About Chuck Eglinton

Computer programmer, tech writer, podcast editor, consultant, and audio/visual expert.


  • Book Mentions: Chuck Eglinton is a credited advisor in the best-selling books, “Growing your Business With Google by Dave Taylor and “Mad Genius: A Manifesto for Entrepreneurs” by Randy Gage.
  • Internet: Chuck Eglinton is a consultant for MPGoMatic.com , AskTheBuilder.com, and several other popular websites.
  • Certified by Google Chuck has a current certification from Google for knowledge of Advanced Analytics, Adwords Fundamentals, and Google Search Advertising.
  • (2017) Amazon Echo / Alexa skill programming: Successfully completed training provided by Amazon to write applications for the Amazon Echo products (Alexa).
  • Mensa: Chuck Eglinton is a member of Mensa and has presented technology topics at the National Mensa Annual Gathering.
  • Military: Chuck Eglinton has an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Coast Guard
  • Linked In: Professional recommendations appear here on LinkedIn .
  • Interview: A 2005 Canada Assoc. of I.T. Professionals interview with Chuck Eglinton appears at this link in which he describes the upcoming technology of hybrid vehicles, DVRs, smartphones, and electronic readers such as the Kindle and Android Tablet.


  • QR-codes & Barcodes: Chuck Eglinton personally programmed the first application in the country to be certified by the US Postal Service for printing postal barcodes on envelopes using a personal computer (in 1991).
  • Financial Programming and Document processing: Chuck Eglinton personally programmed complex applications related to PCL, Rich Text Format (RTF), and PDF merge programming.wrote electronic document software for more than 100 clients in the financial industry.
  • Internet Communications: Chuck Eglinton personally programmed the first personal computer application in the country to allow electronic communication of Automotive Industry Advanced shipping notifications via PC (in 1984).
  • Experienced Cord-Cutter and Consultant: Experienced with Tivo, Roku, and Amazon FireStick. Experienced and knowledgeable about the top TV streaming services. Contact me to cut hundreds of dollars from your Cable TV bill each year.
  • A/V, Video & Podcast Editor: Chuck is the producer and editor of the AskTheBuilder podcast available at iTunes and other podcast services. Chuck has multi-year experience with advanced audio editing and YouTube video production using WireCast. Chuck wrote the Google Slides interface for Raspberry Digital Signage (2017).
  • Owner/Operator of BidRobot.com , the original last-minute bidding service for eBay, (est. 1998) which is detailed in all nine editions of the “eBay for Dummies books. Chuck was formerly a certified eBay Developer and Trading Assistant.
  • (SMS) Text Messaging: Current owner/programmer of an Internet service that sends automatic price alerts using phone text messaging (SMS).
  • Web Programming & Project Management: 15 years of experience with Web Design and programming, including MySQL, QR-code Integration, web marketing, and advanced web analytics with split-testing. More than 20 years of experience with Internet projects and offshore outsourcing (since 1997)

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