My name is Cody Thimm, also known as "Code Man", a seasoned software engineer and lifetime enthusiast of anything electronic.

I first grew interest in computers at an early age and have continued building on that since then. Although, I may have given my parents quite the scare a few times when I decided to disassemble our family computer and reassemble it. Rest assured, the computer made it out alive, but it became clear quite early that this was an area I would excel at in the future.

After high school, I attended the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh where I would chase down a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. My experience there was well received as I appreciated the depth of real world experience the professors of my field brought into the lectures.

I graduated college in the spring of 2010, however, my professional development experience started much earlier than that. In May of 2008, I was hired on as an applications developer at a multi-channel multi-brand retail organization where I'd be responsible for customizing functionality for their ERP solution, Microsoft Dynamics AX 4.0. While I was there, I worked with many different people from other departments to better understand their needs as a business user. Through this understanding, I developed many custom reports using SSRS, made performance tweaks to reduce execution times, and developed many new custom features even under very complex circumstances. By the time I graduated college, I had already developed a deep understanding of the underlying framework and data structure of AX.

In September of 2012, I saw an opportunity to immerse myself in newer versions of AX and joined a Gold Partner of Microsoft who consults in Dynamics AX implementations and upgrades. When I began there, I was primarily working in various AX 2012 and 2009 environments for companies of many different industry types such as Manufacturing, Logistics, and Retail, and also went as far as to obtain a certification in Dynamics AX Development and Trade & Logisitcs in AX 2012.

Not only have I expanded the technical areas of my profession, like migrating data from older systems into the newer one using DIXF or integrating AX with external systems using AIF, I've also gained other non-technical insights like the necessity of effective communication, time management when working with multiple clients at a time, and also mentoring a team of inexperienced developers.

Since then, I decided to spread my wings and start freelancing my services nationwide as a senior engineer of AX. By making myself a single point of contact with clients, I've been able to become better versed in the functional areas of AX and able to deliver solutions much more effectively.

In my work, I always make it a point to continue educating myself and learning new methods to complete tasks. It is because of this I have been able to develop a well-rounded knowledge of AX and will continue to do so in the future.

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