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Thanks for your interest! Here's a little bit about me: I enjoy tinkering with computers (hardware and software), playing the guitar, and keeping up with what's going on in science and technology.

B.S. Computer Science
The University of Texas at Austin
Graduated May 2011
Web Developer
Mass Relevance
July 2012 - Present
  • Part of the front-end team, building interactive visualizations for clients using HTML5/CSS3/JavaScript.
Software Engineer
HomeAway
June 2011 - June 2012
  • Member of the Payments team, providing a single API to interface with half a dozen different payment gateways.
  • Build high-availability systems that handle many thousands of requests daily.
  • Implemented systems to tokenize sensitive data in a secure and low-latency manner.
  • Built the system that hosts and serves the secure, interactive checkout page in the VRBO.com cart flow. The page allows people to enter their payment information.
Software Engineering Intern
@hand Corporation
Summer 2011
  • Personally created an entirely new control type for the interface designer in the main product.
  • Built a utility for validating database structure against contents.
  • Fixed dozens of long-standing bugs in the code base in preparation for the next minor version of the product.
  • Used Mercurial in conjunction with seven other developers.
Research Programmer
HETDEX Project
Spring 2010
  • Wrote an emulator for the current HETDEX telescope dome control server in Python, allowing rapid development of new control system software.
  • Investigated different non-relational databases for use in storing nightly logs in an easily searchable manner, and made a recommendation as to which to use (MongoDB).
Programming Consultant
Austin Stone Community Church
Summer 2009
  • Designed and implemented a system for broadcasting high definition video over the Internet to multiple client sites.
  • Built system using widely available hardware and open source software.
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Languages JavaScript, Python, HTML/CSS, Java, C#
Operating Systems Linux, OS X, Windows (command-line experience with all)
Version Control Git, Mercurial, Subversion
Miscellaneous MySQL, SQL Server
Participant
3 Day Startup
Spring 2010
  • Worked on the team building Cinch, a site for reccommending diet-friendly food combinations to users while tracking their food preferences.
  • Worked on a preliminary implementation of the reccommendation engine.