The primary responsibilities for the role are activity developing the AIVA machine learning application architecture and processing capabilities. Several major contributions...more include constructing the microservice architecture's data layer, restructuring internal processing to decrease latency by 85%, and to increase overall API endpoint security. Additionally, the role provided an opportunity to lead internal teach-ins on new technologies and design approaches to peers and management.
John is a Software Engineer and Data Scientist at HeavyWater working with big data and machine learning. Additionally, he is an open source maker and contributor responsible for co-creating the Heupr platform as well as a variety of other smaller projects.
I've been involved in a startup side project in facilities ranging from lead prospecting to data management. In my role at HeavyWater I've been a core architect and full stack developer responsible for building our data layer, initial machine learning services, and security components.
I have been a fan of Rooster Teeth (http://roosterteeth.com/) and its founders, specifically Burnie Burns, both in terms of content and the way they built their media production company and fan base. They're a really cool group of people!
What's the best way for people to get in touch with you?
Email! I'll typically respond quickest there but you can also shoot me a DM on Twitter if that's more your style.
What's your super power?
I'm not much of a super hero fan but if I had the option I would absolutely be a Force-sensitive individual and I would definitely be a Sith Lord - I'm all about those red lightsabers. ; )
What was the most impactful class you took in school?
Definitely advanced Latin. My professor was an absolute character/brilliant linguist who taught us in unique ways like having us lead our peer students in the class on different aspects of the language. It gave me a whole new perspective on learning!