"People working together need to coordinate their activities regardless of where and when they are. This need will never go away, not as long as there are people."
- Peter William Lount, 1998
I have worked in the USA, as a consultant, a number of times for various clients including JPMorgan on Wall Street, Deluxe Corporation and Fannie Mae. All of these consulting projects were Object Oriented using Smalltalk or NeXTStep/OpenStep. I run the www.Smalltalk.org web site. In addition to my Fortune 500 clients I have clients that are from various industries: finance, construction and engineering, web sites, magazines and tax appeals. My current resume is avaliable if you are interested in contracting my consulting services.
At JPMorgan I worked intensively with Dianna Merry-Shapiro who was one of the original Smalltalk-72 team members (we sat back to back in a tiny room on Wall Street). It was a privilage working with her as I learned a lot of important things about Smalltalk and the culture of people who created it. We produced a very successful Smaltalk based analysis system for JPMorgan. I implemented a full drag and drop system in Visual Works Smalltalk 2.x in less than six weeks in 1992!
I have a strong bent towards need based design (the need for our game is fun)! I am the author of Gemstone Warrior™ and Gemstone Healer™, two successful video games from the 1984 time frame. Gemstone Warrior won an award in 1985 for best hybred game from the CES show. I wrote it entierly in 6502 assembly language for the Apple II and it was ported to the C64, Macintosh and Japanese computers. I didn't like the PC at the time so I missed out on some very good sales... Woops... Live and learn. Download an AppleII emulator (for Win95) (visit the Apple II emulator Resource Guide for other platforms), the Gemstone Warrior Disk, the Gemstone Healer Disk 1 and Disk 2 game diskettes and let me know how you like the games!.
I have a stong interest and well developed skills in Smalltalk, Assembly Language, Graphics (2D, 3D, 4D-time), Persistence, Object Technology with Fault Tolerant and Full Transaction Processing, Group software, Graphic design, Needs assement, Vision, OOAnalysis, OODesign, OOImplementation and Mentoring people in object technology. I assisted in teaching a OO Course at the British Columbia Institute of Technology with Scott Bleackley. My primary focus in software is Quality ("Zen and the art of motercycle maintenance").
One of my interests is taking photos. The photo of me above is from the 1998 OOPSLA Conference which was held in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. See a couple of other photos that I've taken with my cool Sony Mavica Digital Camera:
All the best,
Peter William Lount