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I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Software Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology in May 2011. I currently work for UTC Aerospace Systems in Massachusetts. My full CV is available on StackOverflow Careers and LinkedIn.

My professional interests include software project management, software engineering process, software measurements and metrics, leadership, and professionalism in software engineering. I'm also a casual student of psychology and sociology, especially as they apply to a business context. Personally, I have taken up photography as a hobby. I'm also a casual gamer.


Mar
25
comment Is the ProtectedData class still an acceptable method to store passwords?
Also, although secure software development questions aren't explicitly off-topic here, it may get better answers on the Information Security Stack Exchange site. If you want it migrated, please flag it or leave a comment and I can migrate it.
Mar
25
reviewed Reviewed Implementing common logic in base class
Mar
25
reviewed Reviewed Unit Testing and dependencies
Mar
25
revised Unit Testing and dependencies
removed resource request
Mar
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
24
reviewed Leave Closed What is the name of a function that takes no argument and returns nothing?
Mar
24
comment How do tools facilitate writing functional specifications?
@gbjbaanb You'd probably need to set up a separate workflow for requirements than defects, though, depending on the stages your defect is in. But that is a valid option - I should edit it into my answer. However, a downside with a bug tracker is that it may be harder to trace to both higher level requirements and lower level requirements and test procedures, depending on your tool and how much customization it offers.
Mar
24
awarded  Custodian
Mar
23
revised How do tools facilitate writing functional specifications?
added 62 characters in body
Mar
23
answered How do tools facilitate writing functional specifications?
Mar
21
reviewed Close How do you move beyond code examples without a project?
Mar
21
reviewed Leave Open Method object creation in Python data model
Mar
21
reviewed Leave Open Version number for a pre release software that will be the second major release
Mar
21
reviewed Close What's so bad about creative coding?
Mar
21
reviewed Leave Open What is the best way to prove that in-code documentation is greater than extensive external documentation?
Mar
21
reviewed Leave Open Longest x86 Instruction
Mar
21
reviewed Leave Open Can your staffs distibute your company non-distirbuted GPL licesned code?
Mar
21
reviewed Leave Open Event action abstraction and trigger control
Mar
21
reviewed Leave Open Is there a list of common usernames to reserve in a new system?
Mar
21
reviewed Close My coworker is a nice guy, but his performance is sub-par. Do I tell my boss?