|WESLEY CHUN, MSCS, is the author of Prentice Hall's bestselling Core Python series, co-author of Python Web Development with Django, and has written for Linux Journal, CNET, and InformIT. In addition to being an engineer & Developer Advocate at Google and host of the G Suite Dev Show, he runs CyberWeb, a consultancy specializing in Python training. Wesley has decades of programming, teaching, and writing experience, and was one of the original Yahoo!Mail engineers. He holds degrees in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Music from the University of California, and is a Fellow of the Python Software Foundation. Wesley loves traveling worldwide to meet developers, whether at a technical conference, user group meeting, or on a university campus.|
Advocate use of all Google Cloud (G Suite & Google Cloud Platform) solutions together to solve unique business problems|
Build awareness of Google Cloud Platform serverless, machine learning, and database tools in academia
|2014-2017|| Show developers how to code G Suite/Google Apps (Gmail, Google Drive, Calendar, Docs, Sheets, Slides, etc.) via their REST APIs plus Google Apps Script|
|2011-2012|| Author of the spinoff book, Core Python Applications Programming, 3rd edition|
|2010-2014|| Bring the magic of Google cloud computing to the global developer community|
|2008-2009|| Wrote Python Fundamentals & co-author of Python Web Development with Django|
|2007-2008|| Help people shop locally, online then offline (geo-located product search engine)|
|2005-2006|| Revised and updated Core Python Programming for its 2nd edition|
|2004-2005|| Helping the world get rid of spam and viruses from their e-mail inboxes|
|2002-2003|| Bringing new medicines to market faster with radiology software for doctors|
|2000-2001|| Author of Core Python Programming; created its CD-ROM and website|
|1998-1999|| Lead software engineer and web designer for Yahoo! People Search|
|1997-1998|| Helped create Yahoo!Mail by architecting address book and spellchecker|
|1995-1996|| Developed various networking tools and software for the Solaris operating system|
|TECHNICAL WORK EXPERIENCE|
|Nov 09 - present||GOOGLE,
San Francisco & Mountain View, California|
|Jan 95 - present||CYBERWEB
Silicon Valley, California|
Principal: Founder and principal resource of technical consulting agency specializing in Python corporate training, including public instruction and short-term engineering contracts. Writing duties include Python-related books, articles, and general technical writing and editing.
|Nov 08 - Oct 09||SLIDE,
San Francisco, California|
(acquired by Google Aug 2010)
Architect: Responsible for some of the logging and reporting for various online Facebook and destination site applications as well as some lower-level middleware and backend infrastructure. Advocating agile development, longer and more thorough design processes vs. hacking systems together that are thrown away, trying to bring some stability to a hectic startup environment. Serving as an in-house Python consultant, assisting others with questions, tasks, etc.; also writing up a occasional column for the team giving insight, describing useful modules, suggested tools, and best practices. TOOLS: Python, SQL, git
|Oct 06 - Nov 08||NEARBYNOW,
Mountain View, California|
(acquired by JiWire Nov 2010)
Senior Engineer: Building applications for optimizing localized retail shopping for consumers who research and shop online but prefer to buy offline. Built an SMS/text messaging service allowing mobile phone users to access the company's product search engine. Also developed the in-house customer reservation tool on top of an open source issue-tracking system. Have a patent pending on a search engine operating within the bounds of a well-defined geographic location. TOOLS: Python, SVN, XML, JSON, SQL.
Publication#: US 2009/0265251-A1, published on 22-Oct-2009; Application#: 11/948,884, filed 30-Nov-2007
Inventors: Scott Dunlap, Dan Steinman, Jeff Piper, Josh Schaefer, Johannes Erdfelt, Quyen Tran, Wesley Chun, Paul Howe.
|Nov 05 - Oct 06||(time off to write Core Python Programming, 2nd ed.; see CYBERWEB CONSULTING above)|
|May 04 - Nov 05||IRONPORT SYSTEMS,
San Bruno, California|
(acquired by Cisco Jan 2007)
Software Engineer: Architected the server-side Virus Outbreak Filters® (temporarily quarantine suspicious messages) for email security applicances. Also developed message-tracking and report generator. TOOLS: Python, CVS, Unix shell, SQL
|Nov 01 - Apr 04||SYNARC,
San Francisco, California|
(merged with Center for Clinical and Basic Research [CCBR] Jul 2013)
Senior Software Developer: Lead engineer for clinical trials medical imaging application allowing radiologists and trained technicians to perform vertebral identification in a digital domain and score spine radiographs (X-rays) for vertebral fracture analysis and assessment. TOOLS: Python, Tk (Tkinter and Pmw), SQL, RCS
|Aug 99 - Nov 01||(time off to write Core Python Programming and world travel; see CYBERWEB CONSULTING above)|
|Oct 97 - Aug 99||YAHOO!,
Santa Clara, California|
Technical Yahoo!: Lead engineer managing one junior engineer for Yahoo! People Search, an online white pages directory service. Ported original Four11 service code to Yahoo! platform and built APIs for 3rd-parties to integrate into the service. Responsibilities included development, sustaining engineering, internationalization, automating nightly updates, 24x7 support, and interfacing to other Yahoo! products. Performed the graphical and engineering redesign of the RocketMail/Yahoo!Mail Address Book and Spell Checker. TOOLS: Python, C/C++, Apache, Unix shell, RCS
|Feb 97 - Oct 97||FOUR11,
Menlo Park, California|
(acquired by Yahoo! Oct 1997)
Software Engineer: Helped build the Yahoo!Mail system (originally called RocketMail). Rearchitected the original spellchecker and built its address book. Also built an unreleased groups service and various text processing for RocketMail. TOOLS: Python, C++, RCS, Unix shell
|Aug 94 - Jan 97||SUN MICROSYSTEMS:
SUNSOFT, Mountain View, California|
(acquired by Oracle Jan 2010)
Member of Technical Staff: Developed networking software for Solaris in the Name Services Group. Improved password coordination between NIS/YP and NIS+ name servers, managed the product source gate/tree, automated nightly builds, tested and integrated bug fixes and enhancements. TOOLS: C, SCCS, Unix shell
|OTHER TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE: Hewlett Packard, Rockwell Int'l, Legato Systems, Xilinx|
|Mar 07 - present||FOOTHILL-DeANZA COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT,
Los Altos Hills, CA|
CTIS Part-Time Instructor: Deliver an Intermediate Python course (CS 21B/CIS 68L) at Foothill College as well as serve occasionally as a substitute instructor for the beginner course (CS 21A/CIS 68K).
