Larry Blog: Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?
Jeff Dunaway: I currently live here in Elkridge, MD just 5 minutes away from the main office. On my days off I like to go out on hiking, camping, traveling, or photo excursions. If I want to have a lazy day I’ll just stay at home watching movies or reading a book.
Larry Blog Committee: What did you do prior to working at ANCILE Solutions?
Jeff Dunaway: Just prior to working here at ANCILE Solutions, I was in college at James Madison University. So I was fresh off the boat, so to speak. Prior to college, I did some time in the Navy as a Sonar Technician stationed out in San Diego aboard the USS Lake Champlain (CG-57).
Larry Blog Committee: When did you start working for ANCILE?
Jeff Dunaway: June of 2011 just before my birthday.
Larry Blog Committee: What did you do for ANCILE when you first started? Has your role changed over time? What are you doing now?
Jeff Dunaway: When I started at ANCILE I was fresh out of college so I started out writing scripts, whitepapers, and fixing bugs. Shortly after I worked on uPerform Server helping convert Python scripts to Java for the XAPI implementation. I later moved to uPerform Client and worked on various projects such as the image management feature, new stencils for the course, Rapid Recorder, RTL support, etc. Currently, I’m working mostly on some upcoming changes to the published output, but I jump around where I’m needed. So I’ll sometimes bounce back and forth between Client and Server projects.
Larry Blog Committee: Can you tell us more about the project you are currently working on?
Jeff Dunaway: Currently I’m just working on a small defect, haha. On the larger scale I’m working on implementing our new solution for publishing to Word to take in some new and updated design changes. So I’ve been playing a lot with HTML and CSS as well as Aspose and .Net. To sum it up, busy, busy, busy.
Larry Blog Committee: What is your favorite thing about working at ANCILE Solutions?
Jeff Dunaway: I like the environment. I think it has a great balance of both being professional and fun. I enjoy the people I work with and like to keep things upbeat. So we’ll joke around here and there, but still get done what needs to get done. This all forms a positive environment and I think people work better if they have a few laughs in their work day.