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http://www.gilesorr.com/

Giles Orr

Computer Skills

Linux System Administrator.
Computer programming in Python, Java, HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Bash.
Familiar with Windows (XP to 7), Linux (Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu), VirtualBox, and Mac OSX.
Technical writing experience.

Education

M.L.I.S. McGill University, May 1995
B.A.Sc. Mechanical Engineering, University of Toronto, 1987

Employment

November 2015 to the present, Dev/Ops Analyst, Toronto Public Library
Website infrastructure creation and maintenance.
Creating and updating web pages.
January 2010 to November 2015, Web Librarian, Toronto Public Library
Creating and updating web pages.
Assisting internal clients with webpage requests.
April 2008 to January 2010, Web Technician, Toronto Public Library
Creating and updating web pages.
Creating a web interface to an event database.
June 2006 to April 2008, Librarian, Toronto Public Library
Providing reference services.
Indexing of periodicals.
Oct. 1995 to Aug. 2005, Systems Librarian (Associate Professor, Tenured), Georgia College & State University Library
Installed and maintained all computer hardware and software for the library.
Installed and maintained library web server.
Presented seminars to staff on hardware and software.
Jun. 1988 to Aug. 1990, Project Engineer, Domtar
Responsible for several projects, total budget $1,000,000.
Projects included research, installation of new equipment, maintenance of old equipment, and contractor liason.

Seminars

A Journeyman's Tour of Vim, presented August 24, 2016 at LinuxCon, North America
History, Oddities, and the Search for the Perfect Window Manager, presented July 10, 2007 to the Greater Toronto Area Linux User's Group, and April 19, 2008 at Penguicon 6 in Detroit.
Linux Live CDs, presented October 22, 2004 at the University System of Georgia Computing Conference at Rock Eagle.
The Other Window Managers, presented October 23, 2003 at the University System of Georgia Computing Conference at Rock Eagle.
Graphics with The GIMP, presented October 23, 2002 at the University System of Georgia Computing Conference at Rock Eagle.
Intermediate Shell Scripting, presented October 26, 2001 at the University System of Georgia Computing Conference at Rock Eagle.
PHP Basics, presented October 26, 2000 at the University System of Georgia Computing Conference at Rock Eagle.
SSH Port Forwarding, with Jacob Wyatt, presented October 13, 2000 at the Atlanta Linux Showcase, and October 27, 2000 at the University System of Georgia Computing Conference at Rock Eagle.

Publications

Extending the Bash Prompt in the "Strictly On-line" section of Linux Journal, July 1999. Available at http://www.linuxjournal.com/lj-issues/issue64/3215.html.
"Building a Library Web Server on a Budget," in Library Software Review, Fall 1998.
"Bash Prompt HOWTO," maintained as a part of the Linux Documentation Project ( http://www.tldp.org/). Available at http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Bash-Prompt-HOWTO/ .
Getting Started with The GIMP: an informal tutorial

References available on request.




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