|Jan 95 - present||CYBERWEB
Silicon Valley, California|
Principal: Founder of technical consulting agency performing private technical corporate training as well as public instruction. Current courses: (Comprehensive) Intro+Intermediate Python and Advanced Python. Previous courses: C Language Programming and Introduction to Unix.
|Jul 95 - Mar 03||UNIVERSITY EXTENSION,
University of California, Santa Cruz|
Course Instructor: Designing and teaching engineering courses for working professionals, primarily Python Programming and Python Programming II. Other courses include: Introduction to UNIX (CS X472) and C Language Programming (CS X471). Practicing and developing interpersonal skills and strategies while working with a variety of students of differing aptitudes and backgrounds.
|OTHER INSTRUCTIONAL EXPERIENCE: UCSB Computer Science Department and UC Santa Barbara Extension, Contra Costa College, UC Berkeley, West Contra Costa (Richmond) Unified School District|
|Sep 92 - Aug 94||UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA,
Master of Science, Computer Science (emphasis: Distributed Systems, degree awarded: Dec 95)
|Jan 85 - May 90||UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA,
Artium Baccalaureus, Applied Mathematics (emphasis: Computer Science, degree awarded: Dec 89)
Certificate of Minor Program, Music (emphasis: Classical Piano, degree awarded: Dec 89)
|SELECT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS|
|CORPORATE TRAINING CLIENTS|
|COMPUTER SKILLS AND TRAINING|
Languages: Python, Unix shell
(i.e., *wiki, reStructuredText, Markdown, etc.)|
|Operating Systems: Unix/POSIX (Linux, Mac OS X, etc.) and Win32|
|Tools: Source code control (Perforce, git, SVN, CVS, RCS, SCCS), issue tracking (Trac, Bugzilla, RoundUp); Office (Excel, PowerPoint); databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite)|
Chun, Wesley J.,
Python Applications Programming, 3rd ed.,
Prentice Hall PTR: Core series,
Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, USA, © 2012 (2012 Mar 9).
QA76.73.P98 C48 2012.
"Rapid Cloud Development using App Engine
for the Cycle Hire Widget Android application".
Google App Engine Blog,
2010 Aug 4 (online-only).
Authentication via OpenID in Google App Engine".
Google, 2010 Jul 15 (online-only).
Beazley, David M., Wesley Chun, Cameron Laird, and Mark Summerfield,
Three Python Tenors Sing 'Threads' and 'State of Mind'".
InformIT, 2009 Jul 29 (online-only).
Chun, Wesley J., Python Fundamentals (Video Training DVD), Prentice Hall PTR: LiveLessons series, Upper Saddle River, New Jersey, USA, © 2009 (Dec 2008). ISBN 0-13-714341-9. ISBN-13 978-0-13-714341-2.
Chun, Wesley J.,
2.2 Q&A with Guido van Rossum, Creator of Python".
Issue 98, pp. 84-85,
Chun, W. J., L. E. Moser, P. M. Melliar-Smith, and D.A. Agarwal, "Distributed Simulation for a Communication Protocol Development Environment." (PDF or PS) In the Journal of High Performance Computing, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 3-12, Supercomputing and Visualization Unit, National University of Singapore, Kent Ridge Crescent, Singapore, December 1997. ISSN 0218-6802.
Chun, W. J., L. E. Moser, P. M. Melliar-Smith, and D.A. Agarwal, "Applying Distributed Simulation to a Communication Protocol Development Environment." (PDF [IEEE], PDF [local], or PS) In the Proceedings of the 29th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Vol. 1, pp. 320-329, Maui, Hawaii, January 1996, IEEE Computer Society Press, Los Alamitos, CA. ISBN 0-8186-7324-9. (Nominated for BEST PAPER award)
Chun, W. J., "Virtual Gateways: Performing Distributed Simulations in the Totem Protocol Development Environment." (PDF or PS) Master's Thesis, University of California, Santa Barbara, September 1994. QA76.27.C2 S25 CHUW 1994. Also available as Technical Report #94-23, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of California, Santa Barbara, September 1994.
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