All LOR's are from high level supervisors, managers and senior level peers I've collaborated with over the years.  Each may be downloaded (see above) for offline review (Adobe PDF format) ^

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Under Jim’s technical direction, the web services team at Strayer University grew significantly. We were able to deliver better quality work at a faster pace with improved reliability. He established daily scrum meetings for checking in with managers and weekly developers-only work sessions for exchanging technical knowledge.  I recommend James Goldbloom for any position pertaining to web development.

– Jason Safro, Senior Web Developer, Strayer University

I consider Jim to be a top notch Drupal module developer, who works within the API and follows community best practices.  He has successfully developed numerous modules to meet business requirements and has repaired dozens of modules with sometimes incredibly obscure bugs.  During his tenure, we saw a dramatic improvement in the performance and stability of the sites he worked on.

– John Warren, Lead Drupal Engineer, College Board

Jim has now gained extensive experience with Acquia PaaS, migrating 40+ sites into the platform which now hosts all of our Drupal sites.  The success of that migration can be solely attributed to Jim's diligent work and his ability to surmount obstacles through creative solutions.

– Ian Mieville, Director of Content Management Systems, College Board

His technical ability, problem solving, team cooperation and willingness to go the extra mile to help accomplish projects is outstanding.  He worked on multiple projects including integrating with our SOA services, integrating with Google API's, architectural caching mechanisms, template implementation, database optimization and general debugging and development of our Drupal portfolio.

– Carl Garland, Architect (New Media), College Board

Jim maintained a positive attitude in the face of challenging demands from the client. Jim consistently put in the extra time and effort needed to achieve excellent results. In short, he is a consummate development professional with whom I would gladly work again.

Michael Heckman, Project Manager, Navigation Arts

Jim is always there and consistently exceeds our expectations with his designs and innovative solutions.  He was instrumental on many occasions for publishing our MedWeek site leading to increased participants at that event.  He is very reliable and does not hesitate to devote extra time and resources to ensure we are the best in class.

Yolanda Whitley, Chief Information Officer, Minority Business Development Agency

He demonstrated a high level of creativity, professionalism, customer service and knowledge of web tools that best support the needs of the agency.  Mr. Goldbloom communicated with my team and others effectively and demonstrated a high passion in advising and helping staff with technology solutions.  PartnerNet was developed successfully and at a very low cost for the agency, thanks to Mr. Goldbloom’s knowledge of Drupal…

– Ivonne Cunarro, Chief Knowledge Officer, Research and Knowledge Management, Minority Business Development Agency

As a Director of Verio Customer Engineering, I watched Jim play a leadership role in writing system tools and scripts for the department.  As a programmer, he is very thorough in his documentation and his work products.

Andy Peterson, NTT/Verio, Inc.

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