Owen Adrian

Kansas City, MO ยท akrivus@gmail.com

Autodidact full stack engineer circa 2009. I specialize in developing web applications, API, middlewares, and designing customer-facing user interfaces and am passionate in data science, machine learning, and educating technical concepts to others through entertainment.

  •   Full Stack Ruby & JavaScript
  •   Effective Communicator
  •   Self-Driven & Adaptive

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
  •   Ruby — since 2014
  •   Python — since 2013
  •   Java — since 2011
  •   .NET — since 2010
  •   React — since 2018
  •   JavaScript — since 2014
  •   CSS — since 2012
  •   HTML — since 2012
  •   MongoDB — since 2018
  •   MySQL — since 2016
  •   Git — since 2015
  •   Linux — since 2014
Workflow
  •   Specific attention to detail & functionality.
  •   Use of task automation tools like Trello and Slack.
  •   Continuous integration & testing with tools like Travis.
  •   Lean, agile development, kanban, & scrum.

Experience

Software Engineer

Order Coffee Online

Produced a three-sided application in Ruby using Sinatra and Rack, enabling customers to place drink orders online and receive live updates about the status of the order and when to pick-up in-store via SMS.

Responsibilities
  •   Produced and maintained a web application using Ruby with Sinatra that interacted with MongoDB and third party services such as Twilio and Stripe.
  •   Designed a responsive, customer-facing front-end using Bootstrap.
  •   Facilitated task management with one other developer and exchanged project requirements and status with up to three clients.
Attachments
  • Menus are editable by administrators and sorted by a neural network.
  • Order forms are dynamically generated and remove options based on inventory.
  • Stripe Connect is used for the payment with a 5% application fee.
  • To ensure maximum user satisfaction, we give live updates of their order.
  • We provide on-demand statistics to our clients.
  • Long polling used for tablet to allow low latency order retrieval.
March 2018 - Present

Software Consultant

Hammerhand Coffee

Produced a digital display unit for a local coffee shop using a Raspberry Pi 4 and custom frame buffer interface with a secured user-friendly web portal for easy access and configuration.

Responsibilities
  •   Engineered a custom frame buffer interface that displayed images via a data pipeline in Linux.
  •   Produced a web portal using Ruby with Sinatra allowing authorized users to upload images for display through the aforementioned data pipeline.
  •   Exchanged project requirements and status with clients.
Attachments
  • Dashboard is accessible on a local domain via Bonjour.
  • To ensure maximum security, dashboard requires a login.
  • The Raspberry Pi 4 display unit behind the televisions.
  • The televisions as seen from the customer's perspective.
September 2017 - December 2019

Research Intern

DSC Army Tech

Four month internship at a local virtual reality arcade in North Kansas City as part of a high school professional development program.

Responsibilities
  •   Researched and wrote concise technical briefings on upcoming VR technologies.
  •   Programmed VR demonstrations and experiments in C#.
January 2018 - April 2018

Software Developer Intern

Packet Layer

Four month internship at a local ISP in Kansas City, KS with two teams of 5 interns as part of a high school professional development program.

Responsibilities
  •   Lead and managed two cross-functional front-end iOS and back-end teams.
  • Designed the product's login, search and authentication in PHP and HTML.
  •   Performed penetration tests on the product to expose potential vulnerabilities.
September 2017 - December 2017

Education

Northland Career and Professional Studies

Technical Solutions

Learned professional presentation skills, computer science fundamentals, database creation and maintenance, content management systems such as Drupal and Wordpress, and lean development producing software solutions for local businesses.

Skills Acquired
  •   Algorithmic Efficiency
  •   Binary Code & Data Structures
  •   Hardware Abstraction
  •   Professional Communication
  •   Project Management & Presentation
August 2017 - May 2018

Liberty North High School

Robotics, Tech/Student Assocation

Attended advanced placement classes in social studies and computer science, and dual credit courses in chemistry. Graduated with a 99.8% attendence rate.

Skills Acquired
  •   Programming Fundamentals
  •   Advanced Chemistry
  •   Making Circles on Paper
  •   Mitochondrial Function
August 2017 - May 2018

Projects

Redstonate

Introducing radio engineering through Minecraft.

Redstonate is an educational Minecraft mod that encourages players to learn the science of radio waves, electromagnetic fields, filters, signal processing, and how they fit in an extremely wide variety of practical use scenarios.

Skills Utilized
  •   Java
  •   Applied Mathematics
August 2019 - Present

Little Peri

An AI that knows how to talk.

Originally designed to help moderate chats on Discord and Fandom using a feedforward neural network and markov chain for context response generation. Little Peri is mostly used for sub-automation, taking over menial tasks that are generally human-facing such as ordering food and automating issue ticketing.

Skills Utilized
  •   Ruby
  •   Neural Networks
January 2016 - December 2018

PigeonAAC

Touch to type system for non-verbal individuals.

An augmentative alternative communication (AAC) device that allows non-verbal individuals to communicate by pressing buttons. These buttons allow users to write in a custom language that is fed to a neural network to be translated into English and spoken via TTS.

Skills Utilized
  •   Ruby
  •   C#
  •   Autism Spectrum
  •   Neural Networks
Attachments
  • If starters are subjects, a verb is presented.
  • Object selection follows verbs; adverbs weren't implemented.
  • Adjectives are selected AFTER objects.
June 2018 - August 2018

Lars of the Stars

Fangame written in C#.

Lars of the Stars is a fangame based on the show Steven Universe written in C#. The game derives elements of Galaga and Space Invaders in that there are a variety of opponents with their own unique power ups and attack formations.

Skills Utilized
  •   C#
  •   OpenGL
August 2018 - September 2018

Awards

2019 Liberty Chamber of Commerce 20Under20

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 20Under20

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 11 teams of up to 5 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