Benjamin Smith

Full stack developer

Work

Gigantic

Web Developer

11/2021 - present

Kobra

Co-Founder/Developer

09/2020 - present

Building a visual programming language for machine learning

  • Lead/work with a small team to develop a SaaS product using React, Node.js, TypeScript, GraphQL, PostgreSQL, and others
  • Design/architect/develop frontend and backend
  • Part of Replit Ventures incubator (cohort 0), >50k views, >500 users, #3 on Hacker News, piloting in high school classrooms
KeyPCB

Founder

04/2018 - present

  • Design computer keyboard PCBs on commission (using KiCad and PCBmodE) and run group buys for designs
  • Successfully designed, manufactured, and sold various kits
CodeDay

Teaching Assistant - CodeDay Labs

07/2021 - 08/2021

Assisted college/high school students with the development of their software projects through student-scheduled meetings

  • Walked students through troubleshooting steps
  • Worked with an incredibly wide variety of technologies
Kernel Labs

Engineering Intern

9/2019 - 6/2021

Assisted with R&D of hardware and software on a robotics project and on AutoLung, an open-source COVID ventilator for communities with low resources

  • Used Python, ML, and computer vision to develop product
  • Designed PCBs in KiCad
  • Developed firmware for microcontrollers in C++ (Arduino)
  • Designed electrical circuits and wrote supporting documentation
  • Researched and implemented alternative components and systems to improve cost-effectiveness and manufacturability
Bellevue School District

Programming Intern

11/2018 - 06/2019

Designed and developed a change management web app to assist IT personnel in debugging district-wide systems

  • Built UI with HTML/CSS/JS and Fomantic UI framework
  • Wrote backend with C#, ASP.NET, and a SQL Server database
  • Developed prototypes and received feedback from the department that shaped the final product

Projects

Awards

Best App

CodeDay

12/2020

Developed a text editor with Electron and React with multiple editing modes for different file types that it automatically switches between.

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06/2020

Designed (in PCBmodE), built, and wrote firmware for a PCB business card.

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Second Place

HackMHS

05/2020

Developed an API in C# that uses Machine Learning to detect phishing.

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