[sf-lug] Introducing Myself

David Hinkle hinkle at cipafilter.com
Mon Feb 15 10:09:17 PST 2010

My biggest problem is getting past the HR people.  I started programming when I was 13 and taught myself C++, Java, and html in high school.    I graduated near the height of the .com boom and skipped college for some great jobs that got my career started, but at my current level in the field getting through HR is a real pain without a degree.

I don't have any trouble when I finally get people on the phone, and I don't have any trouble in my local community because I have an established reputation here, but the urban area here just isn't dense enough to support much in the way of work at my level.

That's why I'm trying to connect with the Linux community directly from the San Francisco area.  I want to meet  some people that can put my talent and experience to good use.


From: sf-lug-bounces at linuxmafia.com [mailto:sf-lug-bounces at linuxmafia.com] On Behalf Of Jeff Bragg
Sent: Monday, February 15, 2010 12:00 PM
Subject: Re: [sf-lug] Introducing Myself

Welcome, David.  I don't have any specific companies in mind, but with that set of skills I don't think you'll have too much problem finding a job (though in this market it may be a fight to get a decent salary).

Best of luck.
On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 8:27 AM, David Hinkle <hinkle at cipafilter.com<mailto:hinkle at cipafilter.com>> wrote:
Hello Everyone,

I'm David Hinkle.  I'm a long time Linux user and professional software developer.  I host the Quad-City LUG every other month at the company who's product I created and currently manage (http://cipafilter.com).  We put together usually 20-30 members for meetings and have about 120 people on the mailing list.  I've also been involved in several open source projects and even released my own (http://bandwidthd.sf.net).

I'm interested in moving to the San Francisco area and I wonder if anybody knows of some companies looking to hire an extremely experienced and sophisticated Linux developer.  I have over 12 years experience working with Linux software and am considered a guru here in the local community.   I specialize in network enabled and communication applications.   I have an understanding of Internet protocols down to the wire level and years of experience manipulating protocols such as HTTP.  My primary languages are C, PHP, bash, and Adobe Flex.

Most of the C work I have done has been in the form of a multithreaded proxy server that manipulates the HTTP protocol in real time.   PHP, bash and Flex I've primarily used to write web front ends for embedded devices.

Please let me know,


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