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Professional Bio

Dan Delaney is a Linux and Windows system administrator and computer programmer in Louisville, Ky, specializing in Unix-based, standards-oriented, AJAX Web application development with Java, PHP, Perl, JavaScript, XHTML, CSS, XML, and XSL-FO—all using UTF-8 from end-to-end. He's been building and programming computers since 1984, and began developing Web applications in 1994. He holds an associates degree in Electronic Technology, a bachelors degree in Philosophy, and a master's degree in Sociology. From 1993 to 2000 Dan taught classes on Photoshop, FreeHand, PageMaker, QuarkXPress, and Web Development for the University of Louisville and IvyTech. From 1996 to 2000 he worked at the University of Louisville as Computer Adminstrator for the Printing & Publications department, and as a Perl programmer in Information Systems. From 2000 to 2014 he worked as a Senior Programmer/Analyst for Power Creative, one of Louisville's largest ad agencies. From January 2014 through October 2015 he was the IT Infrastructure Manager at The Learning House, a company that helps small colleges and universities to teach their classes online. In November 2015 he returned to Power Creative as a Senior Systems Architect.



POWER Advertising Agency

Senior Systems Architect, November 2015–present

The Learning House

IT Infrastructure Manager, January 2014–October 2015

Power Creative Advertising Agency

Senior Programmer/Analyst, June 2000–January 2014

Database application developer and server administrator. Wrote and maintain multiple large database applications including online storefronts, intranets, and Web-based service applications, utilizing AJAX JavaScript on the client-side and Java, PHP, and VBScript on the server-side, with MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, and MS SQL Server. Responsible for administration of multiple Linux servers (RedHat and Ubuntu), Windows 2003 and 2008 servers, VMWare VSphere servers, and NAS storage systems.

University of Louisville

Computer Coordinator/Programmer, December 1995–May 2000

Computer Coordinator for Printing & Publications department. Responsible for maintaining department computers and administering Mac OS X Server, programming department job tracking and billing FoxPro application, configuring and maintaining university Apache servers and CGI programs, and helping university personnel with HTML and Web applications. Spent a period of time in Information Systems to interface PeopleSoft with JetForm and to design and produce various university printed materials with JefForm.

Web/Graphics Software Instructor

UofL Center for Continuing and Professional Education, 1995–2000
Ivy Tech Community College, 1996–1999

Developed and taught beginner and advanced classes on HTML, QuarkXPress, FreeHand, Photoshop, PageMaker, and Mac OS.

Freelance Database Programming, System Administration, and Graphic Design

Louisville, Kentucky, August 1992–present

Database programming for multiple companies using PHP, MySQL, PostgreSQL, and FoxPro. Programming EDI transactions with Lowes, Wal-Mart, and Kroger. CGI programming in Perl and C. Web interface programming in Java, PHP and JavaScript. Building, installing, and administering Windows and Mac OS desktops and servers. Installing and configuring networks. Graphic design of logos and a variety of print and Web-based publications.

ShowTech, Inc.

Graphic Designer, Computer Administrator, Louisville, Kentucky, January 1991–August 1992

Layout and illustration of computer-imaged slides and camera-ready art for multi-image slide presentations. Maintenance of all Mac OS and Windows desktop computers.

Guthrie-Mayes and Associates

Computer Support Specialist, Louisville, Kentucky, January 1990–January 1991

Video editing, page layout and design, administration of Harris/Lanier server and network, and DOS/Windows desktop computer support.


Master of Arts Degree in Sociology

University of Louisville, Kentucky, 2016

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philosophy

University of Louisville, Kentucky, 1998

Associate's Degree in Electronics Technology

RETS Electronics Institute, Louisville, Kentucky, 1989

Computer Expertise


  • Linux/FreeBSD/Solaris/AIX
  • Windows Server 2000/2003/2008
  • VMware Server, vSphere (ESXi)
  • Apache, IIS, lighttpd
  • Bind and Windows DNS
  • Postfix, Zimbra, Cyrus, Exchange
  • ProFTPd, vsftpd
  • SAMBA, Netatalk, Windows
  • MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle, SQL Server 2000/2005/2008


  • Java
  • PHP (Zend Certified Engineer)
  • JavaScript/
  • Perl
  • C
  • VBScript
  • C#
  • SQL


  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • MS Office/OpenOffice
  • IDEs: Komodo, Eclipse, NetBeans
  • CMSes: Drupal, Joomla, WordPress, Weebly
  • Pageflex Server/Studio
  • SPSS