Colin and Lisa are enterprise data integration
professionals. We collectively have over 40 years' experience
working and consulting to customers requiring application
development and data integration expertise, using Visual
FoxPro, .NET, Java, and XML/XSLT.
Colin works for
a technology company with deep strengths in business
analytics and the many related, data-relevant, areas of great interest to us both.
Lisa works for Dominican University of California as a DBA/Database Developer.
Previously, we consulted as Spacefold,
providing services as an independent company based in the
Las Vegas area.
- SQL Server
- SQL Server Reporting Services, Integration Services, and Analysis Services
- XML and XSLT
- Data schema design and business analysis
- Technical documentation authoring
- Web application development (intranet and extranet, JSP
- .NET smart client development
- Visual FoxPro application development
Details for each of us:
Lisa Slater Nicholls is currently DBA for Dominican University of California.
She served in the role of Principal Software Architect at Infor Enwisen HR Service Delivery, for three years. She served as a DBA for the Santa Rosa City Schools District (SRCS) from August 2010 through September 2012. Previous to working at SRCS, she was the Microsoft Technologies Team Account Manager and Solutions Architect at
based in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has been developing and
communicating innovative solutions for data storage, collection,
reporting, and analysis for over twenty years. With fifteen
years’ experience developing with on-line technologies, she
enjoys absorbing and connecting diverse technical environments
Before beginning work at
EC|Wise in 2007,
she and Colin Nicholls formed Spacefold, as an
independent software company in Las Vegas, Nevada. Previously,
she served as an integration engineer for Acxiom Corporation for
four years, designing integration solutions for Oracle, Siebel,
IBM, and other Alliance partners.
She has served in project management, design, and Xbase
development roles at Microsoft for Visual FoxPro 9.0's Report System
features. She has designed java-based and .NET-based intranet
and internet sites as Business Intelligence solutions, for
business-centered results. She has a special passion for
XML/XSLT-based data integration and reporting.
Lisa has taught numerous RAD seminars and has been a featured
speaker at major FoxPro and database conferences throughout the
world. She was lead writer for the bestselling
Using FoxPro 2.x volumes (Que) and
(Hayden), the author of the "Report Writer" volume of
Pros Talk Fox Series One, and Series Editor for
Pros Talk Fox Series Two (Pinnacle). Her most recent book
Flying Fox: Applying Visual FoxPro Reporting to Any Data, in Any
Colin Nicholls is an Oracle Developer and Business Analyst at
EC|Wise in San Rafael, California.
Colin started his professional career in 1988 working at Telecom
New Zealand, developing in-house corporate database applications
and acquiring business analysis skills. In 1993, Colin joined
Cornerstone Software, a consulting company specializing in
database applications. Their clients included Telecom NZ, and BP
New Zealand. In 1996 Colin accepted the position of Development
Manager at Cornerstone.
After moving to the U.S. in 1999, Colin joined Acxiom
Corporation as an integration engineer in the Strategic Alliance
Partners division, where Acxiom technology had to be integrated
into various application architectures.
In 2003, he and his partner Lisa formed Spacefold, based in
Nevada, consulting as independent sofware analyst/programmers
and data integration specialists, working at Bally Technologies
on internal database systems and integrated reporting web
applications. He has contracted for the Microsoft Visual FoxPro
team reporting features, written technical articles for a number
of international FoxPro journals, and has been a speaker at many
FoxPro developer conferences.
Colin joined the
EC|Wise team in 2007.