When they're not giving tax cuts to the super wealthy, Republicans spend their time denying help to those in need. Their latest 'fuck you' is a smothering layer of red tape for Americans who rely on food stamps. Recipients already have to work, or train for work, and they must prove their compliance twice a year. As the Post's Catherine Rampell explains, Republicans now want them to "prove and re-prove their eligibility every month. Miss a single month, and... they could be locked out of the system for an entire year."
As a result, "If a restaurant cuts a single mom's hours one week because business is slow, or she has to miss a few days because her child care fell through, she could lose food assistance for an entire year."
Software developer — Desktop / mobile / embedded — C#, C++
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Software development — Desktop / mobile / embedded
Jun 2013 - Present
Independent Software Contractor
Antefix Consulting LLC, Des Moines, Iowa
Provider of contract development services. Much work on geometry library used to plan bores in directional drilling projects, including unit tests, refactoring, documentation, and a port from C++ to C#. Designed and implemented a range of new bore geometry techniques. Extensive bug-fixing, refactoring, and internationalization on other drilling applications. Created Android test apps and utilities for hardware manufacture team. Built complex Windows Forms control with full-featured console-style output. Extensive work with C#, C++, Managed C++, WPF/XAML, and .NET. Some work with Java, Android, Windows CE, Jenkins, and Git.
More information at www.antefix-consulting.com.
Jan 2012 - Jun 2013
Independent Software Developer
Anthemion Industries, Des Moines, Iowa
Developed music sequencer and synthesizer for Android devices. Created full-featured cross-platform UI framework for touchscreen devices, extensible real-time synthesis engine with multiple synthesis and effect types, and innovative step sequencer with support for polyrhythms, arbitrary time signatures, flexible note ties and bends, and automatic transposition. Extensive work with C++, Android NDK, Win32 API, OpenGL ES, OpenSL, and audio DSP. Some work with Android SDK.
More information at www.syntheogen.com.
Mar 2010 - Jan 2012
HandEra, Urbandale, Iowa
Applications developer for company providing engineering and ODM services. Solely implemented cross-platform UI for in-car media device with satellite TV, DVD and CD player, iPhone/iPod connectivity, and local media browser. Developed software for headless set-top TV appliance, hardware test apps, and cross-platform framework for building console test applications. Extensive work with C++, Win32 API, and Windows CE. Some work with C#, OpenGL ES, COM, Qt, and Linux.
Jan 2009 - Jul 2009
Sr. Embedded Software Engineer / Contractor
John Deere Intelligent Vehicle Systems,
Worked with large team on in-vehicle embedded applications. Developed extensible on-screen keyboard with foreign language support. Worked with C++ and Windows CE.
Apr 2007 - Dec 2008
Cummins-Allison, Mount Prospect, Illinois
Part of two-person team that developed front end for new paper currency scanner. Designed and implemented lightweight transaction database with extensible query system, real-time bill image transfer system over TCP/IP, flexible metadata export system implementing numerous legacy protocols over serial connection. Solely responsible for Windows CE platform development with Platform Builder. Extensive work with C++, Win32 API, and Windows CE. Some work with C# and ASP.NET.
Aug 2000 - Nov 2006
Peapod, Skokie, Illinois
Mobile and desktop developer for fulfillment team at pioneering web grocer. Created suite of wireless mobile applications used to fulfill over 1000 orders per day, including picking application, quality control and inventory management apps, and launcher. Performed emergency port from PalmOS to Windows Mobile, allowing new facility to open on schedule. Designed and implemented numerous Windows desktop apps, including scriptable server emulator, server stress-testing tool, production monitoring utilities, fulfillment reports, and parts of device inventory system. Extensive work with C++, MFC, Delphi, sockets, barcode scan engines, SQL, Windows Mobile, and PalmOS. Some work with Java, JSP, HTML, and CSS.
Jul 1999 - Aug 2000
Haven Corporation, Evanston, Illinois
Worked with small team on commercial desktop application used to manage mail-order businesses. Implemented several subsystems with emphasis on UI design, database development, and reports. Extensive work with Delphi and SQL.
Jan 1998 - Jul 1999
Shared Marketing Services, Chicago, Illinois
Worked with small team on in-house desktop application used to audit co-op advertising claims. Designed and implemented flexible and user-friendly report management system, configurable mailing generator, version control system for local databases, and numerous complex reports. Extensive work with Delphi, Paradox, and SQL.
Bachelor of Science, Economics
University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa