Courtenay Teska
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Key Skills

  • Software quality assurance, web application reliability & development of test cases that span applications/databases
  • Test automation development and architecture
  • Design and development of web applications, software, databases, and spatial information applications

  • Web application and software requirements gathering and documentation

  • Programming in Python, Java, J2EE/JSP/Servlets/JSTL, HTML, SQL, HL7. Some experience with C++, PL/SQL, CORBA, Prolog, Haskell, Smalltalk, PHP, CSS, javascript, Superbase, BASIC, NSBASIC, Visual Basic, assembly language and DICOM

  • Environments: Linux, UNIX, MS Windows XP, Vista & 7, 8, 10, Macintosh OS X, Android, iOS, Garmin, Magellan and Trimble GPS
  • Proficiency Using: PyCharm, Eclipse & JBuilder IDEs, Subversion (version control), Bugzilla, JIRA, Test Track & Testuff (test case/bug reporting), Trac & Confluence (repository view/project wiki), PostgreSQL, SQL Manager Studio Apps, Metasys, Metasys UI, Epic Bridges, Epic Hyperspace for Interfaces & Patient Chart, eGate & Ensemble Interface Engines, Affinity registration processes, TeraMedica's Evercore suite of products, ArcGIS/Info, UN PopMap GIS, GPS Pathfinder Office and more
  • Languages: English (Native); Indonesian (Fluent); French, Javanese, Sundanese (Limited Working Proficiency)


  • Johnson Controls, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Test Automation Engineer/Architect.
  • Johnson Controls, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Test Automation Development Engineer Contractor.
  • Laughlin Constable, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Digital Software Quality Assurance Consultant. Worked closely with my fellow test team, front and backend developers, BAs, project managers, account managers, UX designers and creative designers to fully test and verify the new website, mobile website and My Firestone Android and iOS Apps.
  • itMD, Grafton, Wisconsin
    Software Development Team Lead. Coordinated with development, test, customer service and business teams to ensure customer, business and technical developer and testing questions were answered. Designed and developed a plugin for integrating Philips PACS software with our cloud application, wrote and maintained a software installer for itMD Connect proxy software, assisted with RFP responses, coordinated and designed the FDA QMS system, assisted in identifying and fixing software bugs, coordinated with customers to install software components and troubleshoot issues at remote sites, designed new features and requirements for the itMD cloud-based service, helped coordinate software module releases and features across versions and more.
  • The Joxel Group, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Senior Business and IT Analyst. Technical Lead for the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Electronic Medical Record (EMR) implementation and Lead Java developer on the Milwaukee County Pension System co-development team coordinating between Milwaukee County staff and the software vendor, training of colleagues on development tools.
  • Froedtert Health, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Senior Interface Analyst. Contributed to all areas of Interface team roles including investigating and resolving medical record issues between hospital IT systems, modifying and implementing new custom in-house Java apps for multiple departments and external vendors, planed, designed and built various HL7 interfaces between hospital IT systems.
  • TeraMedica Healthcare Inc., Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    Java Software Engineer, Software Quality Engineer & Business Analyst. Contributed to all areas of the Agile software lifecycle for multiple releases & service packages from design, development, requirements, specifications, software QA, release engineering and project coordination across multiple departments for a large-scale N-Tier web application.
  • Teska and Associates Inc., Racine, Wisconsin
    As Principal Software Engineer & Architect, designing IT components of web-provided business quality management services, integrating NASA technology.
  • Clark for President Inc., Little Rock, Arkansas
    Project Manager for IT Quality Assurance

  • Dynamic Alternatives Inc., Racine, Wisconsin
    Contracted programming and software component design and testing
  • University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Projects at the Spatial Information Research Centre

  • Ministry of Welfare of Women and Children, Republic of Indonesia
    Data Collection and GIS Analysis
  • US Department of State, Washington D.C.
    National Foreign Affairs Training Center, Internship
    Implemented electronic surveys, redesigned and made content updates as requested to Curriculum and Staff Development Intranet website, 2001
  • SC Johnson, Racine, Wisconsin
    Global Information Services, Internship

  • Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, Florida
    Redesigned and implemented MESI web site

  • Kenosha County, Kenosha, Wisconsin
    Creation of Court Data Analysis and Reporting System under UW-Parkside guidance.  With 4 fellow students, designed and created software to identify trends and patterns in judicial action, 2001
  • Community Educational Technology Labs, Racine and Kenosha, Wisconsin
    Neighborhood & University Alliance (NUA/HUD) Project Manager UW - Parkside Work/Study - designed and structured a business/university collaborative to provide computers and training in their use to inner-city residents in two cities, 1999 - 2000
  • Careers Industries, Racine, Wisconsin
    Contracted Researcher - investigated utilizing palm computers to access and update client records for this non-profit company serving mentally disabled adults, 1999
  • Howard Hughes Science Foundation Research Grant recipient, West Java, Indonesia
    Studied Indonesia's family planning system for applicability to the U.S., 1998
  • Howard Hughes Science Foundation and Beloit College Work/Study, Beloit, Wisconsin
    Researched products/platforms to develop a cost-effective system for connecting palm computers and GPS; integrated devices to create a mobile instrument for collecting mapping data in the field; wrote user manuals; successfully transferred data from palm to desktop computer and used GIS to convert the data into a map that could be overlaid with other data. (Similar commercial programs became available a year later), 1997- 1998
  • Howard Hughes Young Science Scholars Grant Recipient Beloit, Wisconsin
    Developed a mobile electronic data collection application for scientific field research.  The application connected a temperature probe and other sensors to the Apple Newton and allowed researchers to collect temperature data and record their research notes in the palm of their hand, 1996


  • Founding board member of Uptown Crossing Neighborhood Association in inner city Milwaukee, WI , 2010 - present
  • Recognized by the City of Milwaukee Police for dedication and support of the District 3 Block Watch Council and for working with neighbors and law enforcement to reduce crime - 2011
  • External advisory board member for The Ralph Jaeschke SEG Marketing Specialty Center, UW-Parkside 2006
  • Awarded NASA Software Use Agreement, 2003
  • Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar in Spatial Information Science, University of Otago -- Spatial Information Research Centre (New Zealand), 2002
  • First Place, Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility: Student Essay Contest on Privacy,  2001
  • Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow for international humanitarian work, 2000
  • First Place Winner, NS BASIC international mobile computer application programming competition, 1997
  • Proposal accepted to conduct palm computer project with World Wildlife Fund, Indonesia, 1997
  • Winner, The Tandy Prize: 1 of 100 top students in math, science and computer science, photo published in Time, Fortune, Forbes magazines, 1996
  • Exchange Student of the Year, Rotary Indonesia, 1996 - 1997
  • Winner, "Living the Dream" Speech and Essay Contest; met with Coretta and Dexter Scott King, 1995
  • Selected for and participated in Presidential Classroom, Washington, D.C., 1995

Publications and Presentations

  • Guest Speaker from industry: Computer Science Seminar CSCI-495, UW-Parkside 2008
  • Presenter/Teacher: Women in Technology Program for hands-on technology experiences for young women, UW-Parkside 2004 - 2008
  • Assisted in database design & creation and assisted students for a Web Application-based CSCI Masters degree class, UW-Parkside 2005
  • Guest Lecturer and Teacher of US diplomats in Indonesian language and culture, US Department of State, 2001
  • Teska, C. (2000), Field Test of Integration of Palm Computer-Collected Data with a Geographic Information System Database for the Republic of Indonesia, in 'Proceedings of the a Annual Colloquium of the Spatial Information Research Centre, University of Otago, New Zealand', pp. 253-258
  • Guest lecturer: UW-Parkside Geography 110 and 330, 2000
  • Work profiled in Beloit College Magazine, 1997
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