Steven Pothoven
Steven Pothoven


Steven Pothoven I have been an IT Specialist and IT Architect for IBM for the past 21 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 is still available online and 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 23 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).