Ronald S. Rothenberg

106 Elm Street

Belmont,  MA 02478

              617 489-2320



Strong, proven background in computer software and hardware,  personal financial planning, real estate and sales training.  Long experience as a demystifier, troubleshooter, software developer, systems administrator, online personality and writer.

Excellent communication skills combined with extensive experience in customer service, sales, training and evangelism.  Published author and commentator on the topics of office technology.

Intimate knowledge of PC hardware and Windows software; very skilled at demystifying and explaining  this knowledge to others.

Certified Financial Planner®  (CFP®)
Sun-Certified Java Programmer.



Harvard Graduate School of Education, River City Project, July 2008-June 2009

Supported and developed an interactive computer simulation for middle grades science students to learn scientific inquiry and 21st century skills. River City is a MUVE (Multi-User Virtual Environment), combined with a web application that enables many students to access the virtual worlds simultaneously, communicate with other students through instant messaging and to interact with digital artifacts.  

Programming done in PHP, MySQL, AJAX and LUA in both Windows and Unix/Solaris environment..

Left because funding was ended by the National Science Foundation.

Homebase Computer Sales & Repair , Belmont, MA 1997-Present

Installed, upgraded, purchased and repaired PC Hardware, Software.  Troubleshot, repaired and upgraded personal computers, networks and websites in clients' homes and offices.

Ran a mail-order computer business with sales volume up to $3000/day.   Handled customer service, tech support, shipping, computer repair and upgrading.

Authored a textbook, Technology for Real Estate Professionals, Prentice-Hall, 1998; Contributing editor, Real Estate Intelligence Report and The Real Estate Professional Magazine; articles have appeared in numerous publications, including Massachusetts High Tech Journal.

Co-host of REAL TV’s Technology Show, Passing Lane.


Software Engineer, Dietrehab, Inc., Charlestown, MA 9/2000-2/2001

Programming, Quality Assurance, System Administration, Database Adminstration and Report Generation for Java-servlet based website that delivers nutritional advice and services over the Internet.  Used Java Servlets, HTML, Microsoft  SQL Server, Microsoft Access, Microsoft Excel.

Left because company didn't receive funding, all employees let go.




Owner and Buyer Broker, HomeBase Real Estate, Belmont, MA 1988-97

Leveraged interest in housing accessibility for disabled persons into a successful real estate buyer brokerage with expertise in accessible housing.  Founding member of the National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents.     Managed full-time staff of three.


Principal Software Engineer, Lotus Development Corp., Cambridge, MA 1984-88

Contributed to core desktop productivity applications including Lotus 1-2-3 and Symphony and other financial products. Developed tutorials and human interfaces for many products.


Principal Software Engineer, Wang Laboratories, Lowell, MA 1978-84

Promoted to this position from SSE. Contributed to development of the Wang Word Processors and the
multi-lingual (Hebrew/ Arabic/English) version of that product, and a version that was accessible to blind



Certificates, Java, Perl, Solaris, Java UI, Javabeans and UMT, Sun Microsystems Educational Services, Burlington, MA, 2000

Sun-Certified Java Programmer

M.S., Computer Science, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 1978

A.B., Mathematics, Magna Cum Laude, Boston University, Boston, MA, 1976

CFP, (Certified Financial Planner), National Foundation for Financial Education, 1995




CFP, (Certified Financial Planner), National Foundation for Financial Education 1995 -1999

Licensed Massachusetts Real Estate Broker for over 24 years.

Certified Exclusive Buyer Agent, National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents Massachusetts Certified Buyer Agent, Massachusetts Association of Buyer Agents Cybermaster, The Real Estate Cyberspace Society



Technology Committee, National Association of Exclusive Buyer Agents, 1996-Present Residential Mortgage Finance Committee, Greater Boston Real Estate Board, 1995-96 Fair Housing Committee, Greater Boston Real Estate Board, 1990-95

SIGCHI, (Special Interest Group for Computer/Human Interactions) - 1986-1991, 1999-Present



Trustee, Information Center for Individuals with Disabilities, Boston, MA,1990-present Elected Town Meeting Member, Belmont, MA, 1990-1998