Erick Garske

Erick Garske

Senior Software Engineer at Open Text Corporation

Orange County, California Area
Computer Software

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Erick Garske's Overview


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Erick Garske's Summary

Currently focusing on building my mobile development skill sets to bridge the gap between legacy backend databases and modern UI frameworks. To that end, I have begun publishing mobile applications on Apple's iTunes Store

Specialties: iOS 7, Objective C, Xcode 5, C++, C, Cocoa Touch, SQL, Java, Product Development, SDLC, Scrum, IDP, Agile Programming.

Erick Garske's Skills & Expertise

  1. Objective-C
  2. Eclipse
  3. Technical Writing
  4. Java
  5. iOS development
  6. IBM iSeries
  7. Xcode
  8. IBM AS/400
  9. OS X
  10. Computer Graphics
  11. Scrum
  12. Mac OS X
  13. Windows 7
  14. OS/400
  15. Visual Studio
  16. Visual Basic
  17. SQL
  18. Mobile Applications
  19. iOS
  20. Android
  21. Agile Methodologies
  22. Web Applications
  23. CLP
  24. Software Development
  25. Databases
  26. Unit Testing
  27. AIX
  28. Apple SDK and framework
  29. Balsamiq Mockups
  30. C
  31. InstallShield
  32. JASON
  33. Microsoft Office
  34. Opacity
  35. Relational Databases
  36. RPG Free
  37. VMware ESX
  38. Social Media
  39. Socket Programming
  40. Windows 8
  41. Window 8 RT
  42. Programming
  43. Integration

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Erick Garske's Experience

Developer, Founder

iPad Apps Programming

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Computer Software industry

April 2010Present (4 years 6 months) Anaheim, CA

Independent development and consulting for the iOS, and Android platforms. Responsible in for collaborating with other developers, graphic artist, UI designers to create and maintain iOS applications.

Editor, Owner

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Computer Software industry

2010Present (4 years) Orange County, California Area

I administer this web site using the content management software, Word Press, and numerous plugins such as Buddy Press and Reviewit. The site features technology news, product reviews and a built in social network.

Senior Software Engineer

OpenText Corporation

Public Company; 5001-10,000 employees; OTEX; Computer Software industry

October 2005Present (9 years) Orange County, California Area

Provide ongoing enhancement, maintenance and support for Open Text’s premier iSeries platform Enterprise Content Management Solution. Responsible for designing and implementing a seamless integration between Oracle Enterprise One World and Open Text’s ECM Report Capture, Indexing and Distribution module.

• Provided the initiative for a new release of their ECM System I Product supporting archival, indexing, retrieval, and distribution of native JDE PDF documents.
• Successfully interfaced the presentation layer of PDF documents with Windows clients, Java Server platform, and native iSeries email.

Project Manager, Founder

iSeries Consulting

Privately Held; 1-10 employees; Computer Software industry

January 2000October 2005 (5 years 10 months) Orange County, California Area

iSeries Consulting is committed to providing the breath knowledge and varied technical expertise of iSeries System i Professionals to fill the gap between limited in house budgets and growing demands on personnel and resources.

Founded in 2000, iSeries Consulting has the ability to service any size organization with experience servicing large government and corporate clientele.

VP of Software Development

inFORM Decisions

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Software industry

January 1998October 2005 (7 years 10 months) Orange County, California Area

Development and enhancement of the native System i based core product electronic document suite for generating electronic forms, checks, spooled file sorting/bursting and intelligent e-mail, faxing and print distribution document solutions.

• Design and develop native iSeries-based software:
• E-mail package to send spooled files in PDF, text, HTML and rich text format; enabled the transmittal of databases in Excel and text format. Package created using RPG IV/ILE modules, service programs, and socket programming.
• Web-based archival retrieval system for commercial integration with the electronic forms product, and back-end archival processes implemented with RPG IV/ILE, CGI techniques, and the IBM HTTP native server.
• Engineer data-driven AS/400 EDI positive pay, ACH software packages for bank financials. Both Suites created using a combination of custom menus, commands, CLLE and RPG/IV commands and database trigger programming techniques.

Educational Institution; 1001-5000 employees; Education Management industry

January 1989December 1997 (9 years)

Effectively developed/maintained AS/400-based academic & business applications, custom database software and reporting systems supporting 37 Title I schools, special education programs, transportation and district testing systems.
• Presented user training in custom and SASI software; also prepared technical documentation and course materials.
• Played vital role in seamless migration of VAX and PC-based systems to AS/400.
• Successfully converted district Userware and Basic software programs for Accounts Receivable, Insurance, HR and Payroll from PDP-11170 to VAX-ll/785.

Erick Garske's Courses

  • Independent Coursework

    • Core iOS Programming

Erick Garske's Publications

  • To Err is Human to Error Trap is Devine

    • System i News
    • January 1, 2007
    Authors: Erick Garske

    A simple business problem example illustrates good programming techniques that provide a layer of logical, redundant error checking and error handling using System i modules.

Erick Garske's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Experience

    • Speaker Assistant

      COMMON A Users Group
      • Education
      May 2012 present (2 years 5 months)

      Assisted speakers during the the Spring 2012 Common convention in Anaheim.

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Education
      • Science and Technology
    • Organizations I support:

      • Mind Research Institute

Erick Garske's Education

University of California, Irvine Extension

Mobile Application Development


This course focuses on front-end mobile application clients, while the second part concentrates on data handling, connectivity to back-end services and cloud hosting. Course covers an overview and comparison of technical approaches by Apple (iOS), Google (Android) and Microsoft (Mobile 7). Become familiar with the end-to-end process to install, develop, test, and distribute mobile applications. As mobile environments are changing rapidly, this course provides a broader understanding for specialization in one of these major platforms. Prepare to deal with the challenges of application development for the mobile market including limited screen size and memory, gesture based GUI, connectivity, and the variety of available phones. This hands-on class provides unique and valuable content on how to contrast the approaches taken by the major mobile players.


Core iOS Programming


Study and development of Apps using XCode, and Objective C. Creation of numerous sample apps exercising the model, view controller design, and UIKit Frameworks. Created a sample game app using accelerometer API. Lastly completed a final project, Family Booth App, which was successfully submitted to the Apple App Store. This App leverages the use of the iPhone camera and photo roll to create a collage with label text.

Saddleback College


National University

B.S, Computer Science


Attended on Scholarship

Southwestern College

AS, Computer Science


Presidents Award 1985

Activities and Societies: Student Body Vice President, 1984-1985

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