(Note: I never list my current job on my public resume. It seems tacky to me. FWIW, I'm still at Conservancy, in a different role than the one described below.)
Coordinated and led all matters for a small non-profit 501(c)(3) software-related charity. Managed a staff of two and hundreds of volunteers in all aspects of fiscal sponsorship for Free Software projects, included conference coordination, travel funding, copyright, trademark and licensing issues, non-profit and Free Software project governance, software development, and investigation of enforcement and compliance with GPL, LGPL and other relevant Free Software licenses. Raised funds to grow the size of organization.
Served as an at-large member on FSF's Board of Directors. Held seats on FSF's finance committee, and Form 990 review committee. Advised FSF on policies relating to various political positions related to Free Software and copyleft licensing, campaigns, and GPL enforcement plans.
Created entire test suite for Pokersource Twisted-based network poker game server software, released under the Affero GPL\@. Developed and improved Pokersource based on contractual needs of clients deploying the software online. Coordinated community leadership work with co-maintainer, Loïc Dachary.
Coordinated free software community relationships for a law firm which was (at the time) focused on providing pro-bono legal services to Open Source and Free Software projects. Educated and collaborated with legal staff to assist in their understanding of community and policy issues throughout the software freedom community.
Co-drafted various educational materials about legal and policy issues, including a a Primer on Legal Issues for Free Software Developers, a guide to compliance with the GPL, and various other documents. Co-Drafted and co-led the comment process for creation of the GCC Runtime Library Exception for GPLv3.
Managed, specified, deployed, administrated, and maintained all technological infrastructure for a staff of nine, including servers, bandwidth, phone systems, and other facility management systems.
Formalized existing GNU General Public License (GPL) compliance activity into its own department. Worked closely with general counsel and staff to design and implement successful strategies for the new department. Led existing staff to increase case closure from a few per year to approximately thirty per year.
Designed course materials for Free Software licensing education seminars. Taught such courses alongside the Foundation's legal team to educate software executives and lawyers. Parlayed contacts made at those seminars to improve the Foundation's discourse with technology industry players.
Carried out diplomacy throughout the technology industry to generate goodwill and secure contributions of software copyrights and funding. Leveraged strong technological background to negotiate decisively with executives and lawyers at large software and hardware for-profit companies and software-focused non-profit organizations.
Directed, guided and assisted staff to design and implement an associate membership program. Convinced the board of directors to adopt that program. Led the implementation of the program, which yielded record-breaking fund-raising returns, despite a widely documented economic downturn for non-profits during that period.
Represented the Foundation in the press, including interviews in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, and throughout the technology press. Revamped the press image of the Foundation, including launching a successful ongoing response to direct press attacks by Microsoft in May 2001.
Answered Free Software licensing questions and investigated violations of the GPL. Researched and prepared reports on licensing situations for the president and general counsel.
Performed all administration tasks for a LAN of Sun workstations running Solaris 2.4 and 2.5.1, including: implementation of security measures and backup procedures, installation and integration of new hardware and software, extensive script writing in Perl and Korn shell to assist users, interacting with software and hardware vendors for ordering, pricing and service calls, and assisting users with the use of a Unix environment to perform software development tasks. Handled all user support requests for a department of fifty users. Served as the technical lead on the site's system administration team.
Performed all administration duties for machines running Red Hat GNU/Linux. These machines served as the DNS server, the mail server, and the Usenet news server for the entire site and subdomain. Configured Sendmail to suit mail services at the site.
Designed and implemented a suite of Perl programs that utilized CVS to enforce configuration management protocols. Maintained and enhanced these programs based on user requests and recommendations.
Designed and developed Intranet web site. Built a problem report system using Perl CGI scripts and a back-end database.
Assisted with system administration tasks for an AT&T 3B2/600 running Unix System V Release 3.2.3. Configured and installed numerous free software tools.
Designed, implemented, maintained and augmented a large suite of software in Perl, Tcl, Bourne Shell, C, SQL, and Informix-4GL. This software provided end-user applications, middleware, data warehousing, and account management functions for the entire blood laboratory.
Designed and implemented an interface between the Tcl language and Informix database products using Informix-ESQL/C. Augmented Tcl to better to suit the needs of the client.
Designed and implemented a system that produced statistical calculations using genetic blood typing results retrieved from an SQL database. Maintained and augmented that system for two years.
Graduated first in Computer Science class of 1995. Maryland Distinguished Scholar, Loyola Presidential Scholar, Maryland House of Delegates Scholar. Dean's List throughout attendance. Academic Achievement Award in Computer Science received each year of attendance. Upsilon Pi Epsilon (Computer Science Honors Society) member. Phi Beta Kappa member.
Administrated a local network of Computer Science department machines running Slackware GNU/Linux. Configured and installed Free Software. Set up and maintained campus-wide Usenet news server.
Conducted research on compiler optimizations for C++. Programmed extensively in Perl.
Received the Loyola College Hauber Summer Research Fellowship in 1993 and 1994. Conducted research on embeddable command languages. Programmed extensively in Tcl/Tk.
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