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Brandon Philips

philips

San Francisco, CA

CoreOS, Inc

http://ifup.org

Brandon D. Philips brandon@ifup.org Portland, OR Technical Expertise =============== - Developing software using C, BASH, Java, PHP, MySQL, sockets and pthreads - Hacking on the Linux Kernel including the development of patch sets - Interacting with peripheral devices on USB and serial buses - Managing and using Debian, Gentoo and Windows systems - Building web applications using Servlets, PHP, HTML, and CSS Professional Experience =================== Software Engineer II SuSE Labs, Novell Inc 2007-Present ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Contribute to the Linux kernel community and assist in the maintenance of the SuSE products. Focus and expertise in the network and the video input subsystems of the kernel. Co-founder Open Source Education Lab 2006-2007 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Collaborate with industry representatives, community members, university officials, and students to bring the benefits of the Open Source software movement to students across the Oregon State campus. Co-op IBM Summer 2006 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Continued work on a genetic library patch set for the Linux Kernel including a plug-in for the CPU scheduler and a TCL/TK GUI for visualization. Assisted in the management of the milestones and goals of the project to create a reasonable and complete solution in a limited amount of time. Contractor Reed eVentures 2004-2005 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Developed a cross platform (Linux, Windows, Mac OSX) daemon for communicating with a USB testing device that will be used at Oregon Health Sciences University. Worked through changing requirements and extended testing to deliver a stable robust package; leveraged open source toolkits including libusb, pthreads, gcc, mingw, and cygwin. Research Assistant NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Summer 2005 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Created a human-computer interface, using the Open Computer Vision Library, that recognized hand gestures using a web camera and used them as computer input. Worked on a team to create a mobile robot to be used in research and development of human robotic interfaces for military and rehabilitation applications. Received an outstanding participant award for my positive attitude and the extra efforts made throughout the program. Software Engineer Oregon State Open Source Lab 2003-2006 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Worked as a Java developer to improve the Ockham Registry, 2005-2006. Assisted in the design of a peer to peer application for sharing public digital library collections. Created interface and architectural improvements to the application to help attract new users. Was lead developer of Maintain, a DNS/DHCP management application, 2003-Summer 2005. Developed new features, fixed existing bugs and released several versions of this PHP, MySQL and Perl based application. Coordinated upgrades to critical DNS and DHCP services for Oregon State University. Learned how to build and work with Open Source Communities. Supported a range of users from Purdue University, University of Kansas, SGI and many other organizations. Volunteer Activities =============== Mentor FIRST Robotics Meeks Pro Tech High 2007 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Coached a team of high school students in building a robot to compete in the 2007 FIRST Robotics Competition. Taught students basics of electronic control systems and C programming. Core member Student Association of Computing Machinery 2005-Present ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Assist in many capacities with the planning of college events interacting with college administrators, college donors and local businesses. Core member Linux Users Group 2003-Present ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Coordinate events including installfests, hacking socials and a weather balloon launch to celebrate a Firefox release. Programmer Sherwood/Newberg High School Robotics Team 2001-2003 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Volunteered hundreds of hours to create software for the robot using Visual Basic, C++, USB and COM. Designed a custom scripting language and user interface that aided in debugging mechanical and electrical systems. Created a five minute demo for the robot which helped the team win first place in category and win judge's choice at the National Society of Manufacturing Engineers Robotics Competition at RIT in New York. See publications section. Publications ************ "The Humanoid Dream." Servo. January 2004. Published an article about my high school robotics experience that was accepted by an internationally distributed monthly robotics magazine. Formal Education ============== Graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Systems from Oregon State University in 2007 Extracurricular =========== Google Pizza Ambassador at Oregon State University, Fall 2004-Present Contributor to several free open source software projects. References available upon request. http://www.ifup.org/portfolio 2009-10-29