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Skills and Experience
Expository and Journalistic
Author of Coders at Work (Apress, 2009) and the Jolt Productivity Award-winning Practical Common Lisp (Apress, 2005). Edited Code Quarterly. Experience in daily and weekly journalism. Published in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, New Haven Advocate, Yale Scientific and others.
Languages and Platforms
Extensive knowledge of Common Lisp and Java with experience in writing distributed applications and high-performance servers. Authored book on Common Lisp. Past experience building web based applications and utilities in Perl. (Wrote Class::MethodMaker module, available on CPAN). Also familiar with Javascript, SQL, Emacs, and UNIX environment.
Java, Object Oriented Programming, and Tai Chi
Experience teaching Java programming and object oriented design to audience of professional and amateur programmers. Also an instructor of Yang style Tai Chi at the White Magnolia Tai Chi School.
Yale University
BA in English with distinction in the major. Won following writing prizes:
Editor & Publisher
Founded and edited Code Quarterly, a magazine for computer programmers.
Wrote Coders at Work, a book of interviews with fifteen notable programmers, for Apress Publishing.
Consulted for a variety of clients focusing on Lisp, QA and Software development process, and anything else requiring a combination of technical expertise, communication skills, and leadership ability.
Wrote Practical Common Lisp, for Apress Publishing. Won Jolt Productivity Award in Technical Books category.
Worked as Technical Director leading development of transactional message switch and participating in design of entire product line. Also responsible for Kenamea's software development process.
BEA (was WebLogic)
Worked as Senior Software Engineer, on the WebLogic Java Application Server. Last role was leading five-person team developing next generation of EJB container in the WebLogic server. Previously involved in implementation of enterprise APIs such as JNDI and EJB as well as work on internal test framework and coding standards.
UC Berkeley Extension
Taught Java: Discovering its Power, an introductory course on Java and object oriented design and A First Course in Java, a Java course for non-programmers.
Organic Online
Worked as Software Engineer, writing groupware tools in Perl and Java and Perl scripts for a variety of clients' web-sites, including writing the search engine for Nike's Atlanta 1996 Olympic site.
Mother Jones Magazine
Interned, and later contracted, as computer programmer, sysadmin and web designer for The MoJo Wire, Mother Jones's web-site. Designed and wrote the original Live Wire web-discussion system.
Summer 1994
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Worked as reporting intern for city desk, features department, editorial page and copy desk.