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Kyle Powers

Phone: 605-310-7372

Hi there, I'm Kyle Powers, a 25-year-old living in the SF bay area.
I am passionate about anything related to web technologies, beautiful & usable web design, speed & performance, and typography.


server University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Jeffrey S. Raikes School of Computer Science and Management
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Business Administration


server Web Development

  • Knowledgeable in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript
  • Server-side coding: Ruby on Rails, Node.js, Python/Django
  • Database development: MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite.
  • Able to adapt to new Internet standards and design principles

server Software Development

  • Operating Systems: Mac OS X, Unix/Linux, Windows
  • Programming languages: C, C++, C#, Java, Python, Ruby

server Server Administration

  • Familiar with Windows & Linux server technology (Apache, nginx, unicorn, etc)
  • Ability to diagnose server problems remotely
  • Integration with server-side development languages
Work Experience

ClearSlide - San Francisco, CA

Front-end Software Engineer | November 2012 - Present
  • Rebuilt public-facing website from the ground up
  • Javascript (raw + angular.js) + Java development

GoPago - San Francisco, CA

Software Engineer | February 2012 - November 2012
  • iOS Development
  • Ruby on Rails Development
  • Front-end Development (HTML5, CSS3, jQuery, backbone.js)

PayPal - San Jose, CA

Software Engineer | June 2011 - February 2012
  • Python/Django/Javascript development for internal tools
  • Built a custom internal analytics application, currently serving millions of monthly requests

University Communications - Lincoln, NE

Web Developer | September 2010 - May 2011
  • Added features/functionality to multiple high-traffic UNL websites

IBM - Raleigh, NC

Extreme Blue Technical Intern | May 2010 - August 2010
  • Designed an extension to WebSphere Business Compass for creating prototype business monitoring dashboards
  • Built using the Dojo framework and Adobe Flex


Summer of Code, Sunlight Foundation | May 2009 - August 2009
  • Designed, authored, and implemented an online application allowing users to ask questions and provide feedback to Congress
  • Congressional representatives respond to user feedback
  • Open source and programmed in Ruby on Rails

The Center for Plant Science Innovation - Lincoln, NE

Web Programmer & Graphic Designer | December 2008 - May 2010
  • Designed and maintained multiple web sites and the Beadle Center information kiosk
  • Authored promotional fliers and recruitment brochures

IBM - Rochester, MN

Speed Team Software Engineer | May 2008 - August 2008
  • Architected/implemented an online flowchart authoring system
  • Configured Linux and i5/OS servers for content deployment
  • Developed an authoring interface to publish data to a remote DB2 database

Independent Services Contractor

Freelance Web Design and Programming | 2004 - 2008
  • Provided consultation to clients regarding reconstruction of web sites and search engine optimization
  • Authored custom server-side scripts and optimized website performance
Client Projects

Don't Panic Labs | 2010-2011

Office automation system and custom web app development

Dell | 2009-2010

Cloud-based critical practices reporting/monitoring tool