Dear Future Client or Employer,

Though I am presently working on a mathematics paper, and its implementation in MS SQL Server, I am still available for software consulting, either lecturing on Abstract Development – a modified formal methods paradigm that uses program-generation to create a dynamic and extensible system – or hands-on development using your paradigm with your development stack and with your people, at $500 a professional day for on-site assignments, though only in the borough of Manhattan, with payment the day of the work until more regular arrangements are made.

In the past, I have developed standalone and multi-tiered systems using both functional and algebraic/object-oriented languages. Sometimes these systems had workspace storage, sometimes they had remote storage of various kinds, including hierarchical, relational, and algebraic, or sometimes both. I have had to create my own algebraic overlay to a RDBMS, and have rolled my own data cubes, when those were lacking. The front-ends have used a number of paradigms, including web-scripting – I first used JavaScript equivalents in the late 1990's – and downloadable apps. I have worn many hats through the years, including in hardware and in networking. My first foray into artificial intelligence was a checkers-playing program I wrote in APL during the late fall of 1974 and into the winter of 1974-75. My approach was similar to some work on computer chess at that time, as I discovered when taking an artifical intelligence survey section from Hans Berliner, about a decade later. In all of this, I learned – and improved – what I needed to learn for the project at hand, with or without prior experience, have worked with almost all of the major technologies, and have used precursors of all of the ones in present use. Just give me access to the development space and an idea of what you want done, and I can pretty quickly get my bearings and get the job done.

Though I prefer going through my company, Abstract Development, I can work and I have worked on a W-2 basis and in a permanent position. Again, I am available for on-site assignments in Manhattan only and my rate is $500 a professional day, paid at the end of the day until a regular schedule of work and payment is established. Since on-site work is the best use of my time as a problem-solver, as it gives me access to all of the interested parties, and since such work precludes any other use of the day for other clients, I must insist on a full, professional day and payment on that basis, even if I am barred from on-site work for part of an assigned day. Note also that, though I am amenable to partial week work schedules, indeed prefer them, I will not wait a month to get paid. Also, I will only work business days, since I am a paid chorister on Sundays and I wish to reserve Saturdays for concentrated academic work. Taken altogether, my terms are consistent with standard business practice and the rate is quite modest for a computer programmer of any experience, let alone my own.

Please e-mail me at to discuss how I can meet your development needs.

Thank you!

C. P. Klapper