Resume: Brad Bowman
- Seattle, USA
Strong Perl programming skills, principal language
Linux power-user, mostly Ubuntu and Debian
SQL primarily with PostgreSQL, Oracle and SQLite
Web development expertise using the languages above with HTML and CSS
Version control with git (github: bowman) and others
Interest in various programming paradigms: imperative, object-oriented, functional, logical and relational
Haskell, used for Project Euler
Clojure and ClojureScript
Rusty C and C++ programming skills
Experience with Java, Bash, Ruby, Python, Lisp, Scheme, Erlang and numerous other languages
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Strong learner, able to master new languages and APIs very quickly
Sixteen years commercial Internet development experience with various employers in contract and permanent roles. Every employer sought to re-employ me for further work of the same high standard.
2014-02 - Seattle, USA http://www.amazon.com/
Working as an SDE on the internal A/B testing platform I was part of the team supporting evaluation and decision making systems for most of Amazon retail. We also provide safe, staged roll-out of new features. Responsibilities and accomplishments include:
- Migrating the UI from a legacy platform to modern JS
- Developing and supporting large scale service
- Operations support for Big Data™ processing systems
- A number of efficiency gains, both in user responsiveness and broadly used services
- Requirements gathering, system design, code reviews, mentoring, and the like
2002-02 - 2014-02 Melbourne, Australia http://www.strategicdata.com.au/
Strategic Data provides diverse data services, ranging from online surveys to data warehousing, often leveraging open source tools. My role has developed as the company has grown and encompasses: building and maintaining the architecture of core products, planning future development, reviewing code and mentoring, interviewing potential hires and hands-on programming. Major on-going projects which I initially developed and continued to oversee include:
A meta-data driven validation system used by various Commonwealth agencies to verify file submissions' basic formatting, check relational integrity, apply customized business rules and provide clear feedback and timely reporting. The modular architecture allows custom plug-ins and rules when required and has successfully evolved over time. Initially batch processed, it was then deployed as a Windows executable with public key cryptographic file submission and now is integrated with an online work-flow for discussing and annotating issues.
Implemented and continue to develop an online survey framework. Interesting aspects include: the use of prototype inheritance to provide light-weight customization and extension, a YAML-based DSL for non-technical staff to describe complicated survey flows and validation, dynamic web-server configuration and a streaming data export system to transform data into a number of target formats.
In addition to utilizing the MDS Validator, the AMHOCN project has a PostgreSQL data warehouse for statistics, analysis and reporting.
1999-03 - 1999-09 London, United Kingdom http://www.sportal.com/
Contracted to work with an Accenture team to build a robust, integrated portal architecture with a full suite of Internet services from email to e-commerce. Perl development for a number of applications including InterShop enhancements and CGI scripts. Building session and user management systems based on Netscape Directory Server LDAP for a multi-site, multi-domain architecture. This involved C programming, Tcl scripting and HTTP authentication trickiness.
1997-04 - 1998-04 Melbourne, Australia http://www.yellowpages.com.au
- Using C/C++ to give every directory advertiser a homepage
- Directory search interface; refinement and results
- Created novel tools to solve development problems:
- HTML to C/C++ converter
- Intranet tools for staff
- Using Java for stress testing applications
- Interactive pay-phone application used on phones across Australia
- Provided interface to dynamic street directory
- E-commerce services creation and maintenance
- Web-server and systems administration on Unix
- Contracted in 8/1998 to extend the homepage application
Next Digital (formerly Web Design Group)
2001-01 - 2001-09 Melbourne, Australia http://www.nextdigital.com/
2000-06 - 2000-08 London, United Kingdom http://www.nextdigital.com/
Enhancing a Perl/SQL Server employment site (MS IIS) with personalization, security, dynamically generated graphics, search features and bug-fixes.
2000-05 - 2000-05 London, United Kingdom http://www.3zero.co.uk/
Perl CGI for an e-commerce subscription service, user database, authentication and basic content management.
1999-12 - 2000-01 London, United Kingdom http://www.emap.com/
Developing in Perl with a MySQL database and Apache on Solaris to extend functionality and improve performance for their sites. The system created uses request caching, offline content generation, conditional compilation and database tuning to return results faster.
2004-04 - 2004-04 London, United Kingdom http://www.news.co.uk/
Using Perl to automate content preparation for WAP and SMS subscription services.
