Thomas Cross - Software Engineer

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  • Hello World!

    My name is Thomas Cross and this is my attempt at a portfolio.

    I am currently living in Omaha Nebraska working as a Software Engineer. I have over ten years of experience in the field of Information Technology. I started by learning about Linux system administration and eventually found out about port forwarding and DNS and quickly had a “website in my basement” before I graduated high school. After that Linux, internet, HTTP, and programming quickly became my obsessions.

    I graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha Peter Kiewit Institute with a Bachelors in Computer Science with an emphasis on Internet Systems and Parallel Computation. In my spare time I mastered HTTP standards and exposing them as web services. I worked for the university in student enrollment services as a web developer migrating all our sites from a windows stack to a LAMP stack with our custom MVC environment. My senior year I participated in an independent study about Combinatorial Algorithms on GPUs.

    I have worked at a few companies since graduation, but primarily at CSG Actuarial as their Principal Software Engineer; Where I design and develope web services and web/mobile applications that get, maintain, and expose health care information. That high level task involves designing and developing multiple kinds of databases, code bases, cloud services, machine learning services, DevOps applications, leading a team, and defining long term technical vision.

    I am a goal oriented entrepreneur type working on several ideas; if you have ideas or skills to help reduce development time the get products to market get in touch with me on the social network of your choice! If you have a project or website you need help with check out my services page.

    Thanks for reading!