About Rene Churchill
I'm Rene Churchill and this is my little corner of the Web.
I've been programming since I was in the 8th grade (man, that was
a long time ago) when I started on a PDP-11 with paper terminals.
After graduating from the University of Vermont with an Electrical
Engineering degree, I moved down to Massachusetts and started
working for a Gateway Design, the company that created VHDL, a
circuit design language. I worked on Veritime, a digital timing
analysis product. Gateway was bought up by
Cadence Design Systems.
I left Cadence and started working for Viewlogic Systems as a
release engineer. I rewrote their Unix software build system so that
the nightly builds were automated. At the end of that project, it
would compile 4 million lines of code on 5 different Unix platforms,
install the resulting executables and then run around 16,000
regression tests. Every night. It was at this point that I started
getting into HTML so that the build reports could be seen by everyone
in the company without them having to call or email me.
After spending 10 years living in Mass, I decided it was time to
return home to Vermont and start my own company. Thus Astute
Computing was founded in 1998 (as Vermont Web Wizard) to build data
driven websites for the Internet.
From the beginning I have worked hard to earn a reputation for high
quality work, honesty, devotion to my clients and solid
deliverables. As a one man operation located deep in the Green
Mountains of Vermont, I believe that what sets Astute Computing apart
is the custom level of service I provide to each and every client. My
top priority is to work with clients to develop and deliver quality
applications that support their business needs. Most of my clients are
repeat customers that have been working with me for years. Contact me to see what I can do for you.
Outside of programming, I'm a father of three sons, a husband and
you can usually find me shooting skeet in Waterbury on Tuesday nights.
At least during the summer.
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