Hello there

I am an IT analyst based out of the Washington, D.C., area with almost 20 years of industry experience, and my current day-to-day focus is business intelligence. Authorized as a Tibco Jaspersoft instructor in January 2013, I teach online and onsite to IT professionals working across different industries. Business IntelligenceI am currently teaching five Tibco Jaspersoft classes and a few variants.

Aside from the core curriculum, I sometimes teach a combination of these courses. In other words, you pick and choose what you want in terms of topics. The Jaspersoft Technical Training class is a favorite of many and includes Jaspersoft Studio, JasperReports Server, Jaspersoft ETL and Jaspersoft OLAP, the latter being an essential element of decision support. When I am not teaching, I also help clients define their technical approach around these components, or what we call the Jaspersoft BI Suite, which can take time to determine since there are usually lots of requirements and other systems to consider, such as an external user directory.

Other experience

I also work as a project manager. Over the past decade, I have traveled to places all over the country, including Canada and Hong Kong SAR, to manage IT projects and provide onsite training. In one form or another, I have managed many IT projects dating back to the mid-90s, and although my primary background in management is centered around overseeing software implementations, I have also overseen enterprise-based projects where the overarching goal was to guide and manage systems engineering endeavors, many of which included working with specialized teams at places like the Department of State to keep a steady line of hardware and software components on the organization's baseline. The testing that went into these efforts helped the department meet their wide-ranging IT needs.

In regards to software development, I have supervised and worked on projects where we used Java, C#, Visual Basic, and the BMC Remedy Action Request System (ARS).  I have also participated on a number of Web development projects that have included working with basic HTML and many of the languages that run on a Web browser, such as Javascript, PHP, and XML.

Additionally, my strong technical writing background enables me to contribute to the development of all types of documents in ways that are appropriate and appealing for an audience. Here is a summary of the kinds of documents that I work on in my current role: project plans, budget reports, technical specifications, risk plans, end-user manuals, lab workbooks, training plans, and test plans. Early in my career, I even wrote press releases for a media relations outfit. Lastly, my documents are always well-written, detailed, and professionally formatted. I have samples to share if you are interested.

Get in touch

As I said in my introduction, I am focusing primarily on business intelligence these days. Training and consulting is a strong focus at the moment, but I also help with overall BI design and implementations. If you want to talk about Tibco Jaspersoft or a new project, contact me anytime.  You can send me an e-mail note (hugo at hugomendoza.com) or call me at 703-962-0792.

If you are interested in taking a Jaspersoft class, check out their offerings, jaspersoft.com/training. Jaspersoft offers both instructor-led courses and self-paced courses to help you meet your schedule. My company, Column Technologies, also offers Jaspersoft training, and like Jaspersoft, we are happy to tailor courses to meet your needs.