LARRY A. WILLIAMSON LARRY.A.WILLIAMSON@GMAIL.COM CREATIVE TECHNOLOGIST NEW YORK, NEW YORK
|HTML, CSS 2 & 3
|PointGrey & uEye SDKs
|OpenCV / EmguCV
|Flex and AIR
|DNS and DHCP
|Tropo and Voxeo IVR
|Ruby (not rails)
|3D Studio Max
|Passive and Active RFID
I was ten years of age when first introduced to Windows Terminal, a 2400 baud modem and how to connect to another computer over a phone line. My excitement was limited at first however, as text would transmit only when the mouse was moved around. I would not be deterred from getting the full experience and, as such, eventually fixed the IRQ conflict between my mouse and modem. Soon afterwards I acquired a DOS terminal suite and a 28.8K modem. enjoying ANSI graphics, multi-user chat rooms, games and eventually bash shells running IRC. This was the point in my life where I became a sponge for anything computer related. It's almost twenty years later -- with fifteen of those consisting of professional experience -- and my passion is as strong as ever. From the moment I connected to my first BBS, I knew what I wanted to do, and that computers were going to change everything. I have been involved in hundreds of projects since my early foray into computers, including but not limited to: Design, Back-end and Front-end Development (Desktop and Web) as well as Technical Consultation and Support. Have seen over two-hundred projects through to completion for a number of clients in a wide range of categories.
Every geek wants the perfect job, and I am no exception. I strive to find a forward thinking company where I can continue to expand my experience and satiate my passion for technology, design and interaction. The ideal company would have an appreciation for the passionate, multi-faceted and creative geek. I am not particularly interested in companies driven by salespeople, a good product should sell itself. Services and products should be intuitive, usable, functional, and aesthetically pleasing -- a reflection of not only the company but the artists and developers behind the process as well.
Built multiple websites from the ground up, provided server administration support and custom interactive development. Developed Class Action Refund's new site, including multiple qualification and eligibility quizzes as well as PDF generation and digital signing integration via DocuSign. Developed three separate ION Television sites, highlighted in AdWeek and multiple OOH advertisements. These included user generated video and photo content, automated text-to-speech rendering and scoring which helped drive return visits by providing higher chances of winning prizes. Developed Practical Learning Company multi-stage quiz mini-sites with user systems and back- ends that included score- boards and user administration. Other clients included LAB, Procter & Gamble and NYU/Stern Executive Education.
Created numerous interactive advertisements using Flash, WPF, OpenCV, and custom algorithms to enhance the functionality of each. Project assistance from other co-workers varied from project to project. Previous experience within Monster Media provided insight to the technologies used and full circumspect advantage. Clients included JC Decaux, National CineMedia, MTV, YouTube, Kraft, Target, Disney, TravelZoo and more. Other projects included an analytics engine for Flash which is now implemented in all new content; an AJAX rating, approval and filter system for incoming data to be marked as valuable or safe, or discarded; a second iteration of the back-end for monitoring the remote systems; and work with Gumstix and Arduino chip-on-module systems.
Designed and developed a content delivery system utilizing the BitTorrent protocol, including a management interface that is used to create and assign content packages to remote systems. Systems are notified automatically when a package is assigned and the content transfers automatically. BitTorrent was chosen because of itâ€™s inherit integrity checks and distribution of transfers amongst peers. Designed and developed a complete systems monitoring back-end to provide information and status updates nearly real-time, including projector and system status monitoring. Created live web interface for all systems on a single page. Server components were written in C#, Ruby, PHP, MySQL, and Apache. A lightweight network protocol was used to ensure communication across even problematic wireless connections.
Designed and developed software suite that dynamically updates user lists and enables communication between various devices within wireless networks. The system automatically builds and maintains a list of available users associated with the network in real-time, without reliance on a centralized server for authentication. Various types of communication including text-based messaging, file transfer and audio / video communication are some of the primary features. The software is still being licensed to first responders today. Developed software which collects video from cameras connected to wireless mesh-networks, using numerous protocols. Presets can be created by administrators for easy access to pre- defined groups of devices while in the field. Primary intended use is for first- responders in areas where communications infrastructure has been compromised and/or destroyed. Software patents for both methodologies (20070200914 and