Hi, I am Jade Rickerts. Currently working as a Corporate Services Executive at Metro Namibia. I work on coding projects in my spare time, when I'm not watching Manchester United or playing games on my XBox One. I dabble in a lot of different technologies, but I'm a .NET enthusiast at heart. Microsoft > Apple.
Using Technology To Solve Business Problems.
This is a list of skills and programming languages I picked up during my time as a developer. I focused mainly on desktop applications but tried to learn web development here and there.
Here is some of my work I did in the past. Mostly desktop software development. A lot of projects that got started and not finished didn't make the cut.
PriceBook is a grocery price tracking application for Windows.
A Document Management Systems (DMS) for retail receiving documentation that currently integrates with Arch Retail Systems. JRS Document Storage is a .NET Framework desktop application that makes use of both a MS SQL database (store database) and a MySQL database (server database).
The Metro Order App is a Windows desktop application to assist Metro customers with finding all stock available at Metro and ordering stock from Metro Cash & Carry. There is also a full directory list for all the stores.
Here is a quick timeline of my educational and employment history and a short description about my time there. For more detailed information, download my CV under the about section.
August 2023 - Present
Overseeing the Information and Communication Technology strategies and operations. This includes managing the implementation of technology solutions, ensuring data security, and optimizing IT infrastructure to support the company's fast-paced consumer goods business.
August 2021 - June 2023
Corporate services entails activities that combine or consolidate certain enterprise-wide needed support services, provided based on specialized knowledge, best practices, and technology to serve internal (and sometimes external) customers and business partners.
November 2016 - August 2021
Responsible for ERP Migration Project, preparing and analysing reports and assist with any IT related and system software related issues.
August 2015 - October 2016
Managing the accounts payable department, communicate with key suppliers and assist with their queries. Ensure that all necessary documentation is uploaded to the document storage and report on rebates and advertising discounts.
November 2014 - July 2015
Review and supervise all creditors clerks. Ensure all creditors are paid according to agreed terms. Provide necessary documentation to supplier upon request. Follow up and resolve all creditor queries.
July 2014 - October 2014
Request supplier statement, prepare payment remittances and creditor reconciliation's. Attend to payment and claim queries from the supplier. Ensure all creditors in my portfolio is paid on time.
November 2013 - June 2014
Processing cash and bank of close corporations and trusts and performing bank reconciliation statements at the end of each month. Reconciling VAT report and VAT account of trusts and close corporations and completing a VAT return form each VAT period
January 2012 - January 2013
Produce client reports (AFS, Minutes, Certificates, Management letter). Test client control.
January 2015 - November 2017
Majored in Software Development. Learned about software engineering, planning and implementing databases. Learned how to work in a group on several programming assignments. Learned about general IT related subject matter like networks, operating systems and algorithms.
January 2009 - June 2013
It seemed like the right move after advice from peers, guidance counsellors and parents. Turned out the glits and glam of debits and credits was not for me. Did not complete this degree, but I don't regret it. The financial knowledge I gained from this is priceless.
January 2005 - November 2007
I showed some great promise in high school. Math nerd. I was the only scholar in my school to receive a distinctions for math, higher level.
My niche is .NET Desktop Applications, however I do have experience designing websites for friends, family and myself. I design and implement databases including rational and non-rational database management systems.
I specialise in creating Windows Forms Applications using the .NET Framework. The applications I develop most use MS SQL databases, but I've use SQLite and PostgreSQL as well.
From WordPress websites to NodeJS web applications, I can recreate a website from samples or through tailoring templates to suit your design needs.
I can design Entity Rational Diagrams and implement them in a desktop application. I can also implement most rational database management systems (MS SQL, SQLite, MySQL & PostgreSQL) and non-rational databases like MongoDB with web applications.
Drop me an email if you are interested on working on a project.