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Patrick Anderson

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Previous positions

  • Scientist, Antisense Drug Discovery at Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Software Engineering Consultant at Gatekeeper Systems, Inc.

Education

Dev Bootcamp, , Web Development

500+

Background

Summary

I am a Full Stack Software Engineer with 2+ years of full stack web development experience with Angular, NodeJS, Ruby on Rails, TypeScript, JavaScript, Ionic, Python, Java, Github, and GCP. I’m accustomed to working in greenfield development with a conscientious approach to design, prioritizing modularity and maintainability of code. Please feel free to contact me via email at Patrick.Anderson.000@gmail.com.

Experience

  • Full Stack Software Engineer

    MAPIR

    June 2019 – Present(4 months)San Diego, California

  • Software Engineering Consultant

    Gatekeeper Systems, Inc.

    September 2017 – November 2018(1 year 2 months)Greater San Diego Area

    • Designed and built a machine vision web and mobile app using Ionic 3-4 / Angular 4-6 to track and classify objects in real time security video footage. • Built a server using Node to manage data and execute Tensorflow modeling and prediction tasks via Python. • Independently designed and built a Node/Express rest api and inheritance structures for devices and areas in a client store used to model interactions. • Built a front end Ionic/Angular app to consume rest api and manage devices in stores and their interactions. • Handled deployment of apps to Google Cloud virtual machine instances and in the Google play store. • Used Google Cloud Firestore for noSQL real-time data storage with complex querying capacity. • Optimized resource management with asynchronous programming using async/await and promises. • Created a user interface to build and use TensorFlow neural network training models using image classification data from users. • Built a suite of drawing tools with JavaScript/HTML canvas used to designate and reorient objects in an image for various machine learning purposes. • Object classification predictions produced from training models consistently identified and tracked objects in security video feeds.

  • CTO · Founder

    Pitchdeck, Inc.

    February 2017 – January 2018(11 months)Greater San Diego Area

    • Independently built a rails web platform to connect angel investors with startups seeking investment. • Designed and built all components of the platform conducting all necessary technical research including two types of user profiles, associated models, user authentication, and a custom dynamic navigation sidebar menu.

  • Dev Bootcamp Student

    Dev Bootcamp

    August 2016 – December 2016(4 months)Greater San Diego Area

    19 week intensive web development program focused on Ruby on Rails, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, JQuery, SQL, Git/Github, Heroku, and Agile Development including 1000+ hours of work developing web apps using current industry best practices.

  • Scientist, Antisense Drug Discovery

    Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

    April 2015 – October 2016(1 year 6 months)Carlsbad, CA

    • Development and optimization of primary cell isolation protocols • Development and maintenance of data processing automation tools. • High-throughput screening of oligonucleotides for antisense activity • Laboratory robotics maintenance and optimization of automated screening protocols • Mammalian cell culture and cryopreservation • Transfection of cells via electroporation and free uptake • Automated RNA purification using 384-well filter plates and vacuum manifolds • RT-PCR measurement of target gene expression in cells treated with antisense oligonucleotides

  • • High-throughput screening of oligonucleotides for antisense activity • Laboratory robotics maintenance and optimization of automated screening protocols • Mammalian cell culture and cryopreservation • Transfection of cells via electroporation and free uptake • Automated RNA purification using 384-well filter plates and vacuum manifolds • RT-PCR measurement of target gene expression in cells treated with antisense oligonucleotides

  • Cell Culture Technician and Inventory Database Manager

    Cell Applications, Inc.

    January 2014 – November 2014(10 months)Greater San Diego Area

    • Used Microsoft Access database queries to streamline inventory management and reporting tasks, permanently reducing data entry workload by at least an hour each day • Isolation, Culture, Cryopreservation, and Quality Control Testing of Mammalian Primary Cells • Mammalian Tissue Culture and Microdissection • Immunofluorescence Staining

  • Professional Poker Player

    Self-employed

    January 2009 – March 2013(4 years 2 months)Boston, MA; Christchurch, NZ; Vancouver, BC, Canada; Rosarito, Baja CA, Mexico

    ● Performed rigorous mathematical analysis of strategies using advanced models from probability and game theory ● Utilized Microsoft Excel extensively to analyze statistical data and to simplify complex calculation tasks ● Developed and successfully implemented financial and strategic plan ● Responsibly managed resources in order to optimize investment returns ● Consistently ranked in the 99.9th percentile of online poker players worldwide

