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Gloria Buzzi Buck has over 27 years experience in the computing industry. During the last ten years of her active career, she was a computer specialist for the United States Department of Agriculture, where she was responsible for implementing and maintaining computer systems, hardware, software and telecommunications in 31 offices spanning two states (VT-NH) and the Caribbean Islands of St. Thomas and St. Croix. She designed spreadsheet and database programs for use in these offices and ultimately, she designed a very large application that was broadbase tested throughout the United States.
She has had extensive training and experience in information system resources, business system analysis, project management, relational database management, emergency management & disaster recovery, and train the trainer techniques. She was involved in the development, composition and implemention of several training initiatives for her agency throughout the United States. Ms. Buck oversaw the management of a training facility and trained the trainers who subsequently trained over 150 end-users in the implementation of the computer systems and software programs for her agency. During the 1980's, long before most folks had desktop computers in their homes or before they knew what "download" meant, she was involved in the pioneer development of File Transfer Protocols (FTP) for the USDA. "We implemented systems that allowed us to transfer files between offices as well as complete remote administration of computer systems from afar" said Ms. Buck. In addition, because of her responsibilities in the Caribbean offices, she was involved in the use of satellite technology for computer communications in its very early stages of development.
Since retiring from the USDA, Gloria has kept up her skills of development and designing both simple and sophisticated applications for the office and home environment. She has designed two complex reporting programs that are in use at her family's business, Buck's Furniture in Wolcott, VT.
In 2004, she started a "retirement hobby" of maintaining the Buck's Furniture web site. That grew to a complete redesign of that site as well as the design of the web sites that are in her portfolio at this time. In 2007, Ms. Buck launched another complete redesign of the Buck's Furniture website using a content management system.
She has completed extensive training courses in the Macromedia Dreamweaver Studio 8 software, Photo Shop software, and content management system programs. She has also acquired many "on the job" skills in other web site solutions during the past ten years. Gloria was very excited to come out of retirement to put her skills to work. It is her desire to provide professional web sites that are affordable!