Resumé of Akkana Peck

San Jose, CA
Web Resume:
Email: res at shallowsky dot com


To develop innovative and useful Linux software. Open source projects preferred.


Selected Accomplishments:

Senior Software Engineer, Ideascopic, Mountain View, CA, 9/2010 - 12/2011.

Software Consultant and Independent Tech Writer 12/2005 - present.

Author, Beginning GIMP: From Novice to Professional, from Apress

Senior Software Engineer, Netscape Communications, Mountain View, CA, 11/1996 - 2/2004.

Unix Software Consultant, Sun Microsystems, Mountain View, CA, 12/95 - 11/96

Unix Software Consultant, Silicon Graphics, Mountain View, CA, 10/92 - 11/95. Unix Software Consultant, Competitive Automation, Menlo Park, CA, 1/92 - 10/92 Unix Software Consultant, HP Printed Circuit Division, Sunnyvale, CA, 7/91 - 10/92 Software QA Engineer, Apple Computer (A/UX group), Cupertino, CA, 8/90 - 7/91 Scientific Applications Programmer, SAM Technology, San Francisco, CA, 8/89 - 8/90 Software Engineer, International Robomation Intelligence, San Diego, CA, 5/89 - 7/89. Some open-source projects of note:


Bachelor's in Mathematics, University of California, Santa Cruz.
Online/MOOC courses: Machine Learning, Programming a Robotic Car, Computational Finance and Financial Econometrics, Design and Analysis of Algorithms I.

Hobbies and Interests:

Linux and Open Source, especially optimization for low-powered machines and laptops; public speaking; astronomy and geology; photography; hiking and bicycling; autocross (past SCCA Solo II DSPL national champion) and motorcycling.