Who am I?I'm a technically minded individual who has approximately equal experience as an entrepreneur (NetMass, ServerBackup.com, and DataArchiving.com) and as an employee in the corporate world (TI and IBM). I consult as a way to keep my skills honed, I volunteer as a way to give back to the community, and I teach as a way to stay in tune with the upcoming generation. Currently, my activities include:
Please browse my works below and discover both the technical and the creative sides of my being.
Technical SpecialtiesI'm an avid learner and have a wide set of production skills. I have a deep understanding of systems and this allows me to quickly grasp most new frameworks and toolchains.
- IoT Architecture, Infrastructure, and Development
- Embedded Development
- Kernel Development
- Fast Prototyping
- C, C++, Java, Lisp
- Network Architecture and Protocols
- Volunteer Lighting Design
- High-Availability Infrastructure Design and Deployment
- Storage Design and Deployment
- Backup and DR Expertise and Consulting
- Expert Witness / Investigative Services for Deposition and Trial / Patent Trial and Appeal Board
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Patents, publications, and other works
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M.E. Makela, S.J. Perkins, H. Presig, F.E. Little, Progress Report | Regenerative Life Support Systems, NASA Space Research Center SRC-4-5873-2, March, 1988, pp. 49-72.
S. Jung, S. Perkins, Y. Zhong, S. Pramanik, J. Beaman, , CABIOS, Vol 11, No 3, 1995, pp. 237-246.
S.J. Perkins and M.W. Mutka, Proceedings of the International Conference on Telecommunication Systems, Nashville, Tennessee, March, 1996, pp. 97-108.
S.J. Perkins and M.W. Mutka, Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Communications, vol. 3, Dallas, Texas, June, 1996, pp. 1591-1595.
S. Perkins and A. Gatherer, Computer Networks: The International Journal of Computer and Telecommunications Networking, Elsevier Science, B.V., vol. 31, 1999, pp 313-326.
I am currently volunteering as part of the Lighting Team at The Heights Baptist Church in Richardson, TX. It is here that I am able to provide the lighting design for the shows listed under the “Lighting Design” area.
For many years (between 2001 and 2006), I volunteered with a technical team from McKinney Fellowship Bible Church (now known as Christ Fellowship McKinney). We met weekly (or more if needed) to maintain the systems of the church. My specific part in the team was in firewall configuration and network configuration. Concurrently, I served on the Lighting Team. At the end I was leading the team. I was unable to continue with these projects after I moved away from McKinney.
Resume / Public Curriculum Vitae
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Please don’t hesitate to contact me for more information about my work. I am available Mon – Sat, Sunday is a day of rest.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 469-667-1887