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    PEOPLE / TECHNOLOGY / DESIGN

  • WHAT WE DO

    Here are some of the more recent projects.

    the Tech Support Cooperative

    Founding Member

    • Organized and incorporated an IT support worker-cooperative comprised of leaders in the IT realm of retail food co-ops across North America
    • Providers of installation and support services associated with CORE-POS, an open-source Point-Of-Sale solution by and for cooperative grocers

    CDS Consulting Co-op

    IT Strategy, Helpdesk Support, Social Media Strategy

    International (US + CAN)

     

    • Provide technical support and technology development and strategy for consulting co-op made up of consultants from around the country.
    • Moderate and administer webinars, ensure accessibility of online resource libraries, manage content and content delivery networks.
    • Offer personalized technical support to individual team members.
    • Assist in long-range goal-planning and strategy as it pertains to technology.

    Alberta Cooperative Grocery

    POS Installation, Support, IT Administration, Consulting, Staffing

    Portland, Oregon

    • IT Systems Audit, security review, recommendations
    • IT Hiring support and consulting
    • Networking administration, support
    • POS Installation and support

    Harvest Co-op Markets

    POS Consulting/Deployment + Custom Software Development

    Boston-area, Massachusetts

    • POS consulting, design, and installation for multi-store co-op grocer in the Boston-area

     

    APANO

    Web Design, Support and Hosting, IT Support + Services

    Portland, Oregon

     

    Moscow Food Co-op

    Information Systems Audit, IT Staffing + Hiring Support

    Moscow, Idaho

    • Complete audit of organizations IT infrastructure, assets, and performance. 
    • Report-back including recommendations and best-practices. 
    • Restructuring of IT team positions proposed including new job descriptions. 
    • Hiring support including reviewing résumé submissions and candidate interviews with a final recommendation made for hire.

     

    The Cooperative Café

    Video Production: Editing, Web Broadcasting, Distribution

    Nationally

    • Leadership development training designed for Board members and co-op leaders
    • Video production of 2 dozen (and counting) original educational videos. Includes: Videography, audiography, live webcasting, editing, graphics, formatting and posting for online distribution.

    People's Food Co-op

    IT Strategy, POS + Network Admin Support, Custom Software Development

    Portland, Oregon

     

    BikePortland.org

    Server Admin, Website Maintenance + Design

    Portland, Oregon

    • Server + database administration including all the attendant duties. Light design modifications and upkeep.

     

    Common Ground Wellness Center

    Online POS + Scheduling Software Consulting, IT Support + Strategy

    Portland, Oregon

    • From research and recommendation tomigration to implementation and staff training of a web-based business integration platform for popular local wellness ctr.
    • Provide ongoing web, networking, and software / hardware support + maintenance.

    Oregon Environmental Council

    Mac + Networking Support

    Portland, Oregon

    • Tier II technical support and networking for local non-profit organization
  • WHAT THEY SAY

    Oh, you're too kind!

    "I have been witness to Joel's enthusiasm for accomplishing what seems impossible and his unflappable optimism even under pressure. His desire to think outside the box has delivered successful projects under his care"

    Chris Von Rabenau 

    IT Director, National Cooperative Grocers Assn.

    Iowa City, IA

     

    "It is always a pleasure working with Joel. He has a tendency to light up a room with his personality, and exude creative solutions for any problem."

    Stephen Gabris

    Principal, ING Photography

    Buffalo, NY

     

    "Joel was the perfect person for this job. Joel brought thorough plans, as well as well thought out time lines and contingencies. He was a keen listener to our needs and adapted to meet those needs as the project progressed. He was always willing to listen to a new problem and work towards a creative solution for it."

    Matthaus Littekin

    IT Manager, Alberta Co-op Grocers

    Portland, OR

     

    Joel is the manifestation of balance; the balance between technology and humanity, between health and sustainability, between fun and professionalism.

    Justin Bolognino

    Principal, The META Agency

    New York, NY

     

  • WHO AM I?

    Joel Brock

    Owner/Consulting Technologist

  • HIT ME UP

    You're awesome. Let's talk.

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    @joelbrock

     

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    Phone

     

    503.735.5008

     

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