Software, Tools, and Other Skills:
Production Software Developer
April 2009 - present
- Revamped and streamlined code deployment. Heavy
use of Git and Subversion. Helped create and
refine company-wide best practices for revision
control use and code deployment.
- Successfully advocated for more effective
technologies and processes: Git instead of
Subversion, Linux instead of Windows, InnoDB
instead of MyISAM (in MySQL), PostgreSQL, Amazon S3
instead of delicate shared filesystems, unit
testing, Django/Python instead of PHP, and
- Contributed to several Django and PHP projects
in all phases of the project lifecycle.
August 2006 - May 2008
- Developed new features and bug fixes for a data warehousing and business intelligence service used by top film studios.
- Worked with Perl, Oracle, and Linux to collect and summarize large volumes of transactions efficiently, according to complex business rules.
- Improved delivery of information to film industry clients via both interactive website and automated feeds.
proprietary formats, etc.)
November 2005 - August 2006
- Tested multifunction printers for bugs and printing defects.
- Created scripts and programs to help automate tasks and advised colleagues on technical matters.
Lead Web Developer and Linux Admin
January 2005 - August 2005
Lead Intranet Developer and IT Person
February 2003 - November 2003
- Built a sales tracking application in PHP and MySQL.
- Supported Debian server, Redhat PCs, and office network.
Open Source and Hobby Projects
- Mini-ITX computer case design that is laser-cut.
- Fund Stew
- Index fund comparison tool using a treemap visualization.
- Home theater frontend program. Uses WebKit, Python, and jQuery.
- The tiniest window manager in the world, written in around 50 lines of C. Packaged in Debian and Ubuntu!
- Randomized level generator for a popular classic video game, using a Markov chain algorithm.
Participation in Tech User Groups and Events