Services

Database-Driven Applications
15 years Microsoft SQL Server
10 years MySQL
5+ years PostgreSQL
5+ years Data Warehouse




Responsive Design
Hand-coded responsive design using the Bootstrap framework which will work well on any current device. No templates or third-parties controlling your rights or your design, allowing revisions and upgrades to be quick and easy! You control your web presence... not a third-party.
Data Visualization
Historical reporting, data visualization, line charts, bar charts, pie charts... even speedometers! We code charts using Bootstrap and JSON making them load quickly and compatible on all devices! All data and reports exportable to Excel, Word, PDF and more!

Web Accessibility
Using our experience with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act compliance, we can ensure your applications are accessible to all of your visitors, even those utilizing screenreaders for vision loss.

Read more about Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 on fcc.gov.
100% Customizable
All applications (whether for the public World Wide Web or strictly proprietary in-house business applications) are custom built. Custom built content management for basic CSM or Enterprise Content Management.

This allows you to control all data easily (images, logos, content, products, menu options, etc.)
Social Media Analytics
We provide social media data analytics that can help you measure a number of ways to improve your social media interactions. We can let you know the best day of the week and hour of the day to reach your audience!

Wouldn't it be great to know what social media posts are improving your conversion rates?

Stop wasting your valuable time cross-posting to multiple social media platforms and focus on the platforms that you bring more site visitors and increase your revenue!
Web Security
We guarantee that we can setup and configure your SSL (Secure Socket Layer) Certificates to protect your data and your customers. We have helped improve rankings from an F to an A by being deligent in following current protocols for web security.

We offer free SSL consultation for a new or existing certificate to ensure your web application is as secure as possible.

Protect your business, protect your customers and protect your data.
Multimedia Design
Custom typography, graphics, marketing, corporate branding, video and more. Graphic Illustration featured in the Hero Complex Art Gallery in Los Angeles, award winning logos, as well as full page ads featured in World Coal magazine.
FREE Website Assessment
Are you certain you SSL certificate is configured correctly? Are you wondering why your website isn't showing up in the Google SERP? Do you want to make sure your website is accessible to users with disabilities?

Request a FREE Website Accessment and we can let you know what we can do to help!

CONTACT US to see how we can help you!



About Us

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    2001-2003

    Contractor for NMCI (Navy and Marine Corps Intranet) initial phases doing field work at Patuxent Naval Air Station and Webster Field. NMCI is now regarded as the largest intranet in the world!
    We also worked as a Logistics Analyst developing data-driven applications for Patuxent Naval Air Station and developed the first web based Night Vision Goggles Inventory System for the Vision Laboratory.

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    2004-2010

    We worked in the Telecommunications industry engineering new web applications and modifying existing web application features for the management of customers including CRM, Caller ID, Dispatching Technicians and more.

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    2011-2015

    Our humble beginning started as a Sole Proprietorship in 2008 when offered a lucrative contract in the Mining Industry developing reports using data collected from over 20 mines across the states of West Virginia and Kentucky.

    In 2015, we developed a Highwall Mining sytem to display data collected from Continuous Miners from various locations underground. In the Fall of 2015, we created Athena Blue Solutions, LLC.

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    We've been asked several times where our name, Athena Blue, comes from. In 2008, when starting as a Sole Proprietorship, we wanted to incorporate blue to honor our military (civilian) beginnings. The color blue is commonly used in the Navy: 1) for obvious reasons and 2) it is the color least likely to change among the various types of color blindness (Notice the blue trend in social media: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and so forth?)

    Athena comes from wanting to use an owl in our original (and upcoming) logo and The Shield of Athena in Greek mythology incorporates an owl. The image pictured is a silver tetradrachm coin at the Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon depicting the Owl of Athena (circa 480–420 BC).

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SKILLS

1 - 15+ Years

HTML: 17 YEARS
CSS: 17 YEARS
WEB DESIGN: 17 YEARS
JAVASCRIPT: 15 YEARS
SQL: 15 YEARS
DATABASE DESIGN: 15 YEARS
DATABASE OPTIMIZATION: 10 YEARS
MICROSOFT SQL SERVER: 15 YEARS
POSTGRESQL: 5 YEARS
COLDFUSION: 10 YEARS
PHOTOSHOP: 10 YEARS
AJAX: 13 YEARS
T-SQL: 13 YEARS
OBJECT ORIENTED PROGRAMMING: 11 YEARS
PROCEDURAL PHP: 10 YEARS
MYSQL: 10 YEARS
OBJECT ORIENTED PHP: 5 YEARS
JQUERY: 5 YEARS
VBASCRIPT: 8 YEARS
BOOTSTRAP: 2 YEARS
JSON: 3 YEARS
SEO (SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMIZATION): 5 YEARS
XML: 10 YEARS
SECTION 508 COMPLIANCE: 12 YEARS
DATA VISUALIZATION: 3 YEARS

Portfolio (2001-2016)

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NAVY MARINE CORPS INTRANET

Field Technician Services for the initial phases of NMCI, now regarded as the largest intranet in the world.

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Web Based Night Vision Goggles System

Secure database-driven web application to ensure proper inventory of Night Vision Googles in the Vision Laboratory at the Patuxent Naval Air Station.

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NAVAIR

Design marketing materials for events including animations, graphic design, print materials, website modifications and more.

