Trevor Stone — resume @ trevorstone.org
303-EEL-WANG — I am not currently seeking employment
My mission is to write software which kicks ass
. I want to work with
smart and creative people on projects which are worth doing right, help people
in creative ways, and improve the computer's role as a cognitive tool. I am
especially interested in geography, artificial intelligence, human language,
cognitive science, and programming languages.
- Since my introduction to Logo and BASIC at age 10, I have
relished wrapping my mind around formal language and precise
instructions. My professional coding experience lies mostly
fluid English and mathematical formalism I've dabbled in many
languages, with C, Ruby, Perl, Python, Go, and Lisp among those
I've taken a liking to.
- A distant descendant of Homo habilis, I adapt
quickly to new environments and tools. I swim comfortably in
Linux and Mac environments. I pen code in Eclipse and vim.
I speak standards like html, css, sql, and xml.
- Since 2009 I've worked as a software engineer at Google, Inc.
I work on Google Docs, helping millions of users organize, share,
internal tools I have built new features, improved legacy code,
monitored production services, and gathered statistics on usage.
- From 2004 to 2009 I worked as a software engineer at Tyler
Technologies, Inc. I worked at all levels of their Java-based
enterprise applications. I explored and questioned requirements
with analysts, built Swing-based GUIs, designed core services,
refactored key data structures, debugged the persistence layer,
led complex module development, crafted a data conversion
specification, and reviewed almost every commit. I created a
system to extract named entities from OCR text. I developed the
architecture and user interface to work with GIS data. I stood
out as a "go-to-guy" for insight about everything from subsystem
design to text processing.
educational Earth science map tools.
- In December, 2003 I graduated from the University of Colorado,
Boulder. I received both a Bachelor of Science With Distinction
and a Master of Science in Computer Science. My GPA was 3.8
on a 4.0 scale.
- I pursued advanced coursework in object oriented design,
algorithms, programming languages, operating systems, network
systems, cognitive science, artificial intelligence, machine
learning, speech recognition, natural language processing, user
interface design, network systems, and Unix system administration.
- At CU, I minored in philosophy and was president of the
Philosophy Club. I love to explore life's deep questions. I
use analytic and holistic techniques to explore ethics, society,
identity, and metaphysics. I presented a paper on weakness of
will at the 2002 Rocky Mountain Student Philosophy Conference.
- During high school I taught a Socratic seminar course on
- My world view ties computer science to philosophy and
psychology. I am fascinated by artificial intelligence, cognitive
science, linguistics, limits of formal systems, self-organization,
and societal use of computers.
Generally Diverse Individual
- My calm personality, helpful demeanor, mediation and problem
solving skills, and concern for public safety led me to positions
as a resident advisor at CU and a Black Rock Ranger at Burning Man.
- In college, I developed leadership skills as chapter vice
president of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society,
and as organizer of Pagan and Green Party student groups.
- I am a friendly and unique individual. While I take projects
and tasks seriously, a subtle wit and creative approach to the
mundane pervade my actions, keeping a smile present among my
fellows. My extensive knowledge of geographic, historic, and
scientific facts entertains coworkers during casual moments.
- I love language. I play with English idioms, speak passable
Spanish, and dabble in Chinese.
- I connect with the world around me through photography,
camping, bicycling, and playing games.