Resume' de Glen E. Gardner Jr.

Email: glen.gardner@gridtoys.com

I am highly skilled in 3 major areas; Electronics, Computing, and Geology

Summary of skills:


Recent Professional Experience:

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD

October 1999-February 2013.

Continuously employed at NASA GSFC for over 13 years with various federal contracting companies, various job titles and tasks (listed below).


Computer Scientist/Computer Engineer/Linux System Administrator

2006-2013

Global Science & Technology

Direct Readout Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


System Administrator/Computer Engineer

2006??

Earth Resources Technology

Direct Readout Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


System Administrator/Computer Engineer

2005??

Global Protocols Inc.

Direct Readout Laboratory, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

System Administrator/Computer Engineer


Systems Engineer/Technologist

2003-2005?

Indus Corporation

Commodity Supercomputing Project (aka: “The Beowulf Project”), NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


Electronics Engineer/Technician

2000-2003

Global Science & Technology

Laboratory for Extraterrestrial Physics, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


Programmer/Analyst

1999-2000

Raytheon RITSS

Center for Excellence, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center


Education:

M.S., Physical Geology, 2000.

Ohio University

Athens, Ohio

Additional Coursework in: Soils, Hydrology, Invertebrate Paleontology, Remote Sensing, GPS


BS Physical Geology, 1994.

Ohio University

Athens, Ohio

Additional Coursework in: Computer Science, UNIX and C (K&R C), ANSI C, C++, Exploration Geophysics


AS Natural Science and Mathematics, 1990.

Ohio University

Athens, Ohio

One year concentrations in: Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science; FORTRAN, PASCAL, Machine language and architecture (X86 assembly language).


Work-related Training:

Requirements for Electrostatic Discharge Control NASA-STD-8739.7. NASA Manufacturing Technology Transfer Center, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland.


Requirements for Soldered Electrical Conections NASA-STD-8739.3 Operator/Inspector. NASA Manufacturing Technology Transfer Center, Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland.


Introduction to Microprocessors. Industrial management training program, Benton Harbor, Michigan.


Advanced Digital Electronics. Industrial Management Training Program, Benton Harbor, Michigan.


Introduction to Electricity and Electronics. Bell and Howell Schools, Chicago, Illinois.


IC Timers. Heath/Zenith Educational Systems, Benton Harbor, Michigan.


Operational Amplifiers. Heath/Zenith Educational Systems, Benton Harbor, Michigan.


Active Filters. Heath Company, Benton Harbor, Michigan (no certificate).


Spectrum Analysis. Tektronics Corp. At Heath Company, Benton Harbor, Michigan (no certificate).


Certificates and Licenses:

Amateur Radio Operators Extra Class License (active). Station Call sign: AA8C, Issued by; Federal Communications Commission.

General Radiotelephone Operators License (active). Issued by; Federal Communications Commission.

Commercial Radiotelegraph Operators License with RADAR endorsement (active). Issued by; Federal Communications Commission.

Certified Electronics Technician (active). Issued by Electronics Technician’s Association


Peer-Reviewed Publications:

G. E. Gardner & R. H. Mapes,Editor: A. C. Riccardi, “The relationships of color patterns and Habitat for Lower Triassic Ammonoids,” From Crittenden Springs, Elko County, Nevada, in the Revue de Paleobiologie (Gerd Westermann festschrift), 26pp. (2000).

A Ruggedized Radio Frequency Preamplifier for use from 100 KHz to 2 GHz, Glen E. Gardner Jr. ARRL Pubs. QEX/Communications Quarterly Magazine, May-June 2004

Recent Online Publications:

http://hamradio-builder.hamhacker.org/SCAF

http://hamradio-builder.hamhacker.org/simple

More Online Publications (a little dated):

One of my Beowulf clusters :http://www.mini-itx.com/projects/cluster/

This machine really created a fuss when I published it at mini-itx.com. For whatever reason, this little computer created a sensation on the internet. It was slashdotted and on the day after the release I had quite a lot of email, which continued for several years afterward.

I wrote a number of articles for CSCENE magazine back in the day...

http://www.untermenschen.de/mags/cscene/CS4/CS4-03.html

http://www.untermenschen.de/mags/cscene/CS6/CS6-05.html

http://www.untermenschen.de/mags/cscene/CS6/CS6-06.html

http://www.untermenschen.de/mags/cscene/CS7/CS7-03.html

Personal web pages:

http://gridtoys.com (new, under construction)

http://members.verizon.net/~vze24qhw/index.html (obsolete, no longer maintained)

Affiliations and Memberships:

American Radio Relay League. Full member.

Association for Computing Machinery. Full member.

Geological Society of America. Professional membership.


Areas of Personal Interest:

High Performance Computing

I have built two 12 node Beowulf clusters built at home since 2004. All of my computers are assembled by myself using commercial off the shelf hardware.


Electronics and Radio Communications

I presently hold an Extra Class Radio Amateur Operators License with the station call sign; AA8C. I am highly proficient in the International Morse code.

I enjoy building high-performance radio communications equipment. I presently have several hand-built state of the art high-frequency communications transceivers. The radios feature an innovative distributed parallel process network control system based on the use of an automotive grade networked bus technology and multiple low power risc processors. Components for the latest version of this can be found at http://gridtoys.com/main_page.html.