Who I Am

I'm a Software Engineer working to build helpful, meaningful and technically excellent software systems.

I love thinking about ways that technology can change and improve the ways we live and the ways we interact. Not all software aims at helping people in meaninful ways, and that is what I want to do.

I currently live in the City of Oaks, Raleigh, NC. I've lived here most of my life and while it might not be the coolest or hippest place, its a fantastic place to grow up.

What I've Done

  • Bandwidth.com :: June 2014 - Present

    I currently build sofware as a level II developer at Bandwidth.com, a VoIP Telecom company based in Raleigh, as a Software Engineer. I've worked on several projects ranging from database performance optimization to RESTful web services.

    While working at Bandwidth, I've done some of the following notable things:

    • Secured a patent - built a new web-based image sharing service for team collaboration that lead to securing a patent for Bandwidth
    • Awarded the Bandwidth Innovator award - increased performance on a dying billing system with statements being processed 80x faster
    • Facilitated the Sabbatical Program - co-lead a program for Bandwidth developers to take time to learn something new and prototype their ideas

  • Cisco :: June 2013 - December 2013

    I worked at Cisco as an intern on the Smart Web Technology Group building web-applications across the whole stack.

    My main project while at Cisco was re-vamping a resource management tool for mangagers to better track the projects their team members were working on. I made improvements including:

    • Usabiilty improvements - less clicks and feedback when actions succeeded or failed
    • Database normalization - normalized database for better data integretiy, less data to store and better performance
  • NCSU School of Computer Science :: August 2008 - December 2013

    I studied at NCSU for five in and a half years, resulting in a B.S. degree in Computer Science with minors in Cognitive Science and Music History. It was always a goal of mine to become a member of the Wolfpack and I'm extremely proud to be an alumni of this program.

    During my time at State, I was a Student Ambassador for the Comptuer Sciece Department, a Bible Study Leader with Campus Crusade and graduated with Suma Cum Laude honors.

Lets Connect

If you still need to get in contact with me in some other way, send me an email below or schedule a quick phone call with me.

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