Hello! I'm Landon. I use the pronouns they/them and he/him. I am currently a full stack developer at General Motors in Austin, Texas. I am actively looking for opportunities large and small to contribute to projects, promotions, or research endeavors that make the world a better more beautiful place.
I currently work on a large scale web application, written mostly in Java, that is used by data engineers and performs back end data transformation and over-the-air delivery to embedded systems. I have driven initiatives such as a UI overhaul based on engineer workflows and a move from manual library and package management and deployment to an integrated and automated CI/CD pipeline. I have previous experience with iOS mobile development and am exploring Python, Rust, and working through the code-first NLP course offered by fast.ai. I am interested in ethics around machine learning and the field of educational technology. I was previously an elementary educator. I have side interests in digital and generative art, crafting, and classic video game emulators.
Summer 2013 I had the opportunity to intern with Amazon in Seattle, WA, a city I loved. I worked on the Amazon Instant Video team as an intern Software Development Engineer in Test. My specific project was to use ML grouping algorithm to evaluate third party testing tools used in the video encoding pipeline.
LitRagger was a project I co-founded with Adam Lefton, the then Managing Editor of Purdue's literary journal, after we realized the struggle most small-press literary magazines had at the time getting their content mobile in a eye pleasing format. The Guardian picked LitRagger as one of the best new iOS applications the week of our launch. As HTML5 adoption grew and these challenges became less of a barrier to publishers, the project was transitioned to a provider of literary web content and second publishings.
My job as a Student Web and Mobile App Developer for Purdue Studio allowed me to work with a team of talented developers and designers with an attention to detail. I was lucky to learn some of my first lessons in software and database design patterns, version control principles, and agile project management from this team. I used accessable design parterns to meet ADA complience for screen readers on university applications. I had the opportunity to perform a total rewrite of the Purdue Directory including custom search.