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The Home Depot

Atlanta, GA
Web Development Consultant
Start Date: 
October, 1999 to September, 2000

Involved with the development of the new e-commerce website for The Home Depot. Experience included programming in JavaScript, the BroadVision API, SQL, Java, and XML. Also designed and programmed an enterprise wide web image request and conversion system. Website updates were made daily from images stored in DB2 on an IBM 390 mainframe into three sizes to a file system structure designed to optimize seek time. All product images on were created through this process. Used UNIX shell scripting, computer graphics knowledge, ImageMagick, and quality assurance knowledge.

The Home Depot (referred to in some countries and often in colloquial speech simply as Home Depot) is an American retailer of home improvement and construction products and services. It operates many big-box format stores across the United States (including all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands and Guam), all ten provinces of Canada, as well as Mexico. The company is headquartered at the Atlanta Store Support Center in Cobb County, Georgia, in Greater Atlanta. The Home Depot was founded in 1978 by Bernard Marcus, Arthur Blank, Ron Brill, and Pat Farrah. The Home Depot's proposition was to build home-improvement superstores, larger than any of their competitors' facilities. Investment banker Ken Langone helped Marcus and Blank to secure the necessary capital.
Bernie Marcus