Kevin Conroy
kevinconroy at gmail dot com

Senior Java Web Developer
GlobalGiving / ManyFutures, Inc., Washington, D.C.
April 2007 - Present
•	Designed, developed, and maintained all aspects of including user experience, graphic design, business logic, and web development.
•	Worked with business team to design and develop co-branded intranet web sites for clients such as Ford Motor Company, Gap Inc, Applied Materials, and other Fortune 500 companies.
Research Specialist
Accenture Technology Labs, Chicago, IL
August 2006 – Present
•	Worked in Systems Integration group researching software engineering, collaborative development, Web services, and Service Oriented Architectures (SOA).
•	Developed extensible framework for adapting legacy applications into Web services using a drag-and-drop interface.
•	Developed a search engine and interface for finding relevant code samples and applications from a large repository of projects.
•	Proposed and developed research projects on software engineering, collaboration, and next-generation IDE capabilities.
•	Helped define Accenture’s 2007 Technology Vision for software metrics and collaborative software development.

Lead User Experience Designer and Software Engineer
Hillcrest Laboratories, Inc., Rockville, MD
June 2004 – August 2006
•	Developed award-winning user interfaces for next-generation television and home entertainment product (HoME™).
•	Designed, prototyped, and implemented interface for all television related components in product.
•	Contributed over 80,000 lines of Java and 20,000 lines of JavaScript to core software framework.
•	Implemented object-oriented MPEG-2 encoder/decoder in Java.
•	Incorporated latest human-computer interaction research in prototypes and production systems.
•	Developed full-featured prototypes and conducted user studies.
•	Created corporate human-computer interaction guidelines and interface design process. 
•	Managed software engineering development for application layer.
•	Composed coding standards and software development life-cycle for user experience software engineers. 
•	Developed custom plug-ins for Eclipse to help programmers adhere to coding standards and develop code more quickly.
•	Ported software to J2ME platform for customer demonstrations.
•	Mentored college intern for Fall 2005 semester.
•	Represented company at conferences and in business meetings with several Fortune 500 executives. 

Research Assistant
Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Advisor: François Guimbretière
February 2003 – May 2004
•	Researched techniques that allow users to import hand-written annotations into digital documents.
•	Expanded AbiWord word processor to incorporate proposed interactions and validate research.
•	Presented research at ACM User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) Conference 2004 and submitted paper to ACM Transaction on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI). 
•	Received J.R. Dorfman Prize for Best Undergraduate Research Project in College of Computer, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences for 2003-2004.

Teaching Assistant 
Computer Science Department
University of Maryland, College Park, MD
September 2002 – December 2003
•	Created and managed class projects using SCRUM methodologies.
•	Answered students’ questions and provided corrective feedback during office hours.
•	Supported Computer Science II (CMSC 214), Computer Organization (CMSC 311), and Data Structures (CMSC 420).

User Interface Designer, Programmer/Analyst
ProList, Inc., Gaithersburg, MD
June 1998 – August 2003 (Summer and Winter Breaks)
•	Designed, implemented, and integrated web-based customer relations management (CRM) system with mass mailing facility. 
•	Created systems that improved relationships with existing customers and earned company certification as a Microsoft Premiere Vender.

•	B.S. Computer Science with Honors, Magna Cum Laude – May 2004
University of Maryland, College Park
GPA: 3.9/4.0
•	B.A. Economics, Magna Cum Laude – May 2004
University of Maryland, College Park
GPA: 3.9/4.0
•	International Baccalaureate Diploma – May 2000
Richard Montgomery High School, Rockville, MD

Publications and Patents
•	Conroy, K., Levin, D., Guimbretiere, F. ProofRite: A Paper-Augmented Word Processor. Interacting with Computers. Submitted Nov. 2006.
•	Conroy, K., Levin, D., Guimbretiere, F. ProofRite: A Paper-Augmented Word Processor. User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) 2004 Companion (Peer-Reviewed Demonstration), Oct. 2004, pp. 29-30.
•	Hunleth, F., Gritton, C., Conroy, K., Stoner, R. Client-server architectures and methods for zoomable user interfaces. United States Patent Application #20050283798. Filed June 2005.
•	Gritton, C., Aufderheide, D., Conroy, K., Goyal, N., Hunleth, F., Scheirey, S., Simpkins, D. Distributed software construction for user interfaces. United States Patent Application #20060176403. Filed August 2006.
•	Hunleth, F., Moshiri, N., Napier, W., Simpkins, D., Wroblewski, F., Conroy, K., Gritton, C. Methods and systems for enhancing television applications using 3D pointing. United States Patent Application #20060184966. Filed August 2006.

•	J.R. Dorfman Prize for Best Undergraduate Research Project in College of Computer, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences – May 2004
•	Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant, College of Computer, Mathematics, and Physical Sciences – May 2004
•	Upsilon Pi Epsilon, the first and only international honor society for the computing sciences, UMCP Chapter – May 2004
•	University of Maryland Honors Citation – April 2003
•	National Society of Collegiate Scholars – April 2003
•	Golden Key International Honor Society – September 2003
•	President’s Scholarship, University of Maryland – 2000-2004
Programming Languages
•	Java
•	JavaScript,
•	C/C++
•	C#
•	Perl

•	Human-Computer Interaction
•	User Interface Design
•	Object Oriented Programming
•	Test-Driven Development
•	Rapid Development
•	Paper Prototyping
•	Agile Techniques

Technology Proficiencies
•	Eclipse
•	Eclipse Plug-ins
•	Eclipse RCP
•	Tomcat/Apache
•	Web Services (SOAP and REST)
•	Google Web Toolkit (GWT)
•	JUnit
•	Log4J
•	Ant
•	Axis/Axis2
•	Hibernate
•	Velocity
•	J2ME, J2SE, J2EE
•	CruiseControl
•	JIRA/Bugzilla
•	MySql
•	Visual Studio .NET
•	SQL Server
•	Macromedia MX Suite
•	Photoshop
•	Premiere
•	Windows XP
•	Unix/Linux

Professional Activities
•	CHI 2006 (Computer-Human Interaction Conference)
•	UIST 2004 & 2005 
(User Interface Software and Technology)
•	CES 2005 & 2006
(International Consumer Electronics Show)
•	D3 2005
(The Wall Street Journal’s D3: All Things Digital Conference)
•	Member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), 2004 – 2006
•	Reviewer for CHI 2006 Work-in-Progress Papers
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