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My résumé in git log

I was helping a friend shape up his CV/résumé recently. Along the way I thought it would be cool to maybe have a bit more original format than the traditional paper, so I tried it out on mine just for fun:


$ git log career

commit 6f554814186594113ce2060aed3e4240b7fb852e
Author: Thomas Ferris Nicolaisen <tfnico@***.com>
Date:   Mon Jul 01 11:01:59 2011 +0200

    Software developer at Viaboxx Systems

commit 1478c77d52fe41ba855fa2181527a7deea480e58
Author: Thomas Ferris Nicolaisen <tfnico@***.com>
Date:   Tue Jan 3 10:03:18 2009 +0200

    Senior software developer at IP Labs GmbH/FujiFilm Group
    - Introduced a range of agile practices, like weekly iterations, 
      standup-meetings and continuous integration and deployment. 
    - Lead the first Scrum project, integrating services with FujiFilm 
      partners across the Atlantic and in Asia.

commit 23265936762d4ccaab8c8c0e4ff088650b4a63e2
Author: Thomas Ferris Nicolaisen <tfnico@***.com>
Date:   Tue Oct 16 10:02:44 2006 +0200

    Consultant at Objectware

    Various projects doing on-site training, coaching and development. 
    Further details and recommendations are available on request.

commit 3af763c404f42fd5deadb266db60f939d6740dbd
Author: Thomas Ferris Nicolaisen <tfnico@***.com>
Date:   Fri Jan 5 23:46:57 2005 +0200

    System developer at Primetime AS

    Web application developer. Maintained and improved a Content 
    Management System, as well as implementing a new one based on open 
    source software.

commit 00049ded811df3371e143de478a309883a33de6d
Author: Thomas Ferris Nicolaisen <tfnico@***.com>
Date:   Fri Sep 21 12:18:57 2004 +0200

    Consultant at University of Oslo
    
    Prototype project for the IT-tool managing the Quality Assurance Program. 
    Implemented as a J2EE web-application based on the Apache Struts framework.

$ git log education

commit fc14673f063ec6217c012272ae27d4c1d3e8659e
Author: Thomas Ferris Nicolaisen <tfnico@***.com>
Date:   Tue Aug 14 14:20:44 2003 +0200

    University of Oslo (3 years)

    Graduated as MSc, Informatics. Title of master thesis: The Use of 
    Open-Source and Open Standards in Web Content Management Systems. 

commit d646e2774b773c07680aebac651fe05cad54e481
Author: Thomas Ferris Nicolaisen <tfnico@***.com>
Date:   Tue Aug 14 14:18:40 2001 +0200

    Agder University College (2 years)

    Studied computer engineering; physics, mathematics, network and 
    programming.




Not the most readable or printer friendly, but kinda cool.

Next step is to put it in a real git repository. Nice way to filter out non-serious headhunters :)

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