2003: Supply chain software at Sunhill Software, a spin-off of vCommerce which closed after six months.
2004: Sales catalog for Nike, mutual fund management for Standard Insurance in Portland which turned out well, overall.
2005: Traffic platform for Roper in Phoenix as a favor to previous co-workers.
2005: I was a project SME for a legal dispute between Verizon, IBM and a vendor over a ringtone app. I did a Websphere migration at JP Morgan in NYC.
2006: Insurance software for Unigard Insurance in Seattle. This project turned out quite well, my best project in some ways.
2007: 90-day contract to add a Hibernate layer to billing app at Cingular in Bothell. Mostly a training exercise for two new developers.
2008: Health insurance software for Sheridan in Ft Lauderdale. Project was sabotaged by an employee and CTO eventually fired but we had a working deployment and prototype in 90 days. This could have been a good project.
2010: Ecommerce for T-Mobile in Bothell. Lots of confusion over project approval, I left after waiting five months.
2011: Case management software at Aetna in Hartford, CT. One of my more successful projects although my manager harassed me and was fired when I left.
2012: Telecom billing software for Amdocs in Seattle, my team was laid off but my JMX foundation was released a few months later. EHR platform on Websphere for Harris in Washington, DC, a doomed government bid which shut down shortly after I left.
2013: Cable tv control at Cablelabs in Denver, a last gasp of an inept director, also fired when I left. Health analytics software at Gloo in Boulder was mostly about Jesus but I resolved their analytics dilemma.
2014: Several weeks on a tokenized payment system in anonymized email. I never got paid, mostly about getting free consulting from me. Another project that had potential.
The most depressing aspect of my career is the level of fraud, bad faith, hidden agendas I encountered. I was pretty naive for the first ten years. Bad decision-making which made no sense at the time.
You're either focused on delivering a product or you're focused on something else and something else came up too often.
I took more risk than the average developer and it rarely paid off. I wasn't paranoid enough about people.