Peter Valdez

Software Engineer
New York, New York
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https://ptrvldz.me
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ptr.vldz@gmail.com
Lately, I've been trying to keep in mind that technology is primarily a tool. Tech folk often get caught up in the tech itself, without thinking about its actual applications. I often compare it to fire. Fire is a marvel to behold, but it really shines in its applications.
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Work Experience

Propellr

Lead Software Engineer
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Jul, 2014 - Oct, 2016

I worked on all parts of the app, which included Ansible playbooks, AWS configuration, a Flask-based Python API, CoffeeScript on the Angular frontend, and Dockerizing the entire app myself.

Happy Dogs NYC

Software Engineer
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Oct, 2012 - Jun, 2014

I worked on an internal operations management system for a dog daycare chain. The application uses the Django Python web framework. Being the sole web developer, I worked on every level of the application, from configuring nginx

to designing the pages.

Hunter College

System Administrator
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Mar, 2010 - Oct, 2012

Worked in a group of six system administrators, handling all sorts of tasks. We handled many college-wide services, including DNS, Active Directory, LDAP, the e-mail system, the college website, etc. Developed proficiency in Python, as that’s how they automate many of their processes.

Morgan Stanley

Software Engineer
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Jun, 2008 - Oct, 2008

Worked on modernizing an internal program used by the company with AJAX and JavaScript. Worked with C#, JavaScript, HTML/XML, JSON, MySQL, Prototype JS.

Education

Hunter College

Bachelor of Arts Computer Science
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Aug, 2009 - May, 2014

Projects

NYC Meshnet

Cofounder

Rebooted and ran a meetup dedicated to starting a mesh network started in NYC.

Hooks

Creator

A mobile app to run miscellaneous scripts over SSH. Built with React Native.

react-native-ssh

Creator

A React Native library to run commands over SSH.

docker-s3-backup

Creator

An easily configurable Docker image to backup Docker volumes every hour.

Talk: Wireless Meshnets

Speaker at HOPE X

I spoke on a panel about wireless mesh networks. Specifically, we discussed the various benefits of such a network, and which software and hardware someone would need to build one.

Talk: Numerical Analysis of Cardiac Electrophysiological Models

Speaker

After a summer of research, I gave a talk on the performance of various methods of approximating solutions to a set of differential equations that represented a heart's electrical activity.

Paper: Discovering Protein Clusters

Co-author and Programmer

I implemented a cluster-finding algorithm used to discover groups of related proteins, which resulted in a paper published in an AAAI Symposium.

Skills

  • Python
  • Docker
  • Bash
  • JavaScript
  • Angular
  • React
  • React Native
  • Ansible
  • AWS
  • GCP
  • Kubernetes