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Alexandra Ellwood

Current Address
14 Conwell Street
Somerville, MA 02143-1303
Contact Information
l x s @ m a c . c o m
SKILLS Experience programming in C, C++, Objective-C, PHP, and Perl using Mac OS X and UNIX development tools including Git, Subversion, CVS, gcc, gdb, Make, and Xcode. Familiarity with Mac OS X, iOS and UNIX APIs including Cocoa, UIKit, Core Foundation, Mach-IPC, POSIX, BSD Sockets, GSSAPI, Kerberos 4 and 5. Experience creating AJAX web applications using HTML, XHTML, HTML5, CSS2, CSS3, Javascript, jQuery, PHP, Smarty, XSLT and Freemarker. Able to quickly learn new programming languages and APIs.
EXPERIENCE Modo Labs, Inc. Cambridge, MA
August 2010 - Present. Senior Developer. Participated in the design and development of Kurogo Mobile Middleware. Developed mobile web sites and native iPhone applications for universities and hospitals using Kurogo.
MIT Information Services & Technology Cambridge, MA
January 2009 - August 2010. User Experience Engineer for Infrastructure Software Development and Architecture (ISDA). Participated in the design and implementation of AJAX web applications in Java, XSLT, Freemarker, PHP and Javascript including a list management application (MIT WebMoira), a financial reporting tool (RAFT) and a learning management system gradebook tool (Stellar Gradebook). Worked with MIT's Adaptive Technology Information Center (ATIC) to provide accessibility features for zoom and screen reader technologies using WAI-ARIA standards and custom Javascript.
1997 - 2008. Analyst Programmer for the MIT Kerberos Consortium. Participated in the design and development of Kerberos for Macintosh (KfM) for Mac OS 8, 9 and Mac OS X. Worked with Apple, Inc. to include KfM in Mac OS X Puma (10.1) through Mac OS X Snow Leopard (10.6). Release engineer and lead developer for KfM 4.5 (Jaguar) through 6.5 (Snow Leopard). Designed and implemented the cross-platform Kerberos Identity Management API (KIMAPI). Designed and implemented Cocoa user interfaces for ticket acquisition (KerberosAgent) and ticket management (Kerberos.app). Assisted in the design of several Kerberos APIs including the Kerberos Login Library (KLL) and Credentials Cache API (CCAPI). Created SocketsLib, a lightweight BSD sockets shared library based on the Open Transport networking API.
EDUCATION Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA
1992 - 1997. Received a Masters of Engineering and a Bachelors of Science in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in June 1997. GPA 4.7/5.0.
HONORS Winner of the MacHax Group's Best Hack Contest in 2000 for "DockStrip" and 1998 for "AsciiMac" with Miro Jurisic. Awarded the David A. Chanen Writing Award for "A Problem Encountered with Partial URLs in the World Wide Web". Lettered in Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs (6.001) and Signals and Systems (6.003).

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