William A. Parrette
9960 Butler-Warren Line Rd.
Cincinnati
OH 45241-3400
513-234-8149

wap@parrette.net
http://wap.parrette.net/
OBJECTIVE

To find quality, part-time employment to supplement my Social Security Disability Income. The pay rate must be below what the Social Security Administration considers "substantial" ( http://socialsecurity.gov/dibplan/dwork2.htm ). Full-time work is also being considered through Social Security's "Ticket to Work" program ( http://socialsecurity.gov/pubs/10061.html ). Although I have been diagnosed (1995) with Parkinson's Disease, I believe that I still have skills that would be valuable to an employer.

EXPERIENCE

Instructor/Technical Writer/Programmer (March 1998 - July 2002)
Batky-Howell

  • Became a senior instructor and one of the most requested instructors on staff.
  • Taught classes on UNIX, Advanced UNIX Tools, Java and the Java Swing toolkit, and more ...
  • Wrote course material for several courses: Fundamentals of Computer Programming, PHP Programming, and Perl Programming on NT. Participated in the updates and corrections of others.
  • Constructed many code examples, utilities, and small systems in a variety of languages including: C, C++, Java, Perl, HTML, and more.


Owner/Knowledge Transference Engineer/Technical Writer/Programmer (June 1995 - March 1998)
.EDUnix (self employed)

  • Located customers who wanted UNIX-based training and sold them classes.
  • Taught classes in UNIX, C, C++, Shell Programming, Motif Programming and more ...
  • Created a series of reference cards for course topics and programs for class discussions.
  • Performed tasks for travel scheduling, billing, receivables, collections, etc.

Manager/Instructor/Technical Writer/Programmer (February 1985 - May 1995)
Information Technology Development Corporation

  • Became a senior instructor and one of the most requested instructors on staff.
  • Taught classes on UNIX, C Programming, Informix SQL, Motif Programming, and more ...
  • Wrote course material for several courses: Fundamentals of UNIX, Shell Programming, C, The Standard C Library, Programming C with UNIX, Informix SQL, ESQL, and 4GL and others. Participated in the updates and corrections of others.
  • Constructed many code examples, utilities, and small systems in a variety of languages including: C, C++, shell, awk, and more. Also worked on the SQL-based corporate database.
  • Managed the staff of instructors.


Independent Software Development Specialist (August 1984 - February 1985)
B.D.M. (now part of TRW (now part of Northrop Grumman ))

  • Coded COBOL programs for an Air Force warehousing and inventory system.


System Software Programmer (March 1984 - May 1984)
M.D.D.C.

  • Debugged a UNIX device driver.


Software Engineer (July 1983 - March 1984)
Cincinnati Milacron

  • Wrote software for a machine-tool operating system.


Software Engineer (March 1979 - May 1983)
Reynolds + Reynolds

  • Coded and modified system software for a custom microcomputer system based first on CP/M, then UNIX:
    • Link editors
    • BASIC interpreters
    • Text editors
    • Drivers
    • Other system software
    • User software tools
  • Setup a software Configuration Management system.
  • Was involved with setting up a System Testing department.


Programmer/Analyst (May 1978 - March 1979)
The Cincinnati Post and Times Star

  • Wrote business applications in PL/I, did some 370 system programming, and operations.

Programmer/Analyst (July 1977 - May 1978)
The Palm Beach Company

  • Wrote business applications in PL/I
HARDWARE &
SOFTWARE

Employed in several facets of the data processing industry since 1977. Experienced on a variety of hardware/software combinations for several different types of applications:

Hardware Operating Systems Languages
A Variety of UNIX Boxes (16 years)
(IBM, HP, Sun, Apple, et.al.)
Several versions of UNIX (16 years)
(IBM, HP, Sun, Apple, et.al.)
C (16 years)
C++ (4 years)
Apple Macintosh (8 years) System/Finder (8 years) Java (2 years)
IBM PC and "clones" (5 years) A Variety of PC OS'es (5 years)
(Windows 95, 98, NT, et.al.)
Perl (4 years)
DEC VAX (2 years) HTML (8 years)
Intel Series II/III (1 year) DEC VMS (2 years) COBOL (1 year)
R+R Expansion 6000 (3 years) Intel ISIS and iRMX86 (1 year) Assembler (3 years)
R+R TC1000 (3 years) CP/M and MP/M (3 years) PL/I (2 years)
Mostek AID-80 (1 year) FLP80-Dos (1 year) BASIC (1 year)
IBM 360/370/303x (2 years) IBM DOS/VS, MVS, VM/370, (2 years) FORTRAN (1 year)

COMMENTS

Strengths include organizational skills, written communication skills, the ability to teach, and a cooperative attitude. Travel never a problem -- Delta lifetime Silver Medallion Million Miler.

Verbal communication skills have diminished due to a multi-year battle with (Young Onset) Parkinson's Disease. Diagnosed in 1995.

EDUCATION

Have reached senior-level standing in four years of college-level study:

  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati OH (1979 - 1980):
    • Mathematics (Evening College Calculus Series).
  • Miami University, Oxford OH (1971 - 1975):
    • Engineering Technology (2 years for Electronics) .
    • Systems Analysis (2 years for Analysis & Programming).
  • Talawanda High School, Oxford OH (1967 - 1971):
    • General program and Electronics.


PUBLICATIONS
  • UNIX for Application Developers, 1991, ISBN: 0-07-031700-3
  • Motif Programming in the X Window System Environment, 1993, ISBN: 0-07-031722-4


SALARY
HISTORY

Available.

REFERENCES

Available.

RELOCATION

Maybe.

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