Michael Cooke

Resume

P.O. Box 5081
San Mateo, CA 94402

Phone: 650.863.5763       FAX: 270.458.5779        E-mail: tfbsaxman@aol.com

Website: www.michaelkcooke.com

SKILLS:

A quality assurance manager & release engineer with over 19 years experience in multimedia, ITV, audio-visual technologies, Internet technologies and computer graphics.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience with or expert in the following systems:
Internet authoring, HTML, XML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, Flash, Flex
Personal TV appliances, DVR systems
Producing audio CDs, educational CD-ROMs, and websites
Creating and delivering ATVEF (TVML) content
Interactive multimedia presentations
Software quality assurance
Digital graphics, X3D
Digital audio, MIDI, including recording engineering
Digital video, including broadcast TV
Visual Studio .net
Installshield, building installers and automated build systems
Shell scripting & source code management perforce, cvs, svn, perforce
MacOS, Windows & Linux

EXPERIENCE:

Quality Assurance Lead - Authentic8

· Responsible for creating a QA department and the testing processes
· Hiring, reviewing the QA Team, managing off shore QA testing
· Create automated tests in sikuli and selenium
· Recommended & setup Tescase database
· Maintain and update test lab and computers

Client Quality Assurance Manager & Release Engineer - Roblox

· Responsible for creating a QA department and the testing processes for one of the most visited kids website
· Hiring, reviewing the QA Team, managing off shore QA testing
· Building a continuous integration build system with TeamCity for Mac & PC, including unit testing per check-in
· Improved the release tools in c#, powershell
· Executed over 35 client deployments to production & countless others to test servers
· Administer Perforce version control system, setting up a branching system
· Administer Rally, the bug database
· Recommended & setup Tescase database
· Maintain and update test lab and computers

Quality Assurance Manager & Release Engineer - Vivaty

· Responsible for creating a QA department and testing processes and version control
· Tested MYSQL sharded dbs, client plug-in, server apps and websites
· Wrote Firefox add-on for Vivaty
· Administer proper source code control and procedures
· Managing the bug database
· Writing release notes and installation procedure documentation
· Building and writing installer software (installshield)
· Created an automated build systems on windows and Linux
· Created an automated build systems for flash/flex project
· Tested MYSQL sharded dbs, client plug-in, server apps and websites

Quality Assurance Manager & Release Engineer - Sportvision

· Responsible for creating a QA department and testing processes and version control
· Testing the RaceF/X broadcast system
· Created Perl and Bash scripts to help run the RaceF/X system
· Testing, building, creating installers & releasing the Ften (yellow line in football) broadcast system
· Testing a TV Telestrator system
· Testing Pit Command Java applets
· Administer proper source code control and procedures
· Started and Managing the bug database
· Writing release notes and installation procedure documentation
· Building and installing software

Client Engineering: QA Client Engineer & Technical Specialist - Microsoft's WebTV & UltimateTV

· Responsible for creating guidelines, testing processes and Technical Notes
· Managed and designed the QA Internal web sites
· Helped to design MS Media Player for WebTV user interface, ATVEF user interface
· Tested the clients areas & Taught others how to test: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, DHTML, ATVEF, printing, audio
(web & AC-3) graphics, video, and multimedia plug-ins like Flash, RealAudio, Beatnik
· Tested the Transcoder (converted images and audio files to smaller useable media) on the services
· Tested Client/Services interaction, which include various server configurations and database tests, using
Sun servers and Oracle DBs.
· Highest bugs per day average for the whole division

Multimedia Integration Quality: MacOS Team Lead - Apple Computer

· Team Lead for MacOS 8.0 & 7.6 projects
· Functional Lead for Copland (next gen OS that never released) Application Bring-Up
· Responsible for managing the MIQ new MacOS application bring-up team
· Responsible for assigning team members work load
· Responsible for creating guidelines and testing processes
· Responsible for reporting team status and solving technical problems
· Tested the multimedia aspects of the OS
· Tested the compatibility with over 150 multimedia applications and hardware products with the OS
· Used automated test tools and bug tracking databases

Multimedia Director - Zane Publishing

· A manager in the team that built 150 Multimedia titles in one year
· On the team that designed PowerCD 2.1 & Webster's New World Dictionary interface
· Responsible for out sourcing of images and audio for digitization
· On the team that beta-tested software, title content, and recommended improvements
· Designing automation processes
· Redesigned the image production department
· Responsible for recommending and buying software for the Multimedia Section

Owner - Black Hat Records

· Started an post modern Jazz label
· Recording engineer
· Handled promotion and release of the catalog
· CDs have gotten international air play and reviews

Free-lance work creating multimedia presentation, digital publishing, soundtracks, videos, and websites

· Quality Assurance consultant & Product design for Osix's coshopp.com, 2010
· Founded Imagisma and helped make Spritemeister.com, 2010
· Technical advisor and webmaster for VantageLabs.com, 2003
· Taught a digital audio class at Academy of Art College, 2002
· Designed, built and maintain websites (most music groups)
· Consultant for website design
· Wrote soundtracks for websites (Flash animations)
· Created digital images for Harold Gore Publishing
· Created a catalog and advertisements for Pender's Music Company using desktop publishing skills
· Consultant to Harold Gore Publishing and Cimarron Music and Productions
· Notated Music for publishing
· Helped to orchestrate music soundtracks for movies: Matter of Honor, pilot to El Mariachi 2 (became
Desperado), and student films.

EDUCATION:

B.A. with honors from the University of North Texas, 1993
Completed a continuing education class in Basic C programming, 1994
Completed a continuing education class in First Line Management from Southern Methodist University, 1995

HONORS:

Graduated cum laude (GPA 3.54)
Won 2 Emmys for NASCAR on Fox 2004, 2005
Member of the Golden Key National Honor Society
Member of the Gamma Beta Phi Society
Received a competitive scholarship to attend UNT
Received Certificate of Merit from Boy Scouts of America

PERSONAL:

Released a Post-modern Jazz CD entitled an indefinite suspension of the possible from Black Hat Records
Released a Post-modern Jazz CD entitled The Is from Black Hat Records
Released an enhanced Jazz CD entitled Statements from Black Hat Records
Released a Jazz CD entitled Searching from Black Hat Records
Published by Cimarron Music and Productions
Professional musician that performs and records with orchestras and jazz bands
Professional classical composer

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