I've been programming since 1977
in a multitude of languages, primarily C, C++, or
assembler. Over the years I've worked on everything from
super-computers and clusters, to tiny embedded consumer
devices, the US Air Traffic Control system.
Software I've worked on is used by millions of people
every day, often for mission critical applications. Some of
the software I've worked has been included in every
GNU/Linux distribution ever made. In 2011, I was given an
award for the
Advancement of Free Software by the Free Software
Foundation.. A partial list of projects
Here's some of the services I can provide as a consultant.
I am available for seminars, training, consulting, or software
development. I don't mind projects with a large learning curve, I'm
comfortable on the bleeding edge of technology. I also have done many
conference talks on a variety of subjects, including several as the
keynote speaker. My full Contact information is
- Config/Build Infrastructure
- I have huge expertise with build and test
infrastructure that runs on multiple
platforms. This includes decades of experience
with the GNU Autotools, and other cross platform
build systems like
Android, and custom systems.
- Cross Compiler Toolchains
- As one of the original Cygnus people working on
changes to the the
toolchain to support cross compiling, I can
make custom toolchains for a target platform relatively easily.
- Software Architecture
- I've both designed from scratch or re-factored
dozens of applications, including several
components used for Air Traffic Control, and
robotics manufacturing systems.
- Systems Administration
- I've run a home based server for over 20 years,
and have set up multiple ISPs complete network and
software stack. I'm very comfortable with the
entire LAMP stack, networking, and shell scripting.
- Reverse Engineering
- Figuring out how things work is great fun. I
have highly developed skills at reading other
people's code and making changes, as well as
clean-room style of network protocols.
- Embedded Flash
- As the lead developer of Gnash, combined with
my love of embedded systems, has given me much
experience with making flash work on mobile
devices by porting Gnash.
- Remote Renewable Energy
- As he owner of an off-grid house, as well as an
experienced electrician who spends much time in
remote areas, I have much practical experience
with small remote
power systems. Plus as a winter
mountaineer, I can get to places for repairs most
people wouldn't try.
- Distributed Project Management
- I've worked from my home in the Colorado
Rockies for over 20 years on internationally distributed
projects, and helped several large organizations with the
organizational changes required to support these
types of projects.
- Testing Infrastructure
- I am the primary author of DejaGNU, a testing
framework heavily used by the
project to run it's regression tests, as well
as being used in many universities to teach unit
and regression testing.