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Experience

    I intend for this to be a more broad overview of my full-time work experience. Please refer to my resume for more in-depth information.

  • Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
    Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
    I teach all levels of programming classes, generally to 20+ students using Java and C++. I generally focus on classes related to data structures.

  • Gloucester County College, Sewell, NJ
    Adjunct Professor of Computer Science
    I teach all levels of programming classes, generally to 20+ students using Visual Basic.Net, PHP/MySQL, C++ or C as the platform. Classes include introductory programming, web/database integration, object oriented programming and C. See my teaching section for more information.

  • Independent Web Developer/Webmaster
    I've worn a number of hats as a webmaster including a backend developer, systems administrator, database analyst and user interface designer. I administer my own dedicated server (with the Linux shell -- not a control panel) that sits in Atlanta, GA running Apache, mod_perl, MySQL and systems security monitoring. I've also developed under that environment and managed to tune Perl code down from 400ms (per call) CGI apps to a sub 18ms mod_perl speed demon through profiling the code and restructuring the database.

  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
    Team Lead, Software Infrastructure
    I am part of the Windows system administration team tasked with supporting Windows users, computers, groups, applications and servers for the School of Medicine. Included in these duties is administering AD, the KACE helpdesk appliance and a multitude of other systems. My primary goal is to automate as much of the work as possible and, to that end, have created the PMACS Operations Portal (POP) for automated processing of requests. More information on POP can be found elsewhere on the site.

    I invite you to look at my resume for more information.

    Research Programmer, Department of Computer and Information Science, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences
    My tenure originally started as an undergraduate internship where I was hired to refactor a PKI (public key infrastructure) Web Application (in Perl) to include access to a data warehouse (Oracle). It also included testing the effectiveness of biometric devices. I was an important factor in obtaining a large research grant from Microsoft (for WSEmail). At the onset of the project, I had no experience in Microsoft .Net or with Web Services. I read Microsoft's literature and prototyped for 2 weeks and was then able to give a presentation to Microsoft Research about how I envisioned our solution (securing the funding). Later I was given the title of lead programmer and architect of the system. I stayed on part time until graduating from Drexel University, when I was offered a full-time position. Full time work also shifted me into a lab management role where I had significant input into purchasing decisions for infrastructure and platforms. I also provided research-oriented support for a large group of PhD students on diverse hardware/software. With the departure of my supervisor, I was again offered a job to follow him to his new University, which I declined due to relocation concerns.

    Papers from the WSEmail Project:

  • Franklin Institute Science Museum, Philadelphia, PA
    Computer Support Intern
    I was responsible for resolving technical problems for users of Macs, PCs and related hardware from all over the museum. Additionally, I took the initiative to create a hardware/software inventory application in Access to keep track of our assets and licenses. I also doubled as a systems administrator responsible for Linux servers doing everything from filesharing, firewalling and providing data feeds to the exhibits. One of my supervisors asked me to come join his team after he changed employers because we had worked so well together.