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Dackral Scott Phillips

141 Possum Trot Road
Altoona, AL 35952

Home: (205) 589-6091
Cell: (205) 589-6091

Professional Summary

Multifaceted experience with computer systems including design, assembly, operating system and other software installation, and networking across a variety of platforms. Experience with software application design, authoring, installation and maintenance. Experience in website and web-application design, implementation, updating, and maintenance.


OS: MS-DOS, Windows 3.1/3.11/95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP, Linux, Sun OS/Solaris, BSD UNIX

Languages: C, C++, HTML, Java, JavaScript, OpenGL, Perl, PHP, SQL (Oracle & MySQL), Visual Basic, Voice XML, XHTML, XML (RDF, RDFS, DAML+OIL)

Software: High familiarity with a wide variety of Windows, Linux, Sun OS/Solaris, and BSD UNIX applications

Hardware: IBM Compatible PC Hardware, Sun Microsystems Hardware

Networking: Linux Networking, NFS, RJ-11 and RJ-45 Cable Fabrication (Crossover and Patch), Samba, Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP Networking

Process: CMM, Structural and Functional Testing, Software Metrics, Systems Integration, Process Models (Waterfall, Incremental, Cleanroom, Scrum, XP, PSP, etc.)

Work History

8/2004 – Present
      Part-Time Instructor at Wallace State Community College
  • Taught two (2) night classes with approximately twelve (12) students in each
  • Designed tests, and assignments to be completed by students to gauge subject proficiency

3/2004 – Present
      Video Editor/Graphics Artist for Alpine Advertising
  • Digitized video footage and used computerized digital editing to create television commercials and local cable access television shows
  • Created web banner ads, print ads and graphics elements for use in these ads
  • Responsible for equipment set up (video, sound, and lighting) for television filming
  • Performed minor Network Administration tasks (installing software, running Cat 5 cable, solving network problems, etc.) as necessary
  • Made software and hardware recommendations and purchases for upgrading computer equipment
  • Redesigned the company website, www.alpine . , with a more aesthetic design

4/2003 – Present
      Volunteer Webmaster/Network Administrator for Union Hill Baptist Church
  • Designed, updated, and maintained website
  • Authored web-applications using Javascript, PHP, and MySQL for use on the site
  • Installed Cat 5 Networking cable to connect three computer systems
  • Installed Windows 2000 and Windows 98 SE operating systems on computers
  • Networked computers running Windows 2000, Windows 98 SE, and Windows XP
  • Provided technical support and consultation for computers and software

9/2001 – 8/2002
      Webmaster for the Department of Computer Science & Software Engineering at Auburn
  • Maintained and updated an existing website with new information as needed
  • Reformatted old information into more aesthetically pleasing formats

8/2001 – 5/2002
      Graduate Teaching Assistant for COMP2210 (Data Structures in Java) at Auburn
  • Supervised approximately 45 students per semester
  • Lectured on Java data structures and algorithms
  • Assigned and graded quizzes and programming assignments
  • Aided students with problems
2/2001 – Present
      Programmer and Webmaster for the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology at Auburn
  • Developed software to extract weather data from the internet
  • Developed software to convert weather data into HTML format
  • Designed, updated, and maintained a web site front end to display the data

Personal Experience

  • Designed and built IBM compatible PCs for friends and acquaintances
  • Upgraded computer hardware for personal use including motherboards, RAM, video cards, sound cards, CD-RW drives, and Ethernet Cards
  • Installed a variety of operating systems including Windows 95/98/2000, Red Hat Linux, Slackware Linux, and FreeBSD for friends, acquaintances and personal use
  • Networked Windows 2000 and Red Hat Linux computers for personal use
  • Utilized Samba under Red Hat Linux to provide network storage for personal use
  • Fabricated and installed Cat 5 cable (crossover and patch) for friends, acquaintances, and personal use
  • Provided website consultation (CSS, HTML, Javascript, MySQL, PHP) for friends


Auburn University - Auburn, AL
M. S. of Computer Science and Software Engineering
  • Specialization in Intelligent and Interactive Systems
GPA: 3.73/4.00
Magna Cum Laude

Auburn University - Auburn, AL
B. S. of Computer Science
  • Concentration in German
GPA: 3.49/4.00
Cum Laude

Wallace State Community College - Hanceville, AL
A. S. of Computer Science
  • Specialization in Computer Programming
GPA: 3.90/4.00
Summa Cum Laude

Oneonta High School - Oneonta, AL
Advanced Academic Diploma
GPA: 3.96/4.00

Academic Concentration

Graduated with a concentration in Intelligent and Interactive Systems, allowing a graduate study focus on applications in artificial intelligence; human-computer interaction; and user-interface design, development, and evaluation.

Academic Defense

Master’s degree defense explored a software product, designed and implemented in Java to allow web developers to add content to websites that can be understood not only by humans, but also by artificially-intelligent computer agents via the semantic web.

Academic Research

Performed directed graduate study on a context-based image retrieval system. Used Oracle Database in conjunction with the Pro*C/C++ language, as well as PHP and a MySQL database to construct mock e-commerce websites; Authored an artificially-intelligent system in Java capable of solving a classical artificial intelligence problem using six different methods including genetic search, steepest-ascent hill climbing, and next-ascent hill climbing; Authored a case study in web design; Designed and implemented a restaurant phone menu system in Voice XML;