Ryan Russell


Experience

Software Development Engineer Intern

  • Reduced load times for 300,000 files by a factor of 30 by leveraging separation of concerns between Envoy and AWS DynamoDB
  • Following a modular software pattern, we saved all documents to Envoy, allowing us to swap back-end storage services
  • Designed a white label front-end in Angular that allows the document system to be integrated into existing applications
  • Participated in daily stand ups on an Agile team working closely with the product owner to create, deliver, and approve stories
  • Deployed to non-production environments for QA approval and user testing prior to launching in production
June 2020 - September 2020

President

  • With a team of 38 student leaders, we organized 65+ events per year focused on helping students build their technical skillset and prepare for the software engineering industry
  • Trained 20+ new officers on how to plan successful events such as Mock Interviews, Technical Workshops, and Hackathons for up to 200 students at a time
  • Organized interview and technical events with engineers from companies such as Amazon, Microsoft, and Google to give students real world experiences to the life of a software engineer or project manager
  • Represented a diverse background of students through coordination with ACM-Women and other diverse organizations
January 2020 - June 2021

Web Developer Mentor

  • Live mentor sessions with students studying Web Development or Front-End Development
  • Use real-world examples to help students understand how to approach and solve technical challenges
  • Use GitHub to code review and track stories to help the student become more familiar with agile development
  • Provide guidelines and necessary resources for students to complete the projects and land a job as a web developer
February 2019 - Present

Co-owner & Front-End Web Developer

  • Created a platform for freelancers to advertise services based on location and gain new customers
  • Worked closely with the customer to create mockups and understand the customer’s requirements
  • Managed customer budget and cost of the project to ensure all budgets and deadlines were met
  • Designed beautiful user-focused front-ends based on mockups using HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, JavaScript, Node.JS
  • Implemented Google Campaigns and SEO for various types of websites
February 2018 - September 2019

Education

Bachelor of Science,

Computer Science and Software Engineering

University of Washington, Bothell Campus

GPA: 3.95 / 4.0

  • 3x Dean's List for academic excellence (2019 - 2020)
  • President, ACM at UWB
September 2019 - June 2021

College in High School,

Computer Science & Mathematics

Edmonds College

GPA: 3.7 / 4.0

  • 3x Certificate of Honor for academic excellence
  • President, Engineering Club
  • Vice-President, Computer Science Club
  • STEM Award for Exemplary Achievement and Leadership in Engineering
September 2017 - June 2019

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
  • Java = experience

  • HTML / CSS = experience

  • C++ / Python = experience

  • JavaScript / Angular / Node.JS / npm = experience

Technologies
  • Android / Flutter = experience

  • AWS / Google Cloud FireStore / Heroku = experience
    DynamoDB, S3, RDS, API Gateway, Lambda, and Machine Learning Service

  • Docker = experience

Software Engineering
  • Agile Development (Scrum)
  • Object-Oriented Design
  • Algorithms & Data Structures
  • Teamwork

Personal Projects

Not all projects are listed here, for more details check out my GitHub

Hackathon Project

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Rocket Risk Calculator

Using a web scraper written in Python, we scraped Wikipedia to collect 1,000+ data points on past rocket launches, then we fed them into AWS Machine Learning Service to generate a prediction model for future launches

Python, JavaScript, Bootstrap, AWS Machine Learning Service, AWS API Gateway, AWS Lambda

Rocket Image used under the Creative Commons License 4.0



Certifications & Awards

  • Android Developer Certificate (2019) - Edmonds College
  • Java Developer Certificate (2018) - Edmonds College
  • Digital Marketing Certificate (2018) - Google Digital Garage
  • 3x Dean's List for academic excellence (2019 - 2020) - The University of Washington, Bothell
  • Exemplary Achievement and Leadership in Engineering (2018) - Edmonds College
  • 3x Certificate of Honor for academic excellence (2017 - 2019) - Edmonds College
  • 1 st Place Best Presenter (2017) - Capilano University Enactus Startup Competition