Connor Shannon, Software Developer in Wilmington, DE, United States
Connor Shannon

Software Developer in Wilmington, DE, United States

Member since November 4, 2021
Connor is a front-end developer and designer who specializes in creating high-quality, well-designed React apps. After spending multiple years developing software for new medical devices, he pursued a master's degree at Carnegie Mellon's human-computer interaction program. This program enabled Connor to hone his front-end development and UX skills.
Connor is now available for hire

Portfolio

Experience

Location

Wilmington, DE, United States

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Git, GitHub, Slack, VS Code, MacOS

The most amazing...

...thing I've developed is a platform to coordinate the manufacturing and distribution of locally made PPE during the beginning of the pandemic.

Employment

  • Developer

    2020 - 2021
    Carnegie Mellon University
    • Developed an annotation-based Chrome extension API documentation using React, which led developers to perform 79% better on an API learning task than the control group.
    • Refactored the application to use React Hooks, cutting over 2,000 lines of code.
    • Implemented Google Analytics into the application to improve data analysis capabilities.
    Technologies: React, Next.js, Figma, Chrome Extensions, JavaScript, HTML, Firebase
  • Biomedical Engineering

    2018 - 2020
    Air Liquide
    • Developed and tested new medical devices with an interdisciplinary team of engineers.
    • Created device prototypes with Arduino and C++ and built a graphic user interface in Python to collect and analyze data from device testing.
    • Oversaw the entire development cycle of a ventilator working with contractors to test and manufacture the device.
    Technologies: C++, Python, Microcontroller Programming, Sensors & Actuators, Medical Devices

Experience

  • BetterWorld Platform on React
    https://connorshannon.webflow.io/work/betterworld

    BetterWorld is a platform built in React that makes virtual collaboration easier for college organizations. Over five months, I led a four-person team (designers, researchers, and developers) in designing, developing, and testing the platform.

    We co-designed the platform with a college organization and iteratively ran user tests with 10 organization members. We used Agile methodology and Scrum to run multiple two-week sprints during the MVP development stage.

  • WICster | A Personalized Nutrition Coach
    https://connorshannon.webflow.io/work/pa-wic-case-study

    WICster is a virtual companion SMS chatbot and app prototype that helps low-income families develop and maintain healthy habits.

    This was part of a 7-month capstone project through CMU's masters of human-computer interaction program, where my team and I worked with clients at Pennsylvania's Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), a state government supplemental nutrition program to create a solution that helps low-income families develop and maintain healthy habits.

    As the project manager, I facilitated the daily stand-up meetings and came up with a system in Miro to keep the team aligned and accountable while mainly working remotely. I led multiple design sprints and ensured that everyone had a say in the final project direction.

    As the tech lead, I worked with the designers and researchers to determine the technical feasibility of our solutions and created a fully-automated SMS chatbot that sent personalized tips to participants.

  • Remote HQ | Collaborative Workspace
    https://connorshannon.webflow.io/work/remote-hq2

    Remote HQ is a collaborative workspace for teams to create, edit, and find shared documents through visual, voice, and chat interfaces.

    This was part of a final project in the Software Usable Interfaces course at Carnegie Mellon. I led the efforts of designing the state management and site infrastructure in React to connect our platform to a back end in Firebase.

Skills

  • Platforms

    Firebase, MacOS, Twilio
  • Languages

    JavaScript, C++, HTML, CSS, TypeScript, Python, Dart
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Node.js, Google APIs
  • Tools

    Figma, Git, GitHub, MATLAB, Slack, VS Code, Dialogflow
  • Paradigms

    User Testing, Agile
  • Other

    Chrome Extensions, Styled-components, Microcontroller Programming, Sensors & Actuators, Medical Devices
  • Frameworks

    Next.js, Tailwind CSS, Flutter

Education

  • Master's Degree in Human-computer Interaction
    2020 - 2021
    Carnegie Mellon University - Pittsburgh, PA, USA
  • Bachelor's Degree in Biomedical Engineering
    2014 - 2018
    University of Delaware - Newark, DE, USA

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