2000-02 - 2000-02 London, United Kingdom http://www.think-oasis.co.uk/
Adding features to existing Perl code as part of a training materials system using MySQL and Apache.
Open Software Associates
1998-12 - 1999-01 Melbourne, Australia http://www.osa.com.au/
Working on a base class development team and supervising the product testing. Cross-platform GUI and event driven programming. Top score on C++ interview quiz.
1998-04 - 1998-04 Melbourne, Australia http://www.wsacom.com.au/
Contracted to develop a secure e-commerce proxy for Telstra's Kahootz online product. Perl and C on HPUX server delving into the arcana of HTTP, SSL and Web clients.
Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science) Honours, Monash University Clayton Campus.
Completed Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science) Honours in 1998 and received first class honours.
Dux of Honours 1998 (Top Student), receiving the Open Software Associates award. The honours years involved extensive course work and a long-term research thesis.
- Honours years Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science) Honours
H1 (Dux) 91.6
1997 - 1998
- Research Thesis using C++ /Evolving Virtual Worlds/ H1
- Advanced C++ Idioms (Lect: Damian Conway) 99
- Cryptography and Security 92
- Computer Graphics and Artificial-Life 95
- Machine Learning 86
- Natural Language Processing 91
- Neural Networks 88
- Communication and Research Skills 90
- Third Year Bachelor of Science/Law
H1 (Dux) 81.7
1996 - 1996
- Computer Graphics 91 High Distinction
- Software Engineering II 89 High Distinction
- Extended Individual Project 80 Distinction
- Artificial Intelligence 91 High Distinction
- Image Processing 95 High Distinction
- Multimedia & the WWW. 86 High Distinction
- Data Communications 85 High Distinction
- Multimedia 50 Pass
- Property Law 68 Credit
- Second Year Bachelor of Science/Law
H1 (Dux) 79.1
1995 - 1995
- Computer Architecture 92 High Distinction
- Science of Programming 76 Distinction
- Software Engineering I 85 High Distinction
- Operating Systems 89 High Distinction
- Foundations of Computing 92 High Distinction
- Discrete Mathematics II 75 Distinction
- Contract Law 61 Pass
- Torts 64 Pass
- First Year Bachelor of Science/Law
H1 (Dux) 83.3
1994 - 1994
- Computer Science I 89 High Distinction
- Mathematics (Advanced) I 85 High Distinction
- Chemistry I 90 High Distinction
- Computer Science II 92 HighDistinction
- Mathematics (Advanced) II 80 Distinction
- Chemistry II 82 Distinction
- Legal Process 65 Credit
- Haileybury College, Keysborough Campus 1988 to 1993 High School VCE
157.4/164 (Academic Honours) 83.3
1988 - 1993
- Chemistry 40/40
- Mathematics Change & Approximation Ext. 37/40
- Mathematics Reasoning & Data 38/40
- English 34/40
- Physics 39/40
- Machine Learning Dec 11th 2011
Andrew Ng, Stanford University - https://www.coursera.org/course/ml
- Game Theory Mar 19th 2012
Andrew Ng, Stanford University - https://class.coursera.org/gametheory/class/index
- Introduction to Mathematical Thinking Sep 17th 2012
59.9% with distinction
Keith Devlin, Stanford University - https://class.coursera.org/maththink-2012-001/class
- Know Thyself Mar 4th 2013
Keith Devlin, University of Virginia - https://class.coursera.org/knowthyself-001/class/index
- Synapses, Neurons and Brains Mar 31st 2013
Keith Devlin, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - https://class.coursera.org/bluebrain-001/class
- Computational Neuroscience Apr 19th 2013
Keith Devlin, University of Washington - https://class.coursera.org/compneuro-001/class
- Startup Engineering Sep 19th 2013
Keith Devlin, Stanford University - https://class.coursera.org/startup-001/class
- Analytic Combinatorics I Apr 19th 2013
Robert Sedgewick, Princeton - https://www.coursera.org/course/ac
- Neuroscience (Computational Neuroscience in particular).
- Open source development and community - Attendee OSCON, Clojure Melbourne, Linux Users Victoria - Speaker at OSDC and Melbourne.pm
- Reading from various branches of Computer Science.
- Travel, music, boxing and swimming.
- Designing T-shirts
- ACM member