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 Lincoln 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.

    For the next six years I worked at CSG Actuarial as their Principal Software Engineer. Where I designed and developed web services and web/mobile applications to get, maintain, and expose health care information. That high level task involved designing and developing multiple kinds of databases, cloud services, machine learning services, DevOps applications leading a team, and defining long term technical vision.

    Now I work at an embedded consulting firm called Signetik. IoT projects have been a hobby of mine for several years and now I get to make my hobby my full time passion. I am involved with developing scalable systems and services for management of IoT devices, embedded device programming, Linux drivers, building custom OS images, and delivering hardware and software packages to customers.

    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!