I'm Drew

Located:
Boston, MA

Currently:
Student at Northeastern

Email:
drew [at] pomerleaudesign.com
I solve problems through code.

My Experience

  • 10+ Years of Web Development Experience
  • 3.65 GPA From Northeastern University
  • Completed Over 30 Freelance Projects

My Technologies

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My Background

I have over 10 years experience designing and developing websites. I taught myself basic coding skills at around age 10 and began to capitalize on the internet freelancing market at age 13. At this time, I began to complete small to medium-sized projects for small businesses and individuals. Throughout middle and high school, I learned more complex languages like PHP, Objective-C, and Java, and began to create native applications.

I am currently a fourth-year student at Northeastern University studying Computer Science and Finance. I have strong interests in technology, programming, entrepreneurship, and the intersection between them.

I enjoy coffee, running, and Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

My Involvement

Northeastern University

Fellow

January 2017 - Present

  • Mentoring students to prepare them for their first co-op by meeting one-on-one, reviewing their résumés, holding mock interviews, and answering any questions about co-op and the process
  • Assisting advising staff with planning and leading activities in the preparatory co-op class

IDEA

Tech Operations

August 2016 - Present

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  • Collaborated across the IDEA team to update various features of their websiste
  • Created and open-sourced a Slack bot to increase engagement in weekly reports

Scout

Project Lead

November 2015 - Present

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  • Led a web-based design project for Scout, Northeastern’s student-led design studio
  • Managed a team of three designers to create various design assets for our client, SmartAble’s, product
  • Facilitated and mediated client interactions through various reports, updates, and meetings with established milestones to help guide and show progress

My Jobs

PayPal

iOS Development Co-op

July 2016 - Present

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  • Implemented new features and fixed bugs in PayPal’s new merchant iOS app using Swift, Objective-C, and JavaScript with the support of many open-source and proprietary libraries
  • Participated in PayPal’s new app launch process by working with other teams to ensure the app met certain benchmarks in areas such as user experience, accessibility, and security

Kyruus

Software Engineering Co-op

July 2015 - June 2016

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  • Implemented and updated various core product features through the development of the UI and the corresponding backend API using various web-based technologies.
  • Planned, wrote, and helped execute various data migration scripts on several primary databases with hundreds of thousands of records.
  • Deployed applications to development and production environments while gaining experience debugging deployments and modifying the deployer scripts or the human deployment process.
  • Learned about start-ups and early-stage companies' growth through witnessing the substantial transformation of Kyruus over my co-op as the company gained funding and added customers.

Genius Switch Studio

Development Intern

May 2014 - December 2014

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  • Collaborated with the development and design teams through meetings, Git, and various technologies to build websites using Drupal, Bootstrap, and several open-source JavaScript, CSS, and PHP libraries.
  • Trained clients to use their newly created systems and resolved any discrepancies between their requirements and the product.

My Projects

ListLocal

Tech Co-Founder

September 2014 - April 2015

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  • Collaborated with two graduate students to form an early-stage startup based out of the Harvard Innovation Lab.
  • Designed and developed an iOS application’s architecture, UI, and processes using Swift and a Parse backend.

Mad Munchy Snake

Owner, Sole Developer

July 2013

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  • Created my first iOS app while in high school
  • Utilized open-source libraries like Cocos2d to rapidly develop the game
  • Connected the app with Google's ad platform in an attempt to monetize it

My Freelancing Work

TigerPaw Software

Freelance Developer

October 2014

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  • Created the interface for Tigerpaw Software's forum to match their existing website.
  • Built a feature request system to allow users to mark feature requests as desirable.
  • Altered and added about 30 small features.

Watchily

Freelance Developer

September 2014

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  • Designed the interface for Watchily's redesign.
  • Utilized Bootstrap to rapidly create a single-page interface with many different components.

HysterSisters

Freelance Developer

June 2013

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  • Created the forum interface from supplied PSDs.
  • Created the blog interface based off design elements included in the PSDs.
  • Completed various maintenance work on HysterSister's forum.

Inside Lacrosse

Freelance Developer

December 2012

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  • Developed a social-media extension for Inside Lacrosse's forum.
  • Added various social features like photo and equipment galleries.
  • Worked with a small team to ensure that the production launch went smoothly.

MVP Graphics Supply

Freelance Developer

January 2008

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  • First complete website done for a client (launched in 2008).
  • Design the interface, logo, and various branding materials.
  • Developed an entire e-commerce content system based on open-source PHP frameworks.