Shlomi Fish' Resume

Shlomi Fish
4 Hakim Eliyaho St.
Tel Aviv, 69120
Phone Number: 03-6424668
Cell Phone: 054-6232377
Fax Number: 03-6414319
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1997 - 2003
The Technion
B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (Proper)
Average: 84.6% (Cum Laude)
1991-1995 Gymnasia Ivrit "Herzlia"
Major Subjects: Mathematics, English, Physics and Arabic



2004 - Present HTML-Widgets-NavMenu
A Perl Module for maintaining HTML navigation menus and site flow.
2003 - Present The Better SCM Site -
A web-site for information and advocacy of version control systems and Source Configuration Management (SCM). Includes articles, links and a multiple-item multiple-system comparison of 16 different implementations.
2001 - Present Latemp - a Content Management System for Static HTML Sites.
A content management system based on Web Meta Language and many Perl CPAN modules, intended primarily for constructing static HTML pages.
2001 - Present An Administrator for the site.

Maintaining several online services supported by the main server of the Israeli Group of Linux Users (IGLU). Experience with Apache, Zope, Perl, rsync, qmail and other programs. Created several online pieces of content using these tools.
1999-Present Maintaining a private Linux workstation

Maintained several home systems and one at the Computer Networks Laboratory of the EE Department of the Technion. Experience with package maintenance, system configuration, installing software, fixing glitches, and daily use. Used RedHat Linux (version 5.x, 6.x) and Mandrake Linux (version 7.x, 8.2 and 9.x).
2000 Freecell Solver (an independent project)
Main Programmer

Started a C project to automatically solved games of Freecell. Continued in adding more features, optimizations, and clean-ups. Experienced with ANSI C Programming, writing portable code, Autoconf/Automake/Libtool, GNU Make, Writing RPM Specs, maintaining a web-site and interacting with users and co-developers over the Internet.

Freecell Solver is distributed under the public domain, and has been integrated into three Freecell implementations so far.
1997 MikMod for Java (an independent project)

Converting a program from ANSI C to Java

Mod Files are music files whose instruments are given as samples, and are played at different notes and effects to create the melody. The conversion was done by converting to C++, and then several steps of Javaization. The resultant code was working and produced good output, but was not very conformant to the Java style.
January 1997 - October 1997 Smart Link Ltd.
Programmer and Tester

Testing a software-based modem (Modio), Windows 95 Programming

I began working at Smart-Link as a tester for their software-based modem which was based on a soundcare and implemented the connection logic and the DSP in software. I worked with Windows 95 and Windows 95 OSR2. When Smart-Link hired a dedicated and more experienced Q&A Engineer, I became a part-time tester/ high-level programmer/general jack-of-all-trades.

I worked with the Windows Drivers, MFC, Perl for Win32, DJGPP, Cygwin, a myriad of games and modem-related software, as well as Microsoft IIS.

April 1996 - October 1996 Cortext Inc.
Programmer, WWW Site Maintainer, Limited UNIX Maintenance

HTML composition, CGI programming, TCP/IP client/server programs

I worked in Cortext as a web-designer and CGI programmer. I worked with HTML, Apache, Perl, various UNIX flavours (FreeBSD, SunOS 4.1.3, IRIX) and Windows 95 Workstations. Built several sites there, while still using almost exclusively Perl due to my limited knowledge (at that point) of UNIX.

June 1995 - March 1996 Elpas Electro-optic Systems, Ltd.
Chief Programmer of EIRIS (Elpas Infra-Red Identification System)

Databases, client/server programs (with NetDDE), English/Hebrew MS-Windows GUI

Elpas manufactured a network of sensors that was installed in each room of a building (say a hospital), received input from infra-red badges, that made it possible to determine where each person or piece of equipment was located. I maintained the software that ran on a centralized computer, received the raw input from the sensors and processed it. My main issue was to replace an SCO UNIX server software with something internal of out own. We inspected working with Microsoft Access and ODBC, and eventually realized our own in-memory data managing was the most suitable solution due to the real-time nature of the application.

Specialized in Windows (16-bit) Programming, SQL, ODBC, ANSI C and C++. Worked primarily with Borland C++ 4.5 and the Microsoft Developer Network CD.


1994 1st place, first Annual Israel's Mathematics Contest for School Teams
Along with: Kobi Karlibakh, Or Tsok and Amit Zinger

Technical Writing

2004 Which Open Source Wiki works for you?
An article overviewing and comparing several popular and open source wiki engines. Published at O'Reilly-Net.
2001 Perl for Perl Newbies
A series of presentations (along with detailed slides and many examples) that aim to introduce the Perl programming language for beginners.

Creative Writing

2004-2005 The Human Hacking Field Guide

A humorous realism story about high school teens in mid-2000's Los Angeles, who deal in programming extensively.
1998 The One with The Fountainhead

A parody on "The Fountainhead" (by Ayn Rand) modelled on an episode of "Friends"
1996-1997 The Enemy and How I Helped to Fight it

A satire about the situation in the Israeli-Lebanese border


2003 Open Source, Free Software and Other Beasts
An essay explaining what Open Source Software, and Free Software is all about, the difference of terms and philosophies, and the various other terms one should know about.
2004 The Joy of Perl
An essay explaining why I like Perl so much.


Will be supplied upon request

Fields of Expertise

Programming Languages: C/C++, Perl, Basic, Java, JavaScript, Object Pascal, Bourne Shell, Scheme, Haskell, Matlab
Operating Systems: UNIX (Linux, FreeBSD, others), Windows 95/98, Windows 3.11, DOS
Databases: SQL, Delphi, ODBC, MS-Access, miniSQL/MySQL, PostgreSQL
Internet Related: HTML, CGI programming, JavaScript, TCP/IP Sockets, Web Meta Language
Various Programs: Word, Excel, WordPerfect, Corel-Draw, The GIMP, LaTeX, DocBook/XML
Development Tools: Autoconf/Automake/Libtool, CVS, Subversion, BitKeeper


Hebrew Speaking, Reading and Writing - Mother Tongue
English Speaking, Reading and Writing - Very Good
Arabic Reading and Writing - extremely basic (and rusty) command


Born May 5, 1977