Owen Adrian

Kansas City, MO · (816) 944-0745 · akrivus@gmail.com

Independent full stack developer and solutions consultant based out of Kansas City. I work remotely, develop applications in Ruby, React, C++ and Java, and develop with IoT on a regular basis. Hobbies revolve around automation, software defined radios, machine learning, and coffee.


Experience

Chief Technology Officer

The KC Coffee Collective

Researching and improving existing and generating new solutions in order to assist in capturing a greater number of customers, making work efficient by means of automation, doing website work and maintenance, and delivering technical briefing and needs to non-technical teammates.

See The KC Coffee Collective's website here.
December 2018 - Present

Independent Solutions Consultant

Appy Days Dev

Providing local businesses with a variety of software solutions ranging from online mobile order & pay systems, sales prediction algorithms that use meteorological data, traffic, and social media trends, and low-rate webmaster work.

See a client's work here.
March 2018 - Present

Minecraft Mod Developer

Akrivus

Developed Minecraft mods for recreation and ended up producing several popular mods. Two such mods are KAGIC, a mod inspired by the television series, Steven Universe, which has collected about 400,000 downloads worldwide, and Mob Mash, my largest mod featuring 16 new, unique enemies, with roughly 2,000,000 downloads across the internet.

See my Minecraft mods in detail here.
June 2017 - Present

Research and Tech Support Intern

DSC Army Tech

Researched and wrote concise technical briefings on upcoming VR technologies, programmed VR demonstrations and experimented with VR in Unity, assisted leads in writing captive portals for clients, and diagnosed and fixed issues in computers and televisions, including replacing lights and removing malware.

January 2018 - April 2018

Project Member Intern

Packet Layer

Joined a team of interns in creating a CRM. Joined the team as a front-end developer but was later promoted to project lead by the supervisor in order to get the project finished before the semester ended.

September 2017 - December 2017

Honors & Awards

2019 Liberty Chamber of Commerce 20 Under 20 Innovator Award

Liberty Chamber of Commerce

The Liberty Chamber of Commerce recognizes 20 individuals under the age of 20 that have made a positive impact in the Liberty area through exceptional entrepreneurship, leadership, innovation or creative vision.

February 2019

2018 Liberty Chamber of Commerce 20 Under 20 Innovator Award

Liberty Chamber of Commerce

The Liberty Chamber of Commerce recognizes 20 individuals under the age of 20 that have made a positive impact in the Liberty area through exceptional entrepreneurship, leadership, innovation or creative vision.

February 2018

Third Place Winner at St. Louis Hackathon

St. Louis CAPS

The St. Louis CAPS Hackathon challenges teams of up to five students from around the state to plan a futuristic classroom designed to help engage students and promote education.

October 2017

Silver Medal in Latin

National Latin Exam

The philosophy of the National Latin Exam is predicated on providing every Latin student the opportunity to experience a sense of personal accomplishment and success in his or her study of the Latin language and culture. Silver medals and a maxima cum laude certificate is issued to the second-place winners of the exams.

May 2014

Education

Northland Career and Professional Studies

Technical Solutions

Learned professional presentation skills and demonstrated teamwork skills in developing a software solution with Agile and Waterfall methodologies.

August 2017 - May 2018

Liberty North High School

Robotics, Tech/Student Assocation

Attended advanced placement classes and dual credit courses.

August 2014 - May 2018

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
Workflow
  • User-First, Responsive Design
  • Continuous Testing & Debugging
  • Cross Functional Teams
  • Agile Development & Scrum

Interests

Within computer programming, I enjoy coding simple puzzle games, creating task-oriented automation systems that help me throughout my day, and Minecraft mods that use goal-specific artificial intelligence to overcome in-game obstacles. I have even developed a chatbot that helps with more human-oriented tasks such as ordering takeout, responding to calls, and answering questions and emails for me.

Outside of technology, I listen to a wide variety of music, ranging from alternative, to rock, to rap, and watch several online video series and televisions shows. I enjoy learning about the world around me and understanding other languages and culture. I can speak Chinese, Persian Farsi, and can read Russian. I also design aquaponics systems, grow produce in my backyard, and plant "microgardens" inside of water bottles.


Projects

Notivibe

Automated mass texting service.

Notivibe is a future startup that involves scannable codes and keywords that subscribe people to receive one or more notifications. The purpose of the notifications can range from being used to alert customers to a reservation being ready, a shipment being received, a bus, train, or taxi arriving, or mass communication for churches, clubs, and schools.

Currently under prototyping, the plan is to release the service in the spring to Liberty, MO as a texting only service and then creating an app to limit cost in our grand opening in either Overland Park or Kansas City.

February 2019 - Present

KAGIC

Minecraft mod with 300,000 downloads worldwide.

KAGIC started development in July 2017. It added lore and characters from the show Steven Universe and expanded on an in-show technology. As of February 2019, I lead a team of 6 to create a rewrite of KAGIC that changes the mod to have a more fulfilling gameplay experience in survival mode.

See KAGIC here.
July 2017 - Present

Mob Mash

Minecraft mod with 900,000 downloads worldwide.

Mob Mash is an example of goal-focused AI in Minecraft. Each mob in Mob Mash has a task to fulfill, which can range from killing the player to imitating whatever is around it. Due to the complex yet simplistic nature of the mod and the challenges that it provides, Mob Mash earned a large following, especially in Russia, and is my largest mod to date.

See Mob Mash here.
August 2017 - Present

RESTfulCraft

Turn Minecraft into an IoT device.

RESTfulCraft creates a RESTful server in Minecraft that allows external devices and programs like cURL to interact with individual blocks and devices in Minecraft. The eventual goal is simplifying the system enough that smart home programs can interact with redstone devices and neural networks can be used to increase the avenues of in-game automation without installing actual mods into the game.

See RESTfulCraft here.
December 2018 - Present

Little Peri

An AI that knows how to talk.

Little Peri is my longest running project to date. She was originally conceived to help moderate chats on Wikia by automatically detecting and targetting harassment, before being moved to Twitter due to privacy concerns. Here, Little Peri fluorished and figured out how to start flame wars before being deactivated by Twitter itself.

Now, Little Peri is used to engage in humorous conversation and engage in tasks that necessitate an understanding of English such as replying to emails, answering questions, and sending phone call orders for food.

See Little Peri here.
January 2016 - Present

Presto

Voice manipulated macros.

Presto is an attempt at allowing users to automate tasks by using verbal commands. Presto will be able to understand spoken commands and turn them into scripts, and read elements on the screen and use the keyboard and mouse to manipulate the computer to the customer's liking.

January 2016 - Present

Lith

Machine learning in Minecraft.

Originally called Revolution, Lith is a mod that adds tribes of humans into Minecraft that communicate with one another and coordinate themselves in a manner allowing them to expand and take advantage of the world around them. Machine learning is reward-based, in which the mobs must reserve energy and avoid being injured.

See Lith here.
August 2018 - November 2018

PigeonAAC

Touch to type system for non-verbal individuals.

PigeonAAC is an augmentative alternative communication device that allows non-verbal individuals to communicate with Peri using a custom language. Peri then translates this language to English and speaks. The program works and is feature complete.

See PigeonAAC here.
June 2018 - August 2018

Word Wrap

Language learning guessing game.

Word Wrap is a language trivia game in which a word and four alternative translations are provided. Players are given the pronunciation of the word and must guess what the word means. It received some regular use in early 2018, however was taken down after a player figured out how to corrupt the database via SQL injection.

See Word Wrap here.
September 2017 - September 2018