Chad Palmer

Pflugerville, TX 78660 · (954) 646-2423 · chad.n.palmer@gmail.com

Highly motivated, recent Computer Science graduate with over a decade of proven leadership experience seeking first Junior Developer or similar position.


Education

Texas State University

Bachelor of Science - Computer Science
Minor: Applied Mathematics

GPA: 3.32

January 2018 - May 2020

Austin Community College

Associate of Science - Computer Science

GPA: 3.42

August 2015 - December 2017

Experience

Manufacturing and Test Engineer (Contract)

Pensa Systems - www.pensasystems.com

Contract work to assist in the construction of autonomous drone sub assemblies and completed crafts used for automated grocery inventory tracking. Responsible for writing Python test scripts for respective microcontrollers. Skills used include soldering, inventory tracking, and Python programming including the Tkinter library and Google Sheets API.

June 2020 - October 2020

Marine Science Technician

United States Coast Guard

Led over 1,000 safety & security foreign vessel compliance examinations specializing in shipboard engineering and cargo systems. Discovered key lifesaving, machinery and stability deficiencies resulting in 70+ control actions, first-ever banned vessel from U.S. waters, $1.2 million in fines, and criminal prosecution of responsible parties.

March 2005 - July 2015

Instructor

United States Coast Guard PSC Academy

Created and delivered 6+ hours of instructional content to 80+ officers from 18 outlying units, resulting in the qualification of 55 service members and expansion of USCG Port State Control examination capacity.

May 2011 - April 2015

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
Extra Skills / Knowledge
  • C/C++ Programming Language
  • Object Oriented Design
  • Data Structures / Algorithms
  • Linux CLI
  • VS Code
  • Atom
  • Emotional Intelligence & Conflict Resolution

Additional Proficiency
  • JavaScript
  • Heroku
  • Netlify
  • MongoDB
  • PostgreSQL

Projects

Nearest Me

Web Application built with Flask

NearestMe is a simple web application built with Flask that queries the Google Distance Matrix API to find the nearest gas station, coffee shop or park relative to users specified address.

View the code on GitHub here.

Python | Flask | Heroku

Online Resume

A responsive website built with Bootstrap

This website is an extension to the startbootstrap resume project and is updated regularly. Time permitting, I look forward to a bottom-up rebuild using Flask or Django. Until then, I couldn't justify re-inventing the wheel!

View the code on GitHub here.

HTML | CSS | Bootstrap | JavaScript

Community and Social Activity

Moderator and Events Coordinator

Lonestar Dads - www.lonestardads.com

Founding member and group moderator for the largest community of dads ever to exist in Texas. Lonestar Dads is an exclusive community of nearly 4,000 men who come together to become better fathers every day, both individually and together as a brotherhood. Hunting, camping, fishing trips, father-daughter dances and so much more.


Learn more about us here
May 2020 - Present