About CopperSpice

Barbara Geller

As an independent consultant I have been working as a programmer and software developer for over twenty-five years. My degree is in Electrical Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona with additional courses in Computer Science. My work includes software design for vertical and custom applications in the following fields:

  • turn key ground transportation reservation system
  • job costing application for the army corps of engineers
  • web application for remote access to a Windows application
  • physical therapy scheduling system
  • medical insurance billing

I have been a featured speaker at more than a dozen trade shows and computer conferences in the US. On two separate occasions I taught an extended class in software architecture and GUI design for the Panama Canal Commission in Panama. The majority of my programming experience has been on Windows. While working on CopperSpice I have gained knowledge on Debian and OS X. I have programmed in Visual Objects, Clipper, PHP, Java, and C++.

I was a Qt developer starting in 2009, then switched to CopperSpice in 2013. I have developed a custom recipe program, tax bookkeeping, PepperMill translator, and an editor. The Diamond Editor was designed and developed as a cross-platform replacement for the legacy Windows Crimson editor. Working on CopperSpice required the development of DoxyPress, a C++11 application used to document source code and related user documentation.

  • Speaker at CppNow 2017 presenting CsString library
  • Speaker at CppNow 2016 presenting DoxyPress
  • Speaker at CppNow 2016 presenting CsSignal library
  • Presented C++11 training May 2016
  • Speaker at CppCon 2015 presenting DoxyPress
  • Speaker at CppCon 2015 presenting CopperSpice
  • Lightning Talk at CppCon 2015 presenting Real-Time Counter

Ansel Sermersheim

I have been working as a programmer for over fifteen years. My degree is in Computer Science from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Before college I spent two years working at a start up company developing a Java based real time data warehouse. Then I worked for NASA as a system administrator in a mixed environment including Windows, Linux, Solaris, OS X, and Irix.

I worked for eight years at a communications company as a software engineer designing scalable, high performance, multi-threaded network daemons in C++. The daemons I have developed are used at a Tier 1 carrier serving static and live content to customers around the world. A recent system has involved real time optimization of dynamic web site content.

I am currently a software consultant for RealtyShares in San Francisco.

I have programmed in C++, Lisp, Java, Perl, and C. I have extensive experience with the Autotools build system, Git, and Jenkins. I am a devout Debian user. While working on CopperSpice I have gained knowledge of Windows development. Working on CopperSpice required the development of DoxyPress, a C++11 application used to document source code and related user documentation.

  • Speaker at CppNow 2017 presenting CsString library
  • Speaker at CppNow 2017 presenting LibGuarded, new RCU container classes
  • Speaker at CppNow 2016 presenting DoxyPress
  • Speaker at CppNow 2016 presenting CsSignal library
  • Speaker at CppNow 2016 presenting LibGuarded
  • Presented C++11 training May 2016
  • Speaker at CppCon 2015 presenting DoxyPress
  • Speaker at CppCon 2015 presenting CopperSpice
  • Lightning Talk at CppCon 2015 presenting Real-Time Counter