Ray Porter, Applications Development Manager

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
208 W. Franklin St.
UNC Development CB# 6100
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: (919) 259-9389
FAX: (919) 843-3314


A picture of me early in the morning Early morning -- Geez! It seems to get harder and harder to get up every day, though actually sleeping in seems darned near impossible!  I find it harder and harder to sleep in as I get older but at least our 10-year old son is letting us sleep in sometimes -- all the way to 7:00 AM.


I work for the Development Office  at the the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as the Applications Development Manager, leading a team of software developers and a DBA in support of the university's Development Office and the UNC General Alumni Association.  We are still looking for a replacement for our aging mainframe data entry system though it now looks like we will probably opt for a vendor supplied solution rather than developing our own .  I am a native of North Carolina and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (BA, MA).

My areas of expertise include (but are not necessarily limited to):


A picture of me taking a break Mid-day break -- A chance to relax and contemplate the morning's achievements while talking things over with a colleague.  I work at home nearly full time these days so my work schedule can be a little un conventional.  Talking with a colleague these days usually means email, telephone or some other electronic device.  Telecommuting is great but you have to make and effort to get out of the house and actually talk to a real person once in a while.


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A picture of me at the end of the day Day's end, time to go home -- The moon is rising and the day is nearly done. I'll probably start howling if I don't get out of here soon. Just a little longer and I can turn off this machine and go down stairs to my wife and son.


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