About Spanky

Spanky

Devin Olson is happily married and lives with his wife & children in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Devin Olson is founder and president of azlighthouse works, llc. He has been developing software since the days of punch cards and paper tape, and began playing with Lotus Notes in 1995. He holds numerous admin, development, and networking certifications. Devin is a home brewer (Anheuser-Busch Certified Beer Master), loves the outdoors, cool cars, and rock & roll.

Devin was born and spend his early childhood in Salt Lake City, Utah. He moved to Phoenix, Arizona as a teenager. He joined the US Marine Corps while still in High School. After his enlistment, he attended college at Arizona State University.

Devin Olson has worked as a welder, cook, bartender, pipe-fitter, electronics technician, clerk, busboy, bail bondsman, engineer, mason's aid, truck driver, broker, software developer, helpdesk technician, mechanic, and manager.

Devin has toured through most of the US on a motorcycle. He collects guitars (though he can't play), and has studied Kenpo, Shotokan, and Muay Thai (currently holds the rank of High Gold Sash) Kickboxing. His recommended reading list includes The Bible, Asimov on Physics, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, The Hobbit, Soldier, Ask Not, The Tao of Pooh, and anything by Richard P. Feynman.

Devin picked up the moniker Spanky in junior high, and has used it as a nickname ever since.

You can reach Devin Olson at the following address:

Devin maintains his weblog at www.devinolson.net.

For some weird reason that he can't quite figure out, Devin Olson really enjoys writing about himself in third person and seeing his name in bold font. Perhaps he should consider therapy.

Devin has experience with the following technologies:
Languages Databases Misc.
  • COBOL
  • JCL
  • Basic
  • VB
  • VBScript (ASP)
  • Ada
  • Berkely Pascal
  • Borland Turbo Pascal (v3 - v7)
  • Delphi
  • FoxPro
  • Rexx
  • JavaScript
  • LotusScript
  • Java
  • HTML
  • FoxPro
  • Paradox
  • MS Access
  • MS SQL
  • DB2
  • MySQL
  • Lotus Notes & Domino
  • MS Visual Studio (6 & 2005)
  • Novell Netware 3.12 (CNA)
  • Xcellenet Admin & Developer
  • Rational Requisite Pro
  • Rational Unified Process (RUP)
  • Microsoft Solutions Fundamentals (MSP)
  • OS/2 (IBM Best Team member)
  • Remedy ARS
  • Domino Designer
  • Domino Administrator
  • AJAX (fancy new term for stuff Devin has been doing since mid-2000)
  • Eclipse
  • Dreamweaver