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About PalmTreeTech

PalmTreeTech LLC is a new consulting firm that began business in January of 2010. We specialize in web site design and development, software design, and user-centered design and usability. Stephen Hatfield, President and sole member, has over 12 years experience in the field. He retired from Eli Lilly and Company, a pharmaceutical company, at the end of 2009 after 30 years with the company. His first 14 years were in drug research, focusing on immunology, and his final 16 years in information technology. Technologies include C#, ASP.NET, PHP, Javascript and SQL databases (Oracle and MySQL mainly). His last four years focused on quality, in requirements, design, development and testing. This skill set allows Stephen to be involved in the entire software development lifecycle from requirements gathering through deployment and ongoing maintenance.

As a member of the Usability Professionals Association (UPA), Stephen has served on the annual international conference 6 times and was isntrumental in beginning the peer-reviewed paper submission type for the conference. Stephen, along with three others, formed the Indiana Chapter of the UPA and served in leadership roles since its inception.