Resume for: Winston Chou, Berkeley, CA
June 2007 - present
Director of Technology / Computer Teacher
Bentley School, Oakland, CA.Launched the new Computer Science program in the Middle School: web page design, HTML and XML programming, digital media work, robotics, and videos. Lead for the School's new web site, with online courses, gradebooks, grades, community groups and more. Responsible for general technology needs and integration for the Oakland Campus.
June 2002 - June 2007
Director of Technology
The Rivers School, Weston, MA.Responsible for the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the technology program at a medium-sized private day school. This includes support for students, faculty, academic departments, administration, The Rivers Music School, The Rivers Day Camp, and Camp Nonesuch.
Mar. 2002 - June 2002
(Acting) Director of Education
Museum of Transportation, Brookline, MA.Responsible for educational programs at the nation's oldest automotive collection.
Mar. 2000 - Nov. 2001
VP, Director of Product Development
ETC Music Inc., Canton, MA.Founding member of ETC Music Inc. Director of the production facility and the MusicTeller project, including software and interface development, hardware prototyping and manufacturing, and network development. The MusicTeller product consists of a download station for digital audio players, a network back-end for membership and content management, and a Web site for user interaction. We described it as an ATM for music. We received strategic funding from Rio Audio (Sonic Blue).
May 1999 - Feb. 2000
Technical Director / Producer
Sunburst Technology (formerly HMI), Somerville, MA.Product manager in charge of all educational software tools for teachers and students, in particular a Web authoring tool for kids (Web Workshop) and a PDA-based assessment tool (Learner Profile). Walked projects through green-light process: design documents, competitive market analysis, and profit and loss statements. Worked with hardware and database companies to establish strategic relationships, including Palm Computing and Apple Computer.
Jan. 1996 - Apr. 1999
Director of Technical Services
Houghton Mifflin Interactive (HMI), Somerville, MA.Technology director for a small software "start-up"; responsible for customer service, tech support, software QA, and technical operations. Planned and managed the relocation of the company. Responsible for staff technicians and engineers, outsourced technical support, outsourced tele-marketing service, network infrastructure, phone system, WWW operations, 30-station computer lab, including test servers. Managed on-line service agreements with America Online, AT&T Worldnet. Managed Open Market commerce service pilot program and implementation.
July 1995 - Jan. 1996
Contract Service Analyst, Systems Support Supervisor, Desktop Services Manager
Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston, MA.Technical services supervisor and manager for a medium-sized publishing company with over $700 million in revenues; approximately 2,200 internal corporate users supported on a TCP/IP network with direct T1 connections to the Internet, and various digital (Frame Relay) WAN connections, including a PPP dial-in service. Responsibility for internal computer support team; 20-persons, including Help Desk phone representatives, technicians, and service analysts. Responsible for researching technologies and implementing solutions for users in areas of communications, graphics, Internet publishing, client-server databases, and networking.
Apr. 1992 - July 1995
Systems Administrator, Data Communications Manager, Technician
State Street Research and Management, Boston, MA.Computer and networking specialist, and manager for a medium-sized money management company, a subsidiary of MetLife, with over $23 billion in assets under management. Administrator for a combined Novell NetWare, Solaris/UNIX, and AppleShare LAN. Planned installation of networked services, digital data feeds, and financial analysis software products. Researched, installed, and configured SSR's dial-up PPP Internet connection. Designed and coordinated the relocation of the corporate data center. Instituted corporate software training program.
Non-computer Related Work Experience
Feb. 1991 -Aug. 1983
Job Captain and Project Manager for various local architectural firms
Worcester and Boston, MA.
Dec. 1982 - June 1986
Teaching Assistant and Grade School Teacher
The Wheeler School, Providence, RI.
Jan. 1995. Solaris System Administration, Certificate
Sun Microsystems, Chelmsford, MA.
May 1986. Bachelor of Architecture, President's Honors List
May 1984. Bachelor of Fine Arts, President's Honors List
The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.
Skills and Abilities
- Japanese and Taiwanese languages (partial fluency)
- Graphic design; Still and motion photography; Textile and paper silk-screening
- Audio, video, and consumer electronics; First Class Broadcast Engineer's license
- Theater sound and lighting design and installation; prop and set work
- Boston Computer Society, Activist
- NCARB / Intern Development Program, certificate holder
- Boston Society of Architects / AIA, associate member
Jul. 2003 - present
Corporator and Volunteer
Museum of Transportation, Brookline, MA.Assist with planning and execution of exhibits, auctions, and other events: detailing and repairing cars, contructing exhibit pieces, and computer networking.
Oct. 1999 - Jun 2003
Mercedes Benz Club of America, Minuteman Section.Programmer, photographer, movie-maker, and writer for the New England chapter of the national car club. Maintained a Web site with a calendar of events as well as a photo album of past events.
Mar. 1999 - Oct. 2000
The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI.Guest speaker for classes in Architecture and Industrial Design. Topics included alternative careers, intellectual property protection, and using the internet for product research.
Jan. 1994 - Sep. 1994
Systems Administrator / Walpole Information Network
Walpole Public Library, Walpole, MA.Volunteer systems administrator and tester for the Library's bulletin board and e-mail system; assisted with research, installation, configuration and maintenance of the system
Sep. 1993 - Oct. 1995
SYSOP / Moderator, Activist, Trade Show Representative
Boston Computer Society, Boston, MA.Volunteer activist, trade show representative, and administrator for the BCS's electronic bulletin board system (BBS), providing guidance and training to other members.
Aug. 1991 - Nov. 1998
Volunteer and Team Captain
City Year / City Year Serve-a-thon, Boston, MA.Volunteer providing computer services for City Year, Boston's urban peace corps; and Team Captain for City Year's community-service fund-raiser, the Serve-a-thon.
June 1988 - Nov. 1998
Appointed Director, Regional Officer, President
Exeter Association of New England, Exeter, NH.Executive Committee member, Secretary, and President for the regional alumni and parent association of the Phillips Exeter Academy.
Sep. 1987 - May 1989
Historic Neighborhoods Foundation, Boston, MA.Traveling to public schools in Boston, introducing middle school students to basic architectural concepts by touring the neighborhoods and conduting class projects.
June 1987 - June 1990
Boston Architectural Center School of Architecture, Boston, MA.Volunteer faculty member for advanced, undergradulate, studio courses (third and fourth years), thesis advisor for 1989/90, and studio critic.
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