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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:11.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";
color:#1F497D'>I did actually go to college for a semester, but my parents
ended up declaring bankruptcy that year and I had to withdraw.  I don’t usually
mention it, but I had a blast.  It just wasn’t in the cards for me.   
Sometimes I think about going back, but it’s such a time commitment, such a big
chunk to carve out of your life, especially considering I already have an
established career.<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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color:#1F497D'><br>
David<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><b><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'>From:</span></b><span
style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Tahoma","sans-serif"'>
sf-lug-bounces@linuxmafia.com [mailto:sf-lug-bounces@linuxmafia.com] <b>On
Behalf Of </b>Jeff Bragg<br>
<b>Sent:</b> Monday, February 15, 2010 12:18 PM<br>
<b>To:</b> SF-LUG<br>
<b>Subject:</b> Re: [sf-lug] Introducing Myself<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt'>I definitely hear you on the HR
block for lack of degree.  Like you, I'm self-taught (though you seem to
have gone well beyond my autodidacticism in CS).  I burned out late in
college, and have experience a similar bias in hiring.  And in this market
companies are being ridiculously choosy, expecting degrees even for
mind-numbing work like reception, and expecting advanced degrees for
development, and even ops jobs.<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal>On Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 10:09 AM, David Hinkle <<a
href="mailto:hinkle@cipafilter.com">hinkle@cipafilter.com</a>> wrote:<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;color:#1F497D'>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. </span><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;color:#1F497D'>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.</span><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;color:#1F497D'>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.</span><o:p></o:p></p>

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style='font-size:11.0pt;color:#1F497D'><br>
David</span><o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'><b><span
style='font-size:10.0pt'>From:</span></b><span style='font-size:10.0pt'> <a
href="mailto:sf-lug-bounces@linuxmafia.com" target="_blank">sf-lug-bounces@linuxmafia.com</a>
[mailto:<a href="mailto:sf-lug-bounces@linuxmafia.com" target="_blank">sf-lug-bounces@linuxmafia.com</a>]
<b>On Behalf Of </b>Jeff Bragg<br>
<b>Sent:</b> Monday, February 15, 2010 12:00 PM<br>
<b>To:</b> SF-LUG<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal><span style='font-size:10.0pt'><br>
<b>Subject:</b> Re: [sf-lug] Introducing Myself<o:p></o:p></span></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-bottom:12.0pt'>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).<br>
<br>
Best of luck.<o:p></o:p></p>

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<p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>On
Mon, Feb 15, 2010 at 8:27 AM, David Hinkle <<a
href="mailto:hinkle@cipafilter.com" target="_blank">hinkle@cipafilter.com</a>>
wrote:<o:p></o:p></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto'>Hello
Everyone,<br>
<br>
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 (<a href="http://cipafilter.com"
target="_blank">http://cipafilter.com</a>).  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 (<a
href="http://bandwidthd.sf.net" target="_blank">http://bandwidthd.sf.net</a>).<br>
<br>
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.<br>
<br>
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.<br>
<br>
Please let me know,<br>
<br>
David<br>
309-314-5021<br>
<br>
<br>
<br>
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Information about SF-LUG is at <a href="http://www.sf-lug.org/" target="_blank">http://www.sf-lug.org/</a><o:p></o:p></p>

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