James Schmelzer - TestsForge (TForge & TF) Expert Profile
At the beginning of his career, James Schmelzer's initial computer science courses were taken at Texas A&M University. While there, James Schmelzer developed a fondness for writing code and working with people on larger projects; these skills serve him well at TestsForge where he currently develops software. James Schmelzer has also worked for Amazon, Cisco Systems, and CommVault. He's been fortunate enough to provide these companies with his expertise in the following roles: Software Development Engineer, Programmer Analyst, and Senior Developer. He is currently a developer for the following certification exam: HP3-029 HP LaserJet 1150/1300, HP0-207 ProCurve Adaptive Edge Fundamentals, JN0-120 E-series, Associate (JNCIA-E), 1Y0-A01 Citrix Xen Server Enterprise Edition 4.0: Administration, QQ0-200 HDI: Qualified Help Desk Senior Analyst, E20-331 Symmetrix Business Continuity Implementation, 642-357 Designing Cisco Storage Network Solutions, 9A0-150 Adobe Photoshop CS5 ACE, 650-251 Cisco Lifecycle Services for Advanced Unified Communications (LCSAUC), HP2-T21 Administering HP Server Solutions, JN0-332 Security, Specialist (JNCIS-SEC), QQ0-300 HDI: Help Desk Manager, HP0-D20 Architecting the HP Matrix Operating Environment and 650-568 Web Security for Field Engineers (WSFE). Getting a handle on the Aids and HIV problem in the world takes spreading the world and James Schmelzer is doing his part by building the PEPFARWatch website. It gives viewers a look at issues regarding the disease and articles about what is being done. There are programs being tried and taught such as abstinence and fidelity, pledges against prostitution, prevention strategies, gender strategies, and sexual health. James Schmelzer has provided links for these areas to get visitors to the site more informed and learn ways they can help in the fight.
1. About the webpage of the_issues/anti_prostitution_pledge/: James Schmelzer felt that better explanation of the involvement of sex workers needed to be addressed so he created the Anti Prostitution Pledge page. In some instances the policy that requires all organizations with PEPRAF funding oppose prostitution and sex trafficking. This policy has a bad impact and caused tension. In areas where sex workers are allowed access to health care without judgment HIV statistics are going down. This page is filled with pros and cons to both sides of the pledge.
2. About the webpage of the_issues/sexual_reproductive_health_and_hiv_integration/: Sexual/Reproductive Health and HIV Integration is a page that is important to James Schmelzer because it why this is so important. Women living with HIV need to be taught sexual and reproductive health to avoid becoming pregnant and passing the disease on to more children. This is a global issue and James Schmelzer has made links to show the actions being taken and also for publications that further educate the public.
3. About the webpage of get_involved/tools_for_advocacy/: James Schmelzer wants to get more people involved in the fight against Aids so he designed the Tools for Advocacy page. This page lets people know how they can become involved in the cause. There are numerous ideas on how to get in the door. James Schmelzer included links for tools such as writing to your congressman, lobbying for the process, writing letters to your editor to get people aware, and organizing events to bring awareness and to recruit more advocates.
4. About the webpage of about_pepfar_watch/: James Schmelzer created the PEPRAF Watch page to get word out about what they do; which is serve as a tool to emphasize the spread of Aids through sex. On the Watch visitors can find global Aids laws, policies, and funding along with official documents along with articles, debates, and reports. This page also supplies information about the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE).
5. About the webpage of about_pepfar/: To get people more informed about PEPRAF James Schmelzer created the About page. PEPFAR was originally founded in 2003 when then President George W. Bush introduced the world’s largest commitment to combat one single disease. PEPFAR was allotted $48 million to be distributed over five years. The goal was to prevent 12 million new cases and the treatment of 3 million already living with Aids.