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Jim Costello
Jim Costello
Web Application Developer
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Specialty
  • Web applications
  • XML
  • Database programming
 

July 22, 2015, Costello to participate in NY Citywide Program  ▼  

CTG Web Application Developer Jim Costello will participate in the New York State Forum's New York Citywide program on July 22nd in Brooklyn. The event is designed to educate attendees about how the NYS Forum operates and will also provide attendees with the opportunity to contibute ideas to the development of upcoming New York City programs.

June 20, 2014, Costello Presenting on New Web Tools at NYS Forum  ▼  

The NYS Forum is hosting a meeting on Web Transformation, Accessibility, Sass, the Future and other Webstuff. As part of this session, Jim Costello will give an introductory walk-through and demo on using Sass/Compass in Web projects. In addition, Luke Charde, enterprise architect at NYS ITS, will provide updates on the NYS ITS Web Transformation Project and the recently revised NYS Accessibility Policy and Strategy Documents. The Accessibility revisions were completed earlier this year by a team consisting of Debi Orton, Mike Short, Kristen Albright, Lisa Young, Valerie Perrotte, Joel Obuchowski, Marty Navojosky, Jim Costello, and Luke Charde.
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Brief Bio
Jim is responsible for bringing dynamic and interactive features to CTG's Web site and other Web projects. As such, he incorporates SQL, XML, and Java components into Web applications and pursues other promising new technologies.

Jim brings 20 years of experience to CTG, which he joined in 2001. His expertise lies in innovative uses of technology for information sharing and education. He combines strong technical skills with a background in communications and training to support and enhance a variety of CTG projects and general operations.

Prior to joining CTG, Jim had his own Web design and development company and worked for several private and public organizations, including KeyCorp, the Professional Development Program of Rockefeller College, Coopers & Lybrand, and the Office of Data Processing, Human Resources Administration, City of New York. He has been an editor, technical writer, trainer, computer-based training designer, and manager of Web applications and distance learning.

Selected Publications
Costello, Jim, Canestraro, D.S, Gil-Garcia, J.R., & Werthmuller, D. Using XML for Web Site Management: Lessons Learned Report, Albany, NY: Center for Technology in Government, 2008.

Costello, Jim, Canestraro, D.S, Werthmuller, D., Gil-Garcia, J.R., & Baker, Andrea. Using XML for Web Site Management: An Executive Briefing on streamlining workflow, reducing costs, and enhancing organizational value, Albany, NY: Center for Technology in Government, 2007.

Costello, J., Werthmuller, D., & Apte, D. (2002). XML: A New Web Site Architecture. Albany: Center for Technology in Government.
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Full List of CTG Publications for this author

J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, Donna Canestraro, Jim Costello, Andrea Baker, and Derek Werthmuller
, Fostering Innovation in Electronic Government:Benefits and Challenges of XML for Web Site Management, Center for Technology in Government, 2008

Jim Costello, Donna S. Canestraro, J. Ramón Gil-Garcia, and Derek Werthmuller
, Using XML for Web Site Management: Lessons Learned Report, Center for Technology in Government, 2008

Donna S. Canestraro, Jana Hrdinová, Jim Costello, Theresa A. Pardo, and Derek Werthmuller
, Knowledge Sharing Innovations in the Natural Resources Community: A toolkit for community-based project teams, Center for Technology in Government, 2007

Jim Costello, Donna S. Canestraro, Derek Werthmuller, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, and Andrea Baker
, Using XML for Web Site Management: An Executive Briefing on streamlining workflow, reducing costs, and enhancing organizational value, Center for Technology in Government, 2007

Jim Costello, Donna S. Canestraro, Derek Werthmuller, J. Ramon Gil-Garcia, and Andrea Baker
, Using XML for Web Site Management: Getting Started Guide, Center for Technology in Government, 2006

Jim Costello, Derek Werthmuller, and Darshana Apte
, XML: A New Web Site Architecture , Center for Technology in Government, 2002


Education
  • Ph.D., English/American Literature, 1983, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • M.A., English/American Literature, 1981, State University of New York at Buffalo
  • B.A., English and Philosophy, 1976, College of the Holy Cross