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Jake Kent

Web Developer, Designer, Software Engineer, and Explorer

About Me

NYC Born and Raised

Studying Computer Science at Wash U in St. Louis

Webmaster/Site Developer for the Wash U Annual Hackathon - ArchHacks

ArchHacks Logo Designed by Emma Riley

TA for Wash U's Rapid Prototype Development and Creative Programming Course

Work Experience

USJewishMNT - Pan-Am Maccabiah 2015-16

I Have Studied Mandarin Chinese Since Middle School

Skills and Experience


Proficient in:

  • HTML 5
  • CSS
  • Python
  • Django
  • Flask
  • SQL
  • C++
  • JavaScript/jQuery
  • Git
  • Apache

Familiar with:

  • SQL
  • C
  • C#
  • PHP
  • Node.js
  • Assembly/GCC/GDB
  • XML
  • Visual Studio
  • Heroku Deployment

Knowledge of:

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Objective C
  • Swift
  • Expression Engine
  • Assembly/GCC/GDB
  • Java
  • React
  • Flux
  • Foundation 3
  • WordPress


  • ArchHacks (ArchHacks) (GitHub)

    Webmaster and Lead Website Developer/Engineer, Head of Tech - January 2016 - Present

    • Built the website for ArchHacks, Wash U's premier hackathon, from scratch integrating Flask with an Apache server
    • Collaborated with a site designer and mentored several other site developers to drive over 50,000 page views from nearly 14,000 unique users to the site
    • Served as the de-facto head of tech/tech logistics for ArchHacks: setting up emails, maintaining the devpost site and collaborating on Python scripts to handle downloading 2500 resumes from urls and running a cornhole tournament
  • Lightmatter

    Software Engineer Intern - May 2016 - August 2016

    • Took charge of the MVP of as front end lead
    • Worked extensively on Github, Slack, PivotalTracker and Google Apps integrations for an existing suite of internal productivity software as well as building several of those integrations into a Django based web app
    • Added new features to using TyperJS and improved style and content
    • Improved the appearance and functionality and upgraded Lightmatter's proprietary Django project template to Django 1.9
    • Added features to Drop Out Club and upgraded it from Python 2.7 to Python 3.5
  • Tribeca Film Institute (TFI)

    Web Design and Development Intern - June - August 2015

    • Improved functionality and restructured the site homepage including building and implementing a homepage JavaScript slider, a multi-level, mobile compatible global navigation bar, and a "Support Us" popout
    • Worked with lead engineer to redesign global site grid/layout involving restructuring several MySQL queries
  • Tribeca Disruptive Innovation Awards (TDIA)

    Web Design and Development Intern and Webmaster - June - August 2015

    • Completely redesigned the TDIA website, rebuilding all site pages to improve functionality and appearance
    • Built
    • Have continued to work as a consultant as needed during the school year to further redesign the site

    Web Design and Development Intern - May - August 2014

    • Partnered with a senior engineer to provide user support, troubleshoot, and develop new features for this fundraising and communications platform for candidates from both political parties
    • Added logging functionality to help debug problems with campaign contributions and direct deposit bank account information &8209; implemented using JavaScript and .NET web services
    • Optimized candidate database loading process by ten times by rewriting Excel parsing algorithms