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Allen C. Huffman
P.O. Box 22031 - Des Moines, Iowa 50325-9401
(515) 999-0227 - alsplace@pobox.com


I am looking for a technical position doing software engineering or application/customer support, or an opportunity to expand on my internet video/audio production skills (TV/radio commercials, podcasting).


Embedded software programming (RTOS), technical/customer support, test suite scripting and debugging, digital audio/video editing, desktop publishing, web design, and presentation skills.


2012-Current: QCI (Des Moines, IA)

Consultant/Software Engineer working for Emerson Remote Automation Solutions in Marshalltown, Iowa. Programming embedded applications in C for oil industry flow computers. Technologies used include GNU-C for PowerPC and IAR Embedded Workbench for TI MSP 430.

2011-2012: Wells Fargo Home Mortgage (Des Moines, IA)

Systems Support Analyst. Short-term temporary assignment supporting a proprietary in-house document storage and retrieval system. Technologies used included XML, Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio and PowerShell. Assignment was ended in April 2012

2007-2011: Wells Fargo Financial (Des Moines, IA)

Operating Systems Analyst. Support of third party applications, mostly involving batch job automation and secure file transmissions in Windows and Unix environments. Position was eliminated in October 2011.

2003-2007: RadiSys (Des Moines, IA)

Software Engineer. Duties included support and maintenance on the OS-9 operating system, C programming, maintaining support websites, writing test suites in Java for a networking device, and debugging/maintaining PERL test scripts. Created numerous FAQs, application notes and white papers. Created example code to speed up customer development. Applications used include call tracking software CustomerFirst (RTI) and HEAT (FrontRange Solutions), ClearCase, Rational ClearQuest (IBM), Lotus Notes, Eclipse, Macromedia Dreamweaver MX, SharePoint, and MediaWiki.

2004-Current: Festivals International (Clear Lake, IA)

Editor of Regional Renaissance Reporter (sold to Renaissance Magazine in 2011). Video/audio editing for TV/radio ads. Designing/typesetting newspaper ads, event show guides, posters, tickets, and other printed materials.

2000-Current: AtTheFaire Web Services and Multimedia Productions (Des Moines, IA)

Home business producing TV and radio commercials for area businesses. Produced a promotional podcast for a Toyota campaign (via Pivec Advertising, Ltd.; Timonium, MD). Local clients include Sleepy Hollow Sports Park in Des Moines (winter and Halloween ads), Nebraska Renaissance Faire, Iowa Renaissance Festival, Des Moines Renaissance Faire, and Iowa Pumpkin Festival. Produced a 39 part video series documenting the construction of the Festival Park event center at Sleepy Hollow Sports Park, and another multi-part video series on their Halloween activities.

Also, web site design and hosting. This includes extensive work with Macromedia Dreamweaver and Fireworks as well as a HTML hand coding. Hundreds of HTML pages are maintained as well as dozens of PERL CGI scripts. Other related ventures include performing at Midwest renaissance festivals (presentation skills), and extensive digital photography of various events as well as the production of promotional videos for festivals and groups.

2001-2002: Sooriya Networks, Inc. (San Jose, CA)

Senior member of technical staff. Makefile/build system management. Programming in C on the OS-9 embedded operating system in a multiprocessor environment (MIPS/StrongARM). CVS version control. Website design. Troubleshooting/debugging of team code.

1995-2001: Microware Systems Corporation (Des Moines, IA)

2001 - Applications Support Engineer. Handled telephone and web/e-mail technical support (CustomerFirst) on the OS-9 operating system and tool set. Extensive debugging and sample code creation for customers.

2000-2001 - Field Applications Engineer, West Coast (San Jose, CA) Primary duty included technical presentations for potential customers. This involved PowerPoint and dry erase board presentations as well as tools demonstration of the C/C++ development environment, source level debugger, and system analyzation tool. Technologies demonstrated included digital television, embedded Java and OS-9 for various processor families (PowerPC, 68K, SH-3/4, ARM/StrongARM, X86, Sparc, MIPS).

1995-2000 - Technical Training Engineer. Conducted multiday classes across the U.S. and Canada in using the OS-9 Embedded Operating System. This included teaching a full range of topics such as application development in C to general OS instruction (interprocess communications, memory management and protection, etc.) Several classes were designed including Embedded OS-9, TCP/IP Networking, Device Drivers, and System Porting.

Over the years with Microware, other tasks performed included: creating demonstration programs, giving presentations at industry trade shows (Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, Chicago, and San Francisco), "booth duty" at various table top shows (Canada and U.S.), video productions, and work on internal web sites.

1990-1995: Sub-Etha Software (Lufkin, TX)

Home based software company dealing in computer programs written for the Tandy/Radio Shack Color Computer and the OS-9 Operating System from Microware. Products were advertised and sold through a magazine with worldwide distribution. Products were written in Microsoft Basic, Microware Basic09, C, and 6809 assembly and included games, utilities, and applications. Over the years many computer conventions were attended in Atlanta, Des Moines, and Chicago. Company was shut down to prevent conflict of interest when accepting a position at Microware in 1995.

Other jobs and businesses (in Texas) included retail management (1988-1995: Radio Shack, Hastings Books & Video, Disc Jockey Music), radio DJ and audio productions (1988: KNOW AM; 1994: KUEZ FM; 1992-1995: ADworx Productions), and the operation of a self-owned music accessory stores (1990-1993: Millionaire Studios, co-owner; 1993: Rocklines, owner).


Angelina College - Lufkin, TX.
Liberal Arts Major (2 year).


Produce many different audio/video podcasts. Received multiple "Customers Are Really Everything"/"HERO" awards nominations at Microware, and "Celebrating Excellence" awards at Wells Fargo Financial.

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