  • Student Supervisor

    Tufts University Lilly Music Library

    February 2008 – May 2011(3 years 3 months)Medford, MA

    ● Supervised student library assistants ● Organized library collections ● Assisted and interacted with library patrons

Education

  • Dev Bootcamp

    Web Development

    2016 – 2016

    19 week intensive web development program focused on Ruby on Rails, HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, JQuery, SQL, Git/Github, Heroku, and Agile Development including 1000+ hours of work developing web apps using current industry best practices.

  • UC San Diego Extension

    Certificate, Java Programming

    2014 – 2016

  • UC San Diego Extension

    Mobile Device Programming, Mobile Device Programming

    2015 – 2015

  • UC San Diego Extension

    Geographic Information Systems I-III, Geographic Information Systems

    2013 – 2014

  • Tufts University

    B.A., Biology

    2008 – 2011

    Relevant Courses (* indicates a lab course): Cells and Organisms*, Organisms and Populations*, General Genetics*, Cell Biology, General Physiology I, General Physiology II, Introduction to Psychology, Human Neuropsychology, Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences, Introductory Physics I*, Introductory Physics II*, Philosophy of Biology

    Activities and Societies

    Tufts University Chorale, Kiniwe, Tufts Tango Club

  • University of Canterbury

    Arcadia University Study Abroad Program, Biology

    2009 – 2010

    Relevant Courses: Microbiology & Genetics*, Vertebrate Biology*, Introductory Chemistry*, General Chemistry*, Principles of Animal Behavior*

    Activities and Societies

    University of Christchurch Poker League

  • Independent Study

    Interdisciplinary

    2011 – 2012

    Met with psychiatrist Dr. Gregory A. Clark, M.D. to discuss various topics in neuroscience, physiology, evolutionary biology, chemistry, and physics, and to investigate how natural processes within these fields integrate and give rise to the defining characteristics and organizational patterns of life.

  • The Bishop’s School

    High School Diploma, General

    2001 – 2007

    Relevant Courses: AP Biology*, AP Chemistry*, Advanced Honors Genetics/Science Research*

  • Diegueno Country School

    1994 – 2001

Languages

  • English

    Native or bilingual proficiency

  • Latin

    Limited working proficiency

  • Spanish

    Elementary proficiency

  • French

    Elementary proficiency

Projects

  • SeeSpotGo

    December 2016

    Rails-based web app platform for connecting people in need of parking with those willing to rent their own unused parking spaces. Leverages the Javascript Google Maps API. Completed in under a week with three collaborators.

    Team Members (3):
    • Patrick Anderson,
    • Kelsey Edelstein,
    • Conor Burke
  • BoardDom

    December 2016

    Rails-based social media web app for connecting board game enthusiasts. Completed in three days with three collaborators.

    Team Members (4):
    • Patrick Anderson,
    • Jack Shelley,
    • Cory Mathis,
    • Kelsey Edelstein

Skills & Expertise

  • Cell Biology
  • Animal Surgery
  • Git
  • Robotics
  • JavaScript
  • Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)
  • Ember.js
  • Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)
  • Bootstrap
  • JSON
  • Object-Relational Mapping (ORM)
  • Heroku
  • REST
  • AJAX
  • Mobile Application Development
  • APIs
  • MongoDB
  • Python
  • jQuery Mobile
  • RSpec
  • Web Development
  • Microsoft Office
  • ActiveRecord
  • Android Development
  • Angular 2+
  • Microbiology
  • Representational State Transfer (REST)
  • jQuery
  • Primary Cell Isolation
  • PCR
  • Test Driven Development
  • HTML5
  • Github
  • Immunofluorescence
  • Pharmaceutical Research
  • Object-Oriented Programming (OOP)
  • Relational Databases
  • OpenCV
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Database Administration
  • MVC
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Ionic
  • Java
  • User Experience
  • Genetics
  • Software Development
  • Firebase
  • Cell Culture
  • SQL

Volunteer Experience & Causes

Causes Patrick cares about:

  • Animal Welfare
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Health
  • Human Rights
  • Poverty Alleviation
  • Science and Technology