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Scott Bouma

Scott Bouma

Helena, MT, United States
Member since February 1, 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
    Machine Vision, Natural Language Processing
  • SRI, Inc.
    C++, C#, Java, Scala, Python, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Linux, Windows, OS X...
  • VLS, Inc.
    C#, .NET, ERDAS Imagine, ESRI ArcGIS, Machine learning
  • Node.js, 2 years
  • Amazon Web Services (AWS), 2 years
  • Chatbots, 1 year
Helena, MT, United States
Preferred Environment
Java, Scala, C++, Node.js, Linux, Windows
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
    Life Church
    2016 - PRESENT
    • 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: Machine Vision, Natural Language Processing
  • Senior Software Engineer
    SRI, Inc.
    2011 - PRESENT
    • 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: C++, C#, Java, Scala, Python, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, Linux, Windows, OS X, Android, AWS, Docker, Hadoop, HBase, Postgres, MySQL, Node.js, Nginx, Git, Hg, Gradle, NuGet, Artifactory, Jenkins
  • Software Engineer
    VLS, Inc.
    2005 - 2011
    • 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: C#, .NET, ERDAS Imagine, ESRI ArcGIS, Machine learning
  • Languages
    Scala, Java, C#, JavaScript, HTML5, Python, C++
  • Tools
    IntelliJ IDEA, JIRA, Jenkins, Git, Alexa, Eclipse IDE, Mercurial, Visual Studio.NET, Android Studio, Artifactory, NuGet, Gradle, IntelliJ
  • Paradigms
    Continuous Integration (CI), REST, Agile Software Development
  • Platforms
    Windows, AWS Lambda, Docker, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Mac OS, Android, Linux
  • Frameworks
    Play, Entity 6, Hadoop
  • Libraries/APIs
    JOOQ, Node.js, jQuery, Handlebars
  • Storage
    MySQL, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, HBase
  • Misc
  • Master's degree in Computer Science
    University of Montana - Missoula, MT
    2004 - 2006
  • Bachelor's degree in Mathematics, Computer Science
    Montana State University - Bozemen, MT
    1994 - 1998
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