Paul Adams

Software Engineer / Web Developer

Paul works in the nexus of conservation and complexity.

He has been developing desktop, mobile and online applications since 1997. He takes complicated and complex conservation problems and develops systems to help people visualize and interact with data to find new solutions.  He combines programming expertise with a prowess for natural resource interpretation.

His primary programming expertise is in Java with an emphasis on web services (REST/SOAP). Paul also has experience developing object-oriented, database-driven web applications. Some of the more pertinent technologies from his repertoire include; Java, PHP, HTML/5, SQL, XML/XSL, JSON, jQuery and AngularJS.

Prior to working at DJ Case, Paul served as a Software Development Engineer/Technical Fellow with PTC, a global software development company. Paul led international development teams using scrum/agile processes.

Paul holds a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota.

Technical and professional potential aside, Paul is an avid angler, paddler, hiker, birder and outdoor photographer.  Paul lives on the shore of the Mississippi River in Wisconsin amidst a wealth of National Wildlife Refuges that he regularly paddles and explores.

Skills & Expertise
Application programming
Software architect
App development
Web services
Data visualization
Paul Adams, web developer screen shot - Adaptation Workbook: a climate change tool for land management and conservation

May 2020

DJ Case web developers strategized with the U.S. Forest Service's Northern Institute of Applied Climate Science team to structure a self-guided, online decision support and planning application that offers resource managers a structured, intuitive process for considering climate impacts and how to adapt based on their own individual objectives. screenshot

August 2018


DJ Case web app developers migrated the Platte River Recovery Implementation Program's voluminous content and data structures from a SharePoint legacy system into revitalized online tools that allow biologists and engineers to easily manage content, collaborate with stakeholders, and visualize data. Though surprisingly simple and unassuming on the front end, features tremendous power under the hood. A behind-the-scenes Mongo database provides rigorous and adaptive species and habitat monitoring/reporting systems. A custom digital asset management system provides tools for program committees to collaborate efficiently.

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April 2000 - April 2014

Software Developer, Technical Fellow

PTC - Parametric Technology Corporation

Design and support of java based integration technologies for large scale product/project management software.

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May 1997 - April 2000

Software Engineer

Control Data Corporation / BT Syntegra

Primary responsibilities included design and support of RFC822 and X.500 e-mail gateways written in C and targeted for all major operating systems. Specifically security gateways responsible for filtering corporate e-mail, disassembling, and virus scanning messages.

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1995 - 1997

B.S. in Computer Science

University of Minnesota

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1993 - 1995

Software Engineering

Milwaukee School of Engineering