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John Sloan

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Since 1976, John Sloan has worked in research, product development, and information technology. At Wright State University , he led a systems administration and network engineering group, introducing the campus to UNIX and the Internet. While at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, he was the head of the section responsible for that national lab’s supercomputers, mass storage system, and server farm. At Bell Laboratories and later Avaya Labs, John worked as a firmware and software engineer on teams to develop and ship six different successful commercial products and major features, working on some for as many as six release cycles. John has published an article in the Proceedings of the IEEE, an entry in the Encyclopedia of Computer Science, and many conference papers and technical reports. He is the inventor of two patents. John has served on both industry and academic advisory panels, has been an invited speaker and panelist, and has served as a visiting scientist and consultant domestically and internationally. He has worked with development groups in such exotic locales as China, India, Australia, Scotland, Ireland, and New Jersey. He has taught university courses in real-time and embedded software design at the undergraduate and graduate level. He has masters and bachelors degrees in Computer Science from Wright State University in Dayton Ohio. He entertains his friends by blogging under the pen name Chip Overclock®. John is currently a consulting technologist with the Digital Aggregates Corporation, a firm he founded in 1995. He is a member of IEEE, ACM, NRA, and ACLU.

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John Sloan is a consulting technologist with the Digital Aggregates Corporation, a firm he founded in 1995, and where he entertains his friends by blogging under the pen name Chip Overclock®.

"Ideas are easy to come by; reduction to practice is an arduous but inspirationally rewarding matter." -- R. Buckminster Fuller

"A life lived in fear is a life half lived." -- Fran/Strictly Ballroom

Presentation: Implications of Memory Consistency (or Lack of It) Models for Java, C++, and C Developers (more)

Seminar Review: Jack Ganssle, Better Firmware Faster, 2006 (more)

Article: Depending Upon the Kindness of Strangers: Notes on Open Source and Free Software (more)

Article: Vaster than Empires and More Slow: The Dimensions of Scalability (more)

Article: In Praise of do-while (false) (more)

Book Review: Joel Spolsky, Best Software Writing I, Apress, 2005 (more)

Presentation: Robert Austin, Measuring and Managing Performance in Organizations, Dorset House, 1996 (more)

Book Review: Joel Spolsky, Joel on Software, Apress, 2004 (more)

Presentation: James Surowiecki, The Wisdom of Crowds, Doubleday, 2004 (more)

Travelogue: China Journal: Dancing with a Sleeping Giant (more)

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