My name is Michael Jennings. I'm a software developer living in Portland and am looking for work as a front-end developer. I graduated from University of California, Los Angeles with a B.S. in Computer Science. I like to build beautiful things with code.
Electrodynamics is a very simple Android app I built. The app generates lightning bolt visuals when the user touches the screen. It was built in Java and uses OpenGL for the graphics.
Available for free here
My old portfolio site was a single-page, no-scroll site. You can check out the code on Github, but it was built with a node library I'm developing that, unfortunately, I have yet to document, so it might not make a lot of sense.
After I finished building the site, I built a new one (this site) to replace it, partly because the no-scroll format made it difficult to include the content I thought my site needed, and partly because I just wanted to build something. The site is still available at the link below.
I worked as a Web Development Intern at D&B Credibility Corporation during the Summer of 2011. At D&B I helped maintain the backend of the company's website and got experience with PHP and MySQL. I also worked with various public API's to gather and validate business information.
I worked as a Software Engineering Intern at Amazon during the Summer of 2013. At Amazon I developed a text advertisement data model and implemented an API in Java for creating and updating advertisements within that model.
I worked as a Software Engineering Intern at ViaSat during the Summer of 2012. While there, I worked on a team of three interns to develop a prototype for a home security and automation system. We had a functioning prototype by the end of the Summer.
I worked primarily in Java. My responsibilities on the team included setting up and maintaining an Enterprise Service Bus, developing a rules database using the Drools rules engine, and creating a framework for interfacing with heterogeneous smart devices.
Feel free to reach out to me for any reason.