Karl Hiramoto

E-mail: karl@hiramoto.org

WWW: http://karl.hiramoto.org/

Ph: 508-517-4819




Seeking a full time computer engineering related position with the possibility for future advancement into management. Interests include: digital systems, embedded systems, robotics, electronics, computer programming, databases, network administration and WWW development.


Work Experience


Cambridge Accusense ( www.accusense.com )

Employment Date: June 2000 to present

Job Title: Design Engineer

         Linux programming of applications & drivers. Software for production automation, database storage.

         Technologies used: Lonworks microprocessor, MySQL, PHP, Labview, C/C++, 8051 microprocessor, Linux and open source tools.

         System Administration of company servers: www, mail, firewall, backups, fileserver, printers, production.

         Systems Design


High Plains Center for Technology ( www.hpcnet.org/home)

Employment Date: May 1996 to May 2000

Job Title: Student Programmer Analyst

         Programmed CGI in: Perl, C/C++, Java, Unix Shell Scripts

         Used Oracle 8.1.5. Wrote PL/SQL scripts.

         UNIX Platforms: IBM AIX (RS6000), Linux

         PC/Server hardware maintenance / upgrades.




KTEQ Rapid City 91.3 FM ( www.kteq.org )

Job Length: May 1997 to May 2000

Job Title: Station Manager (1 Year), Station Engineer (1 Year), DJ

         Managed 80+ staff members and guided day to day operation.

         Station promotion, fundraising , public relations

         Engineer: Maintain studio hardware, FM transmitter repair and maintenance.

         DJ for three hour show since may 1997

         Wrote database program to hold information on 30,000+ albums at: http://smoke.sdsmt.edu/kteq/


Zoop Productions ( www.zoop.org )

Job Length: December 1997 to May 2000

Job Title: Co-owner / Promoter

         Advertising, bookings, purchasing, event planning, sound system setup, lighting setup, video setup.

         Website work at: http://www.zoop.org/




South Dakota School of Mines and Technology ( www.sdsmt.edu )

         Graduated with a BS in Computer Engineering

         GPA 2.8/4.0 (over 3.0 in major)

         EIT - Engineer In Training certificate



Organizations / Activities


         Active member fall 1997 to present.

         3rd Place in 1999 Fire Fighting Robot Contest at the region 5 conference in Shreveport, Louisiana.

         1st Place SDSM&T senior design contest Spring 1999. Represented school in Shreveport, Louisiana.

         1st Place SDSM&T senior design contest Spring 2000. Represented school in St Louis Missouri.

         1st Place in local robotics competition spring 1999.

         1st Place junior design contest spring 1998.

         Worked on Fire Fighting Robot Contest spring 1998. Had best 1998 SDSM&T robot. Represented school at the region 5 conference in Ft. Worth TX.


System Administrator of my Linux box (www.hiramoto.org)

         Experience Administrating a Linux/Unix Box since May 1996

         Managing 20+ users

         Setup/Install of Slackware, Mandrake, Debian, and Redhat Linux, XFree86, MySQL, mSQL, majordomo, mailman, POV-Ray, gcc, gnome, kde, PGP, Apache, PPP server, Oracle database server 8.1.5, & security software.


Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) -Rapid City, SDSM&T Student Chapter

         Active member fall 1995 to 2000.

         Have given presentations on CGI, HTML, and Linux.


Other SDSM&T Student Organizations

         Tech Freethought Society Member fall 1996 to present. (http://www.sdsmt.edu/student-orgs/tfs/ )

         Ski Club 1997 to 2000

         Connolly Hall Council Fall 1995 - Spring 1996

         Assisted in Drama Club sound system setup


Future Business Leaders of America - Mannheim, Germany Student Chapter

         Active member fall 1993 to spring 1995.

         Competed on State and National Level. Represented school in Washington DC, Orlando FL, and Anaheim, CA


Other Interests

         Travel A total of 21 countries on four continents and 35+ US States.

         Skiing, snowboarding, running, biking, swimming, boating, music, museums, computers.







Dr. Brian Hemmelman

Electrical and Computer Engineering Department SDSM&T

501 E. St. Joseph Street

Rapid City, SD 57701




Dave Turner

High Plains Center for Technology

501 E. St Joseph Street

Rapid City, SD 57701




Dan Flynn

Frankenfeld Economic Consultants

815 St Joseph Street

Rapid City, SD 57701





Dr. Neil Chamberlain

Electrical and Computer Engineering Dept. SDSM&T

KTEQ Advisor

501 E. St Joseph Street

Rapid City, SD 57701




Timothy Henderson

Vice President Business &Administration SDSM&T

KTEQ Advisor & TERC board member

501 E. St Joseph Street

Rapid City, SD 57701




Vickie Bender

High Plains Center for Technology

501 E. St Joseph Street

Rapid City, SD 57701