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Daniel J. Wright

Daniel J. Wright

                            1014˝ Main St.

                            Latrobe, PA 15650

                            (724) 532-5583


(Wright@ACM.ORG)         HTTP://wright.aic-net.org


Professional Objective

To be placed in a rewarding position where I can apply my programming, networking, support, and administrative abilities to a variety of challenging problems. 



University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Johnstown, PA

Degree: 6 credits remaining towards a BS in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics

Classes Completed (August 2000): Perspectives in Computer Science, Modula 2, Computer Systems Architecture, Computer Information Structures, Computer Data Structures, Advanced Programming Concepts – C++, Cryptography, Computer Graphics, Operating Systems, Software Engineering, Two-semester thesis project in parallel processing, Analytic Geometry and Calculus I, II and III, Linear Algebra, Discrete Mathematics I and II, Theoretical Math, Probability and Statistics.


Community College of Allegheny County, Monroeville PA

Licensure: Pennsylvania Department of Health Emergency Medical Technician, January 1994


Westmoreland County Community College, Youngwood PA

Certification: American Heart Association CPR Instructor, April 1998


Computer Experience

Network Programmer, (Employer Information Omitted) (Oct 2000 – present)

Responsibilities: Member of four person programming team for a world-class web-hosting company.  Wrote code, mostly in Perl, to support centralized administration of over 300 web-hosting servers that currently host over 100,000 domains across 150 countries.  Worked as a member of a peer code review team to ensure quality assurance and assisted in creation of code development policies.  Also designed relational databases in the MySQL management system.  Databases were accessed through code written with the Perl DBI module.  Designed and wrote may key parts of a company wide intranet to support project management, and management of database servers via web form interface.


Technical Support Representative, Charter Communications, Greensburg, PA (Feb 2000 – Sept 2000)

Responsibilities: Supported over 20,000 customers in a national leading Internet service provider.  Supported duplex and hybrid digital cable modems, as well as dial up connections.  Worked extensively with TCP/IP and routing issues.  Also supported POP and SMTP mail clients on multiple platforms.  Wrote some CGI programs and assisted with the administration of the company’s internal web page.


Internship, Concurrent Technologies Corporation, Johnstown, PA (October 1996 – May 1998)

Responsibilities: Technical internship in networking, network administration, user support, and server maintenance.  Gained experience with Microsoft NT, Internet Information Server, and Exchange administration.  Project lead for the computing resources line to document current procedures to increase efficiency and work toward ISO 9001 & 14001 compliance.  Worked with a team on a nation-wide project to reorganize the company network infrastructure.  As a part of the infrastructure project, gained experience with DHCP, WINS, ATM switches, and routers.  Also worked with Novell NetWare, Microsoft Windows (3.1, 3.11, 95, NT), Macintosh networks, Remote Access software, and different hardware and administrative aspects of networking.  Project lead for company wide research and installation of a computer remote access solution for a user base of over 100 employees.


Teaching Assistant, University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Johnstown, PA. (1995-96)

Responsibilities: Grading Papers, Helping students in labs and with assignments, and some lecturing. Assistantship covered two different classes: Modula-2 and Turbo Pascal.


Management Experience

Member of Board of Directors and Treasurer for Murrysville Medic One, Murrysville, PA (1996 - 2000)

Responsibilities as Board Member: Member of a five person elected volunteer board that directs the operation of a 23-employee company.  Handled management, business, human resources, and strategic planning decisions.

Responsibilities as Treasurer: Worked with an annual operating budget of over $1 Million.  Developed annual budgets, planned investment strategies, and supervised employees that handled purchases and receivables.  Hired and supervised company business manager.  Also handled system administration responsibilities on a four-computer Windows NT domain running various financial and quality assurance databases.  Administration of databases included SQL and DBASE III programming, as well as file management processes.


Reservation Manager and Medical Director, Heritage Reservation, Farmington, PA (1996 - 1999)

Responsibilities: Responsible for managing a staff of 120 people and for coordinating the health and safety of a summer reservation with a weekly attendance of over 1,000 people.  Handled all insurance claims and directed the staff in handling any emergencies or incidents.


Technical Skills

Have instructed and programmed in Modula-2, Turbo Pascal, HTML (including CGI), JAVA, and C++ using a number of operating platforms including VMS, UNIX, Linux, X-Windows, DOS, Windows, Windows NT, and Macintosh.  Experienced with the True Space 3-D graphics package.

Also experienced with networking environments including Novell, Windows NT, and Apple networks.  Experienced with networking protocols including TCP/IP, IPX, ATM, DHCP, and SNMP.

Have worked with SMTP, POP, and IMAP electronic mail protocols for a number of clients including Microsoft Outlook, Outlook Express, Eudora Pro, Netscape, and Pine.


Activities and Awards

International Programming Contest:  Placed in top 20% of all teams at the 1998-99 East Central Region International Computer Programming Contest sponsored by IBM and the ACM at the University of Waterloo, Canada.  Placed in the top third of all teams at the previous year’s contest at the University of Notre Dame.


The Association for Computing Machinery: President (1995-96), The student chapter of the ACM at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.  Chairman (1997) the Annual Pennsylvania State High School Programming Contest at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown. 


Boy Scouts of America: Eagle Scout; Past Executive Committee and current Vigil Honor Member in Wagion Lodge 6, Order of the Arrow.


Pennsylvania Legislature: Received citation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for service to the community.