David Andrew Shaw
EDUCATION: B.A. (pending) in Mathematics, with minor in Physics, from the University of California at San Diego
Graduate work in Mathematics specializing in Differential Topology, Differential Geometry, and aspects of Mathematical Physics (also from the University of California at San Diego)
SPECIALIZATIONS: (1) A very strong background with Apple Computer systems, Silicon Graphics computers, Sun Microsystems computers and Windows/Linux based PC compatible computers. Strong background with the following operating systems: Apple Computers System 6, 7, 7.1, 7.5, Mac OS 7.6, 8.0, 8.1, 8.5, 8.6, 9.0, 9.1, 9.2, Mac OS X 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, 10.3, A/UX 3.0, Rhapsody 5.0, 5.1, Mac OS X Server 1.0, 1.0.1, 1.0.2, 1.2, 1.2v3, 10.0, 10.1, 10.2, Silicon Graphics Irix 5.3, 6.2, 6.3, 6.4, 6.5, Sun Microsystems Solaris 2.4, 2.5, 2.6, 7, 8, IBM OS/2 Warp 3, NeXT Computers NEXTSTEP 3.2, 3.3, OPENSTEP 4.0, 4.1, 4.2, Microsoft Windows 3.0, 3.1, 3.11, 95, 98, ME, NT 3.5, 4.0 (Workstation and Server), 2000 Professional. Also a strong background with the following applications: Adobe Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, PageMaker, InDesign, FrameMaker, GoLive, LiveMotion, Quark QuarkXPress, Macromedia FreeHand, Dreamweaver, Flash, Microsoft Office, Sun Microsystems StarOffice, and others.
(2) Experience setting up and maintaining networks. Administering server software such as Apple's AppleShare IP (5.x and 6.x) and Mac OS X Server (1.x and 10.x), Microsoft's Windows NT 4 Server, Helios Ethershare and Xinet K-AShare on Unix based systems. Also some experience configuring Apache. Able to set up hardware (router, switches and hubs) and create ethernet cables (both standard and crossover). Long experience with print (RIP) servers such as the Fiery XJ+525, Coloerbus Cyclone PS, Onyx Graphics Postershop and EDOX Document Server.
(3) Web design and site management. Content displayed in standards based formats like W3C compliant HTML, Flash, QuickTime, MPEG (mp3 and mpeg4) and PDF.
(4) Experience with a number of different types of large production equipment, including document copiers (Xerox 1090's, 5100's, 5895's, and network printer/copiers like Document Centre 265st/470st and the Docutech 135), Color copiers (Xerox Regal and DocuColor 40, and the Cannon CLC 700, 900 and 1000 series), oversize copiers (OCE and Mita), large media color printers (HP DesignJet 2000CP and 2500CP series, CalCamp, and ENCAD NovaJet PROe and PRO 600e), and other anslary equipment (laminators, mounting equipment, cutters, and drills).
Dec. 2000 to Present: Independent Computer Consultant - Twin Cities
Provide computer support and consult on computer based solutions to a large number of Twin Cities companies (mainly design firms and publications). Current specializing in Apple Macintosh based systems and work flows, and supporting product which support those environments.
Oct. 1998 to Dec. 2000: Pinnacle Copy Service - Minneapolis
Computer support, color oversize, and digital imaging specialist. Tech (hardware and software) support for all computers (including our sister office in Milwaukee), web page design and creation, network and e-mail configuration and administration, color blow-up and mounts, digital printing (Xerox Document Centre 265st and 470st), customer and vender consulting, and digital imaging solutions (Adobe Acrobat Capture and Multi-image TIFF Group 4).
April 1998 to Oct. 1998: XACT Duplicating - Minneapolis
Production Manager, duties included running production, inventory, computer support (both Minneapolis and St Paul offices), production staff evaluations and training, equipment upgrades, digital imaging, oversize color, customer service, and vender consulting.
Sept. 1997 to Jan. 1998: Kinko's Copy Center -IDS Building, Minneapolis
Shift leader for overnights, duties included running and supervising all job orders, doing the daily recounts of all the days receipts, and maintaining the computer network (Macintosh-Windows-Irix).
June 1994 to Aug. 1994: National Science Foundation's Geometry Center - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Undergraduate Research Scientist working with computers (Silicon Graphics, NeXT, and Macintosh) to help with the visualization of mathematics. Worked on independent project in the area of tight immersions of surfaces (both polyhedral and smooth).