Daniel ‘Danny’ Phelps: Software Design and Development
Danny Phelps partnered with his friend and Sigma3w founder Kevin Roark, after earning a Master's of Technology degree in Computer Science from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
Danny's broad set of technological skills, programming ability with numerous computer languages, and commitment to customer satisfaction have made him a vital asset in Sigma3w's story of success.
As well as holding Associate and Baccalaureate degrees in Computer Science conferred Summa Cum Laude, Daniel served a sheet metal apprenticeship and rose with the cream when he participated in the 5th Annual Apprentice Contest sponsored by the National Training Fund for the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Industry.
This milestone achievement placed him in the top 20 list of apprentices across Canada and the USA and spring-boarded his classification as a master mechanic upon completion of his apprenticeship.
Using his knowledge of sheet metal pattern development, some trigonometry, and the BASIC programming language, Danny began programming the Tandy PC-6 and PC-7 to fabricate precise patterns in a fraction of the time needed by conventional methods that have been in use for many generations.
Kitchen Works Edge Library
1st of its kind
Daniel's professional programming career began in the mid-90's after he joined Shop Data Systems, Inc. in Garland, Texas as a software consultant and programmer for industrial robotics.
His position at SDS quickly evolved to dept. lead for the Kitchen Works Edge Library, creating programmable tool paths for single-weld corner patterns that greatly reduced the cost of fabrication for many types of commercial kitchen tables and equipment.
The SDS Kitchen Works Edge Library was the first of its kind to move to the efficiency of the single-weld corner pattern and soon drew the attention of St. Louis Stainless who wanted Danny to participate in the construction of the Millennium Spire.
Using Borland Delphi, Danny wrote a custom Windows application that produced the tool paths needed to cut the many, unique pieces required for fabrication of the 85' tall monument.
Construction of the Millennium Spire was requested by Pope John Paul II as a monument to the third millennium of Christianity.
Danny said, “It's the achievement of a lifetime: many people will never have a similar opportunity to work on something that brings such honor yet humbles one so deeply in its presence.”
Research Receives Global Recognition
Caen, France: July 1, 2010
With co-authors Ming-Shan Su, PhD. and Krishnaiyan Thulasiraman, PhD.,
the 6th International Wireless Computing & Mobile Computing Conference held in Caen, France has recognized their outstanding research submission,
"Distributed Testing and Diagnosis in a Mobile Computing Environment,"
based upon Danny's Master's Thesis research and experimentation.
“The impact of the paper’s acceptance by the IWCMC is one of profound prestige and significance,” Danny said. “Research and acceptance in your field is generally thought of by many as stemming from work at a major university like MIT; this makes my degrees from Southeastern competitive with major universities and research institutions around the globe.”