PHILIP KARRAS                                       [C] (301) 471-2596
3305 Hampton Court                                  [H] (301) 829-3260
Mt. Airy, MD  21771                                 [E] philp_karras@yahoo.com


PROFILE:

Dynamic web software engineer with creative problem-solving abilities. 
Extensive experience in device and software testing, applications and 
embedded programming, database and web development. Complete life-cycle 
experience in government and for-profit environments. Rapidly climbs the 
learning curve for new systems. Thinks outside the box to quickly solve 
problems.


SELECTED ACHIEVEMENTS:

* Patent holder: #4,464,054 Colorimeter Instrument with Fiber Optic Ring 
  Illuminator.
* Technical editor: Teach Yourself JavaScript in 24 Hours, 3rd ed., by 
  Michael Moncur.
* Technical writer for several radio & electronics magazines.


LANGUAGE AND TOOLS:

MS Windows UNIX  * LINUX * HTML  * DHTML  * JavaScript  * PHP  * AJAX * 
Perl * CSS * JavaScript * Java * DB_File * MySQL  * VB .NET * C# .NET * 
ASP.NET * Visual Studio * MS SQL


MICROPROCESSOR EXPERIENCE: 

Motorola 68xx, Intel xxx86, Paradigm emulator/debugger, NEC Vr4310 Microchip 
PIC16C843.


IT, SOFTWARE, AND WEB EXPERIENCE

* Designed and developed applications in both PHP and C#.NET to collect data 
  and store it in a form that Excel could use. These applications also allowed 
  complete editing/updating of problem records in the data file.
* Develop web presence for client companies
* Designed a Perl on-line database supported by D/HTML as well as a 
  JavaScript shopping cart. The addition of the shopping cart has more 
  than doubled on-line sales in less than a month.
* Wrote application programs and user interfaces in HTML, CSS, PHP, 
  JavaScript, Perl, C#.NET, and VB.NET (Visual Studio).
* Developed complete database search and database maintenance applications in 
  Perl, DB_File, and PHP using MySQL and ADODB.
* Designed and implemented numerous HTML forms with response scripts in PHP, 
  Perl, and C#.NET.
* Debugged and fixed programs in everything from assembly languages through 
  the newer Web languages.
* Solved customer web site performance problems with custom Java utilities.





PHILIP KARRAS                                           [H] (301) 829-3260


APPLICATION PROGRAMMING

* Designed drilling-control software with serial and parallel hardware 
  interfaces.  The software insured a repeatable manufacturing process, 
  saving time and money
* Converted a paper-nomogram (equations, interrelated graphs, and written   
  instructions) on copper-pipe water pitting propensity to an application 
  program.
* Developed data conversion programs.
* Developed programs, including databases, using BASIC, VB.NET, C, C++, 
  C#.NET, SQL (MySQL, MS, and ORACLE), B-trieve and db_Vista.
* Developed a Perl DB_File database for a customer web site and enhanced the 
  web site with DHTML and JavaScript.


PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT / MANAGEMENT

* Managed the development of a family of water flow measurement instruments, 
  progressing from prototype debug and firmware integration through the 
  transition to manufacturing. This product family became a profitable best 
  seller.
* Managed a multi-program, multi-year project developing software to address 
  corrosion problems for the electric power industry. This five-year project 
  was completed within budget
* Designed and managed the NACE-NIST Corrosion Data Center's software coding 
  standards and code-library system.


LASER OPTICS CONSULTANT

* Built and aligned a high-power IR laser for sample destruction tests.
* Developed control software for precision laser timing and sample 
  positioning.


PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

* MJO Services. LLC                 MS SQL Databases & VB/C#.NET 2008 - 2009
* Business First Networks          IT, Software & Web Consultant 2003 - 2008
* Syntek Systems Corp              Embedded Software Engineering 1999 - 2003
* Innovative Solutions Group             Applications Programmer 1998 - 1999
* SFA Inc.                             Medical Imaging Physicist 1997 - 1998
* Marsh-McBirney Inc                  Embedded Software Engineer 1995 - 1997
* NIST, Molecular Physics     Laser Optics & Software Consultant 1995 - 1995


EDUCATION

* B.S.  Physics,  Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania
* M.A.  Physics, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
* Continuing Education - 44 continuing education credits in engineering
* Self Learniing of PHP, AJAX, Perl, JavaScript, CSS, Visual Studio, VB & 
  C#.NET programming

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