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About


Jonathan Arnett

I am a Computer Science and Engineering major at The Ohio State University. I am a self-directed learner, and the vast majority of my learning occurs outside the classroom. Evidence of this can be seen in the Projects section. Most of my work is with Ruby on Rails, but I like to try whatever new technology catches my attention. If you'd like to see some of my work, I recommend checking out my GitHub page.

Experience


Web Developer at Park Bench Digital

(October 2013 - October 2014)

At this position, I worked with Ruby on Rails to develop web applications for clients. I worked with a team using Git version control, deploying code to Heroku, and researched and utilized a variety of Ruby Gems.

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Software Development Coop at CoverMyMeds

(May 2015 - December 2015)

At CoverMyMeds, I mostly work on internal-facing security and infrastructure projects. In order to meet the strict security requirements necessary for a healthcare-focussed company, I recently wrote a Ruby gem that allowed all secrets (such as Rails' secret_key_base and partner API keys) to be removed from the repository, and be managed by our server infrastructure.

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Qualifications


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Education (GPA: 3.193)

I am pursuing a degree in Computer Science and Engineering at the Ohio State University. My coursework includes Foundations of Computer Science, Software Development practices, and Systems, as well as physics, calculus, and engineering classes.

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Technical

While I mainly work with Ruby on Rails, I also have extensive knowledge of Ruby (naturally), Javascript (including jQuery), CSS (including SASS), and HTML (including HAML and SLIM). Additionally, I am proficient with PHP and Java. I have some experience with Rust, C/C++, Python, MATLAB, and R.

Activities


Involvement

I am the president of the Collegiate Web Developers Group (CWDG), and an active member of the OSU Open Source Club (OSU OSC), Columbus Ruby Brigade, and the Columbus Rust Society. I gave a talk at a session of Columbus Ruby Brigade, which can be viewed on YouTube. Additionally, I volunteer at OSU events in order to support CWDG and OSU OSC.

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Projects

Despite my professional work being mostly web-development focussed, my hobbies lean much more towards embedded systems. I have several personal projects, the most notable of which are the Pigeon Autonomous Quadcopter Project, which is under slow but active development with code hosted on GitHub, and Karen Power Control (formerly Karen, the Automated Coffee Maker), the code for which can be found on the project's GitHub page. Lastly, in conjunction with the Pigeon Project, I have contributed to the i2cdevlib project by writing the Arduino library for the L3G4200D gyroscope.

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