Adam Barnes


Virginia Tech Computer Science Alum



Adam J Barnes
email:    |    cell: (410) 422-9977

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Education & Skills:
    B.S. Computer Science, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA 
    Focus on Human-Computer Interaction, Minor in Industrial Design

    HTML/CSS/JS/Ruby On Rails/Node  |  Windows/Linux
    Java/Android  |  C  |  Python  |  Adobe Suite

Professional Experience:
    + Full Stack Web Application Intern, Summer 2016
       VT Technology-enhanced Learning & Online Strategies, Blacksburg VA
        - Developed project discovery, timeline, system concept, wireframes, etc from discussions with client
        - Implemented MySQL database connected to Rails API Backend which fed EmberJS frontend
        - Designed & implemented database supporting user auth, profiles, listings, as 1st prototype deliverable

    + Junior Web Application Developer, Summer 2014 - Fall 2015
       VT CS ThirdLab, Blacksburg VA    |
        - Designed classroom tool to facilitate debate/discussion. Now used by 200+ students around campus
        - Implemented Full M*EAN (MySQL, Express, Angular, Node) Stack Application
        - Supported app state & data-gathering for professor’s research w/ database, custom auth, groups, etc
        - User-tested application in house and iterated according to Professor’s specifications

Project & Activities:
    + Augmented Reality Heads-Up Display for Automobile Apps, COGENT Lab
       Virginia Tech | Spring 2015
        - Designed and implemented HUD that dynamically updates with MiniSim driving simulation software
        - Developed HUD from initial designs with Unity3D/ C# & communicated with MiniSim through UDP
        - Tested with tunnel-vision users with HUD & MiniSim, found 87% showed minimum head-movement

    + Chapter Officer (Multiple Roles), SEDS at Virginia Tech
       President S15-S16, Treasurer S16-Present, Webmaster S14-S15
        - Managed over $3,000 in chapter funding, led team of 5 officers, led general meetings of 50+ students
        - Redesigned website as webmaster to be user-centered, secured domain
        - Implemented static features using bootstrap framework, user tested new design
        - Created event graphics and social media via InDesign for use on Facebook and the website

    + Wearable Technology Symposium, Virginia Tech & NASA Johnson Space Center
       Blacksburg VA/ Houston TX | Spring 2014
        - Redesigned paper checklist used by astronauts during extra-vehicular activity into electronic cuff
        - Utilized computing/design approach with looks-like (GUI)/works-like (fabric-buttons) solution

Awards & Additional Experience:
    + Open Source Contributor, Loop Habit Tracker Android App
       Github/ Google Play Store | Summer 2016 – Present |
    + 3rd Place, Faculty Choice – Best Capstone Project: Augmented Reality Windshield
    + 3rd Place, Best Concept - Sustainable Energy Design Contest (300+ participants)