Jeff Plotkin: Skills by Category



Formal languages:

• algebra of real numbers
• algebra of vectors and matrices of real numbers
• calculus of real valued functions
• calculus of predicates and sets
• calculus of probability
• models of computation

Programming languages/systems:

• Asynchronous Web Programming With Jquery and JSON
• C++
• C
• objective-C/OSX
• CodeIgniter
• Drupal*
• Java
• PHP 5
• HTML/XHTML
• HTML5 canvas
• JavaScript
• Jquery
• Scheme
• Mathematica
• Matlab
• MongoDB
• MySQL
• ObjectiveC/iPhone*
• XML
• regular expressions: perl, POSIX, emacs
• apache mod_rewrite
• python

Operating Systems:

(in somewhat chronological order)
• DOS 1,3
• Mac OS 6,7,8,9
• Windows NT 4.0
• Windows 2000
• Mac OSX 10.k (k = 0,1,2,3,5,7,9)
• Windows XP
• Windows 95,98 (for tech support purposes only!)
• Linux - Redhat, Mandrake, Ubuntu, Centos , (some gentoo)
• iOS

• Windows Vista, 7

Software and Applications

• ACT
• Adaware
• Adobe Acrobat
• Adobe Golive
• Adobe Illustrator
• Adobe ImageReady
• Adobe InDesign
• Adobe Pagemaker
• Adobe Premier
• IM systems: Adium, AIM, Pidgin, XMPP
• Amarok
• AppleWorks
• Bash shell
• Cool Edit
• Cute PDF
• Dr. Scheme
• DOS Shell
• H&R Block TaxCut
• gEdit
• The Gimp
• Gnome Desktop Environment
• Google Earth
• K Desktop Environment (KDE)
• Macromedia Dreamweaver 4, MX
• Macromedia Flash MX
• Macromedia Sound Edit
• Magma Openstudio (php/html/javascript IDE)
• Mathematica 4.0
• Matlab 6.5
• Mcaffe Virus Scan
• Metrowerks Codewarrior 5
• Mozilla Firefox
• Mozilla Thunderbird
• mplayer
• MS Excel XP
• MS Internet Explorer
• MS Outlook Express
• MS Powerpoint XP
• MS Visual C++ 2005
• MS Word XP
• Nero CD/DVD ROM authoring
• OpenCV (open computer vision C++ lib)
• OpenOffice
• Opera
• Photoshop (<= version 7)
• Prop. Rebirth
• Propellerheads Reason (<= 2.5)
• putty
• QuickBooks
• RythemBox
• Spybot
• SVN (and windows shell client)
• Webroot Spysweeper
• wget (unix command)
• Winamp
• Windows Media Player
• Windows Movie Maker
• Windows Remote Desktop/terminal services
• WinSCP

• Xcode

items marked with a * are less developed skills

Real World Experience, time line

• 2003 to 2010: volunteer work on numerous nonprofit php/mysql web sites (countless hours over the years)

• 2002 to present: personal software projects in C++, Java, Mathematica, PHP

• 2000-2002: music production with propellerheads, macromedia and adobe software

• 1999: A+ certified

• 1994 to present: personal websites, image processing with Photoshop, graphic design and layout with Clairus Works and PageMaker

• 1994 to 1998: pre-college courses in computer graphics, multimedia, photography, digital imagining, digital animation, graphic design, business software, BASIC programming

• 1993 First GUI based computer, PowerMac 6100 66mhz, 8mb RAM, 100mb HD, 9600 baud modem.

• 1990 Got my first own computer, 12mhz, 640kb of RAM, dual 5.25" floppy drives, 2400baud modem, DOS 3.1, no hard drive.

• 1984 First family computer, PC Jr., 4mhz, 128kb RAM, BASIC programming ROM (with filesystem, graphics and sound commands!)

• 1983 Took apart first electronic device (but didn't put it back together ;-) )

• 1981 Started watching "Today's Special" a fictional children's show on the then new television network Nickleodian, which portrayed live human actors interacting with an intelligent computer though voice recognition and speech Synthesis. The main user of the computer was a security guard character in the show.

• 1979 I was born.


   

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