Derek Farris

176 Leslie Street
Moncton, New Brunswick, E1C 6M8
(506) 386-1846
Email: derek@silverlight.ca
Bilingual
Canadian Citizen

Education
Jun. 2004 Themis Inc. - Linux Internals Overview.
Jun. 2004 Themis Inc. - Writing Linux Device Drivers.
Sept. 2003 Embedded Systems Conference - Programming courses, Linux, etc...
Dec. 2000 Windriver Systems - Tornado Training Workshop.
1996-1999 Graduated from the University of New Brunswick, with a Bachelors Degree in Computer Science.
1992-1995 Graduated with honors from Mathieu-Martin High School, Dieppe, N.B. Award for excellence in computers.

Computer Skills
Programming Proficient in: C/C++, HTML, Visual Basic, Modula2, Fortran, Cobol and Qbasic.
Exposure to: IBM 370 and PC ASM, Perl, PHP, Java/JS, CGI
Operating Systems Microsoft Windows 3.1/9x/ME/NT/2K/XP/7/8/10, Linux (Gentoo, Redhat, Debian, Slackware), UNIX (AIX, SunOS), MS-DOS, Tornado VxWorks Realtime OS, MontaVista Linux Pro (3.1, 4.0).
Applications JIRA, VMWare 5-12, Microsoft Office, MS Word, MS Excel, Multi-Edit, SourceSafe, many others.
Graphics 3D Studio, Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, Povray, trueSpace, Bryce 3D.
Hardware Computer Repairs, building and configuring from the ground up, troubleshooting (Since 1993).

Work Experience
May 2005-Oct 2015 GTECH/IGT, Senior Firmware Developer. My duties were to design and implement a linux-based operating system for the next generation of lottery machines as well as supporting the legacy vxWorks and linux based code.
Dec 2003-May 2005 Spielo - a GTECH Company, Senior Firmware Developer. My duties and responsibilities include programming device drivers for vxWorks, research and debugging field problems. Aids other software resources when needed.
Apr 2000-Dec 2003 Spielo Gaming International, Software Designer II. I code the embedded software for lottery games you see in bars and raceinos, some using a realtime OS. I am an expert in developping for three different VLT systems.
May-Sept 1997
May-Sept 1996
Town of Dieppe, Park Maintenance (Park St-Anselme). Duties included: yard-work, mowing lawns, picking up debris, planting flowers, minor landscaping.
Hobbies/Interests
Programming, 3D Computer Art, Reading Fantasy/Sci Fi, Music, Mountain Biking, Web page design, Medieval armour construction (Research as well as making it) and Computer Games.

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