Zachary M. Taylor

(206) 450-6307 · ZacharyMTaylor3@gmail.com

Full-stack software engineer who recently graduated cum laude from Gonzaga University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering.
Completed an internship in the aerospace industry working on unmanned aerial systems.

Projects

Motus.life

  • Allows the user to track their emotions through facial photos, suggests music based on emotions.
  • Built on Python’s Django framework with PostgreSQL, deployed through AWS.
  • My contributions included implementing data models and views for four of five django apps, integrating bootstrap frontend, and data visualization with chart.js.
Deployment: motus.life

Zephyr Stock Analysis

  • Maintains user’s stock portfolio and allows user to perform machine learning/data analysis on a stock.
  • Built on Python’s Pyramid framework with numpy, pandas, sklearn, bokeh, TensorFlow, PostgreSQL etc.
  • My contributions included implementing machine learning, data analysis, and data visualization.
Deployment: Zephyr

Permit Mapper

  • A web app that displays a map of recent building permits that have been approved in the city of Seattle.
  • Built with an Express server, PageJS routing, city of Seattle open data API, and google maps API.
  • My contributions to the project include building the server, AJAX call, routing, and integrating APIs.
Deployment: Permit Mapper

Algorithm Teacher

  • A website that provides walkthroughs for seven basic algorithms Including bubblesort, mergesort, quicksort, insertion sort, binary search, linear search, and fisher yates.
  • It is built with JavaScript, HTML, and CSS.
  • My contribution to this project includes building five of the seven algorithm walkthroughs.
Deployment: Algorithm Teacher

Experience

Full Stack Software Engineer

GoodTime.io
  • Startup Life
June 2018 - Current

Software Development Engineering Intern

Horizon Inc.
  • Maintained and updated a Ruby on Rails web application
  • Built the main landing page with mobile and desktop views (http://www.horizonapp.co/)
  • Worked closely with a designer to convert mockups into live web pages
February 2018 - May 2018

Aeronautical Engineering Intern

Hood Tech Corp. Vision Inc.
  • Designed eight mil spec parts of critical importance for unmanned aerial systems
  • Designed test mounts and structures in SolidWorks, and cable drawings in Eagle PCB
  • Participated in R&D of UAS prototypes
May 2016 - August 2016

Lab Teacher Assistant

Gonzaga University Physics Department
  • Assisted physics students through setup, teardown, adjustment, and calibration of labs
  • Assisted students in data analysis of experiments
  • Graded lab reports and assisted students wherever possible
September 2015 - May 2016

Education

Code Fellows

Code 401
Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack Python
July 2017 - December 2017

Gonzaga University

Bachelors of Science
Mechanical Engineering

GPA: 3.63

August 2013 - May 2017

Skills

Programming Languages
  • Python
  • Javascript
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Ruby
  • SQL
Frameworks
  • Django
  • React
  • Pyramid
  • Keras
  • Pandas
  • NumPy
  • Pytest
  • Node
  • JQuery
  • ChartJS
  • Bootstrap
  • TenserFlow
Tools
  • Git
  • Unix
  • AWS
  • Heroku
  • J. Notebook

Open Source

Axelrod

  • An open source research tool/Python library for the game theory exercise the Prisoner's Dilemma.
  • Pit different algorithmic strategies against each other to observe game theory dynamics.
  • My contributions include a strategy that combines the Tit for Tat strategy and the random strategy.
Codebase: Axelrod

Awards & Certifications

  • Codefellows - Advanced Software Development in Full-Stack Python
  • EIT - Mechanical Engineering
  • SolidWorks - Associate Certification