Scott Bouma, Chatbots Developer in Helena, MT, United States
Scott Bouma

Chatbots Developer in Helena, MT, United States

Member since February 25, 2016
Scott is passionate about improving and replacing expert systems using machine learning techniques (particularly NLP and CV). Do you have an existing business problem that's currently solved using a static expert system, which you'd like to augment, improve, or replace with a more intelligent solution? Scott would love to partner with you on developing that solution!
Scott is now available for hire


  • Life Church
    Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Vision
  • SRI, Inc.
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), Jenkins, Artifactory, NuGet, Gradle, Mercurial...
  • VLS, Inc.
    ERDAS, Machine Learning, ArcGIS, Esri, .NET, C#



Helena, MT, United States



Preferred Environment

Windows, Linux, Node.js, C++, Scala, Java

The most amazing...

...system I've helped build used machine learning to organize photos and identify content. It could handle up to one million photos per user.


  • Bible Labs Member

    2016 - PRESENT
    Life Church
    • Designed and implemented audio Bible tools for Alexa and Google Home.
    • Developed NLP-based tools to improve voice and text Bible search.
    • Researched novel methods of engaging users with scripture in a photo-centric culture.
    Technologies: Natural Language Processing (NLP), Machine Vision
  • Senior Software Engineer

    2011 - PRESENT
    SRI, Inc.
    • Created deployable systems from research and development code.
    • Led technical projects for small developer teams.
    • Contributed to large and small teams on high-intensity projects.
    • Provided expertise in AWS cloud deployment.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), Jenkins, Artifactory, NuGet, Gradle, Mercurial, Git, NGINX, Node.js, MySQL, PostgreSQL, HBase, Hadoop, Docker, AWS, Android, OS X, Windows, Linux, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python, Scala, Java, C#, C++
  • Software Engineer

    2005 - 2011
    VLS, Inc.
    • Led a multi-year project to provide 3D feature extraction capabilities for clients.
    • Applied machine learning techniques to develop feature extraction algorithms for EO and LIDAR imagery.
    • Researched the use of genetic algorithms for pre-filtering image bands as a data reduction and feature enhancement technique.
    • Integrated software with well-known digital image processing platforms, such as ESRI ArcGIS or ERDAS Imagine.
    • Developed MVC plugins using Visual Studio C# .NET.
    Technologies: ERDAS, Machine Learning, ArcGIS, Esri, .NET, C#


  • Languages

    Scala, Java, JavaScript, C#, CSS, HTML, HTML5, Python, C++
  • Tools

    Jira, Jenkins, IntelliJ IDEA, Git, Mercurial, Eclipse IDE, Esri, ERDAS, NGINX, IntelliJ, Visual Studio .NET, Android Studio, Artifactory, NuGet, Gradle
  • Paradigms

    REST, Continuous Integration (CI), Agile Software Development
  • Platforms

    AWS Lambda, Amazon Alexa, Windows, MacOS, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Docker, Android, Linux, OS X
  • Frameworks

    Play, .NET, Entity 6, Hadoop
  • Libraries/APIs

    Node.js, JOOQ, ArcGIS, Handlebars, jQuery
  • Storage

    MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, HBase
  • Other

    Chatbots, Machine Learning, AWS, Machine Vision, Natural Language Processing (NLP)


  • Master's Degree in Computer Science
    2004 - 2006
    University of Montana - Missoula, MT
  • Bachelor's Degree in Mathematics, Computer Science
    1994 - 1998
    Montana State University - Bozemen, MT

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