Owen Adrian

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

I produce services and solutions utilizing a plethora of technologies, tools, and languages such as Ruby, Rails, React, and Java, with a focus on scalability and readability. My hobbies and work outside of work revolve around automation, software defined radios, machine learning, and coffee.


Experience

Software Solutions Consultant

Hammerhand Coffee

Providing Kansas City coffeeshops with mobile order and pay solutions. I work as the sole developer, and communicate directly with business owners in relaying technical requirements, training, and design, and build custom solutions in Ruby, MySQL, and Bootstrap, and have experimented with GPS and neural networks to better time order logistics.

Skills Acquired
  •   Project Formulation & Management
  •   Professional Presentation
  •   Product Testing & Training
  •   Ruby (on Rails & Sinatra)
  •   Non-Technical Communication
  •   Twilio
  •   Slack
  •   Stripe
Attachments
  • Landing page for Hammerhand.
  • Menus are editable by business admins.
  • Forms are dynamically generated.
March 2018 - Present

Research and Tech Support

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 screens and removing malware.

Skills Acquired
  •   Virtual Reality Applications
  •   Research Skills & Time Management
  •   Professional Communication
  •   Hardware Repair
January 2018 - April 2018

Software Developer

Packet Layer

Joined a team of interns in creating a CRM. Started as a front-end developer but was later promoted to project lead by the supervisor after demonstrating a high level of work efficiency and knowledge in full stack development.

Skills Acquired
  •   Network Architecture
  •   Python
  •   MySQL
  •   Project Management & Presentation
  •   Professional Communication
  •   iOS Development
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 developed a software solution for local businesses with classmates using Agile.

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, namely in social studies and computer science, and dual credit courses in chemistry. Graduated in 2018 with a 99.8% attendence rate and above average grades and scores in standardized testing.

Skills Acquired
  •   Natural Language Processing
  •   Neural Networks & Markov Chains
  •   Optical Character Recognition
  •   Artificial Intelligence
  •   Programming Fundamentals
  •   Making Circles on Paper
  •   Mitochondrial Function
August 2017 - May 2018

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
  •   Ruby (on Rails & Sinatra)
  •   .NET (C# & VB.NET)
  •   JavaScript (React & jQuery)
  •   Java
  •   Python
  •   HTML5
  •   CSS3
  •   Android
  •   Linux
  •   Git
  •   SQL + NoSQL
  •   Twilio
  •   Discord
  •   Slack
  •   Stripe
Workflow
  •   Specific Attention to Detail & Functionality
  •   Continuous Development, Testing & Debugging
  •   Use of Project Automation to Increase Productivity
  •   Communicate with Non-Technical Clients
  •   Agile Development, Routine Briefing & Scrum

Projects

Redstonate

Introducing radio engineering through games.

Minecraft mod written in Java using the (poorly documented) Forge API. Redstonate is intended to be an entertaining and educational introduction to radio engineering. Players 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
  •   APIs & Libraries
  •   Promoting STEM
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 at this point, taking over menial tasks that are generally human-facing such as ordering food and automating issue ticketing.

Skills Utilized
  •   Ruby
  •   Perceptrons & FNN
Attachments
  • Peri refusing conversation.
  • Peri commanding human.
  • Peri being deep in thought.
  • Peri questioning existence.
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#
  •   Knowledge of Autism Spectrum
  •   Perceptrons & FNN
Attachments
  • Starters vary between subjects and determiners.
  • If starters are subjects, a verb is presented.
  • Object selection follows verbs; adverbs weren't implemented.
  • Adjectives are selected AFTER objects.
  • Literacy optional; the AAC can translate emoji to English.
  • Early mock-up of the AAC designed in Windows Forms.
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 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.

Attachments
  • Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce 20 Under 20 Innovator Award
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.

Attachments
  • Liberty Area Chamber of Commerce 20 Under 20 Innovator Award
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