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Our Team

Barbara Lewis, Founder and Principal
Am Tamim Khan, Manager, Programming

Barbara Lewis
Founder & Principal

Barbara is the Principal of Yowzah Baby! Productions. YBP specializes in Web site design and development, both internet and intranet. Past clients include Hewlett Packard, Apple Computer, and the late Luciano Pavarotti. With over 10 years of experience her key skills. among others, are:

  • Creativity - Superb art background encompassing fine & commercial art, illustration, graphics, 3D solids modeling and product design.
  • Communication - Good customer interface skills enabling better understanding of a project’s actual requirements.
  • Problem solving skills - ability to implement a project's development using innovative solutions.
  • Project management - Outstanding planning and organizational skills.

She is also currently serving on on the Steering Committee of BayCHI, a non-profit organization that specializes in Computer Human Interaction which includes User Interface Design and Interaction Design. CHI has become a pivotal area in developing any Web site.

Before starting Yowzah Baby! Productions, Ms. Lewis worked with Apple Computer and was responsible for creating an intranet web site for them. Persuaded by Applied Materials to develop their intranet site, Ms. Lewis joined their IT Department to head their Web and Communications department. The complexities of a company the size of Applied kept her challenged for 9 years. Internal communications incorporated fields such as Customer Satisfaction, and major corporate initiative sites like a four year program to convert all ERP applications to SAP which affected most divisions.

She graduated with honors in Industrial Design from Art Center College of Design. ACCD is consistently ranked No. 1 overall for both its undergraduate and graduate programs in Industrial Design. Ms. Lewis also holds a BA in Fine Arts from University of Oregon. She is an award winning designer and holds a number of patents for industrial design. Learn more about her education.

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Am Tamim Khan
Manager, Programming

Tamim is responsible for overseeing all programming by our consultants. He is experienced in software programming (PSP, ASP, JSP, Java, J2EE, C++, C, Visual Basic, SQL, XML, DOM, SAX, XSLT, HTML, JavaScript, Lips/Scheme, TCP/IP), database design, and knows all the server applications like Apache, Tomcat, Win2000, Win9x, MS-DOS, Unix/Linux.

Tamim is also a Sr. Software Developer at Alameda County Office of Education responsible for in-house development and vendor coordination for ACOE and ACOE school portals. He is developing and maintaining Sakai, a Java-based open source learning and collaboration tool, and is also responsible for web application development and front-end components for acoe.org.

He previously worked with Applied Materials for 5 years and was indispensable for achieving their intranet sites results.

  • He led a workgroup to successfully deploy MS Project Server 2003 and SharePoint Services. MS Project Server has aided Applied Materials in capitalization of five million dollars.
  • He headed a group of software engineers to successfully develop the eProject Directory, a web-based project/portfolio registration tool, which uses LAPI, XML, XSLT, HTML, Struts and JavaScript.
  • Worked with Ms. Lewis to develop, update, and maintain key intranet web sites, including the Applied Telecom directory used by all employees. The redesign of that site increased its page views per month from under 7,000 to an average of 1/2 million.

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