Software Engineer II
Oct 2023 - Present
Currently, I get to work on the Centralized Intelligent Access (CIA) team at OpenTech Alliance. In my day-to-day, I've been doing a lot of work on the frontend of our web application, mainly getting to play around with Angular and TypeScript. Lately, I've been implementing a few new features, squashing some pesky UI bugs, and paying off some tech debt (i.e. we got our app bumped up from Angular 11 to Angular 15, which was about as much fun as it sounds).
Software Engineer I
Starbucks Coffee Company
Dec 2022 - October 2023
During my time here, I contributed to the analysis, design, and development of the Starbucks Product Control system, which is deployed to approximately 16k Starbucks retail stores across North America, France, and the UK. I also got to rebuild a newer version of a React application, called the Order Status Board, which is used in retail stores to display information about customer orders and wait times.
Junior Software Engineer
Applied Research Associates
Sept 2022 - Dec 2022
During my short time here, I got to play around with my favorite technologies, working with Python, TypeScript, React, and Flask. I accomplished several key improvements to a piece of video analysis software written in React and deployed as an Electron desktop application. Improvement work included optimizing video playback frame rate, new feature implementations, and improved server-side logging.
Software Engineering Intern
June 2022 - Aug 2022
Software Engineering Intern
Sept 2021 - Nov 2022
I worked on both front-end and back-end teams at Relaymile. During my time, I did a number of things. First, I refactored RESTful APIs to more efficiently query database models using SQLAlchemy and Flask. Second, I improved existing React components by fixing state management conflicts and reorganizing component hierarchies. Third, I demonstronstrated understanding of modern agile development practices through participating in daily stand-up meetings, communicating with other developer and product managers, using scrum boards, and collaborating on Git and Github. Lastly, I used modern infrastructure tools, including containerized applications with Docker, Postman for API testing, and usage of Python virtual environments.
DK Design & Development Hawaii
Jan 2018 - Jan 2020
Digital Platforms Intern
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Sept 2017 - Dec 2017
Computer Science Major
Oregon State University
Sept 2020 - Present
I'm currently enrolled as a Computer Science major. At the moment, I'm not sure when I'll graduate. I've been doing a lot of thinking lately about the value of a degree and am not convinced that the price of tuition is worth the piece of paper at the end. However, during my time at OSU, I have enjoyed my foundational CS coursework. Relevant coursework includes Analysis of Algorithms, Data Structures, Computer Architecture and Assembly Language, Operating Systems, Web Development, Introduction to Security, Cryptography, and Open Source Software.
Software Engineering Career Track
Springboard Coding Bootcamp
Sep 2021 - Dec 2021
42 School Silicon Valley
Oct 2018 - Nov 2018
42 Silicon Valley was an engineering college in the San Francisco Bay Area, dedicated solely to training computer programmers. I completed the one-month Piscine program, which was focused on the fundamentals of C, UNIX, algorithms, and other CS concepts.
Illinois Institute of Technology
Aug 2017 - Dec 20217
I attended IIT for one semester in 2017. During my time, I completed the several courses, including Object-oriented Programming I, Introduction to the Profession (Physics), Chemistry I, and Human Issues in Technology. I ultimately decided to leave because the cost of tuition was too high.
Moody Bible Institute
Aug 2014 - Dec 2016
I attended MBI for about two and a half years. At the time, I was interested in broadening my intellectual foundation and exploring some of the fundamental questions in philosophy and theology. Some of my favorite courses were Introduction to Philosophy, Christianity and Western Culture, History of American Protestantism, Introduction to Biblical Criticism, and Biblical Greek I and II. Ultimately, I decided to leave MBI prior to completion because I wanted to pursue a career in software engineering and thought a more technical degree would be a good idea.
H.P. Baldwin High School
Graduated May 2014
I graduated high school in 2014, with a GPA of 4.1.
Exercise Tracker App
A simple web application to keep track of exercises. Built with React, Express.js, MongoDB, and Node.js.View Here
Credits Tracker App
The online credit planner provided by my university was horrible, so I built a little Node.js web app to keep track of my credits myself.View Here
Graph Implementations in Python
An implementation of a Directed and Undirected Graph ADT with Dikjstra's Algorithm. You might think this is boring, but Dijkstra is more fun than you think.View Here
An article feed displaying recent posts from scholarly journals and news sites because who doesn't want to keep up with all the latest computer science research?View Here
D3 Analysis of California Housing prices
A small analysis of housing prices in California taken from the 1990 census. It might not give you useful insight into today's housing market, but it is an interesting use case for d3.View Here
A Quick Note on algorithms
This is a Medium article of mine published in Geek Culture. The article explores a few musings of mine about why algorithms matter.View Here
Why Be a Programmer?
Another one of my Medium articles published in Better Programming. Just a few more thoughts to ponder.View Here