James Justin White III
  • Programming and building data pipelines
  • @Basecamp



EDUCATION


DePaul University, College of Computing and Digital Media
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology
Chicago, IL
March 2015

COMPUTER & SOFTWARE SKILLS


Experienced with:
Ruby, Java, Ruby on Rails, C#, ASP.NET, Python, HTML/CSS, Git, Amazon Web Services (EC2), SQL, Agile Development Methodologies (Scrum), Bootstrap, Software Project Management, WordPress, Drupal, Heroku Deployment
Familiar with:
Objective-C, C++, PHP, JavaScript, jQuery, MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite, Web API’s, Linux

EXPERIENCE


Basecamp
Programming Intern
  • Changing the way people find information at Basecamp with Dash, an internal dashboard application
  • Unifying various internal search tools within Dash into a single source of all the information people need
Chicago, IL
Summer 2016
Young Men’s Educational Network – YMEN
Project Manager & Lead Developer Database Web Application
  • Collaborated with others to create a private cloud system to store client records and data using Ruby on Rails
  • Organized and participated in meetings with the client and other stakeholders
  • Deployed the first Ruby on Rails web application on DePaul’s web servers
Chicago, IL
Winter - Spring 2014
Digital Youth Network and Indiana University
Lead Developer Circuit Simulator Web Application
  • Created a teen friendly web application working for both organizations in conjunction
  • Developed an interactive, online circuit simulator to teach pre-teen girls how to create e-textile circuits
Chicago, IL
Winter 2014
Vector Marketing
Senior Sales Advisor
  • Actively participated in daily intensive sales training conferences
  • Set weekly sales goals, met with customers, collected payments and managed sales records
  • Special recognition and letter of recommendation from Albert DiLeonardo, President of Vector East for outstanding sales; selling more than $11K in merchandise
Northbrook, IL
May - Aug 2009

ACTIVITIES & EXPERIENCES


DePaul University Silicon Valley Research Trip
  • Joined Professor Olayele Adelakun to research and study the Silicon Valley Information Technology Cluster and tech startup culture - Research Trip Class Page
  • Toured the headquarters of Facebook, Google, Yahoo!, eBay Now, Intel, Square Inc., Freewheel and Evernote
  • Met with executives, project managers and software engineers to gain a better perspective of the industry
Silicoln Valley, CA
Summer 2013
The Starter League (Formerly Code Academy)
  • Learning skills at a code boot camp including Ruby, Ruby on Rails, JavaScript, HTML, CSS, Git, and MySQL
  • Built business strength web applications, showcased them during ‘DemoDay’ to Chicago’s community
Chicago, IL
Summer 2012
National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS)
  • Enhanced leadership and communication skills while experiencing the outback of Australia
  • Elected Leader of the Independent Student Group Expedition, leading four of my peers through the Outback for five days without instructors, received special recognition and letter of recommendation
Broome, Australia
Winter - Spring 2011

INTERESTS


  • Certified Rescue Diver
  • Backpacking and Hiking Expeditions (especially in Yosemite National Park)
  • Photo Enthusiast