Instructor Bio

I try to tailor the in-class examples to match the various professions and companies. I hope to get to know more about all of you during the class…

Rick Sprenkle

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts - Physics - Cornell - 1985
  • Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering - Cornell - 1986
  • Masters of Mechanical Engineering - Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing - Cornell - 1986
  • Masters of Business Administration - Endicott - 2003

Employment

Naval Flight Officer - US Navy - 1986 - 1994 (Lieutenant Commander / S-3 Viking)

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  • VS-41 SanDiego
  • VS-21 Atsugi, Japan - Deployed on USS Enterprise and USS Independence
  • Sea Based Weapons and Advanced Tactics School (SWATS - S3 Topgun-like school)
    • Relevant collateral duties include networking command's computers (Novell) and later installing the base's first Windows NT domain

Rainman Software - Sole Proprietor - 1994-2000

  • Developed NGCView, a windows shrink-wrap application for Astronomy
  • Established on-line web commerce site in 1995

Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates - Software Engineering Manager - 1997 to present

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  • Software Development with significant expertise in C++/VB/C#/ASP.NET/ATL/STL/DCOM/SOCKETS/SQL
  • Environments Visual Studio 6, 2005 and 2008
  • Currently developing skills in Linux (UBUNTU), PHP, Apache, Samba, MySQL, WPF, Mono

Teaching

  • Instructor, Sea Based Weapons and Advanced Tactics School - 1990-1993
  • Adjunct Professor, C++ Software Development, Northeastern - 2000-2001
  • Adjunct Professor, Managing Information Systems, Endicott College - 2003 to preset

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