TYLER YASAKA

Profile

About

My name is Tyler Yasaka. I graduated from the University of North Alabama in May 2016 with a Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and a minor in Human-Computer Interaction/User Experience. I enjoy both creating beautiful things and solving complex problems, which has led me to my career choice of computer science and programming. But beyond the 0's and 1's, I always want to be aware of the human aspect of technology. After all, a computer program is only useful if it is solving the right problems. It is my goal to apply principles of computer science and mathematics to real world problems in order to make our lives easier and safer (and more fun), so that we can focus on what really matters to us.

Anyways, thank you for stopping by. Enjoy the rest of your day!

See official resume (PDF).

Experience

Education

B.S. in Computer Science - University of North Alabama

August 2012 - May 2016
  • Minor in Human-Computer Interaction / User Experience (HCI/UX)
  • 4.0 GPA

Work

Student Web Developer - University of North Alabama Office of Communications

October 2014 - May 2016

  • Stack: HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Javascript, AngularJS, jQuery, NodeJS, PHP, MongoDB, MySQL, Cascade Server
  • Version control: Git

Software Development Intern - Dynetics Technical Services

June - July 2015

  • Web application development on the NASA MITS contract
  • Stack: HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, PHP, NodeJS, CodeIgniter, MySQL, Drupal
  • Version control: Subversion

Student Web Developer - University of North Alabama CPR^2 Grant

September 2014 - May 2015

  • Stack: HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, Javascript, jQuery, PHP, MySQL
  • Version control: Git

Activities

Secretary, Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

2015 - 2016

Organized club activities, including participation in the International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC) and hosting a local Hour of Code event.

Diversity Student Ambassador, University of North Alabama

2015 - 2016

Served as a Diversity Student Ambassador at the University of North Alabama.

Undergraduate Research, University of North Alabama

2015 - 2016

Participated in an undergraduate research project studying the relationship between virtual reality and learning.

Alternative Breaks, University of North Alabama

2015 - 2016

  • Fall break 2015: creating and distributing recycled doghouses for an impoverished community near Harlan, Kentucky
  • Spring break 2016: working with Junior Achievement of New York to help youth develop practical life skills
  • Skills

    Note: Numbers are my self-assessed skill levels relative to my other skills, not relative to other people's skills. (I wouldn't know how to estimate that.)

    Programming/Markup Languages

    • Javascript
    • C++
    • Python
    • Ruby
    • PHP
    • Java
    • C#
    • HTML
    • CSS
    • SQL
    • Prolog
    • IBM 360 Assembly

    Libraries/Frameworks

    • NodeJS
    • EmberJS
    • AngularJS
    • Ruby on Rails
    • jQuery
    • Bootstrap
    • Wordpress
    • MODX
    • Drupal
    • Semantic UI
    • Scikit-Learn
    • ArborJS

    Databases

    • MySQL
    • PostgreSQL
    • MongoDB
    • ArangoDB

    Tools

    • Linux/OSX terminal
    • Git
    • Subversion
    • Apache

    Showcase

    This Page

    I designed and coded this little page.

    UNA Calendar

    I was the primary developer for the current calendar for the University of North Alabama.

    CKEditor Inline Save & Inline Cancel

    I created two addon components for CKEditor: Inline Save and Inline Cancel. Combined, these addons have been downloaded over 30,000 times so far.

    Semantic UI Range

    I created an unofficial add-on for a missing range slider in Semantic UI. Demo.

    Other

    I have done work on the following websites: una.edu, partcycle.com, and cpr2.org.

    Contact

    You may email me at contact@tyleryasaka.me or connect with me on social media.