Michel Rodriguez

Consultant, Perl & XML,

SGML/XML, Data Massaging, Perl, Web Programming, System Administration

via Antonio Mordini, 55 - 55100 Lucca - Italy
email: xmltwig@gmail.com
tel: +39 0583 153 6371
web: xmltwig.org

I am an experienced developer, specialized in Perl and XML.

My main area of expertise is technical publication using XML: I am used to modeling documents, and converting various formats, structured or plain text, into XML, adding structure if necessary. I have done this many times and I can effectively work with less-than-ideal data, to produce clean output. I have also a lot of experience processing XML to generate various formats, often data base records or HTML (including Javascript and AJAX enhancements).

My most important open-source project is XML::Twig, a library for processing XML. It is widely used in the Perl world and seems to be useful to a lot of developers. I love writing tools and helping people use them.

As a developer I am very involved in the Perl community, which gives me a good grasp of the current trends and best practices. I am always eager to learn new techniques and tools. I am active on Perlmonks and on StackOverflow, under the moniker mirod.

After being a full time telecommuter for over 15 years, I am able to work with minimal supervision.

I am looking for contract work, either long term or project-based.


Current Position (since July 2000)

Consultant, Perl & XML

I work mostly in the technical publishing domain, largely for the IEEE Standards Department. I also do data clean up (web scrapping, up conversion to XML) and full-stack web projects.


Education:

1987: Degree in Computer Science from ENSEEIHT (Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Electronique, Electrotechnique, Informatique et Hydraulique de Toulouse), equivalent to an American Masters Degree.

Skills

SGML/XML
XML modeling, conversion to XML, XML conversion to HTML, style sheet development, SGML databases, XML data processing. In depth knowledge of the domain, both as a user, developer and COTS developer for over 20 years. Good working knowledge of the JATS (https://jats.nlm.nih.gov/) DTDs.
Programming Languages
Perl, Javascript, C (and Lisp, Cobol, Fortran, Pascal, Modula-2, Algol, some assembly languages...)
DBMS
PostgreSQL, Oracle, MySQL, SQLite, SGML/Store
Web
Apache, XHTML, CSS, JavaScript, JQuery, PhantomJS, CasperJS, Bootstrap, Dancer2
Operating Systems
Unix (mostly Linux, but in the past also Solaris), Mac OS X, Windows, System Administration (Apache, Postfix, PostgreSQL, iptables, SSL certification management...)
Other
Revision control tools (git, CVS, SVK), Language processing (lex/yacc), Quality Assurance, Artificial Intelligence
Languages
French (mother tongue), English (fluent), Italian (spoken), Spanish (spoken)

Past Positions

1996-2000
Senior Programer-Analyst for the IEEE (Institute for Electrical & Electronics Engineer), Standards Activities. Same activities as in my current position.
1992-1996
Member of a group that provided SGML expertise to the Technical Publication Direction of Aerospatiale (now part of Airbus), in Toulouse (France).
Development of an SGML transformation language that processed documents stored in an SGML data base (presented at the 1993 SGML Europe conference)
Analysis of the impact of the AECMA 1000D specification (a set of guidelines and DTD's for the creation of Technical Publications) on Aerospatiale's production process (presented at the 1994 CALS Europe conference). Participation in the working group developing the AECMA 1000D DTD's.
1989-1992
Quality Assurance for the SMART project (250 man x year), first as a sub-contractor, then as deputy manager, then as manager for Aerospatiale, in Toulouse (France).
1988
Artificial Intelligence expert for the Meteosat Operations Department of the ESA (European Space Agency) in Darmstadt, Germany. Development of a real-time expert system for fault detection and recovery for the Meteosat control center.

Links

Wedsite: http://xmltwig.org
Modules on CPAN: https://metacpan.org/author/MIROD
Web Sites I have designed: mytuscanwedding.com, gdavidfinkbeiner.com, lacapraia.com.


Other

French citizenship.