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William T. Block

Computer Programmer

Email: wtblock@hotmail.com

Web: http://www.wtblock.com/resume/

Objective

Seeking permanent position to design Visual C++ applications for Microsoft Windows.

Summary of Qualifications

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Visual C++ (1.x, 2.x, 4.x, 5.0 and 6.0) programming for Microsoft Windows and Windows NT. Projects include design of graphics tools, ActiveX controls, serial communications, DDE, client/server, database tools, networking (Internet, TCP/IP, LAT and Windows Sockets) and streaming audio/video.

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Class library experience with MFC.

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Visual SourceSafe code management.

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Windows SDK experience beginning with Windows 1.0 through Win32.

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Other languages include Pascal, C, BASIC and various assemblers.

Work Experience

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Baker Atlas

Houston, TX

1995-Present

bulletDesigned and implemented an MFC application to display well log information. This program simulates a strip chart recorder capable of displaying numerous curves, filling between curves, dividing the data into zones, user annotations, printing and print preview.  This program supports multiple document templates to support multiple data formats.
bulletDesigned and implemented a log heading program in Visual C++ that allows the user to fill in job data in a WYSIWYG form that supports MDI, printing and print preview and National Language Support.
bulletDesigned several MFC classes used by other programmers for graphical data display, data entry, and data access. These classes were used to build the above programs.
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Bristol-Babcock

Houston, TX

1987-1994

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Graphics Terminal Emulation for Windows. This was a turnkey product of which I was the sole contributor. It is currently used by more than 200 companies in mission critical applications. The NRC specified this product for their nation wide crisis management system. Written in Visual C++ using the Windows and Winsock SDK. Features include custom controls, graphic drawing tools, serial and network communications. Ported above to X-Windows Motif.

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database browser for Windows and Windows NT. Another turnkey product of which I was sole contributor. Written in Visual C++ using MFC. This is a client/server application using NetDDE to select data from a real-time database on a VAX computer into clients running under Windows. I also wrote the DDE server on the VAX using C.

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Real-time and historical database query program for Windows NT and VMS. Turnkey product of which I was sole contributor. Project involved the design of a real-time data dictionary and programmer’s API. Final product included console command line queries and client/server query using NetDDE (to allow the display of real-time and historical data in Window’s clients).

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Designed firmware for embedded controller—Motorola 68HC11.

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Intermetrics

Houston, TX

1984-1987

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Participated in programming of a sequential batch control language that ran in real-time control system. Written in Pascal for TI 990 mini-computer.

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Programmed multi-windowed, mouse driven, programmer’s text editor and DOS shell in Turbo Pascal.

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Neuro Technology

Houston, TX

1982-1984

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Designed program to run small manufacturing operation—bill of materials, purchasing, invoicing and inventory. Electrical (CMOS digital and analog) and mechanical design of medical instruments for use in the operating room.

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Singer - Link Division

Houston, TX

1980-1982

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Designed communications processor to connect the space shuttle simulator to telemetry satellite simulator. This project was written in Z80 assembly.

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Programmed project tracking, personnel and security software in Pascal—database, report generator, and data entry forms generator.

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TCD

Houston, TX

1976-1980

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Programmed business software in BASIC—Inventory, A/R, A/P, GL and Attorney Time Accounting. Programmed several video games in 8080 assembly language.

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Lockheed Electronics

Houston, TX

1975-1976

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Motorola 6800 microprocessor hardware and software design.

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Texas Instruments

Dallas, TX

1972-1975

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Original design team for 5TI Programmable Logic Controller—TTL design. Paveway Laser Guided Bomb—TTL test equipment design.

Education

B.S. in Electrical Engineering, 1972 from Lamar University

Extracurricular Activities

Beta tester for several Microsoft products—MS-DOS 5.0, 6.0, 6.2 and 6.22; Windows 3.0, 3.1; Windows for Workgroups 3.1; Windows NT 3.1 and 3.5; Windows 95 and the Natural Keyboard.

I own my own programming tools and development platforms including Visual C++ 6.0, Developer Platform Subscription (Professional), Windows 2000 Server, Windows NT 4.0 Workstation, and Windows 98. These platforms are networked using TCP/IP and connected to the internet via ADSL.  I maintain my own internet domain (wtblock.com) with a local DNS and mail server hosted on Windows 2000 Server.