01 skills

MY (APPROXIMATE) KNOWLEDGE LEVEL IN SOFTWARE

++C/C

85%

PYTHON

70%

SCALA

95%

JAVA

85%

BASH

80%

PHOTOSHOP

85%

HTML & CSS

60%

JAVASCRIPT

60%

...and more

I'M

Shawn Polson.

SOFTWARE ENGINEER / WEB
DEVELOPER

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I’m a full-stack developer based in Boulder, Colorado. I’ve been writing code since 2009 and I did my graduate studies in Computer Science at CU Boulder. Employed at the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP), my specialties are in backend functional and object-oriented programming. But I have an affinity for web development and making things look pretty.

02 PORTFOLIO

03 Experience

2017–Present

LABORATORY FOR ATMOSPHERIC AND SPACE PHYSICS (LASP)

Professional Research Assistant

I work on the Web Team at LASP, primarily maintaining and developing the LaTiS data model and the LISIRD website. Follow the links in this description for more information.

2017–2018

M.A.R.S.

Architecture/Deployment Lead
The Martian Autonomous Routing System (M.A.R.S.) was my Senior Capstone project at CU. I was part of a six-student team creating a program that would help a hypothetical future rover to autonomously maneuver the Martian surface. We were sponsored by NASA's JPL. It mostly involved parsing GeoTIFF elevation maps to find paths.

2016–2018

SECULAR STUDENTS AND SKEPTICS SOCIETY

President
SSaSS is the secular club at CU Boulder. They hold meetings on campus, host social and academic events, and promote critical thinking and scientific skepticism. As president, I organized and hosted everything. See their Facebook page at:

Facebook.com/groups/SSaSSatCU

2018

UNIVERSAL DESIGN BUFFS

Team Lead

I led this six-student team in the 2018 Knowbility OpenAIR Rally. That's an accessibility-geared web development competition where participants across the nation get paired with non-profit organizations to build them a website (in six weeks) that meets accessibility standards. We worked with Ellipsis Education, and the website we made can be found in my portfolio.

2018

STEALTH CME DETECTION

Project Lead

Working with data from the SDO EVE instrument, a friend and I helped with the detection and characterization of stealth coronal mass ejections. We worked under James Mason, a NASA Postdoctoral Program Fellow from Goddard, and Don Woodraska, a professional researcher at LASP.

2015–2017

LASP (cont.)

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Serving at the interface between software and the science of spacecraft and instrument missions, I spent my CU undergrad working on the Web Team in Data Systems. I worked mostly in Scala with a stack of development tools that included Jira, Jenkins, Splunk, Artifactory, Ansible, WordPress, Angular, Docker, and sbt.

CONTACT

If you want me to make you something or discuss a project, I can be reached at this form (or by phone/email). Please contact me for rates.

shawn.polson@colorado.edu

Tel: 1-918-605-7071

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