chourobin
11/9/2012 - 12:44 AM

It's a résumé, as a readable and compilable C source file. Since Hacker News got here, this has been updated to be most of my actual résumé.

It's a résumé, as a readable and compilable C source file. Since Hacker News got here, this has been updated to be most of my actual résumé. This isn't a serious document, just a concept to annoy people who talk about recruiting and the formats they accept résumés in. It's also relatively representative of my coding style.

#include <stdio.h>
#include <time.h>

typedef struct {
	union {
		const char * company;
		const char * school;
		const char * project;
	};
	union {
		const char * location;
		const char * url;
	};
	union {
		const char * title;
		const char * program;
	};

	time_t started;
	time_t left;

	const char * description[];
} thing_t;

typedef thing_t job_t;
typedef thing_t school_t;
typedef thing_t project_t;

#define CURRENT 0 /* I wasn't alive at the Unix epoch, so that'll work */

/* Contact Information */
const char * name    = "Kevin R. Lange";
const char * email   = "klange@toaruos.org";
const char * address = "1045 Mission St, Apt 440\n"
                       "San Francisco, CA 94103";

/* Education */
school_t uiuc = {
	.school   = "University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign",
	.location = "Urbana, IL",
	.program  = "BS Computer Science",
	.started  = 1251158400,
	.left     = 1336608000,
	.description = {
		"Minor in International Studies in Engineering, Japan",
		"Focused on systems software courses",
		NULL
	}
};

school_t hit = {
	.school   = "Hiroshima Institute of Technology",
	.location = "Hiroshima, Japan",
	.program  = "Study Abroad",
	.started  = 1274745600,
	.left     = 1278288000,
	.description = {
		"Cultural exchange program",
		"Intensive language course",
		NULL
	}
};

school_t * schools[] = {
	&uiuc,
	&hit,
	NULL
};

/* Projects */
project_t compiz = {
	.project = "Compiz Window Manager",
	.url     = "http://compiz.org",
	.title   = "Developer",
	.started = 1201392000,
	.left    = 1264291200,
	.description = {
		"Minor plugin contributor",
		"Various research projects",
		NULL
	}
};

project_t toaruos = {
	.project = "ToAruOS",
	.url     = "https://github.com/klange/toaruos",
	.title   = "Lead",
	.started = 1295049600,
	.left    = CURRENT,
	.description = {
		"Hobby x86 Unix-like kernel and userspace",
		"Advanced in-house GUI with compositing window manager",
		NULL
	}
};

project_t * projects[] = {
	&toaruos,
	&compiz,
	NULL
};

/* Employment History */

job_t yelp = {
	.company  = "Yelp, Inc.",
	.location = "San Francisco, CA",
	.title    = "Software Engineer, i18n",
	.started  = 1339977600,
	.left     = CURRENT,
	.description = {
		"Developed several internal tools and libraries",
		"Provided critical input and design work for Yelp's launch in Japan",
		NULL
	}
};

job_t apple_internship = {
	.company  = "Apple Inc.",
	.location = "Cupertino, CA",
	.title    = "Software Engineering Intern",
	.started  = 1306886400,
	.left     = 1314662400,
	.description = {
		"Built software framework for testing and verification of desktop retina display modes",
		"Assisted other interns with Unix fundamentals",
		NULL
	}
};

job_t * jobs[] = {
	&yelp,
	&apple_internship,
	NULL
};

void print_thing(thing_t * thing) {
	char started[100];
	char left[100];
	struct tm * ti;

	printf("%s at %s - %s\n", thing->title, thing->company, thing->location);

	ti = localtime(&thing->started);
	strftime(started, sizeof(started), "%B %d, %Y", ti);

	if (thing->left == CURRENT)  {
		printf("%s to now\n", started);
	} else {
		ti = localtime(&thing->left);
		strftime(left, sizeof(left), "%B %d, %Y", ti);
		printf("%s to %s\n", started, left);
	}

	const char ** desc;
	for (desc = thing->description; *desc; desc++) {
		printf("- %s\n", *desc);
	}

	puts("");
}

int main(int argc, char ** argv) {

	school_t ** s;
	job_t ** j;
	project_t ** p;

	printf("%s\n%s\n%s\n\n", name, email, address);

	puts("Education\n");
	for (s = schools; *s; s++) {
		print_thing(*s);
	}

	puts("Employment\n");
	for (j = jobs; *j; j++) {
		print_thing(*j);
	}

	puts("Projects\n");
	for (p = projects; *p; p++) {
		print_thing(*p);
	}

	return 0;
}

Since this is on Hacker News and reddit...

  • No, I don't distribute my résumé like this. A friend of mine made a joke about me being the kind of person who would do this, so I did (the link on that page was added later). My actual résumé is a good bit crazier.
  • I apologize for the use of _t in my types. I spend a lot of time at a level where I can do that; "reserved for system libraries? I am the system libraries".
  • Since people kept complaining, I've fixed the assignments of string literals to non-const char *s.
  • My use of type * name, however, is entirely intentional.
  • If you're using an older compiler, you might have trouble with the anonymous unions and the designated initializers - I think gcc 4.4 requires some extra braces to get them working together. Anything reasonably recent should work fine. Clang and gcc (newer than 4.4, at least...) support both of these features in their default configurations.
  • Since it's been mentioned by multiple people, I used timestamps instead of building struct tms as a stylistic choice.
  • As a final reminder, this is a joke.