My name is Richard H. Gross, and I am a software developer and a .Net programmer. I am also a permanent deacon in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.
I have always had a passion for computers and coding and a love of technology. My programming experience began in 1983 on an Apple IIe. I was in junior high school. After earning my bachelor’s degree, I spent time operating my own business creating custom database applications for the publishing industry.
For more than 20 years, I worked as the editor and media director for a major nonprofit and was in charge of supervising, organizing, and maintaining five association websites, as well as the social media presence for the organization. I was also responsible for all of the print media efforts of the organization. I worked successfully with a very broad range of people, from accountants to artists and from business owners to potential clients of member businesses. I am very proud that I was able to organize and present huge amounts of data to the targeted end users in such a way that it was understandable and accessible to them.
After leaving the Stained Glass Association, I decided to pursue software development full time. I enrolled in Centriq’s .Net Application Developer program and gained many new skills that took me into the world of C# development.
After I graduated from Centriq, I went to work at Grantham University where I put my skills and experience to work coding in an environment that offered the opportunity to encounter many challenges and discovered solutions to meet and exceed the needs and expectations of the business user.
After more than five years and rising to the position of Senior Software Developer, I left that position in the summer of 2021 and am currently seeking new opportunities to develop software that will continue to meet and exceed the expectations of the end user.