Glenn Downing

I started Have OOPL, Will Travel in 1989 and offer classes in C++ and Python.

I have taught classes at Bloomberg, Fermilab, Genentech, IBM, Intel, JPL, Motorola, National Instruments, Polycom, Qualcomm, and SARC.

I am an Assistant Professor of Instruction in the Department of Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin.

I did my undergraduate work at Purdue and Illinois and my graduate work at MIT, Stanford, and Texas.

I have worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), the Los Alamos National Laboratory, and the Microelectronics and Computer Technology Corporation (MCC).

Both of my parents were born and raised in Granada, Nicaragua. I was born in New York, NY and grew up in Miami, FL.


Company City Class Years
Fermilab (FNAL) Chicago, IL C++/STL 2019-
Samsung RD (SARC) Austin, TX C++/STL 2015-
Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) Pasadena, CA Python 2013-
Qualcomm San Diego, CA C++/STL and Python 2008-
National Instruments (NI) Austin, TX C++/STL 1993-
IBM Austin, TX C++/STL and Python 1991-1999
Motorola Austin, TX C++/STL 1989-2003

Papers & Patents

Year Title Co-Authors
2004 Data Sharing in Scientific Simulations
Computing in Science and Engineering (CISE)
Paul Dubois
Teresa Bottom
1998 System and Method for Initializing Variables in an Object-Oriented Program
U.S. Patent No. 6,708,181
James Peterson
Ron Rockhold
1996 Being Lazy About Global-Object Initialization
Journal of Object-Oriented Programming (JOOP)

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