PATRICK ALLARD'S RESUME SITE

EXPERIENCE

EDUCATION

SOFTWARE

CODE SAMPLES

REFERENCES

LINKS

EXPERIENCE

Tutoring

I have tutored Electrical Engineering concepts on two separate occasions. I have tutored in group sessions at my school, The University of Massachusetts Lowell, and privately, to a mechanical engineer who worked with power lines. My students are very satisfied with my ability to help them understand.


Electrical Engineering

Recently I had been earning from Harold Cadman as a consultant for his company, Pneucleus Technologies LLC in Hollis, NH. They produce digital and analog mass flow controllers, but have not yet finalized their products. I wore many hats, because it was a small company and each of the three of us had to learn the whole business, but Harold's chief reason for hiring me was circuit design engineer and process engineer. While I was there, I took data from a flow sensor, analyzed the data into nonlinear regression functions, and calculated changes that needed to be made to the board. When I arrived at Pneucleus, the full scale error of their sensor was 7%. I took their one model and designed two, each with a full scale error of 1%, and much of that error disappeared when I suggested a change in calibration procedures. I also came up with a few designs that were never implemented, or are soon to be implemented. One problem we had was that our customers wanted to run our units at different voltages, we offered three: 12v, 15v, and 24v, but that meant we had to swap out certain components, which costs labor. I suggested an increase in the wattage of the heating resistors to eliminate a hand-stuffed current limiting resistor, and came up with a detector using a couple of zener diodes to turn our unit's source voltage into FET binary, which Harold might be able to use to standardize at least some of the other differences. One other problem we were having was that our customers were blowing up a particular FET sometimes, and I found a safer spot for it. I worked here from June to October 2009, and learned more at Pneucleus than I have ever learned in any single classroom. I can apply the same mechanical feedback and calibration logic in Pneucleus's analog board to almost any mechanical device, as long as the device can produce a voltage describing the state it's in, and there is a component that can change the state of the device depending on the voltage applied.


Computer Hardware and Retail Customer Interface

Just before I worked at Pneucleus, I worked for four months at a computer store called Showtime Computers in Hudson NH owned by Fred and Kelly Ramos. To an out-of-towner, the store may seem small, but Showtime is, without a doubt, the best computer store this side of Boston. I also ran the cash register and helped the customers find what they needed; this was the kind of store where, though we had a few isles and room for customers to browse, the customers were always greeted at the front door, because most of them required our expertise. I was building and overclocking my own computers before I worked at Showtime, but the amount I learned at Showtime was incredible, not just about computers, but also about customer service.


Silk Screening and Professional Customer Interface

Before Showtime I had been working for Yankee Screen Printing, my father's proprietorship, for five years as a silk screener, so I know the sheet metal fabrication industry, especially finishing. Among other responsibilities, I had been handling parts, building screens, customer relations, and I had set up and maintained the office network.

EDUCATION

RELEVANT COURSEWORK


Major: Electrical Engineering


Western New England College:

Course Code Gr Cr Course Description Instructor Name
MATH 133 A 4 Calculus I James Mcdonald
PHYS 133 A- 4 Mechanics David F Savickas
ENGR 105 A 3 Computer Program Design James Moriarty
MATH 134 B- 4 Calculus II Mikhail Chkhenkeli
PHYS 134 B+ 4 Electricity Magnetism Daniel Hatten
CHEM 105 A- 4 General Chemistry I Joel S. Southern

University of Massachusetts Lowell:

Course Code Gr Cr Course Description Instructor Name
16.207 A 2 EE Lab I Kim Bong
16.216 A 3 ECE Application Programming Ed Ryder
25.108 A 1 Intro To Engineering II Laboratory J. Weitzen
92.231 A 3 Calculus III Recitation Rida Miriez
16.265 A- 3 Logic Design Recitation Ahn Tran
16.201 C+ 3 Circuit Theory Hu Tingshu
92.236 B+ 3 Engineering Differential Equations John Pennell
49.201 A 3 Economics I Nurul Aman
49.202 B- 3 Economics II Ronald Olive
49.299 A- 3 Labor Economics Monica Galizzi

Academic Awards:

Freshmen Year Strait A's: Alpha Lambda Delta

High GPA in Engineering: Tau Beta Pi

SOFTWARE

Experience with Programs

Apache (web server)

Microsoft Visual Studio (C++ compiler)

Adobe Flash Professional CS4 (Flash compiler)

Adobe Photoshop CS4 (image editor)

FireBug (JavaScript debugger)

Notepad++ (Text editor ideal for programming and web development)

FileZilla (FTP)

Ultimate Boot CD (boot diagnostic tools)

RMS (cashier software with customer database)

AutoHotKey (mix of macro programming and Windows functionality)

SolidWorks (3d design)

Partition Magic (HDD partitioning software)

Matlab (essential math for engineers)

LogicWorks (board layout program for nand nor gates)

PADS (analog board layout program)

Prime95 (overclock tester)

IntelBurn (overclock tester)

Memtest86+ (overclock tester)

A number of Windows installers

A number of Linux installers, including SUSE32 and GENTOO64

Microsoft Office - Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Database

WAMP (web server)

CODE SAMPLES

Here is a link to my freelance web development website, where there are links to other websites I have made:
http://www.allardwebsolutions.com/

My professors taught me the principles of writing neat readable code. My code is always well commented, with descriptive variable names. My professors also emphasized conformity, I will change my coding styles to match those of other programmers I am working with if need be.

AutoHotKey Java C++ PHP ActionScript 3 (Flash) JavaScript AJAX XML HTML CSS

REFERENCES

Private Tutoring

Javier Philbrick
jphilbrick@hendrix-wc.com

Group Tutoring

Suzanne Gamache
UMASS Lowell
1 University Ave.
Lowell, MA
(978) 934-2947
suzanne_gamache@uml.edu
www.uml.edu

Electrical Engineering

Harold Cadman
Pneucleus Technologies LLC
169 Depot Rd.
Hollis, NH 03049
(603) 465-7346
info@pneucleus.com
www.pneucleus.com

Computer Hardware and Retail Customer Interface

Fred and Kelly Ramos
Showtime Computers
15 Derry St. Hudson NH, 03051
603.882.5400
Sales@showtimepc.com
showtimepc.com

Professors

UML: Prof. Ed Ryder ed_ryder@notesdev.ibm.com

WNEC: Prof. James Moriarty jmoriart@wnec.edu