Adam Canady, Developer in Northfield, MN, United States
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Adam Canady

Verified Expert  in Engineering

Software Developer

Northfield, MN, United States
Toptal Member Since
April 22, 2016

Adam has 6 years of full-stack engineering experience. Starting at Twitter, he developed a knack for security when he built the authorization system used in all requests to Twitter's platform. He then moved to California to work at a security research startup, eventually working on ideas presented at DEF CON and Black Hat while developing a state-of-the-art security system that protects many Fortune 50 companies.



Preferred Environment

Git, Node.js, Python, Sublime Text, MacOS

The most amazing...

...project I worked on was a 3D reconstruction engine that detects features in images taken by many cameras and triangulates points in space to make 3D models.

Work Experience

Business Intelligence Developer

2012 - PRESENT
  • Built several BI systems.
  • Worked on visualizations for executive team.
  • Developed new methods for evaluating lead quality and matching.
  • Maintained systems for tracking domain growth over time.
  • Developed an automated method for cleaning up webspam on a portfolio of websites.
Technologies: QlikView, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, MySQL, Python

Software Engineer Intern

2014 - 2014
  • Created a security authorization engine.
  • Used Scala to build a scalable distributed system.
  • Worked closely in a team.
  • Continuously deployed software.
  • Wrote unit and integration tests for a large software suite.
Technologies: Java, JavaScript, Scala

3D Reconstruction Engine
A package that provides a means to construct 3D models of objects from photographs.

Front-End Calculators for

A series of front-end calculators for the personal finance website

Developed a RESTful Django backend and React + Redux frontend for a client.


Python, HTML, Java, JavaScript, CSS, Objective-C, PHP, HTML5, CSS3, Rust, Scala, C++


Google Analytics API, PyQt, React, Twitter API, Node.js, RequireJS, jQuery, Socket.IO, Flexbox, NW.js, Facebook API


Google Analytics, Android Studio, Sublime Text, Git, IntelliJ, wkhtmltopdf


Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Functional Programming, Agile Software Development


WordPress, Raspberry Pi, Ubuntu, QlikView, MacOS, Arduino, Android, Linux, iOS


MongoDB, MariaDB, MySQL, PostgreSQL


Django, Express.js, Flask, Angular, Vanilla JS, AngularJS, Mithril.js, FeathersJS


Mathematics, SSH, Content Management Systems (CMS), Robotics, Cryptography, ARM, OAuth

2012 - 2016

Bachelor's Degree in Economics

Carleton College - Northfield, MN (USA)

2012 - 2016

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science

Carleton College - Northfield, MN (USA)