Hi, I'm Jake Crawford.

I'm currently studying computer science at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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About Me

My skills:

  •   Java
  •   Go
  •   Python
  •   C++
  •   Linux
  •   Git
  •   MySQL
  •    Docker
  •   Bazel
  •   JUnit
  •   StatsD
  •   Agile


05/2018 - Present

Software Engineering Intern

At LogRhythm, I improved insight into service health by adding StatsD based metrics to multiple .NET services; helped investigate and define developer build processes in a mono-repo using Bazel and Docker; and currently I am working on building out a highly scalable data pipeline component using Go.

06/2017 - 08/2017

HackCU Submission:

At HackCU IV, I worked with a team to create a proof of concept surrounding decentralized SSL certificates via blockchain technology, removing the need for certificate authorities.

06/2017 - 08/2017

Engineering Intern

At Sovrn, I worked on a Java based ad-exchange bidder for Amazon A9, Google EBDA, and other OpenRTB exchanges; created a Java based service to convert HTML to AMP HTML; and wrote and modified unit and integration tests written with JUnit.


HackCU Submission:

At HackCU III, I led a team of friends to create a navigation app that provides contextual information from a car’s onboard diagnostics. My primary technical role was designing the system architecture and making sure the pieces fit together at the end of the 24 hours. This entry was the winner of the MapQuest API prize.


Technical Analyst Intern

At Motive Retail, my primary role was writing a user interface for an XML schema generation application. My additions moved it from being an internal prototype to being ready for alpha testing. In addition, I assisted in systems administration, QA testing and specification writing while I was there.


HackCU Submission:

At HackCU II, I worked on a team to build a happiness tracking app using Meteor and a Pebble watch. This app was the winner of the Best Domain Name award.

10/2015 - 12/2015

Personal Project:
Quote Verifier

I worked with a friend to create a WikiQuote.org scraper and parser that verifies a quote for a given individual. This was inspired by John Oliver's definitelyrealquotes.com.


Started at CU Boulder

Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Computer Science
Minor in Business (Entrepreneurial Focus)
Coursework: Data Structures, Computer Systems, Software Development, Algorithms, Operating Systems, Network Systems, Programming Languages, Database Systems, Big Data Architecture, Cyber Security, Object Oriented Design, Data Center Scale Computing

03/2015 - 12/2015

Software Development Intern

I started with Aquatricity as employee number 2, setting up, modifying and maintaining the company website and blog using WordPress. In addition, I designed and built a company logo and other custom graphics. My largest contribution was building a mobile app prototype (pictured above) with Meteor that assisted in winning startup pitch competitions across the western United States.

12/2014 - 07/2015

Freelance Project:
Lunch and Dinner Deals

I designed and developed a software prototype for the Fort Collins based startup Lunch and Dinner Deals using Ruby on Rails. This prototype included basic deal creation and search, an admin panel, and a company logo.


Graduated High School

Honors: Summa Cum Laude
Activities: FIRST Robotics, Marching Band, FIRST LEGO League Mentor


Freelance Project:
Continental Color Painting

I designed and created an informational website and company logo for Continental Color Paint and Restoration, a Boulder County based painting company. After development, I assisted in SEO and their social media presence using Google Business.


Started Freelancing

In an attempt to apply some of the web development skills I had learned, I started responding to local Craigslist ads for small businesses and startups needing websites. This eventually led to a few regular clients returning with various software needs.


Started Programming

The book pictured above was my first exposure to programming, and is what sparked my interest in the field of computer science.