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Software developer, and a whole lot more.

Currently employed at Cisco Systems

Formerly employed at:

PROS Revenue Management
ABB
ABB Network Management
Elsag / Bailey (Formerly Ferranti Systems)
The City of Houston
Tarrant and Bulgherini, CPA.
The Jewish Herald Voice
The University of Houston Biology Department

Programming since the age of 8 (Logo). Mastered various languages including

Logo
Pascal
C
FORTRAN
C++
Prolog
Scheme
TCL
TK
Expect
Java

Left computing in 1993 to do research oriented genetic engineering, with emphasis on the structure-function relationships of various proteins including alleles of emb-27 (C. Elegans) , p53 (molecule of the year), and an aquaporin candidate. Left research to return to computing in 1997.

Deep knowledge of the internal workings of the JVM and related technologies. Strong skills in job scheduling, demand forecasting, build / continuous integration systems, tool building, and software architecture.


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answered What are the worst false economies in software development?
Sep
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answered Should I judge an IT company by the look of the interior office space?
Jul
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answered How should I charge for programming things which take two minutes to fix?
Jul
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comment How do you handle your Project Manager
@Gabriel McAdams, a request for an estimate is not a negotiation; therefore, if the time allowed by management is insufficient to do the work, you can't opt to make it on time without damaging your credibility in the days or weeks that follow the non-achievable new deadline. In the short term, they will not like it, but it won't be late. It will be on-time according to the schedule they didn't manipulate. With hard deadlines actually being met, management can take the appropriate steps to mitigate the extra time. Anything else involves you being involved in the mitigation song and dance.
Apr
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answered Programming languages differences and efficiency, does it matter?
Apr
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answered How will closures in Java impact the Java Community?
Mar
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answered General tips on writing specs for Java programmers
Mar
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answered Why does a computer science degree matter to a professional programmer?
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