A Selection of Technical Writings
One of my strong abilities involves technical writing. I can write with ease and enjoy creating documents that help people use systems. Below are some examples of documentation that I have produced:
- Near the end of my time working as a traffic director at Elmhurst College's radio station, WRSE-FM, I created an informal user manual for using the system that generated the station program logs and tracked what programs and public service announcements were played. You can download a PDF of this manual named "CBSI One Task at a Time".
- While working on the Access Grid project at the Electronic Visualization Laboratory, I became familiar with an audio device known as the Gentner AP 400 that performed echo cancellation for videoconferencing sessions. Although there were authors who already wrote about the operation and configuration of this device, I contributed additional content to the document and rewrote other parts of it. This work is currently part of the Access Grid Documentation Project and can be downloaded or read online. The name of the work is "How to Configure the Gentner AP400 for an Access Grid Node"
- One of the final projects that I had to do for a class in scientific visualization was to write documentation that taught users the basics of VTK and lead them step-by-step through a project for using different rendering methods for visualizing the head and feet of the Visual Woman dataset. The name of the document was: "Isosurface Generation Using VTK".
- After finishing a revision of the ImmersaView project at the Electronic Visualization Laboratory, I created documents that explained how to compile code to make the ImmersaView executable and how to use ImmersaView. You can download the compile instructions for Windows and Linux. You can also download the ImmersaView Quickstart file.
- After being accepted to present a session at SC Global 2004 at Supercomputing, I wrote a shared application named ImmersaView Launcherthat integrated ImmersaView into the Access Grid Toolkit. This program allowed users in an Access Grid session to collaboratively select what model to view. Here is a link to the readme file that accompanied the software package.