In May of 2015, I began working for Hewlett Packard (which later became Hewlett Packard Enterprise) in Fort Collins, Colorado as a Software Engineer. While at HPE, I worked on designing and implementing embedded software for iSCSI and Fibre Channel SAN appliances as well as software used in hyper-converged appliances.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

In May of 2014, I graduated Summa Cum Laude from Temple University's College of Engineering. While at Temple, I got to work on a bunch of different interesting and challenging projects. In October of 2014, I was featured on Temple's website talking about some of my experiences as an engineering student.

Temple Made: C Mark Halberstadt

While at Temple, I was an active participant in the NASA-funded Student Space and Embedded Systems Laboratory and was therefore able to participate in a variety of engineering projects. The main project that I worked on in this lab was NASA Lunabotics. For this project, a team of students built a new regolith-mining robot each year.

Temple University Lunabotics Videos

In 2014 and 2015, I worked for Xpanxion in Fort Collins, Colorado as a Software Engineer and Software Consultant designing and implementing SaaS products for clients operating in the financial services sector. Xpanxion is a software consulting company with offices in Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Georgia. I worked primarily in Java implementing REST web services using Spring MVC framework.


In the summer of 2013, I worked as an Electrical Engineering Intern for CenTrak in Newtown, Pennsylvania. While at CenTrak I worked on projects pertaining to the reduction of bit error rates in digital data communication.

CenTrak Website

For my final project in my Microprocessor Systems course, I built a clock where the time was displayed on a Pocket Etch-a-Sketch. This project was built using an Arduino Uno microcontroller and four servo motors. The cradle for the Etch-a-Sketch was made out of wood and my old Colorado license plate.

Etch-a-Sketch clock video

In order to prepare myself to go back to school and get into an engineering program, I used the online learning tool Khan Academy extensively. After my first year back in school, I made a testimonial video explaining how Khan Academy had helped me overcome many of the challenges I had in engineering school. In April of 2014, I was featured as a Khan Academy College Hero.

Khan Academy College Hero Page

Sal Khan Playing my Testimonial Video

Full Khan Academy Testimonial Video

In order to practice my coding skills, I've been working on a site called HackerRank. This is a fantastic site that lets users solve coding problems similar to what would be encountered in a technical interview. Users can work in a variety of different languages and share their solutions with other coders as well as prospective employers. Check out my profile at the following link.

View my profile

In February of 2014, as part of my participation in the Student Space Lab at Temple, I was invited to participate in a live television interview of astronauts on the Internation Space Station. This interview was broadcast on Temple University's television station. A YouTube video of the interview can be seen at the following link.

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