Larry Williamson

Technology and
Creative Generalist

I can build a computer from scratch, fix IRQ conflicts, prototype electronic devices, rewire your network and program your router, create and deploy your application or website from start to finish. I love everything technology oriented and have an innate ability to understand how things work. I loathe inefficiencies and want to change the world.

Code

HTML5, XML, Javascript/AJAX/JSON, jQuery, CSS/SASS, PHP, MySQL, mongoDB, Delphi / Object Pascal, VB, C# .NET, OpenCV / EmguCV, Ruby (not rails), Node/NPM, Python, ActionScript, Gulp/Grunt

Design

AfterEffects, Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, FlashDevelop, Flex and AIR SDKs, 3D Studio Max, Maya

Platforms

Microsoft Windows, OSX, Linux, Android, iOS, Amazon Web Services

Networking

Routing, Failover, Load Balancing, VPNs (PPTP/IPSEC/OpenVPN), DNS and DHCP, MESH Networking & Tachyon Certified (2004)

Miscellaneous

Arduino, Raspberry Pi/Gumstix/ARM, SMTP/POP3/IMAP administration and setup, PointGrey and uEye Camera SDKs, RS232 Communication, Infrared Motion Tracking and Interaction, Tropo and Voxeo IVR Systems, Passive and Active RFID, Audience Measurement, ffmpeg, A/V processing

I started coding in BASIC around the age of eleven, writing "cool" screensaver procedures, not really serving a purpose other than blowing my young mind. (and my parent’s – according to my mother) There was no Google, so most of the learning I had to do was trial by fire or verbal instruction from a select few individuals. Eventually, I made my way onto BBSes and the internet using SLIP/PPP or shell accounts. Then I got into scripting, interfacing with PROCOMM PLUS for DOS, so that I could have my text-based game played by the computer for me while I was "learning" things at school.

Around the same time I got into text-based games, I started hanging out on Internet Relay Chat, or IRC. I started scripting for Unix based IRC clients like bitchX, as well as writing scripts in TCL for Eggdrop bots. Eventually Windows became a bit more user friendly and I moved to GUI applications, writing code in VB. I also starting writing mIRC scripts, as well as DLL plugins. After a while this picked up and I started writing software and miscellaneous applications in languages like C# and Delphi.