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									Jeff Prothero, Developer
     Email: jeff at jeffprothero.com
     Phone: 831 475 2769
     Post: 780 Crystal Ln / Santa Cruz CA 95062
     Html resume: http://jeffprothero.com/resume.html

Skillset

     C: 30 years, Lisp: 10 years, C++: 5 years, Fortran: 5 years, Perl: 3 years, Java: 2 years, SQL: 1
     year. I have written over a million lines of C/C++/Java and have a working knowledge of many
     other languages, e.g. microprogramming the Pixar Machine.

     Compilers: 10+ years: Wrote two C compilers from scratch and spent five years rewriting SML/NJ;
     also extensive work on implementations of LISP, FORTH, Assembly, Smalltalk etc.

     Assembly Code: 5 years. Over a quarter million lines of assembly code for machines ranging from
     eight-bit microcontrollers to supercomputers.

     Firmware and Embedded Systems: 5 years. Cisco IOS, also PIC microcontroller firmware, Atmel
     firmware, etc.

     Operating Systems: Linux 20 years,, Unix 10 years, Cisco IOS 5 years. Also Windows, CP/M,
     DOS, RSX11, SCOPE, TOPS-10, IRIX, HP/UX, NeXT, Solaris, AIX, etc.

     Version control systems: CVS, Git, SourceSafe, ClearCase, darcs.

     OpenGL: 20 years. I have been using OpenGL since the '80s when it was called GL. My complete
     line of scientific visualization packages Skandha1 through Skandha5 are based on it.

     YACC/LEX/etc: Since the '70s, starting on a PDP-11. For the Loglan parser project, I ported AT&T
     YACC to CP/M.

     Other Skills: Excellent writing skills, broad technical background ranging from math and physics to
     electronics and aerodynamics.

Job History

     While still an undergraduate, I was hired by the UW Physics department Visual Techniques Lab to
     oversee all computer operations plus manage the student neutrino-event scanner team.

     After graduation, working with neuroanatomist John W Sundsten of the University of Washington
     Health Sciences Biological Structures Department, I created the Digital Anatomist project and with it
     the field of computer reconstruction and visualization of human anatomy. I authored a number of
     peer-reviewed papers on this work.

     It would be tedious to list all my short-term contracting work; I limit myself to post-graduation salaried
     positions:

           2000-2005

     Developer with Cisco's elite Gigabit Systems Group co-founded by Andy Bechtolsheim.

     My initiatives there included writing their complete internal developer's documentation (when I
     arrived, it was all word of mouth) and writing their complete daily build system (when I arrived
     engineers were manually generating up to a dozen different image builds a day for external use).

     I also worked upon their 250Kloc C++ codebase and of course the main Cisco 13Mloc IOS
     C-language codebase.




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      My hiring supervisor there commented, "This guy has written more useful code than anyone I've
      ever heard of."

          1997-1998

      Developer with Activerse, a start-up developing an intra-corporation cross-platform instant
      messaging client/server solution in Java. My contributions included Java applet coding, Java GUI
      and networking coding, doing the Solaris port of the product, and doing QA liaison and coding.

          1986-1996

      Creating and building the UW Health Sciences Biological Structure Department Digital Anatomist
      Program. This included developing from scratch a series of half a dozen scientific visualization
      packages on platforms ranging from S-100 CP/M to SGI RISC boxes. My supervisor there,
      Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory PhD (and UW MD) James F Brinkley, calls me "the best
      programmer I've ever met" -- adds that anyone who doesn't hire me is an idiot. :-)

      For the last six years I have been concentrating on open source work:

  •     To provide an evolutionary upgrade path from the C/C++/Java language paradigm (whose core
        design concepts date from circa 1970) I have been morphing the SML/NJ research compiler (Bell
        Labs, CMU, NYU...) <smlnj.org> into Mythryl, a production-oriented compiler engineered for
        minimum retraining cost. (This has absorbed the bulk of my time over this period.) <mythryl.org>

  •     I have also been getting involved with computer vision and robotics:

         * Computer vision and control for Sandy's Fan Club art project (sandystone.com/fanclub.html)
         * PCB milling gerber-to-gcode converter (muq.org/~cynbe/gcoder/)
         * Demo Linux computer vision app + X widget (muq.org/~cynbe/vision-apps/)
         * Categorized collection of computer vision papers (muq.org/~cynbe/vtopics.html)
         * Ruminations on same: muq.org/~cynbe/what-can-we-learn-from-computer-vision.html
         * R/C model airplane construction, operation and instrumentation: sandystone.com/blog/?p=72
         * Maintainer on OpenCV: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenCV
         * PIC/Atmel based "squirmy guy" installation piece shown various places.
         * Unreleased gcode synthesis library.

Education

      BS in Computer Science 1986, University of Washington.

Curriculum Vitae

      I am author of a number of peer-reviewed papers starting with "Three-dimensional reconstruction
      from serial sections IV: The reassembly problem", Computers and Biomedical Research,1986 -- do a
      Google Scholar search if interested.

Availability

      I am currently available for work in the Bay Area.
      I occasionally accept telecommute work from elsewhere.

Affiliations etc.

      HS chess champ, National Merit Scholar, Mensa, 999, ISPE, ACM, IEEE.




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