Clyde Sparks

Executive Summary

I have extensive experience in Software Product Development and Information Technology projects with significant experience in web related technologies including work at major consulting firms and leading Internet companies. I have designed and deployed advanced web based projects using both proprietary and open-source technologies, including: Portals, Content Management Systems, Real-Time Security Analyzers, CRM, e-Commerce and Rich-Media projects.  I hold multiple U.S. Patents issued in the computer software field. My educational background includes a BS in Computer Science and graduate studies in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Business Management.

Personal Info

  • NameClyde Sparks
  • Address11030 Carlton Way, Stanton, Ca 90680
  • Phoneavailable upon request


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I have extensive experience in Software Product Development and Information Technology projects. I have 20+ years experience in web related technologies including work at major consulting firms and leading Internet companies. I have designed and deployed advanced web based projects using both proprietary and open-source technologies, including: Portals, Content Management Systems, Real-Time Security Analyzers, CRM, e-Commerce and Rich-Media projects.  I hold multiple U.S. Patents issued in the computer software field. My educational background includes a BS in Computer Science and graduate studies in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Business Management. and Communication Arts.


I am a results oriented leader who is able to foster cooperation and communication among diverse groups to achieve goals on-time and within budget.  Key abilities include strategic planning, advanced technology development and deployment, production system operations, market initiatives, development of intellectual properties and licensing.

I have extensive experience in managing complex projects from “Concept-to-Market”, including: developing initial product specification, budgeting, Design Team formation and tasking, full life-cycle development including production QA procedures, manufacturing, software product deployment, marketing support, customer service procedures, design of product educational material, order fulfillment, warranty center procedures including client security and monitoring systems.

I have worked with many organizations designing complex systems, including:, Kaiser Hospitals, Dallas Cowboys, Fox, Pioneer Electronics, Warner Brothers, Wherehouse Music, BofA and Conseco (banking), 8e6 Technologies (security), Cummins Engines, ARCO (Oil), Anaconda Copper, Sigma-Aldrich, One Market Data (Wall Street), Olympic Steel, US Forestry Dept., Wisconsin Power & Light, Lab of Pathology (Seattle), Bourns, UCLA (Medical School), Data General, Grumman Aircraft, several US Federal Government departments, Local & County Governments, Police Departments, non-profit organizations, Foreign Governments and for-profit companies in Europe, the Middle East and Asia/Oceania.


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Expert understanding of a broad range of Computer Technologies including:
Internet Technologies: HTML5/CSS3, e-Commerce and Shopping Cart technologies, FTP, Email Servers and Auto Responders, CRM (Sugar/vTiger), CMS (WordPress/Joomla/Drupal), BI & Big Data analytics, Audio/Video (MP3, mpeg4), AJAX, XML and JSON, AI/Machine-Learning, IoT, Cloud Computing including AWS, Google Kubernetes, and more.
Visualization Technologies: D3.js, wpDataTables, Tableau
Frameworks:, AngularJS, Node.js, Cordova (PhoneGap), Knime, TensorFlow
Computer Languages: C/C++, Golang (Google Go), Java, JavaScript, Perl/CGI, PHP, Python, and more.
Flow-Based Programming: Ab Initio, Node-Red, Knime, Scratch
DevOps: Ansible, AWS CloudFormation, cPanel, JuJu, Jenkins (CI)
Operating Systems: Windows, UNIX/LINUX: many flavors including: Red Hat, CentOS, Ubuntu, Debian
Queuing Systems: IBM-MQ-series, RabbitMQ
Database Systems: DynamoDB, MySQL/Percona, MSsql, Oracle, MongoDB, NoSQL, Redis; DreamFactory
Security: PGP (GPG), SSL, VPN’s, HIPAA implementations
Business Logic – Middleware: IBM WebSphere, Microsoft .NET and J2EE systems
Software Tools (CASE): UML, ERWIN, Regression Testing & QA, Statistical Analysis, Web Based Test & Stress tools, Version Control Systems: GitLab (Git) w/Bug-Tracking
IoT Design: MTTQ, embedded microprocessor and IoT system design, peripheral design, high speed inter & intra device communication, wireless RF, NFC & Infra-red communications.
Hardware Design: Digital circuit design, test equipment design, Fault Tolerant systems


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Evaluation of Six Password Managers

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Laws Of Software Development

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Size Comparison of the Universe

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A Brief Totally Accurate History Of Programming Languages

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Visual introduction to the Fourier Transform

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Thomas Aquinas Against Your Digital-Age Anxiety

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Sorting Algorithms Visualized

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The History Of Intel CPUs (slideshow)

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Divorce and Occupation (interactive plot)

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World’s largest instrument resides in a cave (video)

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Conway’s Law

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Aha! Study examines people as they are struck by sudden insight

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How Does Bitcoin Work? (video)

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Pioneering chip extends sensors’ battery life (video)

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The Map of Mathematics (video)

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GE’s wants you to do some science with Labracadabra

If you’re looking for something to occupy your teen’s time, you could do worse than GE’s Labracadabra. These are a family of mind-expanding science sets which start at the allowance-friendly price of $29.99. At launch, there are six on offer, and they all demonstrate an important scientific concept, like exothermic reactions and sound waves. And yes. […]

Traces of the Sun (video)

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Google’s AI created its own universal ‘language’

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9 Mobile App Trends for 2017 (infographic)

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First Post

Hello everyone! This is the first post on my new WordPress blog. The thoughts and articles that will be posted here will mostly be related to topics in the computer/web field, with occasional articles off-topic that I find interesting. CRS  

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