WWW, BITNET, VNET, FidoNet.
Major Applications: NFR, Interleaf, SPSS, SAS, Multilink, dBase, PageMaker, Designer, Quark, NCSA Mosaic (many more on request).
Tulane University Bachelor of Science Degree New Orleans, LA Harvard University Advanced Placement Program Cambridge, MA St.Andrews School College Preparatory Degree Boca Raton, FL University of Bielefeld Online Biocomputing course Germany Sun Microsystems Advanced Java Dearborn, MI XVT Software Inc. XVT for C Developers New York, NY
Childers, "A Post-Y2K Roadmap: Planning Your Applications for Security, Scalability, and Portability", Keynote address at Intranets 2000, San Jose, CA, February 2000.
Childers, "Rolling Out Major Sites", Proceedings of Intranets 2000.
Childers & Mahr, "Intranet Collaboration", Proceedings of Intranets 2000.
Childers & Rizzo, "Streaming Media for Web Based Training", Proceedings of WebNet '99, Honolulu, HI, October 1999.
Childers, O'Connor, & Bangert, "Tracking Web usage with Network Flight Recorder", Proceedings of WebNet '98, Orlando, FL, November 1998. Reprinted for NFR Technical Workshop, Santa Clara, CA.
Minsky, Childers, et.al., "Hal 9000, where are you now?", panel discussion at ConFusion, Detroit, MI, January 1998.
Childers, Bangert, et.al., "Open Standard Content Cookies: Utility vs. Privacy" Proceedings of WebNet '97, Toronto, ONT, November 1997.
Balen, Childers, et.al., "Electronic Privacy", panel discussion at Intersection, Glasgow, UK, September 1995.
Childers, "FMEAplus® improves product quality", Technically Speaking, Sept 1993.
Childers, Paradise, et.al., "Multimedia potential and 1990's reality", Proceedings of SALT '92, Washington, DC, September 1992.
Childers, "FMEAplus®" Quality Progress, March 1990.
Liston, Childers, et.al., "Computer applications for administrators: Staff development for a smooth transition into the twenty-first century." Proceedings of National Council of States on Inservice Education, Dallas, TX, November 1983.
National Merit Scholar, Thomas J. Watson Memorial Scholar (IBM).
Eagle Scout w/ Palm, Philmont '79, O.A., Community Service Commendation from Mayor Morial of New Orleans.
1993 Ford E&SE Achievement Award; Letter of Commendation from S.M. Frey, V.P. Corporate Quality, Ford Motor Company; Ford Engineering Computer Center Recycling Committee; Ford System Administrator's Forum, Michigan Mail Park, SEMiSLUG, Internet gateway administrator for Fido Net 128; community theatre; chancel choir; Barbershop Quartet.
Fluent French, read/write German.