My Hallam Story

Shawn Gwin | Senior Software Architect

My Hallam story is different from most of my fellow employees. I graduated from Clarkson University with a BS in Computer Engineering in 1994. At the time, I thought I would enter the job market on the hardware side, designing and building some type of circuits. However, I landed my first job with a software engineering firm and I have continued down the software development path ever since.

Over the years, I have worked for a variety of software companies. I began by writing programs in Synon on an IBM AS/400 at the CorningWare Distribution Plant in southern Pennsylvania. I then moved to Upstate New York and worked on a variety of projects including a telephone billing system, a web-based marketing application, a loan origination system, on-line classifieds for AOL, an insurance application and a few medical analysis and medical record systems.

In 2012, I heard about a company that was looking for an individual to build an internal application that would aid in the implementation of a Toxic Gas Monitory System (TGMS) for GLOBALFOUNDRIES. I decided to take a chance and became the software developer at Hallam. Through all of my various employments, I had mainly worked in pretty nice office buildings. On my first day at Hallam, I found myself at a desk that consisted of a folding table and chair inside a construction trailer with no running water and a porta-potty outside. It may have been one of the most challenging starts to any job I’ve had but, it has also been one of the most rewarding places I’ve ever worked!


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