Cassidy Laidlaw, Natural Language Processing (NLP) Developer in Hyattsville, MD, United States
Cassidy Laidlaw

Natural Language Processing (NLP) Developer in Hyattsville, MD, United States

Member since January 24, 2019
Cassidy has been coding since elementary school and is an expert in building websites and mobile apps. For over a decade now, Cassidy has been creating full-stack applications from scratch and now helps startups, businesses, entrepreneurs, and government agencies to develop and launch their own apps on the web and for mobile platforms such as iOS and Android.
Cassidy is now available for hire




Hyattsville, MD, United States



Preferred Environment

Atom, MacOS, GitHub, Trello, Slack

The most amazing...

...thing I have developed was a wireless ad-hoc IoT network for gathering temperature data at a fraction of the cost of market products.


  • Web Developer

    2016 - PRESENT
    • Built a web-based mentoring platform for entrepreneurs using Django, Bootstrap, and jQuery.
    • Created a feature to automatically pull in users' profiles from LinkedIn.
    • Implemented subscription payments with Braintree.
    • Hosted the platform on AWS Elastic Beanstalk.
    Technologies: LinkedIn API, BrainTree, Amazon Web Services (AWS), jQuery, Bootstrap, Django, Python
  • App Developer

    2018 - 2018
    Why Weight?
    • Built an app to help clients of Why Weight, a weight loss and life coaching company.
    • Implemented features to let users track their weight, log food, and water intake and message the company‚Äôs life coaches.
    • Integrated with a Bluetooth LE smart scale to automatically collect users' body composition data.
    • Created a coaching dashboard for life coaches to view their clients' weight loss progress and message with them.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Django, React Native, React, Python, JavaScript
  • Research Intern

    2017 - 2018
    Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems
    • Improved statistical face models developed at the institute.
    • Designed a protocol to capture tens of thousands of 3D scans of human faces.
    • Used deep learning to model the relationship between speech and facial motion.
    Technologies: Matplotlib, SciPy, Blender, TensorFlow, Python
  • Software Developer

    2016 - 2018
    Center for Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism
    • Built a tool to analyze insider threats in airport cargo systems with a team of three other developers.
    • Implemented the user interface in JavaFX.
    • Met with and presented a tool to government officials in the Department of Homeland Security, the FBI, and more.
    Technologies: R, Gradle, JavaFX, Java
  • Intern

    2015 - 2016
    Booz Allen Hamilton
    • Served as technical lead on a team that analyzed Twitter data for deceitful behavior with >95% accuracy.
    • Designed methods to analyze Twitter data using data mining, statistics, natural language processing, and machine learning.
    • Created analytics tools to predict viral content on Twitter.
    Technologies: Angular, Bootstrap, Twitter API, Scikit-learn, R, Python
  • App Developer

    2015 - 2016
    • Developed a mobile app to assist in indoor navigation for iOS and Android.
    Technologies: Google Maps, Swift



  • Languages

    Python 3, JavaScript 6, Python 2, Python, JavaScript, Java, C, Racket, R, PHP, Swift, SQL, Excel VBA
  • Frameworks

    Django, Django REST Framework, React Native, Bootstrap, Angular, Flask
  • Libraries/APIs

    Scikit-learn, Google AdWords, React, jQuery, TensorFlow, Keras, SpaCy, Google Maps, Twitter API, Google Maps API, LinkedIn API, SciPy, Matplotlib
  • Paradigms

    Agile Software Development, Functional Programming
  • Other

    Deep Learning, Classification Algorithms, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Topic Modeling, Data Cleaning, BrainTree
  • Tools

    Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere Pro, Slack, Trello, GitHub, Atom, Gradle, Blender, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe After Effects
  • Platforms

    WordPress, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, Amazon EC2 (Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud), iOS, Linux, MacOS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Android, Parse Server, JavaFX
  • Storage



  • Double Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics and Computer Science
    2014 - 2018
    University of Maryland, College Park - College Park, MD, USA

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