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Department of Veterans Affairs

Developer of a Database-driven web application using Microsoft SQL Server and ColdFusion to replace existing fax-based service of contacting and organizing Medical Staff to provide necessary services up to and including medical care, operations, transplants and more for Veterans.

Neany, Inc.
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Designed initial web site to present new Persistent Ground Serveillance Systems (PGSS) offered by the company.

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Center for Independant Living

Designed and developed web accessible promotional items using Section 508 standards allowing all content be readable on Screen Readers and accessible to users with disabilities such as color blindness and complete vision loss.

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Patriot Coal

Developed streamlined KPI report for upper Management to monitor daily productivity, inspections, violations, accidents and more. This project increased productivity by allowing management to view a Summary Report as opposed to monitoring all 20+ mines individually.

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Mining Industry

A variety of a database-driven web applications and web application features to accomate proposals, equipment parts inventory and more. Developed a web-based application that would get data gathered in a PLC on underground machinery to display on any internet-ready device. Information such as speed, tons of coal being hauled, direction of Shuttle Car, if lights were on, if someone was sitting in the driver's seat, oil levels and much more.

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White Oak Resources

Programmed VBAscript macro to allow the processing and organization of Carlson Software underground mining data output to allow startdarized reports by period (daily, quarterly, monthly, YTD and more). Standardization of data allowed for quick and easy user-friendly pivot table creation and analyzation.

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Telecommunications

A variety of a database-driven web applications and application features to accomate customers products, product configuration, trouble issues, dispatching technicians, work orders, escalation issues and much more.

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Nexus Terra

Developed a database-driven application that could read data gathered from Continuous Miners mining information across several mine site locations for multiple different mining companies.

Referrals

"I worked with [...] as a peer while working on a integration project between Mine Site Technologies and Phillips Machine Services. The project included interfacing a WiFi access point to an onboard vehicle telematics device. [...] acted as the face, heart and backbone of the project for Philips. She was always an absolute pleasure to deal with on both a professional and personal level. It is always a pleasure to work with someone who is excellent at what they do, but when they also combine a passion, its the complete package. I am happy to call her a friend."

" [...] is a highly creative, articulate, self motivated and detail oriented programmer. She can tackle very complex problems and provide logical, efficient and user friendly solutions. Whether undertaking the design and the development of new software or refactoring and making improvements to existing software, [...] is a creative thinker, a thorough tester and an efficient communicator. She can work alone very well, but she also works extremely well in a team environment. [...] actively participates, presents ideas, challenges and she is consistently positive, patient and encouraging of team members. "

"[...] is diligent in her work, where she strides to understand and deliver on the end consumer needs. High attention to details, and ease of use. Communicates well with both tech and non tech personal. After 10+ years in the industry, and well rounded skills, she can deliver projects of any size."

"[...] is a very talented individual and web developer. She has a well-rounded skill set and is highly adaptable to any development environment. [...] always strives to increase her knowledge and learn new things. She is not afraid to take on large projects and provides solid solutions to all requirements presented."

"[...] is an excellent analytical thinker and problem solver. This makes her a great programmer. It was a pleasure working with her at FDN and she made invaluable contributions to our team. Her knowledge of Coldfusion, Javascript, and a range of other web technologies make her a top tier programmer. I would recommend her for any programming team or project."

"[...] is an amazing, well-rounded programmer. She's excellent in gathering user requirements, design, implementation, and testing. Her exceptional interpersonal skills also made her the right choice for a lot of high priority projects, and she always exceeded user expectations."

"I had the opportunity to work with [...] at FDN Communications. Her exceptional programming talents are hidden behind a modest personality. Without doubt, [...] is a valuable asset to any team lucky enough to have her.

[...] is always interested in ensuring the entire department's success, and is eager to help anyone from any team. Her knowledge and creativity was very helpful to me on many occasions, and I would love to work with her again."

"[...] is an excellent programmer. Using Cold-Fusion, XML and JavaScipt she creates what I can only describe as art. The human interface is so smooth and intuitive that anyone could use it."

"[...] is an impeccable internet applications programmer. Since Christie has joined our team with her knowledge of Coldfusion, Javascript, SQL and a wide range of other development technologies, she has become a huge asset to the team and to our company."

Programmer Analyst

Christie Trent, Programmer Analyst

Christie started working in IT for the US Navy and Marines in 2001.

Christie has had software featured in World Coal Magazine and had photography featured in West Virginia Executive Magazine and on the Dean Guitars and Ovation Guitars websites. She also photographed an event hosted by Monte Durham of TLC's Say Yes to the Dress.

Christie has earned certificates for CISCO VoiceXML Application Development, 2 Johns Hopkins University Data Science certicates and a Duke University Business Metrics for Data-Driven Companies certificate through Coursera. She is enrolled in the Analytic Techniques for Business Specialization offered by Duke University and Coursera.

She has volunteered for two Non-Profits, the International Hour of Code and is Google Analytics Certified through 2018.

Google Analytics Certified

Account Management

Jessica Leigh, Account Management

Bio Coming Soon!!

Multimedia Specialist

Josh Shackleford, Multimedia Specialist

Josh has had his graphic design work featured in the film director tribute art show, IMAGINED WORLDS II, at the HERO COMPLEX Gallery in Los Angeles. He has created full-page advertising published in international magazines, created an award winning logo and has had his macro photography published in photography books.

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