James B. Fraser

jamie@widernets.com Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA


I am a through-and-through geek who can communicate well with fellow developers as well as non-technical teammates.

I build amazing technology solutions, from Arduino-powered holiday lights to shiny reports that delight recipients with an easy-to-understand, but rich, user interface. I come from a user-centered background: people must use and embrace a solution for it to be a success, regardless of its technical elegance.


Preferred Technologies

  • C#
  • Web Applications
  • Agile Software Development
  • HTML5/CSS3
  • JavaScript & jQuery
  • Angular
  • SQL Server


  • Application Architecture
  • Cloud Technologies
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Team Foundation Server (TFS)
  • Git
  • Unit Testing (Nunit)


Lead Developer
Occam Group, Minneapolis, Minnesota
C# Hosting PaaS IaaS SaaS SQL SSRS ASP.NET ASP.NET-MVC JavaScript Git TFS Microsoft Project
  • Led technical track of client engagements for Occam, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, focusing on hosted solutions.
  • Architected and produced Software as a Service (SaaS) solutions utilizing private hosting as well as cloud Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS).
  • Executed development projects supporting all aspects of enterprise project management, from project intake to billing export, including business intelligence solutions supporting varied audiences. Development teams ranged from single developer to coordinated off-shore and local developers.
Independent Consultant
Self-Employed, Chicago, Illinois
Windows Server Network Mobile Java
  • Built IT infrastructure for several small companies and home offices.
Infrastructure Manager
Doblin, Chicago, Illinois
Lotus Notes Java Windows Forms Windows MFC C++ MacOS Web Dev Network
  • Co-authored firm’s IT strategy for adopting new technology, expanding staff, and adding locations.
  • Developed internal and public-facing solutions for research-driven design company including an award-winning Web-based card sort to aid in consumer-research data collection and analysis as well as a multi-dimensional clustering visualization tool.
  • Consulted on client cases as an Information Technology Specialist.


University of Chicago



Current Industry Certifications

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) x2 (ALM, Web App)
  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP)
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) x3