Software Engineer

Tech Industry Executive

Entrepreneur

Bio

The short “Meetup” version

I’m John Charles Fleming from Tallahassee, Florida. I manage the software engineering team at the Florida Lottery. Our mission at the Lottery is provide a fun, low-cost form of entertainment that helps fund Florida education. I am also a small business owner. My company, Outcome Labs, is a custom software development company that specializes in delivering cost-effective custom solutions with the leading open-source platforms including WordPress, WooCommerce, LearnDash, and Laravel.

Over my career, I have done most of the jobs in a technology company… development, marketing, sales, and services. I have had the opportunity to live in Europe and Asia and worked across a range of industries from high tech to real estate. I have helped close multi-million dollar transactions and moved millions of units through a channel. I have started companies, raised money, built teams, had successes and my share of failures. 

At the core, I guess I am a ‘product guy’. I have had the most fun and success professionally helping build innovative new products and companies that have improved the lives of the people they touched. I have been lucky enough to work with and learn from some very smart people and to be part of fabulous teams that built great products that became market leaders in their space.

Journal

Latest posts from my personal journal

Inside Titanic

Explore the RMS Titanic from the Inside

This is the first in a new series of posts to share things I come across that are, in the vernacular of my Boston youth, "wicked cool". Found a great video that does a complete 3D tour of how the RMS Titanic was built. It definitely had me saying "wicked cool."
Video cover for 'How You Make A Man" by Craig Morgan showing text "The loss and the tears" and a darkened shape of a man playing the guitar.

How You Make A Man

This Friday's song is "How You Make a Man" by Craig Morgan. I have been taking some time to reflect over the long Thanksgiving weekend. As I think about what I am most grateful for in my life today, I realize how some of the hardest and most painful experiences in my life helped to shape me and make all of that possible. I thought this song says it much better than I ever could.
Karen Pirie

Karen Pirie — What We Are Watching

Our latest find on BBC was Karen Pirie. Pirie is a young up-and-coming detective who is unexpectantly promoted and given responsibility for a twenty-five-year-old cold case, the murder of a young barmaid. The show is well paced with a good cast. Recommended if you like British crime drama.

Let’s Connect

Would love to connect to talk about how we might work together, discuss WordPress, WooCommerce or other topics of mutual interest, or just grab a coffee to get to know each other. Use the form here or reach out on one of the social networks.