John Gotts' Home Page
Click the image for a short bio.
2013/01/30: Back online after an hiatus.
I am taking time off from the University
of Michigan. I originally declared electrical engineering and amassed about
six credit years with a full complement of computer engineering and computer
science coursework. I was never interested in electrical engineering and
stopped taking classes to resume what I had been doing since I was a child,
programming. I started my own Linux consulting company, Linux Savvy Solutions, LLC, but I never
had time to get it rolling. During the summer of 1996, I interned at Ford Motor Company's prestigious Scientific
Research Laboratories, developing a medium-sized (approximately 4000 line) Motif application in ANSI C. During the
summer of 1997, I interned in Research Triangle Park, NC, at Avant!, a producer of electrical
engineering CAD (computer-aided design) tools and developed a medium-sized
(approximately 6000 line) Java application. During the
Spring and Winter 1998 terms (July-December), I interned again at Avant! and
developed a cross-product documentation system (a mixture of shell and Perl
scripts for the back end and C and Tcl/Tk for the front end) and a database
visualization tool (C, Tcl/Tk, and Scheme) for their next generation layout
editor (11,000 lines of code). I've collaboratively developed a Java
implementation of Euchre, implemented a Java Realtime
Lab Viewer, and have done some Java and database consulting. From
1999-2005, I developed a derivative trading system for F & M Financial Trading Systems. The system
was approximately 250,000 lines of C and the user interface was pure XML.
During 2005, I worked at Cybernet where
I created bug fixes for their VPN product and made software improvements to
their machine room. After that I worked for ePrize, mainly fixing bugs in My
Coke Rewards, reducing the bug count to zero. I am now employed at NetPOS in Ann Arbor, MI, where I'm adding
third-party integrations to their point of sale (POS) system.
In my spare time, I like to dance.
I also enjoy traveling.
My resume. Please see this page
for some of my source code and documentation.
This page was first created in November, 1993, and was last updated on December 30, 2007. It was originally located at http://www.us.itd.umich.edu/afs/umich.edu/user/j/g/jgotts/Public/jgotts.html
and its current location is http://linuxsavvy.com/staff/jgotts/.
Questions? Comments? Send them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.