Bethesda, MD – January 25, 2011 – LibLime, a Division of PTFS is proud to announce that Dr. Robert Phillips has joined the LibLime Development team as a Senior Software Engineer.
"I am excited to have Dr. Phillips join our engineering and development staff. He brings a broad educational background, including not only a Ph.D., but a J.D. from a prestigious university. His experience and interest in computer systems and software development has been constant throughout his professional career, and his knowledge of databases, Linux and associated tools will be a great complement to our current staff," said Brett Smith, Vice President of Operations at PTFS.
Phillips, with a strong background in computational psychology, began applying this science to software development. As a student, he designed, developed, and sold a computer gaming software application to CBS Toys. During his graduate school years at the University of Florida, he developed a Cloud Computing Platform for Law Practice IT, which was widely used by the students in the UF Law School. He also holds a number of U.S. patents on other software applications.
Phillips began his corporate development work as lead developer in the AT&T Credit and Collections Systems. While there, he designed and developed a state of the art database validation system for credit security. He then moved to Lucent Technologies of Bell Labs as a Systems Engineer developing and maintaining several secure Apache websites. He was then recruited by Avaya Communications where he held several positions including Systems Engineer, Research Scientist, and Project Lead.
"Working in an agile development environment is fun," said Robert, "I've been spending some time with Koha prior to learning about PTFS' work with the application. I think this is a good fit for me here, working on such a challenging open source project with the LibLime team," he finished.
About LibLime - PTFS
LibLime – PTFS is the global leader in open-source solutions for libraries. Rather than sell software licenses for static, hard-to-customize software products, The PTFS LibLime Division educates libraries about the benefits of open source, enabling them to make choices about how best to provide their communities and staff with better technology services. The PTFS LibLime Division then facilitates deployment of Koha in libraries by providing outstanding consulting, development, implementation, and support/hosting for libraries of all types and sizes. PTFS is also the developer of the world's leading content management software, ArchivalWare, and specializes in meeting library personnel staffing requirements, digitization, and metadata keying services. For more information, see http://liblime.com or http://ptfs.com or http://archivalware.net.