"Any activity becomes creative when the doer cares about doing it right, or better."
-- author John Updike
To contact me, e-mail kg at boogieonline.com.
I currently work as a software engineer for Red Hat. I have a background in both journalism and computer programming and administration.
Bachelor of Science, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1991
I have an extensive range of professional communication skills including writing, speaking, training and all aspects of publishing.
Experience: About 10 years in professional journalism with alternative weekly, small daily and medium-size daily newspapers, plus more than 10 years of incidental communications experience including CTM speaker's certification.
Publishing: Reporting, writing, editing, page design, advertising design, brochure/flyer design, Web site design. Software: Adobe InDesign/InCopy, QuarkXpress, Photoshop, et al.
Knowledge transfer: Research, public speaking, training, process documentation.
I have an extensive range of computer skills including network engineering, system administration and software development.
Experience: More than 10 years with advanced technology companies including the Houston Advanced Research Center and Gulf Coast Internet Company.
Network engineering: Extensive skills in LAN/WAN design, installation, administration and troubleshooting, with everything from basic Ethernet and dial-up networks to high-speed dedicated lines and advanced routing topologies.
System administration: Extensive skills with many varieties of Unix-like operating systems, including system design, software installation, server administration, Internet administration (DNS/e-mail/FTP/Web), scripting (shell/Perl) and server security and firewalling.
Software development: Extensive skills in C/C++ development for Unix-like operating systems, including graphical user interface (GUI) design, specialized device I/O, networking protocols, database integration and Web integration.
12/2014 to present: Software engineer, Red Hat Inc., remote
2/2010 to 11/2014: Network administrator for Gleim Internet Inc., Gainesville, Florida
11/2006 to 2/2010: Copy editor/page designer for the New York Times Co., Ocala and Gainesville, Florida
8/2002 to 10/2006: Copy editor/page designer for The Tifton Gazette, Tifton, Georgia
8/2001 to 2/2002: Arts and entertainment editor for The Real Paper, Pensacola, Florida
4/1998 to 7/2000: Editor and publisher of Boogie Pensacola, Pensacola, Florida
6/1995 to 3/1998: Network engineering team leader for the Gulf Coast Internet Company, Pensacola, Florida
9/1994 to 5/1995: Internet consultant, Pensacola, Florida
1/1992 to 8/1994: Software developer for the Houston Advanced Research Center, The Woodlands, Texas
9/1987 to 12/1991: Software developer for Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
4/1989 to 12/1990: Editor/writer for The Wonderland Times, Baton Rouge, Louisiana