jake.hartz.io

Jake Hartz

jake.hartz.io

Recent Projects

GradeFast (Python, JavaScript; 2015-2017)
Python program with a web-based (React) UI for semi-automated grading of programming assignments
Note.Rocks (PHP, JavaScript; 2016)
Website that uses client-side, in-browser encryption to create secure, sharable notes
Present (C/C++, 2016)
C and C++ library for handling dates, times, and durations in a sane way
SerGIS Project (Node.js; 2015)
Platform for GIS-based games that focus on enhancing spatial thinking skills or disaster management training (group effort)

Tools

Conduit Calculator on Conduit.Site (2017)
Aides in electrical conduit/conductor size and derating calculations according to the 2011 National Electric Code
Repeating Decimal to Fraction Converter (2013)
Converts repeating decimals to their fraction equivalents
Open in Conversation (Thunderbird add-on, 2016)
Thunderbird add-on to make the default message list action "Open Message in Conversation"
Copy URL With Hash (Firefox add-on, 2014)
Firefox add-on that enables copying the URL of a page with a hash at the end that identifies the location of the corresponding section of the page

About Me

Programming Interests

JavaScript
I am a big fan of the React/Redux stack;
I think ECMAScript 6 makes JavaScript fun again;
I enjoy using Node.js
Java
I think that Java 8's stream pipelines make Java code less ugly (maybe even pretty);
I like tools like Dropwizard that can make Java programs powerful without Java's normal excessive complexity
Python
I like Python 3.5's type hints;
I'll take Flask over Django any day
Additional Experience
Other Fun Languages: C, C++, MIPS Assembly
Data Management: SQL (MySQL, SQLite), Hadoop, LevelDB/RocksDB
Revision Control Systems: Git, SVN, CVS
Linux/Unix: Experience with Unix-like operating systems, including Bash shell scripting
Emacs or Vim?
Vim. Also, spaces over tabs.
And, while we're at it, Arch Linux has been my favorite for at least the past 5 years, and you should support the EFF.

Education

Rochester Institute of Technology
Computer Science BS (August 2014 — May 2019)
Member of the RIT Honors Program

Work Experience

Software Engineering Co-op (HubSpot)
Jan. 2017 to Present
Student Lab Instructor (Department of Computer Science, RIT)
Jan. 2015 to Dec. 2016
Work with students in labs that are part of introductory computer science courses; Grade lab assignments and give feedback on improving programming skills
Software Engineering Co-op (Lutron Electronics Co.)
May to Aug. 2016
Worked on embedded software written in C++ and SQLite databases
Research Assistant (GCCIS, RIT)
Jan. to May 2015
Worked with a professor and several other students on the implementation of SerGIS, a web-based platform for GIS-based games

Contact Me

Email address: jake [AT] hartz [DOT] io


More Projects

Serverless Web Applications

Concept Map Visualizer (2016)
Simple web application to visualize relationships between concept graphs and geographic locations on a map
Crisis Visualization (2016)
Visualizes social media activity by or for refugees (group project)
Brick City (2015)
Bare-bones web-based project selector/visualizer, useful for interactive public displays
LBN Electronic Bulletin Board (2014)
Client-side web application to create dynamic and sleek information slideshows, perfect for showing on public TVs or displays
Virtual Running (2013)
Client-side web application that simulates running, for when you are feeling too lazy to go on an actual run

Archived Projects

MP4 Downloader (Firefox add-on, 2009-2013)
Firefox add-on that downloads videos from YouTube and other video sites, supporting advanced features such as automatic naming of files
MasterChess (Python desktop application, 2014)
Simple, cross-platform chess team management system, written in Python and using wxWidgets
HHLS (Node.js, 2013)
Server-client system written entirely in JavaScript (Node.js on the server, browser-based JS on the client) that controls lights, sounds, and other effects throughout a building. It was originally used to control effects in a haunted house.