David Dyer-Bennet

3721 Blaisdell Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55409
+1-612-827-6521 x3
email: dd-b@dd-b.net

Last updated Oct. 2004.

Systems and Languages

Unix C, C++, Perl, PHP, Windows C++. Web servers (including Apache, Netscape, and IIS), HTML, Cold Fusion, SQL, MySQL, SQL Server, Access, PostgreSQL. Linux admin, a little Solaris admin.

Over the years I've also done professional work in assembly for IBM 1401, PDP-10, Intel 80x86, Motorolo 680x0, and AMD 29000, code to run on Unix, vxWorks, DOS, Windows, VMS, DECSYSTEM-20, RSTS-11, CP/M, and various embedded systems, and programmed in PL/M, Pascal, Fortran, Cobol, C, C++, Basic, Perl, PHP, SQL, and Cold Fusion.


BA (mathematics) magna cum laude from Carleton College, Northfield MN in June 1977. Elected to Phi Beta Kappa and Pi Mu Epsilon.

Work History

Sep 2001-present: Independent web site developer. Projects include aacfi.com (for the American Association of Certified Firearms Instructors), ellegon.com (for a local instructor), unclehugos.com (local science fiction bookstore), and dragaera.info (fantasy author Steven Brust).

Apr 2000-Jun 2001: Independent contract for former MultiLogic clients, completing some of the MultiLogic projects.

Oct 1996-Feb 2000: MultiLogic, Inc., St. Paul MN. Lead software developer, developing Windows- and Unix-based expert system development and web deployment tools, and developing customer solutions using those tools. Worked on projects for Merrill Lynch, Salomon Smith Barney, and J.P. Morgan providing web user interfaces to expert systems. Ran the rescue of the restrictedstock.com project, and was acting engineering manager for several months.

June 1996-Sept 1996: Contract at Honeywell avionics division (through Euler Solutions), testing a GPS groundstation system for precision instrument landings.

May 1993-March 1996: Network Systems Corporation, Minneapolis MN. Senior Software Engineer. Architected division of bridging across multiple processors in high-end multi-protocol bridge-router. Also designed and implemented configuration management code and user interface for protocol conversion box. The company achieved ISO 9001 certification during this period. I was finally laid off after surviving 3 previous rounds of layoffs in less than 3 years.

Dec 1985-May 1993: Doing business as Terrabit Software. I worked on UNIX device drivers, Microsoft Windows applications, computer-based catalogs, behavioral modeling of VLSI chips, and communications code for intelligent interface cards and bridge/router boxes. I was a voting member of IEEE 802.1.

Jun 1981-Jul 1985: Digital Equipment Corporation, Marlboro MA. Senior Software Engineer, project leader for the Data Interchange Library. Worked on Datatrieve-20 and dynamic library system. Worked on various advanced development projects in portable operating systems.

Jul 1979-Jun 1981: Digital Equipment Corporation, Minneapolis MN. Software Specialist supporting DECSYSTEM-20 and VAX/VMS computer systems. I provided pre-sales support to the sales force and consulting services to the customers.

Apr 1977-Jul 1979: Van Dusen Air, Inc. System Programmer, System Manager, and Application Analyst designing an on-line order processing and inventory system on a DECSYSTEM-20. Database and transaction processing.

Oct 1969-Dec 1976: Before and during college, worked for Carleton College data processing center and First National Bank of St. Paul (now Firstbank) implementing business applications on IBM 1401 and DEC PDP-11 (RSTS) systems.

Other Experience

I've run my own web server since before domain-name registrations cost money. I was news admin for mtn.org and gofast.net for several years.

In volunteer work for non-profit organizations, I've been heavily involved in convention planning and running at all levels, including department head and chairman. I've worked on all Minicons since 1975, all Fourth Street Fantasy Conventions, the 1993 World Fantasy Convention, and the 1976 and 1989 World Science Fiction Conventions.

I'm an avid photographer. The Joy of Home Winemaking, by Terry Garey (Avon Books) was illustrated with my photos, and several SF and fantasy authors (including Lois McMaster Bujold, Steven Brust, Patricia C. Wrede, and Joel Rosenberg) use publicity photos I took. Some of the web sites I've developed have also used my photos.


Citizen of the United States. Born 21-September-1954.