Sidney "Jay" Bienvenu was born in Lafayette, Louisiana, on December 12, 1975, the son of two career educators, the oldest of three children. He graduated from the elite Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts. After high school he attended the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he earned two degrees: a Bachelor of Science in computer engineering, and a Master of Science degree in telecommunications.

Jay has worked as a programmer for most of the time since he completed school. Early in his career, he worked as an independent developer, providing software solutions and technical support to local businesses. After freelancing for four years, Jay decided to forego the flexibility and feast-and-famine nature of the freelance manner for the stability of working full time. Over the course of a decade, Jay developed software for a casino, an EMR software company, multiple manufacturers, and various government entities. He developed desktop applications, databases, websites, and retail software.

In his spare time, Jay works on personal projects that exercise his creativity, problem-solving skills and unique thinking. These projects include such varied things as an online role-playing system, a constructed written language, and a card game. He studies programming, linguistics, modern and archaic languages, politics and religion.

Jay prides himself on being creative, adaptable, ambitious and optimistic. Few things make him happier than to make something new. His childhood curiosity into programming languages prepared him for a career in a landscape of constant evolution. His ambition pulls him into the world, looking for the next big thing. And his optimism keeps him going through each failure or setback.

Jay believes that his greatest milestone is ahead of him. He has spent the last two decades writing software and developing other people's visions. He wants to be not just a developer of code but a designer and developer of ideas and concepts. He wants to bring his vision and creativity to a new endeavor (or an existing one). He wants to be able to look back on his career and say that his work mattered, that it made a difference to a community or a cause.

Industry Experience

  • Education: 3 years.
  • Entertainment & Hospitality: 2 years.
  • Government: 3 years.
  • Healthcare: 1.5 years.
  • Manufacturing: 3 years.
  • Oil & Gas: 1 year.
  • Risk Management: 2.5 years.
  • Transportation: .5 year.

Professional Experience Summary

  • Software Developer, JBM Technologies, Hammond, LA, 5/6/2015 to 8/25/2015.
  • Software Developer, Trendsic Corporation, Denham Springs, LA, 10/20/2014 to 4/3/2015.
  • Software Developer, Worley Catastrophe Response, Hammond, LA, 5/20/2013 to 8/22/2014.
  • Software Developer, GCR, New Orleans, LA, 9/22/2012 to 5/17/2013.
  • IT Financial Analyst, Stuller, Lafayette, LA, 3/03/2010 to 6/28/2012.
  • Software Engineer, Triton Systems, Long Beach, MS, 9/22/2008 to 10/1/2009.
  • Software Developer, Epic Systems Corporation, Verona, WI, 12/4/2006 to 4/16/2008.
  • Software Developer, Coushatta Casino Resort, Kinder, LA, 9/2004 to 10/31/2006.
  • Freelance developer and technician, Lafayette, LA, 1996 to 2006.

Education Summary

Professional Experience Details

Websites and Web-Based Applications

  • 2015: Updated my own websites to use Bootstrap and Font Awesome.
  • 2014-2015: Contributed to Web-based applications for multiple government entities in Louisiana.
  • 2014-2015: Developed a responsive dashboard to monitor the performance of a large collection of desktop applications. Front-end developed as a single-page application using Durandal, Knockout and Bootstrap. API developed with Service Stack. Polled various elements in multiple SQL Server databases.
  • 2014-2015: Created a Web-based application in SQL Azure, Durandal and Knockout to simulate song rankings for personal use.
  • 2013-2014: Contributed extensively to hurricane-recovery applications for New Jersey and Texas that manage home reconstructions and rehabilitations. Web-based front-end in PHP, JavaScript, Zend Framework and jQuery. Data storage with PostgreSQL.
  • 2013-2014: Contributed to Worley Catastrophe Response's internal application "WorlTrac," which manages and presents data for claims management. Web-based front-end in PHP, JavaScript, Zend Framework and jQuery. Data storage with PostgreSQL.
  • 2012-2013: Developed applications for GCR clients using SQL Server 2008 for data storage and Web-based front-ends in ASP.Net.
  • 2010-2012: Co-developed an intranet in SharePoint 2010 for Stuller.
  • 2009: Converted a Web-component module from Visual Basic 6 to C#.
  • 2004-2006: Co-developed an application for Coushatta Casino Resort that tracks for IRS compliance. Developed in ASP.Net, Visual Basic .NET, and SQL Server.
  • 2005-2006: Developed a player logger for Coushatta Casino's poker room in ASP.Net, Visual Basic .NET, and SQL Server.
  • 2002-2004: Contributed to, a data-management website for the oil and gas industry. Development work in ASP and SQL Server.
  • 2002-2004: Contributed to multiple websites for Affordable Consulting, including an e-commerce solution for a local butcher. Development work in ASP and SQL Server.
  • 1995-2015: Developed and maintained multiple personal projects and projects for others using Web technologies ranging from hand-coded HTML to the latest JavaScript libraries.

Desktop Applications

  • 2014-2015: Contributed to a suite of applications that process images for a large graphics company. Visual Basic .Net desktop applications with data storage in SQL Server 2005.
  • 2014-2015: Contributed to applications that collect, process and organize property tax data for parish and state governments in Louisiana. Visual Basic .Net desktop applications with data storage in SQL Server 2005.
  • 2008-2009: Contributed to Prism, an ATM application software package produced and sold by Triton Systems. Using Visual Basic .NET 3.5, developed new features and fixed bugs in versions 1.0 and 2.0 of Prism.
  • 2007-2008: Contributed to Epic's cardiology application. Epic develops its applications in a client-server fashion, with the server development in Cache, the database system built in MUMPS, and the client development in Visual Basic 6 and Epic's proprietary browser. Focused on three modules: a module for populating Epic's data into forms for submission to data registries; a module for documenting the findings of cardiac catheterization studies graphically, which included a component that was developed in C#; and the administrative interface for a tool for logging during a procedure.


  • 2012: Developed the SQL Server 2008 database for a Customer Relations Management system.
  • 2010-2012: Developed a data warehouse in SQL Server 2008 database for Stuller, with structures for cubing and business intelligence.
  • 2000-2004: Provided technical support to Ira Jane Hurst & Associates in Visual FoxPro and other Microsoft technologies.


  • 2010-2012: Developed and maintained various reports in Crystal Reports and Excel for financial and accounting functions at Stuller.
  • 2009: Using Windows Embedded Standard, created a custom operating system for Triton Systems that was to be the operating system for an ATM software platform.
  • 2004-2006: Provided technical support for software and PCs at Coushatta Casino.
  • 1999-2000: Staffed a helpdesk line for telephone support at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.