Fullstack role with frontend focus on an existing internal enterprise-wide web application that enables static and open source security scanning for developers across the company.Associate Software Developer, Financial Services (September 2017 - September 2018)
I joined Capital One into their Garage organization, a center dedicated to fostering an environment for new tech and rapid innovation.
I spearheaded the frontend implementation of highly customizable display ads, delivered to thousands of customers a day as part of a new ad server. I was responsible for extensive performance testing through Selenium and JMeter, contributing to bringing ad load time down to 30 msec.
I also contributed to the initial design and development of a new internal marketing platform, serving as a one-stop portal for marketers to segment populations, assign channels, and optimize results.
Starting as an intern in Hyland's Healthcare Services department in Summer 2015, I developed an internal reporting tool that generates a navigable website of project and employee data.
Powered by SQL, VBScript, and Excel, the reports are actively used by the department to quickly get project statuses, identify issues, plan future allocations, and view employee utilization.
The reports have been since used by management for better project management, resulting in time savings and better employee scheduling.
Throughout the academic year, I continued to support the project part-time while working remotely at school.
Come Summer 2016, I returned to Hyland. I continued to expand and improve the reporting project, and expanded its feature set to include auto-generating newsletter integrated with Outlook.
Returning in Summer 2014, I was invovled with developing a new WordPress-based website for Taazaa, a software development company in Hudson, Ohio. I also helped manage communications, continued running Taazaa's social media, and performed basic market research.
Joining as a summer intern in 2013, I worked on the mobile team to help design and debugg an Android mobile healthcare application. I also established and maintained Taazaa's social media presence.
I joined as a summer intern to create and manage the company's social media on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Pinterest, and more. I also helped improve DCGT's website.
Wikimedia District of Columbia is a registered non-profit that serves as the regional outreach organization for Wikipedia and the other projects of the Wikimedia Foundation in the Wasahington D.C. area and beyond. After being named Volunteer of the Year for 2017 by the organization, I was invited to join the Board of Directors in 2018 and have served since.
In July 2016, I founded the Ohio Wikimedians User Group, serving as the official Wikimedia affiliate for the Ohio area. The goal of the group is to support and develop the Wikimedia movement and community in Ohio. The group's first project was co-organizing Wiki Loves Monuments 2016 in the United States, a national photography contest with the goal of cataloging historical monuments and sites. Since then, we have worked to keep our members informed of local events, as well as having supported several Art+Feminism edit-athons throughout the state. Future initiatives include collaborating with local libraries and historical societies to host edit-a-thons, and to provide further resources for individuals hosting their own Wikimedia events.
In 2015, I founded Wikipedia Connection as a student organization at the Ohio State University alongside several of my peers. We are dedicated to exploring and contributing to Wikipedia. Each semester, Wikipedia Connection hosts various events: workshops, edit-a-thons, outreach programs, photograph events, and more. We've successfully managed to educate students about Wikipedia, and have been able to engage students and staff to contribute themselves. Through doing all this, I've gained valuable experience in event organizing and team management, along with learning the best ways to engage different audiences.
After attending OHI/O 2014, Ohio State's flagship hackathon, I was hooked and interested in organizing. I joined OHI/O in 2015 to help organize that year's event. In 2015, I served as co-lead on OHI/O's web and branding teams. Being part of the web team involved developing the hackathon's website and providing for internal tools for the team to use. Branding involved coming up with the visual identity and brand of both OHI/O and the event. The event went well, doubling in attendance compared to 2014! In 2016, I continued those roles as a lead, and have also started contributing to establishing company relations. Working with a fantastic and passionate goup of students and staff, OHI/O has provided a great opportunity for me to give back to the community and help foster a tech culture that I'm very passionate about.
2018's WikiConference North America was hosted by the Ohio State University Libraries. We also partnered with the Columbus Metropolitan Libraries and several other local cultural institutions for tours and collaborative work.
A continuation of WikiConference North America, this event took place in Montreal as part of Wikimania's pre-conference. We partnered with Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec and McGill to provide tours and collaborative events.
Art+Feminism is a global event that brings together diverse communities to create and improve Wikipedia articles related to women in the arts. Wikipedia Connection hosted Ohio State's second Art+Feminism at Ohio State, hosting 34 students and faculty (up from last year's 15 participants). The even concluded with 11 new articles, 5 new drafts, and 28 articles improved through over 100 edits.
For Ohio State's premier 2016 hackathon, I lead the Branding and Web teams of the event, which included the design of the event's logo, website, and online resources. I was also active in sponsorship and company relations, helping raise over $10,000 through coorporate sponsorship.
Serving as a volunteer organizer for the annual conference of Wikimedia enthusiasts in North America, I primarily worked in communications and lead the conference's social media.
Wiki Loves Monuments is an international photography contest where thousands of individuals submit freely-licenced photos of historical monuments and sites to the Wikimedia Commons. In 2016, I served as one of two chief organizers of the event's United States branch. Photo uploads were accepted through the month of September, while judging occured throughout October; winners were announced and prizes were distrubted starting in November. Through promoting the event, as well as extending the scope of the event from nationally-registered sites to also include state- and locally-designated sites, the event attracted over 1,700 participants who uploaded over 11,000 photos. Worldwide, the United States virtually tied in having the highest number of participants, and had the 6th-highest number of photo uploads.
Art+Feminism is a global event that brings together diverse communities to create and improve Wikipedia articles related to women in the arts. At Ohio State, Wikipedia Connection hosted a local edit-a-thon for Art+Feminism. The even concluded with 28 articles improved, and 6 more created.
In 2015, I joined OHI/O, the student organization behind Ohio's largest hackathon at Ohio State. I served as co-lead on OHI/O's web and branding teams, working to create the event's web presence, internal tools, and the hackathon's visual identity and brand.
Hosting my first edit-a-thon (and the first edit-a-thon at Ohio State), this event brought together students and faculty to edit articles on Wikipedia related to Columbus and Ohio State. In the end, 67 edits were made to 19 articles, 2 of which were newly created.