I am a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. I received my Bachelor of Science and Arts in Computer Science in December 2016. I was born in Miami and I lived there until I was about 10. Then I moved to Brownsville, TX and went to middle school and high school there. After graduated high school in 2012, I applied to the University of Texas at Austin. I've been living in Austin ever since. I love playing music and I was a member of the UT Pep Band as well as the UT Steel Pan Ensemble. I carried on my love for music and joined a local community band called blowcomotion. I love biking all over Austin on mountain bike trails and road biking on the quiter roads. I also enjoy solving problems, so I figured I would make a career out of it.
I consulted for Doug Powell to build ADU.Sumup
I joined Sumup in August 2022. Sumup is a small business payment processing and loyalty platform fintech company. I am a member of the KLO (Keep the Lights On) team.University of Texas at Austin/Signmeasures
I consulted for Professor David Quinto-Pozos from The University of Texas at Austin. He launched signmeasures.com which is a site for proctoring sign language exams for children that communicate with sign language. I helped the professor and his team add the ability to automatically grade exams instead of manually grading by a person. I also made the site more secure by adding a bot-filter to the registration form.Elligo Health Research
At Elligo Health Research I worked with a small talented team to solve engineering and business problems together and as an individual contributor. I've introduced some useful engineering practices that were adopted by the team. I helped re-architect various existing services and plan for new ones. I reviewed my teammate's code and they reviewed mine.b.Well Connected Health
The b.well connected health platform provides an all-in-one integrated solution for consumer engagement, holistic health management, and cost containment. Our use of longitudinal aggregated data creates a complete picture of health for each consumer and is aggregated to allow for true population health management. Our unique approach to partner integration allows our customers to change their programs in real time as the health needs of their population change, not on an annual sales cycle. With the b.well platform there is one contract, one implementation and the elimination of point-solution fatigue. We provide real-time transparent dashboards to all customers highlighting return on investment, cost containment opportunities, engagement metrics and outreach campaign outcomes, clinical risk factors and disease states. b.well supports health plans, health systems, employers and pharmaceutical companies to bring their digital strategy to life and enables them to provide their employees, members and patients with the one thing they do not have today; one place to manage all aspects of their health.Interline Travel and Tour
ITT (Interline Travel and Tour) is an e-commerce travel company with international presence which sells cruises, resorts, tours, and air. As a senior python web developer I was responsible for helping implement five of ITT's websites. I also helped maintain two projects that I designed, implemented, and delivered while I worked for ITT as a contractor via SoalTech LLCSoalTech LLC
I worked as a django contractor with SoalTech LLC. The only client I worked with was ITTThe University of Texas at Austin Department of Anthropology
As an undergraduate at the University of Texas, I helped an anthropology professor at UT maintain and design his NSF funded website once a week during the Fall and Spring semesters.Caesars Entertainment Corporation
In the summer of 2014, I interned at Caesars Entertainment Corporation in Las Vegas, Nevada in their IT department as an intern programmer.
I wrote the site you are currently on! I tried my best to make it look pretty and have all the relevant information someone could want to know about me if they're visiting my site. A couple of features I included on this website are a visitor tracker with statcounter.com and an easter egg page that you can access with the konami code. I also included relevant links for you to contact me at the top of this page.
supershibe.com is just a tiny project I did on my own for fun. It copies a picture of a shiba inu wearing sunglasses all over the screen! Go try it out here
I consulted for the owner of ADU (Accessory Dwellings Unlimited), Doug Powell to help his build the vision he has for his business website. Doug bought the domain, and I handled the rest by guiding him in the design, configuration, programming, and deployment process. I developed a way for him to control all of the content on the site himself. I’m developing a way for site users to lookup if they can build an ADU on their lot and how large it can be.
I joined Sumup in August 2022. I joined their KLO (Keep the Lights On) team.
As a member of team KLO (Keep the Lights On), a major project I contributed to has been the transition from an old SMS provider for the Sumup customer loyalty program to a new SMS provider and adding the ability for each merchant on our platform to have an individual phone number. Previously, there was 4 shared numbers between all the merchants that had constant risk of being blocked for SHAFT (Sex, Hate, Firearms, Tobacco) content from merchants that use the platform. This transition is projected to save the company $1 million in operating costs! I have also been responsible to resolving some of the technical debt the team had unrelated to this project.
I started working at Elligo Health Research in September 2021. I joined their patient engagement team as and contributed new features and bug fixes into production.
I've helped design and implement new API endpoints. I implemented an in-browser phone call feature so nurses using the platform can call their patients. I helped set up the testing environment for the platform so there are tests run in CI/CD. I've been learning React to help implement features on the front-end.
I began working at b.Well Connected Health during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020.
I provided Content Management System expertise to the engineering and product teams. I am helping them transistion out of a tedious process to deploy content that has at least one month of lead time and involves several engineers to deploy content. I am helping change the system to reduce lead time and the amount of people involved to deploy new content to our platform. My experience developing 5 e-commerce websites for ITT with Wagtail from 2015-2020 has helped me provide this expertise.
I helped optimize the serializers for the connected platform api.
I first started working with ITT as a contractor while I was still in school at UT. After contracting with them for a year and a half and earning my degree at UT, I was hired to work directly with ITT. I combined projects spanning both time periods in this section because ITT was the sole client I worked with during my time as a contractor for SoalTech LLC
As I worked on completing the classes I needed for my Computer Science degree at UT, I started working with professor Denné Reed in the Department of Anthropology. He needed some assistance developing a couple of new features and updating some old code on two websites he ran for a paleoanthropology website. Those two websites are paleocore.org and paleoanthro.org. Professor Denné Reed was the person who initally taught me about Django so I could learn the core functions of the Django framework needed for the website.Automated Repository Installation
In the summer of 2014 I got an internship for Caesars in Las Vegas. This was the first time Caesars was running an internship program. Me along with 3 other computer science students at UT were selected to live on the strip in Las Vegas at The Quad hotel for three months while helping develop the IT internship program at Caesars.Social Media Mention Tracking
Google has a three week summer camp that is targeted towards graduating high school seniors of minority backgrounds that have no computer science experience with an interest in learning it. I applied and was selected for Google's Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI). In the summer of 2012 I was housed at Santa Clara University along with 29 other high school seniors that had just graduated. Google would take us in a shuttle everyday to their headquarters in Mountain View. At their headquarters we were taught all day by Google engineers about the core fundamentals of computer science for two weeks. On the last week, we were split into 10 groups of 3 and each group developed a website with the guidance and mentorship of the Google engineers who taught us the previous two weeks. On the last day of the summer camp, the teams presented their websites to a live audience of googlers along with a stream for any googlers who weren't present at the demo. On the weekends, Google had various fun activities for us along with free time for ourselves.Extreme Games