Here's a quick rundown of my professional career. If you have an interesting project to work on, please feel free to contact me about it.
|1972-75||Graduated form Van Nuys High School in Los Angeles, CA|
|1976-78||Attended UCLA as a Math major|
|1979-89||Attended CSUN at night and graduated with a BS/Computer Science degree|
|1978-79||Worked on a Hotel MIS for the Moscow World Trade Center, developed in Fortran on DEC PDP-11s running RSX-11|
|1979-80||Worked for Honeywell on an implementation language compiler (similar to PL/I)|
|1981-82||Worked on a Tandem system to support automated billing updates for General Telephone Corp.|
|1982-83||Worked for Raytheon on an office automation project running on AT&T Unix System IV on DEC PDP-11s|
|1983-91||Worked for Interactive Systems, a Unix house; developed C and Fortran compilers, worked on the Unix kernel and disk drivers for Intel 286 and 386 chips|
|1991-98||Worked for Microsoft on networking for Win 95 (I have two patents on Plug and Play Networking from that project), USB HID device support for Win 98 (keyboards, mice, joysticks, touch screens) and I spent a year working on the underlying message store for Outlook|
|1999-2002||Took time off|
|2003-present||Independent contractor in web development, focused on Drupal based projects since 2007, received Acquia Developer Certification 6/2014|
Regarding the Drupal CMS: I have experience with Drupal since release 5.7 (see www.ndsd.net, for example; this is a volunteer organization and after I built their site and trained them, they have run it independently for the last 5 years). I developed a large site for a Vintage BMW Motorcycle club (www.vintagebmw.org) in Drupal 6, which has many user features: forum, photo galleries, video collection, searchable resources database and bibliography and an online store; it also manages all of the membership information, expirations and renewals, and has a backend area for managing the material for the club's magazine. I built the BMW Rider Association's website (www.bmwra.org) in Drupal 7, subcontracted on a large travel site (www.zicasso.com) and have been using my own personal website (http://darryl.crafty-fox.com) as a test bed for responsive web design, the Media module ecosystem and soon, the Drupal Commerce ecosystem. In June 2014 I took and passed (with a score of 83%) the Acquia Druapl Developer Certification exam.
In the more distant past, I was focused on C and C++ development and previously programmed in Fortran, COBOL, TAL, PL/I, APL, BASIC and assembler language for DEC PDP-8, PDP-11, IBM 360/370, Motorola 68000, TI 9900, Intel x86 and more. While in high school, I developed an Intel 8008 chip emulator in BASIC.