Owen Adrian

Liberty, MO (Mesa, AZ in 2020) ยท akrivus@gmail.com

Autodidact software engineer since 2009. I develop RESTful web services in Ruby and JavaScript, design mobile apps and websites in React, and manage databases in MySQL and MongoDB. Outside of work I am a pen-tester, radio hobbyist and passionate learner with a desire to spread my knowledge through games.

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

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
  •   Ruby — since 2014
  •   JavaScript — since 2012
  •   Java — since 2011
  •   C# — since 2009
  •   React — since 2018
  •   Node — since 2018
  •   HTML5 — since 2010
  •   CSS3 — since 2010
  •   MongoDB — since 2018
  •   MySQL — since 2016
  •   Linux — since 2016
  •   Git — since 2015
Workflow
  •   Specific Attention to Detail & Functionality
  •   Continuous Development, Testing & Debugging
  •   Use of Project Automation to Increase Productivity
  •   Agile Development, Routine Briefing & Scrum

Experience

Software Engineer

Order Coffee Online

Web service designed for local shops in the Kansas City area and beyond that provided a source for customers to place drink orders online and pick-up in-store.

Responsibilities
  •   Produced a RESTful API with Ruby, Sinatra, and stored data using MongoDB.
  •   Interacted with third party services such as Twilio, and Stripe.
  •   Designed responsive, customer-facing front-ends using Bootstrap.
  •   Exchanged project requirements and parameters with non-technical clients.
  •   Used neural networks to optimize UX by predicting user action.
Attachments
  • Landing page for Hammerhand Coffee.
  • Menus are editable by administrators.
  • Forms are dynamically generated.
March 2018 - Present

Research and Tech Support Intern

DSC Army Tech

Four month internship at a local VR and tech repair business 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 experimented with VR in Unity.
  •   Assisted leads in developing captive portals for clients in PHP.
  •   Replaced screens on televisions and removed malware from computers.
January 2018 - April 2018

Software Developer Intern

Packet Layer

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

Responsibilities
  •   Assisted a team of PHP and iOS developers in producing a CRM.
  • Developed the product's login, search and authentication in PHP and HTML.
  •   Performed pen-tests on 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, and worked in Agile teams with fellow studuents 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