James Dessart

Career Objectives
  • Apparently, not updating my CV here


BCompSci., Institute for Cooperative Education - 1998-2001
Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
  • enrolled in the Institute for Cooperative Education
  • degree conferred with distinction

Bachelor of the Arts, Linguistics Minor - 1997-2001
Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec
  • 'A' average (3.96 GPA) in first year

DEC New School Creative Arts - 1995-1997
Dawson College, Montreal, Quebec
  • graduated with honours
  • gained valuable interpersonal communication skills (New School)
  • gained experience with teaching and instruction (New School)

Computer Skills
  • Languages: C/C++, Java, Objective-C
  • Technologies: Cocoa, Carbon, PowerPlant, OpenGL
  • Environments: MacOS, UN*X, Windows
  • Development experience with MacOS (X and Classic) and POSIX

Relevant Work Experience

Software Developer - October 2001 - June 2005
Rogue Research Inc.
  • designed and implemented medical visualization software
  • assisted in modernizing software engineering practices

Contract Software Developer - Mid 2003
Laser Registration
  • developed a small UI element to monitor usage of internet kiosks

Coop Student Software Developer - 2001
Discreet, a division of AutoDesk Inc.
  • designed and developed video and studio device software components
  • acquired knowledge of real-time software practices

Coop Student Software Developer - 2000
SpeechWorks International Inc.
  • designed and developed web-based administration tools
  • managed software versions and configurations

Software Quality Assurance Technician - May to August 1999
Matrox Electronic Systems, Dorval
  • tested software for defects and inconsistencies
  • made reccomendations based on tests
  • learned valuable skills for use in corporate environments

English: fluently written and spoken
French: fluently written and spoken
Spanish: rudimentary knowledge

Awards and Accomplishments
  • Entered and completed uDevGames 2008 game programming contest - Dec 2008-March 2009
  • BCompSci conferred with distinction - May 2002
  • DEC conferred with Honours - May 1997
  • received the Community Involvement Award - May 1997
  • facilitated an Internet class - January-May 1997
  • received the "Joy Brief Memorial Scholarship" - June 1995
  • administrated high school's electronic BBS - Oct 1993-June 1995
  • published shareware products - Mid 1994
  • published short story and artwork - Mid 1994

Interests: archaeology, canoe camping trips, cinema and media, computers.