Devon BlandinI am a software engineer focusing on web and mobile application development. My academic and professional background includes work in computer science, design, and human-computer interaction.
Sep '07 — Nov '12
DePaul University :: Interactive Media
- html & css
:: software, services, systems
- ruby on rails
- git & github
- final cut pro
- amazon aws
Feb '09 — Present / DePaul University Computer Science Society :: ACM Chapter
In addition to contributing as an active member since 2009, I served as Marketing Director during the 2010 - ‘11 academic year.
:: other projects
After taking many object-oriented design and development courses during my studies at DePaul University, I feel well-prepared to jump into mobile application development. Starting with the iOS platform, I plan to release an iPhone application for the Radio DePaul radio station utilizing the web service I built for its back-end system.
I greatly benefit from many open-source projects available online today. I not only benefit from the utility of projects like Ruby on Rails, Git, Twitter Bootstrap but also from looking through the source code of other talented developers. I hope to contribute more actively to the open-source community in the future, possibly by converting the Radio DePaul system into an open-source management tool useful for any small radio station in the country.
October ‘12 — Present / dScout :: Software Engineer
Full-stack developer working with Ruby on Rails, Backbone.js, Redis, Memcached, PostgreSQL, and more for dScout, a web and mobile service that makes it incredibly easy to engage audiences in sharing real-world experiences, in the moment ideas and real-time feedback.
June ‘09 — Present / Radio DePaul :: Web Developer/Designer
May ‘09 — Sep ‘10 / Marbles: The Brain Store :: Sales Associate
In addition to my responsibilities on the sales floor, I was also responsible for regularly opening and closing the store, running day-end reports, counting and closing the point-of-sale system, processing new inventory, shipping in-store and online order, and updating the Marbles website.
Oct ‘08 — June ‘09 / DePaul University Office of Advancement :: Database Manager
Researched alumni for inclusion with the office’s Oracle database. Managed the database and generated reports using SQL queries.
May ‘12 — Sep ‘12 / Lola (My Fellow Americans):: Back-end Web Developer
Designed and engineered a Ruby on Rails back-end system to a support a politically-themed Facebook game
Jul ‘12 — Aug ‘12 / Jaimee Capili :: Web Developer
Collaborated with former classmate and local designer Molly Bramlet to create a Wordpress site for journalist Jaimee Capili
Jun ‘12 — Jul ‘12 / Investment Solutions Group :: Web Developer
Enginnered a custom Wordpress CMS system from designs provided by client David Pfeffer utilizing a 960 css grid layout
Nov ‘10 — Nov ‘11 / Marbles: The Brain Store :: Web Developer
Nov ‘09 / Blueprint Chicago :: Web Developer
Domain Registration, Hosting Setup, Wordpress Installation & Development
June ‘09 / Global Brand Summit — US-China Conference :: Web Developer & Designer
May ‘09 / Operation Moran! :: Web Developer
May ‘09 / County Wine Merchant :: Web Developer & Designer