Mark A Becker
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   I ...

... have been a vegetarian most of life, but as a friend pointed out, I will always be "just a convert".

... like to read about tech gadgets, but rarely buy tech gadgets.

... like building computers for anyone I know who needs one.

... have lived my whole life in the San Francisco Bay Area. Well, not yet all of it.

... am a CPF.

... met Bruce Springsteen at a Hillsdale Shopping Center clothing store.

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To use my experience in web technologies and knowledge of parallel processing in a software engineering position that will enable me to use and expand my programming abilities.
  Technical skills

  • Proficient in: Java, JavaScript, HTML, XML, CSS, ActionScript, Visual Basic, OpenCL
  • Familiar with: C#, C/C++, SQL
Software & Technologies
  • Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Linux
  • Database: MySQL, Microsoft SQL Server
  • Servers: IIS, Apache
  • Development Tools: Visual Studio, Eclipse IDE, Dreamweaver, Flash
  • Other: Adobe CS Suite, ASP.NET

San Jose State University, San Jose, CA
Graduated Fall 2011
  • B.S., Software Engineering
  • Jointly offered by the Computer Science and Computer Engineering Departments
  • Major GPA: 3.14
  • Senior Project
    • Developed a parallelized ray tracing program utilizing Graphical Processing Units (GPU) many-processors architecture and the OpenCL framework
    • Developed using Visual Studio, C/C++, AMD APP (FireStream)
    • Completed a comparative study of performance between single core CPUs, multi-core CPUs and many core GPUs
  • Areas Studied
    • Networking
    • Information security
    • Mobile software
    • Software development and testing
    • Web server technology
    • Parallel processing
    • GPGPU programming using OpenCL
    • Engineering methods in software design
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
Graduated Spring 1993
  • B.A., Fine Art / Photography

Owner, Web Developer 2003 – 2007
ArtActiveOnline, San Carlos, CA
User-maintained, data-driven, web-based artist portfolio
  • Built and maintained website (ASP, Flash, JavaScript, CSS, MS Access)
  • Implemented image uploading utility (Visual Basic, ASP Components)
    • Created user-managed contact list utility (JavaScript, MS Access, ASP)
    • Implemented site-user email functionality (Visual Basic, ASP Components)
    • Designed user-profile information web-tools (CSS, JavaScript)
    • Created an artist forum (JavaScript, MS Access, ASP)
    • Created an artist event calendar (Visual Basic, JavaScript, MS Access, ASP)
  • Developed direct marketing campaign
  • Edited and produced website content
  • Provided support for members
  • Developed UI and site graphics (Adobe CS)

IT Manager 2001-2003
Symonds Art Group, Los Altos, CA
Collection of fine art galleries
  • Aided in operational transition to new owner
  • Set up and maintained NT4 server and network
  • Deployed picture framing business application
  • Consulted in picture framing and gallery operations
  • Developed art inventory application (FileMaker, MS Access)
  • Created print ads and direct marketing mailings (Adobe CS)

Owner, Operations Manager 1995-2001
Sharon Park Gallery, Menlo Park, CA
Fine art gallery and picture framing service
  • Developed and maintained gallery web site (HTML, CSS, Flash, Visual Basic, JavaScript, MS Access, ASP)
  • Developed point of sale, picture framing, customer tracking, and art inventory application (FileMaker, MS Access)
  • Decreased bookkeeping and tax preparation expense by deploying a computerized invoicing system (MYOB)
  • Decreased direct mailing advertising expenses by bringing the mail list maintenance and mailing design in house (FileMaker, MS Access)
  • Budgeted and executed gallery art shows and receptions
  • Managed picture framing operation
Contact   ©2012 Mark Becker