Ian Kallen [curriculum vitae] adaptive, autodidactic and entrepreneurial [T]
Contact Info X
Ian Kallen
42 Knox Drive
Lafayette, CA 94549
h: 925.283.7788
m: 415.505.5208
spidaman _at_ arachna _dot_ com
Summary X
Over a dozen years of experience as a system, internet and software technologist. The last 3 years have been invested in growing and scaling a significant internet service to handle hundreds of millions updates per day, support millions of web traffic requests and millions more database and search system queries. The prior 5 years were invested developing management portals and web applications for online infrastructure and content for enterprise software and web publications. I am an agile and inventive technologist with a rich background in major application and system design, architecture and project leadership. Focused on the big picture while tending to the details in tenacious pursuit of success, I make great things happen.
Objective X
A challenging technology leadership position where my rich and varied experiences will be put to use creating valuable products and my professional repertoire of technology, management and communications skills will continue to grow.
Skills X
        agile development and scrummy extreme programming (XP)
        OO design and programming
Programming Languages
        Java, J2EE, EJB, JDBC, Servlets, JSP, JSTL, Struts/Tiles, jsr-168, JAX-RPC
        Perl, mod_perl, HTML::Mason, DBI, LWP, CGI, CPAN
        Apache Axis, SOAP::Lite and WSDL
        Python, twisted
        PHP, shell, Tcl/TK, expect
Software Infrastructure
        Apache HTTPD 1.x and 2.0
        Tomcat 3.x through 5.0
        mod_perl 1.x through 2.0
        JBoss 3.x
        Weblogic 7.x through 8.x
Database Technologies
        Sleepycat (native and je)
Standards and Protocols
        HTTP, SOAP, XML-RPC, WebDAV/DeltaV
        HTML, XML, XSLT
        FTP, SMB, NFS configuration
        Various mail protocols
        Eclipse, NetBeans and vi
        SQL*Plus and other SQL shells
        Embarcadero ER/Studio and DBArtisan
        ant, xdoclet, make, shell scripting
        white boards, hand gestures, rhetorical questions
        CVS, Bugzilla, RCS and subversion
        Microsoft Office, Visio and OpenOffice
Network Infrastructure
        Cisco/Linksys, 3com, Lucent/Ascend routers and switches
        f5 loadbalancers
        Homebrewed firewalls with BSD/ipfw and Linux/iptables
Operating Systems
        Windows DOS/3.x/95/98/NT/2K/XP
        BIND, squid, cron
        sendmail, qmail, ezmlm
        regular expressions
        awk, sed, grep, etc
Hardware Platforms
History +
Presentations X
Exchanging Objects and Messages With SOAP O'Reilly Open Source Conference (Jul 23, 2002)
  An in depth web services tutorial using example code in Java (Apache Axis) and Perl (SOAP::Lite)
Industrial Strength Web Publishing O'Reilly Open Source Conference (Jul 20, 2000)
  A discussion of open source tools to fulfill high volume content management and web publishing requirements.
Web Server Load Balancing O'Reilly Open Source Conference (Aug 23, 1999)
  A review of scalability challenges and solutions as well as a comparative overview of load balancing technologies.
Know You Audience: Logging and Tracking ThunderLizard Apache Summit (Jul 22, 1999)
  A technical overview of web traffic analytic challenges and solutions, general and specific to the Apache web server.
Extending Apache: Modules and More ThunderLizard Apache Summit (Jul 23, 1999)
  A demonstration of the Apache httpd server's extensibility and open architecture.
Publications X
Teach Yourself Apache 2 in 24 Hours SAMS Press (Apr 15, 2001)
  Provided technical editing during the early draft cycle for the lead author, Daniel Lopez, as well contributed chapters on mod_perl, Tomcat/mod_jk and mod_rewrite with setup HOWTO's and code examples.
Cranking Out The Pages LAN Times (Jun 22, 1998)
  A comparitive review of web servers for Microsoft NT with a side bar on the Apache/Unix alternative. Offline and only partially archived on archive.org.
Teach Yourself Perl in 21 Days SAMS Press (Apr 15, 1998)
  Provided technical editing during the early draft cycle of this instructional book with the lead author, Laura Lemay.
Education X
San Francisco State University
    Dean's List BA 1991: Special Major - Arms Control and Cold War Studies
    Authored online guide, "Post-Soviet Study Resources on the Internet", 1991

references available upon request

spidaman _at_ arachna _dot_ com
[ technologist / the big picture matters most / the details matter too ]