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This picture was taken in 1986 while I was on a cruise on board the U.S.S. Nimitz. That is a real camel and one of The Great Pyramids in the background. The hustle being run by the local people involved them asking you to have your picture taken on their camel. They would use your camera and after you climbed on the monstrous beast (some were as tall as 8 feet), they would not let you off until you paid for the picture. Notice I am standing next to the camel, NOT sitting on him. I got the heads up and refused to climb on. He still wanted me to pay for the picture but I passed on that great deal. 
DAVID PICKERING

JACKSONVILLE, FL

I am not an IT professional, and I do not work in the computer or internet industry. I have been working with computers for over TWENTY years and have been surfing the internet for the past FIFTEEN or so years. I know what I like to see in a website, and I am interested in learning as much as possible about this wonderful medium.

The Chameleon's Eye Award Program is my second award program. I have learned a great deal from the process of judging other sites and putting my site out there for others to judge. I have made enormous improvements in my site and award program in the ten years that I have been seeking and giving awards.

I am owner/webmaster and designer of my son's school marching band website http://rebelbrigade.com Link will open in a new window.and my job's food safety website  http://foodsafety.chamownersweb.net Link will open in a new window.as well as the home site for the Chameleon's Eye Award - chamownersweb. I have operated other websites for the cub scouts and boy scouts and am currently the computer merit badge counselor for my troop.

My main website, ChamownersWeb has received over 80 quality awards to date and I expect that number to continue to grow. It is also listed as a Key Resource on Award Sites!.

I have served as a certified CEM/CEMA website evaluator, WECP certified website evaluator, member of HTML Writers Guild and International Webmasters Association.

I believe the most important aspect of any AP is to judge consistently and fairly regardless of subject matter (provided that it meets stated criteria) and to hold all websites up to the same standard as my own.

I am a member of

 APEX (Association for Positive Ethical eXchange). We are a group of Internet users whose goal is to maintain a standard of ethics in our dealings or associations with all people and organizations which use the Internet to sell, buy or eXchange products and information. This link opens in a new window. The HWG was founded in 1994 as the World Wide Web's leading training organization for the Web design community, with over 150,000 members in more than 160 countries world-wide. This link opens in a new window. The International Webmasters Association is an individual membership association organized solely for the benefit of its members. Members shall be dedicated to self-development, sharing ideas, and developing professional contacts. IWA members, in their professional conduct, shall be guided by IWA's Standards of Professional Practices and a Code of Ethics to provide superior service to their employers and clients. Professional Development shall be the cornerstone of the IWA. This link opens in a new window.The ADCHAM list is designed for discussion between advanced chameleon keepers, field workers, and others interested in these animals. Its primary purpose is to act as a conduit between advanced keepers of chameleons in captivity and the scientific community. This link opens in a new window.

 

Other achievements include writing over thirty programs and forms in Lotus 123 and Microsoft Excel for employee schedule and labor projections, product ordering, food cost calculations, food safety training, and general accounting. I also developed the food safety training program and website for entire company based on existing food safety standards and local requirements.

 

Additional Interests Include: Boy Scout Leader; Florida Youth Challenge Mentor; High School Band Music Parent Organization Officer; Board Member WDYA Youth Sports Association; Member Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce; Website Author (http://chamownersweb.net, http://rebelbrigade.comLink will open in a new window., http://foodsafety.chamownersweb.netLink will open in a new window.)

Amateur Herpetologist - Chameleon Breeder

 

Education:

Florida Community College at Jacksonville, Kent Campus, Jacksonville, FL

Associate in Science Military Career/Technical 1989 GPA 3.7

 

I have been working on my website for over 10 years.

I owned a male and two female Chamaeleo Chamaeleo calyptratus (veiled chameleons) and successfully bred them many times. I am a member of several e-mail listserves including Adcham.com for advanced chameleon keepers. When time permits, I plan to acquire and work with other chameleon species.

I am currently a Boy Scout Leader and Boy Scout Merit Badge Counselor for computers, and reptiles and amphibians.

Feel free to e-mail me with any questions

 

Chammy

That camel looked hungry. I wonder what they eat? Not chameleons I hope. Now... be prepared to get amazed by the organizations that have selected this AP to honor with affiliation. 

 

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