The Yukon's, like, totally way-cool software and database developer.
The name yukon dude software was chosen by lottery. History failed to record the name of the winner or what it was they were promised to receive as reward, but then didn't.
The dude is, in reality, Dave Rogers, stealthy young man about town.
Unlike his namesakes—Keanu, Spicoli, Kato, Lebowski, Harris—this dude is a software developer by trade and so only surfs the gnarly breaks of the Web.
Prior to coming to the Yukon over a decade ago, the dude toiled behind the curtains on Bay Street, pulling levers and spinning dials. The dude sits on the board of TechYukon and has been known to occasionally teach at Yukon College.
The dude specializes in developing software for small to medium projects. Mac, Windows, or Linux: take your pick. From web applications, to relational databases, to embedded systems and smartphone apps, the chances are good that the dude either knows the technology or will cram it into his noggin over the weekend.
What the dude doesn't do, as should be plainly evident from this page, is any sort of artistic web or graphic design. The dude also doesn't host web sites. The dude is not interested in your plan to corner the on-line gambling scene.
But for the things the dude doesn't do, he knows the people who do—except for gambling—and will gladly arrange for the necessary introductions.
In short: If you need a computer to do what it doesn't, bring out the dude.
- info strudel yukondude full-stop com
- box 11143
yt y1a 6m1
- 60° 35.9' n × 134° 51.6' w
Operators are standing by.
The following are a smattering of both recent and ancient dude projects—some for clients, some for the dude, and some just because.
- The Road/Weather Information System (RWIS), a Yukon Government online database of traffic and weather monitoring stations and collected data.
- Development and maintenance of multiple Microsoft Access and FileMaker Pro databases for government and local societies. Because, gosh, these beasts are just everywhere.
- Scripnix. A collection of general-purpose bash shell scripts.
- Digitization and digital preservation analyses for the Yukon Archives.
- Mobile games, language teaching exercises, and an online dictionary for the Yukon Native Language Centre.
- Klondike Firewall. Bash shell scripts to create stateful netfilter/iptables packet-filtering firewalls: a router and a standalone server.
- Data gathering and distribution tools for the Yukon Research Centre.
- A desktop application for managing, querying, and reporting on civil and criminal trials. The dude wrote this in exchange for a moose dinner and a handknit sweater.
- Interactive teaching aids and organizational tools for Yukon College too numerous to mention.
Learn: The dude revels in the onslaught of technological change.
Create: The dude's software is efficient, sturdy, elegant, and appeals to all five senses.
Support: "Software doesn't rust," as the saying goes, so neither do the dude's maintenance efforts.
Yukon: It's all done north of 60°, east of 141°, and west of the Selwyns.