Though my focus is generally academic, I also believe in having a firm grasp on practical matters (i.e., the clichéd "practice what you preach"). As such I have a mixture of work experiences and side projects.
Senior Engineer at Observable Networks, Inc.
Design, develop, and analyze algorithms to detect anamolous behavior using network traffic meta-data. Maintain a stable technical operations environment. Interact with customers to train and acquire feedback for both the usefulness of our algorithms and the user experience on the web site.
Developer and Director of Student Media Interactive, College of Communication at Marquette University.
Led a team of four student developers and designers to create, maintain, and improve the web presence for the student media outlets (newpaper, television, radio, journal, and advertising).
My GitHub page has solid information about the repositories I maintain and my contributions to free and open source software. A few of the projects I am particularly proud of are included below.
- yum-multithread, my first open source plugin. Designed as a plugin to the YUM package manager to allow packages to be downloaded in parallel. It has since been deprecated by support built into YUM/DNF.
- boot.xinu-os.org, a web site designed to allow users to boot the Embedded Xinu kernel in their browser. I did not write the emulator but the goal is to allow learners to download, modify, compile, and boot their kernel with only their laptop (and time).