RYAN PIERCE

Engineer, Coder, Futurist

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PROJECTS




QuickShake

Mobile App Development

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I programmed QuickShake to solve a persistent problem with meeting new people. Whether it be a new friend, classmate, or co-worker, its helpful to connect with that person's social media and share contact information. With Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, email... fully connecting often becomes an overwhelming task. If only there was an instant and organized way to connect with new people. Now imagine if in a matter of seconds, you could share all of this information with an app. With QuickShake you can. Just setup a profile and no matter where you are you can share exactly what you want. If you meet new classmates, share everything. If you're at a career fair or networking event, only share your LinkedIn and email address. Instantly connect the way you want with QuickShake. It's free, so check it out on the Google Play Store and the App Store.


    Skills Used:
    Java     Android SDK
    Swift            iOS SDK
    Xcode    Android Studio
    Linux             Firebase



Adaptive and Responsive Robotics


I'm currently building an embedded system for the gyroscopic stabilization of dynamic vehicles. Using off the shelf hardware, the device can interface with a variety of applications that run on either arduino or ARM microprocessors. The goal is to develop a personal robot that interacts using applications built for the android market and fitted for an ergonomic user experience.



    Skills Used:
    Embedded Systems
    Circuitry/RF
    Linux
    Arduino
    Java (Microprocessor/Microcontroller)
    I2C
    Accelerometer (digital signal processing)
    C++
    Rest API
    Basic Machining



Biometric Applications



Patient safety and medical fraud are rapidly becoming an increasing problem. While biometric solutions for identity verification exist for adults, pediatric identification has not yet been addressed due to the difficulties that come with obtaining biometric information from children. From 2013 to 2015, I worked on a project to develop mobile applications that help doctors, nurses, EMT’s and other healthcare personnel accurately identify pediatric patients.



    Skills Used:
    Embedded Systems
    Linux
    Android
    Java
    Rest API



Web Based Nutrition
and Fitness Tools

Due to my interests in nutrition, I developed a website that integrates numerical methods and algorithms I designed to model the human metabolism. This website allows a user to predict his/her muscle building behavior thus enabling the user to optimize his/her diet for maximum muscle gains and minimal body fat gains. Another module of the website uses a modified Gauss-Jordon matrix solver to help a user design an optimal diet with foods selected by the user.


    Skills Used:
    HTML/CSS/JavaScript
    PHP5
    MySQL
    Linux
    Rest API





RESUME



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ABOUT ME




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I’m an engineer at heart with an unrelenting passion for space technologies. Like any engineer, I grew up with the need to take apart all of my toys so I could invent new toys that were cooler and crazier. Exposing the inner circuit boards and reverse-engineering the technology to try and manipulate the underlying behavior was what gave me goosebumps.

As I got older and my need to build become stronger and harder to tame, I faced a problem with traditional engineering. Parts were expensive, they broke, it took a month to ship new ones, all to get more defective parts. My productivity felt strained as my patience become razor thin. Around the age of 10 I began dabbling in web development and at 15 object-oriented programming. As voodoo as software can sometimes feel, It brought me closer to satiating my need to just build awesome stuff. My productivity to learn and build soared due to how quickly one can iterate software design. No shipping, low costs, and if something breaks just reinstall it. My initial interest in hardware gradually shifted to software throughout my teenage years. In college, as the idea of buying, shipping, and storing hardware went from difficult to nearly impossible, software become less of an interest and more of a dedication.

The mobile app wave began to crest during my early college years. After catching that wave, I realized I had something that I could focus on in regards to perfecting a skill. Throughout my teenage years, I had little to show because my inventions and applications were all silly hacks rather than polished products. It was painful not being able to show off my passion to build, so I decided enough was enough. I spent over a year developing a polished product to solve a persistent problem that everyone my age faces, taming social media. I’m excited to say I’m launching QuickShake, a full-blown mobile app that I built natively for android and iOS.

When I’m not in classes or programming, you can find me traveling the country with internships and hackathons. For about two years, I worked as an Aerospace Engineer for ATA Engineering in sunny San Diego and dazzling Denver. At ATA, I had the rare opportunity to consult on structures and mechanical designs for the top aerospace companies and organizations. Later, I decided to put on my software engineering hat and work with Capital One in Richmond designing API’s for their financial applications.

I am incredibly fascinated with all realms of science and technology, but my true passion lies in space. My ultimate goal is to build space technologies that facilitate the same standard of living on celestial bodies as earth by addressing the challenges specific to living in space. My dreams to build devices drive me to take advantage of any opportunity to just build. I am a huge fan of hackathons as their freedom allows contestants to stretch their coding abilities while introducing great creations to the tech community. Currently, I’m an Aerospace Engineering major at Georgia Tech in Atlanta finishing up my senior year.

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