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I'm Jacob Chvatal: a developer, photographer, and thinker.


BIOGRAPHY

Passionate about Computer Science, Mathematics, and creative pursuits of all kinds.

I'm an inquisitive college student currently attending Northeastern University's Honors College in Boston, Massachusetts to attain a degree in Computer Science.

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, I discovered problem solving through FIRST Lego League and First Tech Challenge - then discovered multithreading, graph theory and Linux, participating in local internships and research experiences before pursuing higher education on the east coast.

When I'm not re-ricing a linux distribution or hacking something together with Raspberry Pis, you can find me photographing friends or sharing the music I enjoy.


Skills

I've experimented with many technologies throughout my journey as a developer - and a few of the technologies and practices I've picked up have stuck with me.
  • C++: Pthreads, OpenMP, Embedded Design
  • Python: Anaconda, Pandas, SciPy, NumPy, Multiprocessing, Jupyter Notebook
  • C#: Windows Forms, Steam VR, Kinect SDK
  • Java
  • JavaScript: React, Redux, Angular, Node.js, Three.js
  • Atlassian: Confluence, Jira, Stash, Bamboo
  • Linux: Ubuntu, Arch, i3, Zsh, Vim, ROS
  • Web Design & Development
  • Big Data Analytics
  • Leadership and Mentorship
  • Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom & Premiere Pro
  • Analog Camera Photography and Repair
  • Agile/Scrum Methodology

Experiences

Urban Informatics Lab

I'm currently performing data analytics for Northeastern's Urban Informatics Laboratory at Northeastern University under professor Ryan Qi Wang - analyzing the mobility of individuals and businesses over time, especially as impacted by natural disasters and social class circumstances. I've analyzed Google Places data for all major US cities, consolidating information and grouping places by relative location, even without clearly distinguishing factors.

CDK Global: Web Development Intern

At CDK Global, I lead the development of an internally facing React & Redux application to analyze credit inquiry frequency statistics from customers (Car Dealerships). Utilizing Agile/Scrum techniques through Atlassian's Jira, Confluence and Stash, as well as a React/SpringBoot/PostGreSQL stack, we successfully deployed builds through Bamboo to meet the credit reporting team's needs.

Portland State University: High School Apprenticeship Program

At Portland State, I partnered with other high school students, as well as graduate students and professors, to develop knowledge of linear algebra concepts, then apply them to develop graph algorithms used to process large datasets.


Feel free to contact me at jacob@chvatal.com.