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Andrew McOlash

Software Engineer
Education
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
at UW Madison
September 2011 - May 2015
  • Favorite Class: Computer Graphics
  • Computer Engineering Project: Built an Android Spotify app for gatherings with a Reddit-like voting system for choosing upcoming songs
Projects
November 2017 - January 2018
  • Leverage multiple event apis including Facebook, EventBrite and Meetup to aggregate information about upcoming local events
  • Implemented using Ionic (Angluar) and Firebase to provide real time updates to new events
April 2016 - June 2017
  • Mobile web app that allows for users to search image sites, save he share their favorite GIFs
  • Devloped with the Ionic Framework and Firebase, and the APIs from Giphy, GifMe and Riffsy
Technical Skills
Sotware Development

Java, Python, C, C++, Bash Scripting

Web Development

HTML, CSS, SASS/LESS, Javascript, AngularJS, Ionic Framework, Twitter Bootstrap, Jekyll, NodeJS, EmberJS

Employment
PerBlue Software Engineer II
June 2015 - Present
  • Collaborate with a small team to develop software infrastructure for the mobile games "Disney Heroes: Battle Mode", "Portal Quest" and "DragonSoul"
  • Implement new content, combat logic, mechanics, asset management system and rendering pipline
  • Create tooling for both the art and quality assurance teams to improve their workflows
  • Refactor large sections of the codebase to make development of new characters and mechanics easier and faster
November 2014 - May 2015
  • Developed a public health statistics web portal from scratch
  • Used web frameworks including Handlebars and HighCharts to deliver fast, reusable and mobile responsive pages
  • Provided quick iterations of the website to tailor specifically to feature requests
Liberty Mutual Web Development Internship
May 2014 - August 2014
  • Developed mobile responsive internal web applications
  • Utilized web technologies including EmberJS, Angular, NodeJS and Grunt
  • Closely worked with MVC patterns and architeched internal APIs
Volunteering
Literacy Network Math Tutoring
August 2017 - Present
  • Provide 1 on 1 tutoring sessions for GED students in the subjects of algebra, geometry and statistics
  • Personalize individual learning plans for each student
  • Utilize different teaching techniques based on student needs
Kids Get IT Teaching Assistant
May 2016 - November 2016
  • Instruct and mentor children to teach them about technology
  • Assist children in making music with SonicPi - an open souce live coding music synthesizer
  • Help kids learn and write real code with the service Bitsbox