๐Ÿ’Ž Samuel Volin

Programmer, Mathematician, Rad Dude & Your Friend

Hello! I am Samuel Volin aka UNTRA

sam@untra.io - keybase - github - twitter - linkedin - eth address

๐Ÿ Mission Statement

Programming is more than a skill, it is a craft.

Good software is not conceived, it is developed over time, preferably by a team of dedicated and passionate friends, and with an eye towards overarching design and flexibility. Software engineering is about studying the trade-offs and nuances of the tools at your disposal, and becoming fearless in the face of the technical unknown. Through gradual practice and research, mastery is attainable.

๐ŸŒ„ Currently

I am a professional Software Developer, currently residing in Boulder, Colorado. I am passionate about mathematics, functional programming, software engineering, polyglot programming, network security, cryptography, and developer operations.

I am currently employed at LogRhythm

I have navigated fulfillment of FIPS 140-2 requirements for a project. I have broken monoliths into microservices. I have shoveled legacy code into tested & automated nightly builds and all of it again in

๐Ÿคน Technical Skills

I currently enjoy working with Typescript, Go and Elixir . I also have familiarity and experience working in Java, C and Ruby .

Philosophies

I am familiar with both the Object Oriented Programming and Functional Programming software design philosophies. I have strong opinions about both of these, ask me about them.

I also adhere loosely to the design philosophy of Railway Oriented Programming and Test Driven Development.

I enjoy working with the Scrum and Kanban iterative development philosophies.

There is no one right way to build software.

๐Ÿ› ๏ธ Employment

  • Software Engineer, LogRhythm (2016 - present)
  • Software Engineering Intern, LogRhythm (2015-2016)
  • Student Assistant, OIT Network Security & Information Risk (2013-2015)

๐ŸŽ“ Education

  • University of Colorado at Boulder (2012-2016)
    • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
    • Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics
  • Overland High School (2009-2012)

๐Ÿจ Conferences

  • (attended) ElixirConf - September 2017, Bellevue WA
  • (attended) LambdaConf - June 2018, Boulder CO

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป Hackathons

  • (observed) EthDenver Hackathon - February 2018, Denver CO
  • (participated) Money 20/20 Hackathon - October 2015, Las Vegas NV
  • (won ๐Ÿฅˆ) HackCU 2015 Hackathon - April 2015, Boulder CO
  • (won ๐Ÿฅ‰) Coinorado Bitcoin Hackathon - November 2014, Boulder CO

๐Ÿ—๏ธ Projects

  • CUFCQ
  • Jekyll Polyglot
  • Rectangl.us