Michael A. Alderete Enable JavaScript to see email contact info.

Palm Desert, California

Skills and Highlights

Work Experience

Salesforce.com — 4/2011 to present

Salesforce is the leading cloud computing platform for business applications.

Technical Writer (Senior / Staff / Lead)

Aldosoft — 7/2003 to 4/2011

Aldosoft is a single-person consulting firm specializing in database-backed web sites built on Open Source technologies, such as Ruby on Rails, PHP, jQuery, MySQL, and WordPress. Recent projects include a social networking tool for scientists, an auction management system and online catalog, an internship application and candidate tracking system, and an e-commerce site for a small design studio.

Persistence Software — 5/2001 to 7/2003

Persistence Software provided high-performance object-relational mapping and distributed caching for J2EE and C++ enterprise applications. Persistence was acquired by Progress Software in 2004.

Product Line Manager (2/2002 to 7/2003)
Product Marketing Manager (5/2001 to 2/2002)

Cymerc Exchange — 12/1999 to 2/2001

Cymerc was a B2B marketplace for high-end IT equipment, which supplemented standard transactions with settlement, fulfillment, and partner services. Cymerc ceased operations in February 2001.

Product Management and Development

Be Incorporated — 11/1996 to 12/1999

Be Incorporated was a developer-focused software company that delivered ground- breaking products including the BeBox, BeOS, and BeIA. Be sold its IP assets to Palm, Inc. and ceased operations in 2001.

Webmaster (1/1999 to 12/1999)
Web Content Developer (11/1996 to 12/1998)

Office of the Chancellor, U.C. Berkeley — 2/1991 to 8/1996

The University of California, Berkeley is a leading research institution. With a campus population of over 40,000 students, faculty, and staff, it’s a diverse community with complex technical systems.

Systems Development Analyst (10/1993 to 8/1996)
Network Administrator and Support Analyst (12/1992 to 10/1993)
User Support Specialist (2/1991 to 12/1992)


University of California at Berkeley — 8/1985 to 5/1990
Bachelor of Arts, Sociology