BRENT ERIC WOOD
365 W. Charleston Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
- 5 Years of MS Windows Programming (7 Total Years Industry
Experience), Strong in MFC, Visual C++, Object Oriented Design
and Analysis, User interface Development
- MS Windows (3.1x, Windows 95, and NT) Software Development
in C++, C, Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC 2.5, 3.0), OLE Custom
Controls, Visual C++, Borland C++, Visual Basic, and MS Access
- Development of World Class User-Interfaces
- Development of Commercial Shrink-Wrapped Software
- Object-Oriented Application Architecture, Design, and Implementation
- Project Management, Staffing, Scheduling, Setting Milestones,
Shipping on Time
- Excellent Communication Skills, Creative Open Mind,
- illumina, Palo Alto, CA (January 1992 - Present)
President and Senior Software Designer
Founded and funded a consulting group specializing in MS Windows
and DOS development. Responsible for specifications, schedules,
prototypes, staffing, detailed designs and implementation. Have
successfully managed and/or led many small to medium-sized projects.
Have consistently delivered software on time and on budget.
- Rae Technology, Inc. Woodside, CA (May 1995 - Present)
Principal Windows Interface Designer and Architect
Rae is currently developing a home-banking product for Wells
Fargo. I am solely responsible for architecting and developing
the world-class user interface components that Rae is using for
prototyping. All of the components are being developed with MFC,
and Visual C++.
- Eloquent, Inc. San Francisco, CA (February 1995 - Present)
Senior Windows Interface Designer and Consultant
Developing a multi-media user-interface for a video on demand
service. Using Visual C++, MFC, and Video for Windows. The application
is a full OLE 2.0 Server capable of in-place-activation. Application
integrates seemlessly into Netscape's World-Wide Web browser.
Responsible for aesthetics and ergonomics of the user-interface.
Eloquent is a start-up company, so many of the details are confidential.
- Tandem Computers Corporation, Cupertino, CA (March 1995
Senior Windows Interface Architect and Consultant
Currently architecting and prototyping Tandem's new information
delivery system. Development tools include OLE 2.0, Internet Protocols
(WWW via HTTP), Windows Sockets, Visual C++, MFC 2.0-3.0, the
Adobe Acrobat viewer (via OLE automation), and Verity's Development
Kit as a search engine. Application uses the World Wide Web and
CD ROM as PDF document repositories. HTTP protocols are used as
the transport mechanism. Responsible for internal code architecture,
user interface design, human factors analysis, and implementation.
- SoftKey International, Cambridge, MA (February 1993 - Present)
Seniors Windows Consultant
Key member of SoftKey's flagship product line, Calendar Creator
Plus 1.0-2.0, The Muppet Calendar 1.0, and the famous Sports
Illustrated Swim Suit Calendar 1.0 and 2.0. Responsible for
pleasing millions of users with a simple out-of-box experience
and smooth installation process.
- Verity Inc., Mountain View, CA (December 1993 - April 1995)
Senior Windows User-Interface Consultant
Developed Verity's new flagship product, TOPIC Agents. TOPIC
Agents is the client side of Verity's strategic client-server
information retrieval engine. The user-interface is designed for
high visual impact, simplicity, and personal customization. I
am a principal software designer and developer of the user-interface
components. The product was developed using MFC, and Visual C++.
Implemented early phases of OLE functionality, including OLE
Custom Controls, and OLE Automation.
- Snap-On Tools (Through the Windward Group) (August 1993
- April 1994)
Senior User-Interface Consultant
Architected, designed and implemented a C++ application framework
specifically for the automobile repair industry. Designed and
implemented classes for program events, serial communication,
and visual objects (listboxes, bitmap buttons, 3-D animated controls).
Included development of highly specialized custom controls, resource
editor, and fourth generation language development.
- USAA Insurance, San Antonio, Texas (January 1993 - May
Senior Software Designer and Consultant
Architected and developed a financial planning application
in C++. Features of the product include financial analysis, budgeting,
asset/liability management, savings goals, printing, and on-line
help. Product shipped to 50,000 clients.
- SoftKey International (previously PowerUp!), Cambridge,
MA (January 1991 - February 1993)
Software Development Manager and Consulting Software Designer
Successfully managed Express Publisher for Windows (desktop
publishing package), one of Power Up's strategic products. Managed
a seven member team consisting of three programmers, and four
testers. Successfully managed the German, French, Spanish and
Italian versions of Express Publisher for Windows. Worked with
four different overseas translation agencies, two programmers,
and two testers. Shipped the localized versions three months after
- Service Industries Ltd., Amsterdam, The Netherlands (June
1990 - January 1991)
Wrote a suite of software to automatically test tape drives,
hard-disk drives, and color monitors. Software was written in
C/C++. Designed user-interface, wrote the code, tested and verified
product integrity. Wrote a suite of UNIX utilities for handling
communications between a main server and client applications.
The utilities handled address and account information entry and
retrieval for a small 20 person business.
- Kaiser Electronics, San Jose, CA (April 1989 - May 1990)
Coded in C, Pascal, and assembler for military cockpit display
systems. My code interacted with low-level firmware sub-systems
that controlled video and raster functions on a Head-Up Display
and a Head-Down Display. Wrote assembly code for mission critical
- Tektronix, Wilsonville, OR (August 1988 - January 1989)
Developed automated test scripts and other quality assurance
tools for Tektronix's first generation of color PostScript printers
(the Phaser product line). Developed programs for DOS using the
C programming language.
- BS Computer Science, Oregon State University
- Object-Oriented Programming, University California at Santa
- The C++ Programming Language, University California at