Steve Bitner

Steve Bitner

Software Architect, Teacher, Family Man

Not necessarily in that order.

Hi. I'm trying to be a better human than I was yesterday. tall, dark and handsome...well, tall anyway. better than sex! not from here. thankfully not as dumb as I look.

About Me.

I've explored just about every facet of the workforce from working in food service and construction to being a college professor and many stops in between. It's all been a wonderful journey and each step has given me something to learn from.

I love to travel. I've been to 26 countries and 49 US states and hopefully those numbers will be higher by the time we talk.

working
VI-Improved
VI-Improved

I use and love VIM. If that's a problem for you, you are a horrible person and we're better off not meeting.

quality
Quality work

Optimal benchmarked code, optimal algorithms, sub-optimal hairdo.

coffee
Coffee lover

Do not confuse this with "coffee snob"; I drink it all, from Kirkland Signature to Comet Coffee.

More about me, and my life.

Pretty much your average Joe. Married with two beautiful kids. I served over 21 years in the Navy/Navy Reserve. I put myself through college all the way to the terminal degree in computer science. I work hard and spent many years playing hard. I hate sci-fi. I love dogs.

programmer

Programmer

Polyglot who loves to code.

traveler

Traveler

I have traveled a lot, I work for a travel website and I intend to do extensive traveling in the future.

optimizer

Optimizer

Algorithms should be optimal and clean.

Skills & Abilities.

The rankings below are my estimate of my skills, some people I've worked with might disagree, but they are both jealous and wrong (that last statement was also my estimate of reality).

PHP
JavaScript/jQuery
HTML5
C++
CSS3
Responsive Design

Software Skills

Office
Office
EXPERT
AWS
AWS
NOVICE
SharePoint
SharePoint
EXPERT
git
Git
ADVANCED

Other Services

Website architecture & Dev.
Geometric algorithm solutions
SQL & caching optimization
Productivity scripts and crons

Other Interests

Family

My Brood

Reading

Reading

Camping

Camping

Bouldering

Bouldering

Education.

A list of traditional, formal education that I have completed.

Computational Geometry

PhD: Computer Science - Computational Geometry

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS

August 2010
Computer Science

MS: Computer Science

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT DALLAS

May 2008
Bachelor

BS: Computer Science

TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY - SAN MARCOS

May 2006
Unusual fetus?

Birth

Work Experience.

Here are my five most recent/relevant jobs.

Chief Architect

Fareness, LLC

Design, manage, and execute all of the engineering development for Fareness.com.

2015 - Present

Assistant Professor

The University of West Florida

Courses taught:

COP 3022: Intermediate Computer Programming

COP 5007: Software Engineering Foundations: Java Programming

COP 6727: Advanced Database Systems

2018 - Present

Lieutenant

United States Navy Reserve

Information dominance warfare qualified.
Over eight years of joint and combined force experience gained from working at the Africa Combatant Command in Stuttgart and as multi-national exercise support for the amphibious landing forces in the Pacific AOR.

1996 - 2017

Senior Software Engineer

Answers Corporation

Served as the lead engineer on project Gutenberg, the article and celebrity gossip platform for Answers.com.
Initiated and implemented data normalization efforts, caching optimization, and the addition of many features to the platform.

2013 - 2015

Operations Research Analyst and Software Engineer

US Army TRADOC Analysis Center

Developed personnel management system and project hour reporting system.
Served as project manager for Data Visualization Tool (DaViTo).
Optimized line of sight calculations for the US Army Advanced Warfighting Simulation software, reducing simulation run-time by over 40%.

2010 - 2013

Adventures.

I'm pretty much the world's worst photographer, but here are some shots of places I've been.

Contact me.