Christopher Russell Dawson
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- Ruby: Ruby on Rails, RSpec, Cucumber, Beaneater, O'Reilly Snippets (https://github.com/xrd/oreilly-snippets)
ReactJS, Karma, Jasmine, NodeJS, CoffeeScript, Showdown.js,
- Go (https://github.com/xrd/docker-search)
- Android (https://github.com/xrd/TeddyHyde and https://github.com/xrd/technocrat-android), Espresso, JUnit,
Calabash (iOS and Android)
- Docker (https://github.com/xrd/docker-search and https://github.com/xrd/technocrat-signal)
GitHub (site and API), Pivotal Tracker, JIRA (custom dashboards, Agile/Greenhopper, report
generation, workflow creation), TestRail (API, report generation),
Charles Proxy, Man-in-the-middle proxy (plugin API), Video
Broadcasting Systems and Protocols: Quicktime, Wowza, h264/MP4,
RTSP/RTP/HLS, Helix, FFmpeg.
- eBay, QE Manager, Mobile Apps, Payments (Sept 2014 - now)
- Two time eBay Mobile Hackathon Winner (grand prize 2015; best developer tool 2014)
- Android and iOS mobile apps (payments / checkout).
- Weekly 1:1s with 7 reports, coaching, setting SMART goals; hiring, performance
- Bug Triage: JIRA dashboards, filters, reporting
- QE team retraining: teach Ruby classes, set standards for
automation, evaluate automation tools
- First domain to create automated UI tests for Android (Espresso) for CTO sprint review
- Custom Tool Development: video learning platform for automation
retraining (Video.js, Showdown.js; 150 videos captured, 1000+
views), Charles Proxy Log Visualation Tool (Hackathon Winner)
- Braidio.com, Senior Software Engineer, (Apr 2012 to Feb 2013)
- Analytics tools for relationship visualization. Managed daily developer
- Outreach Digital / Woven Media Inc., Chief Architect, (Feb 2009 to
- Designed video capture and streaming solution for iOS; video
transcoding system. Woven Media was Acquired by Outreach Digital
in June 2010.
- Box Populi, Inc., CTO/CEO, (Oct. 2003 to June. 2010)
- Developed award winning Webcast in a Box video broadcasting
appliance and service (customized Ubuntu Linux distribution).
Univ of California video broadcasting system partnership
through UCSD Supercomputer Center. $800k revenue, Acquired by
323Link.com in June 2010. Customers: CNN, Intuit, USC, UCSD,
Princeton, Stanford, UC Berkeley.
- Virage, Inc., Professional Services Lead Engineer, (Jan. 2001 to
Oct. 2003): Virage SDK in C/C++, Java, Perl; projects with MLB, Sandia National Labs, Gartner, General Dynamics.
- RealNetworks, Inc, Applications Engineer, Latin American Sales
Engineer, (Jun. 1998 to Oct. 2000): Perl, SMIL, C/C++
- Apple (Claris), Software Engineer (Jun 1996 to Sept 1997): Cross platform (Windows and Mac) application developer (C)
- "Building Tools for GitHub", O'Reilly, 2015.
(shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920043027.do): building testable
API-driven applications using the GitHub API.
- TheNewStack.io blog: data-driven reporting on Docker
(http://bit.ly/1WHHd79), ReactJS (http://bit.ly/1WHHd79), OpenUI
O'Reilly Ubuntu Live Conference (http://bit.ly/1GQ2NEH)
University of Washington, BS Computer Science, BA Japanese Language
Recording and Music Production Program, PSU
Fluent in Japanese, conversational Portuguese.