Steven Pothoven
Steven Pothoven


Steven Pothoven I have been an IT Specialist and IT Architect for IBM for the past 22 years and have extensive experience designing and developing software solutions. I hold a patent for some of my work, and am an IBM Certified Solution Developer in XML and Related Technologies and an IBM Certified Solution Advisor - Cloud Computing Architecture V1. I have lead projects through the entire process from requirement gathering to systems integration testing and have consistently stayed at the forefront of technology advances.

I have written professional applications in Java, C/C++, Ada and even Perl, but has more recently turned my interest toward web development - in particular Ajax/JavaScript, and Ruby on Rails

I received my Master of Science in Computer Science from the University of Central Florida (where my Master's project was part of the research information used as the basis for a later course offering and publication). I received my Bachelor in Science from Calvin College.

I have been married for 24 years and have three children. I am also an officer in my church, Seminole Presbyterian Church.

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just for fun

Sometimes I need to take a break from serious work and just make a game. Here are a few chess-based online puzzles I wrote (I did not invent the games, just implemented them).