- Undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in computer science.
- Apprenticeship, 2+ years non-commercial Linux development experience.
- Kubernetes contributor.
- 100+ patches merged into the Linux kernel.
- 98th percentile in algorithms on HackerRank.
- 12 years experience using Linux.
- Founder of The Central Coast Linux Users Group (LUG).
Open Source Experience
Open source contributions made to the following projects, among others:
- Kubernetes (Go)
- Linux Kernel (C ).
- Gonum graph library (Go).
- OpenBazaar-Server (Python).
- Guile Scheme (Scheme, C).
- Binutils, GNU Assembler (Documentation).
Currently working on the Kubernetes project. Initial efforts centered on the sig/cli code base. Navigating the on-boarding process by refactoring, cleaning up documentation, and simple issue resolution. Attending fortnightly scheduled sig/cil meetings. Cleanup/refactoring pull requests into sig/node also.
Previously worked on layer 2 networking code within the Linux kernel. 100+ patches merged into the mainline. Focus on the KS7010 Wi-Fi driver (drivers/staging/ks7010). While resolving PowerPC kernel issues contributed documentation patches to the GNU Assembler, as well as an assembly code patch series within the kernel powerpc code. Also minor bug fixes and clean up patches to the PowerPC tree as well as trivial cleanup patches into the kernel core (net, purgatory, mm).
While studying data structures and algorithms contributed code, and design test implementation, to the Gonum graph library written in Golang. Utilized graph library as reference while implementing solutions to graph problems on HackerRank.
Contributed to the Free Software Foundation Guile project. Interacted with Guile community via public mailing list. Iterated multiple revisions in order to assimilate a personal fix into a patch that was acceptable by the community. Produced a solution to a known outstanding issue requiring a multi-language patch set in C and Scheme.
Two months focused work on OpenBazaar Server code in Python. First non-company contributor to the project. Most patches were unit testing and code refactoring. Some work on the command line interface and interoperability between operating systems.
24 month software development apprenticeship. Worked assiduously on becoming a competent, professional programmer. Maintained a minimum 40 hour working week (typically 50+). Logged hours and topics worked. Topics include; computer architecture, programming languages and theory, operating systems, data structures and algorithms, professional software development methodology and practices. See below ‘code written in last 12 months’ and ~/books. Text highlights include;
- The Art of Computer Programming (volumes 1 and 2) Donald E. Knuth
- Advanced Programming in the UNIX Environment W. Richard Stevens, Stephen A. Rag
- Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs Harold Abelson, Gerald Jay Sussman, Julie Sussman
- Applied Cryptography Bruce Schneier
- Clean Code, A Handbook of Agile Software Craftsmanship Robert C. Martin
Graduate Diploma in Computer Science [Pass with High Distinction]
University of New England, Australia (completed 2014).
- Parallel and Distributed Computing.
- Computer Architecture and Assembler.
- C++ Programming.
- Programming Languages for Artificial Intelligence.
- Web and Internet Programming.
- Information Technology Project (dentist patient management application in Objective C).
- Graduate Diploma in Computer Science Project (UNIX shell written in C).
Bachelor of Science
University of Sydney, Australia (completed 2008).
- Awarded Bachelor of Science majoring in computer science.
- Completed double major, software development and computer networking.
Founded the Central Coast Linux Users Group of New South Wales in February 2014. Announced the intent prior, at Linux open source conference, Linux.conf.au. Lead role in organizing and administering the group. Set up a unincorporated association for governance. Acquired sponsorship of venue to hold monthly meetings. Financially supported the group for the first three years.
Motivation for Writing Code
- Continually learning and refining skills and technique.
- The social interaction of programming on a project together with others.
- How good ‘clean code’ looks on the screen.
- The feeling when an insurmountable problem dissolves.
- Constantly chasing perfection, efficiency of space and time, beauty of code.
- Programming craftsmanship.
Code Written recently
See Github repository for code written recently. All code worked on is open source unless explicitly requested otherwise (i.e Project Euler, Eudyptula Challenge).
ARM, x86_64, MIPS, PowerPC,
Linux, Ubuntu, Emacs, Zsh, Mutt, Git,
Haskell, Scheme Lisp, Assembler, C, Go, Python, Perl, Java, C++, Objective-C, Prolog, Bash