A Brief Biography
After majoring in Math at University of Illinois, Urbana, IL, Leland earned a teaching certificate (counts for half a Master's Degree), and then started his programming career at in Chicago. After being immersed in Mainframe assembler language, and then CICS online programming, he joined the software vendor world at Informatics (now part of Sterling Software), Compuware, and Open Systems Management (a British Software company) as a Technical Support Engineer. These companies provided a thorough background and training in various programming languages and database technology.
A hobby of programming in C++ lead to several software products including yacht race management, market data analysis and then website development to support the products.
Leland's focus then led to websites for small business and non-profit organizations, and then on to large corporations working on industrial strength websites. Leland's diverse programming and technical background, and an artistic flare allow for a wide range of website applications to support any business need.
It takes many tools to build websites today and he keeps up with technology with membership in various computer user groups including Uniforum Chicago.