Scott H. Conner

Education: Virginia Polytechnic and State University

Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
Concentration in Mathematics
Overall GPA: 3.89 / 4.0
In-Major GPA: 3.95 / 4.0
  • Dean's List 8 Semesters
  • Top 5% graduating class 2008
  • Summa Cum-Laude
  • Phi Beta Kappa

Spiceworks, Inc.

Developer in Training

IBM Systems and Technology Group

Software Engineer, AIX/DB2 pureScale
  • Designed, developed, documented, and continually supported internal debugging environments and support tooling. Decreased bug resolution latency by constructing and enhancing automated data collection.
  • Collaborated with multiple departments to automate internal development and testing to meet critical deadlines.
  • While defect lead for 3 months, reduced open defects to 10 or less down from over 30 while continuing active developer role and meeting deadlines.
  • Devised, developed and documented internal server tooling to diagnose multi-threaded contention issues, allowing development to identify bottlenecks and increase server operation performance.
  • Researched and implemented new compilation environment for building server binaries for full integration with build/product service and support teams.
  • Continually developed for multiple platforms (AIX 5.3, AIX 6.1, SLES / Linux) using a single code base.

Virginia Tech Department of Computer Science

Student/Staff Web Application Developer
  • Conceptualized, designed, implemented, deployed, and serviced web application system for intra-department communication.
  • Discovered opportunity to reduce department form processing latency by developing a previously nonexistent online system for class request approval, force-add applications, and real time view of en-route requests to eliminate overbooking and processing errors.

IBM Extreme Blue Internship

Technical Intern, 1 of 90 worldwide from applicant pool of over 10,000
  • Researched, designed, and developed prototype system for IT governance and regulatory compliance in a fast paced 10 week period, including back end data collection, analytics, and web application front. (Project Sasquatch/Maricopa)
  • Collaborated with internal MBA team to assess market size and value-add propositions, while conceptualizing product branding and pitch.
  • Presented prototype to IBM executives as a full product solution in Armonk, New York.

IBM Federal Innovation Solution Center

Summer Intern, Software Developer
  • Designed and implemented middleware and front end web systems / mobile applications using multiple IBM suite technologies and development environments.
  • Consulted with Federal System Integrators (Raytheon, Lockheed Martin) and pitched product prototypes to facilitate sales of IBM technologies.
  • Directed and collaborated with IBM server lab technicians to ensure production environment stability during client presentations and demos.

Undergraduate Research with Dr. North

High Resolution Displays: Gigapixel HCI Research

Leadership and Activities

  • CS^2: Computer Science Community Service Club
  • Residence Hall Federation Elected President