Computer Scientist and open source software enthusiast with experience ranging from building distributed virtualization appliances, programming advanced network protocols, home automation, and implementing novel Artificial Intelligence techniques.
Ability to analyze software specification in order to choose design patterns which ensure a systematic development process of a robust piece of software.
Experience and interest in distributed systems. Proven ability to design systems which optimize performance and scalability. Large scale thinking that leads to a robust software platform.
Goal-oriented with a wide skill set, seeking to contribute. Experienced success and failure with agile methodologies.
SCRUM team leader. Git branch maintainer. Responsible for software design and implementation of features such as: VM cloning and migration, high availaibility, support tunnel, distributed storage and cluster membership join / removal. Implemented features in php, c, python, and bash. Worked closely with following technologies: apache, openssl, riak, libvirt, kvm/qemu, collectd, corosync, pacemaker, sheepdog.
Responsible for architecture and implementation of new features on multiple PHP web applications on a LAMP stack; application frameworks include: Yii, Cakephp, Wordpress, Vbulletin, and Lemonstand. Responsible for oversight of network security of web servers and applications. Migrated multiple applications from static hosting service to AWS and responsible for performance and maintenance of cloud servers. Use AWS API for scripts to deploy and scale web application servers. Employ machine learning techniques to implement a recommendation engine for users that is driven by the contents' subject, and the behavior of other users.
Created a full featured online course for the University of Texas Chemistry department. Used PHP with Codeigniter framework and MySQL database.
Created an online cashiering web application for a livery taxi company in Long Island, NY
Contributed the Hidden Services feature to Java implementation of the Tor protocol (JTor).
Developed multiple features for the Torbutton Firefox extension, including an HTTP header spoofer and a feature for selectively choosing cookies to use while browsing anonymously.
Kory Kirk — firstname.lastname@example.org