Hi, I am Barbara Pridham, the founder of Bitflipz Inc.
I bought my first PC, which was an XT, when I was in my teens. I soon learned, on my own, how to rip apart PCs and rebuild them. I soon began building clone PCs, as a hobby and sold them to family and friends. To fund my projects, I worked as a bookkeeper at a small electrical company, with the goal someday to become an accountant.
This path soon changed, when I was introduced to a university student, who was developing a custom Accounting application for the company I was working for at that time. I was so intrigued, that I started to learn to programme on my own, starting with QBasic, then C, then Visual Basic 2.0 and developed database apps using Paradox, then MS Access.
My first web page was using classic asp using Visual Interdev. Soon .net 1.0 came out and I wrote my first mobile app for inventory disbursements using Intermec CK running windows CE .Net.
Today, I am quite comfortable with working with .net framework, coding in c# or vb.net, transact SQL, and recently, been working with Angular and Xamarin.
My main focus has been primarily with the integration of manufacturing processes with information technology and developing business solutions for 18 years plus.
I have developed a very strong understanding of how Manufacturing facilities operate and what is required
to improve communication channels and the data required to improve quality, efficiencies, and effectiveness. The same methologies and experience can be applied to any cross-functional buisness enterprise.