Brian C. Uri
brian @ urizone.net
Address available on request
I have over a decade of experience in software development and government data standards, with an emphasis on the DoD's Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) efforts. I'm also the creator and sole contributor for DDMSence, the only open-source library supporting the DoD Discovery Metadata Specification.

The most relevant buzzwords in my alphabet soup include (but are not limited to) the following:
  • Development: Java, Spring, and the usual assortment of web and UI acronyms
  • XML: XSD/XSLT/XPath, Schematron, and semantic web technologies (OWL/RDF/SKOS)
  • Standards & Specifications: DDMS, Universal Core, NIEM, OpenSearch, ISM, GML
  • Cloud Architecture: Amazon Web Services ecosystem
  • Data: Lucene/Solr, Google Data APIs, Hadoop ecosystem
  • Persistence: Hibernate, PostgreSQL, Oracle, mySQL, H2
I have also dabbled in Python, Scala, Ruby/Rails, JPA, DocBook, the Ozone Widget Framework (OWF), and many other technologies.
Work Experience
  • Technical Lead, Novetta Solutions (formerly FGM Inc.), Reston, VA
    May 2003 - Present

    I have been involved in DISA's Enterprise Services activities since the inception of the Net-Centric Enterprise Services (NCES) program, including Strategic Knowledge Integration Web (SKIWeb), Enterprise Service Monitoring (ESM), the Data Services Environment (DSE), Metadata Registry (MDR), Universal Core (UCore), and the DoD Discovery Metadata Specification (DDMS).

    Today, I provide technical leadership, data strategy, and business development support across multiple division projects. I also spearheaded efforts to standardize and increase the efficacy of automated testing across the division.

  • Amazon Web Services Certified Solutions Architect - Associate (AWS ASA), 2015 - 2017
  • Amazon Web Services Certified Developer - Associate (AWS CDA), 2015 - 2017
  • Cloudera Certified Developer for Apache Hadoop CDH4, 2012
  • CompTIA Security+, 2010
  • Sun-Certified Web Component Developer, 2008
  • Sun-Certified Java Developer, 2006
  • Sun-Certified Java Programmer, 2004

  • M.M., Music Composition, May 2003
    Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL

  • B.S., Computer Science, May 2001
    B.A., Music Theory/Composition, May 2001
    Minor, Mathematics, May 2001
    Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA
visitors since November 2003