Brandon Birkholz

Software Engineer

About

I am a zealot for highly efficient and well-tested applications, dedicated to expressing maximized core functionality through simple and intuitive UX.

Experience

  • Full-Stack Engineer

    ZeroCater

    San Francisco, CA

    May 2015 - Present

    Designed a microservice-style architecture to supplant the legacy code base with the capabilities to scale the company to new markets and business strategies, along with the tools necessary to rapidly iterate and evolve.
    Designed and implemented an API gateway to serve as the front-end for our internal tools and public web app, along with an authentication and communication scheme.
    Before that, I also created ZeroCater's first public API, still in use by many of our customers today.

  • Web Developer

    Bixly Inc

    Fresno, CA

    Jun 2012 - May 2015

    Worked with a wide variety of customers to engineer various projects ranging in time from one month to over a year, oftentimes as the sole developer. Refined and strengthened my skills at bootstrapping greenfield projects, as well as improving existing applications for speed and efficiency.

Projects

  • My Outfits

    Side Project

    My Outfits is a full-stack web application built in Python/Django. It provides users with an interface for keeping a catalog of all their clothes along with pictures and meta information about each item. Users can build outfits, track wear history, and view detailed charts about their wardrobe such as how many pairs of boots they own or how much they've spent on jeans.

  • Linty

    ZeroCater

    Linty integrates with Github to provide users with automated code style feedback. Users can add their repositories and see feedback in pull requests or on the site, and keep track of code quality over time.
    Originally created as a side project of mine, Linty was brought under the ZeroCater umbrella to provide additional development resources.

Skills

  • Python
  • Django
  • Javascript
  • NodeJS
  • Angular
  • React

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