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I have an existing website to support a prison ministry that operates throughout Florida. Once a resident attends this ministry he/she should not be able to participate in it again as a participant but can assist our volunteers as a helper.  However, the Florida Department of Corrections routinely moves prisoners from camp to camp so we have no way of knowing if a resident has gone through the program at a different camp.

We are compiling a database of those residents who have gone through the program and would like to make it available to our volunteers on a statewide basis so that they can check to see if the potential resident has participated in a program elsewhere.

The database consist of their DoC #, Last Name, First Name, Camp (Where they participated in the program), and a Comments Field. Right now there are approximately 5,000 entries in the database but this program has been ongoing in Florida for 35 years.  I've only scratched the surface of the number of those who have attended.  The database was built in MySQL format.

Is there any way that I can use Joomla to build an interface to the data that I've built and then post it to a page that is accessible on my existing website? (FLKairos.org)

Thank you for your time and interest.

God Bless...

Chuck Bradley

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Hi Chuck,

many thanks for the question. I have some ideas how you can solve this problem, however I need some time to look up some things and am also buried in some emergency items here. Can I please get back to you within the next 3 days?

Kind Regards,

Jochen

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Jochen Daum

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From a technology perspective, I can answer questions - as they relate to the Joomla CMS: - Browser compatibility, specifically, as they relate to modern browser versions of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Apple Safari, but also related to Mobile phone technology, RSS feeds and related Internet technologies - Site layout planning, such as with wireframes - Content planning including how to set up categories, subcategories, sections and the like - User access control planning and implementation - Image, file, video (Youtube) and link management - E-Commerce including product categories, products, product pricing including multiple pricing categories for retail customers, wholesale and resellers - Intranet and other set-ups that require login - image galleries, banner management and other mass image management facilities In regards to specific Joomla components we can asnwer questions regarding - Virtuemart, formerly phpShop, but also general advice in regards to E-Commerce components - Jevents, but also general advice in regards to Events management, including for the music industry - RSForm, but also general advice in regards to form management components - Joomfish, but also topics of IP Address detection, country targeting and other techniques to show content dependend on user location and profile - Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin integration - Custom integration with any other computer system - Custom database integration - Ignite Gallery, but also other image galleries - Custom development of templates, components (such as calculators), modules and plugins - Developer advice on how to manage source code, backups, servers and related technologies

Experience

I have been developing websites for Mambo and then Joomla since 2003. We currently manage a portfolio of several large scale Joomla installations for major businesses, which are world-leaders in their specific markets. Furthermore, have provided mentoring services to Joomla component developers and advise developers and businesses alike on long term development strategies and management of source code, features, backups and intellectual property.

Organizations
Linkedin, Xing, BNI

Education/Credentials
I hold a Masters degree, computer science from Darmstadt University of Technology, Germany. My majors were Crypography, Databases, Software Engineering and computer networks. More importantly, I have been a passionate and successful business owner of a web development company, Automatem, now into its 7th year.

Past/Present Clients
Academic Colleges Group www.acgedu.com Philips Selecon www.seleconlight.com

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