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Short Bio

I am a software engineer working for Pelco by Schneider Electric.  I’m working as part of the operating system team on IP-based security cameras. I grew up in Hillsboro, Oregon and moved to Fort Collins, Colorado shortly after graduating from BYU to work for HP. Although I have significant experience developing web-based applications, today I prefer more device-oriented development and programming for embedded systems.


These are some of the technical and non-technical things which I currently find interesting.

  • Embedded Systems
    • Embedded Linux
    • Embedded Python
  • Operating Systems
    • Semaphores
    • Scheduling
    • Real-time
  • Linux
    • Device drivers
  • Ham Radio
  • Scouting, hiking, and outdoor recreation
  • Cooking and grilling
  • Amateur weather reporting
  • Growing tomatoes in my garden


  • Firmware programming in C
  • PHP
  • Apache administration
    • mod_rewrite, mod_php and mod_proxy are my favorites
  • Databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, some Oracle)
  • Embedded system implementation and design
  • XML, XSL, and XSLT
  • Graphic Design
  • HTML and CSS
  • Javascript (including AJAX)
  • Information architecture

Computer Languages

  • Bash
  • C
  • C++ (limited to 2 years experience)
  • HTML, XML and similar markup languages
  • Javascript
  • PHP
  • Python
  • SQL

Honors, Activities and Experience

  • Ham Radio License (Amateur Extra Class)
  • Contributor to RoundCube webmail open source project
  • Eagle scout
  • Designed a website for Glencoe High School that won $1500 in an Oregon Public Education Network website content
  • OASSA Honor Team For Computer Science
  • Oregon Honor Roll, 1999
  • Captain of 1999 Glencoe High School Science Bowl Team that took 4th place in the region
  • Mission for the LDS Church in Romania for two years (May 2000-2002)
  • President, BYU Amateur Radio Club (September 2004-2005)
  • Trained as part of the Hillsboro, Oregon Community Emergency Response Team
  • Interested in astronomy

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