Andrew Dowd

Developer
True North Business Exchange
tnbx.live

Summary

I am a full-stack web developer and a theoretical and computational linguist. I am interested in opportunities to work with a team of people building something meaningful. I am currently working on an entirely novel project building a peer-to-peer financial market at True North Business Exchange. I look forward to working with you.

Experience

Developer
True North Business Exchange
San Francisco, CA - 2016-present

Building a blockchain-based P2P service for decentralized investment banking. Coordinating designers and developers on two continents. Developing strategies and tools for data collection and analysis for growth optimization including SEO, A/B testing, and demographic research.


Linguist
University of California, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA - 2010

Worked on a Navy grant developing techniques to detect persuasive dialogue in online conversations. Used Latent Semantic Analysis to develop corpus-trained software. Developed crowd-sourced human annotation system for corpora.

Projects

MusicBot 240
NLU on a team that developed a Python chatbot that recommends music to the user.


Meet the Need
Worked on a team to develop a Rails web app connecting aspiring developers with potential customers in a mobile marketplace for freelance work.


Wagon Wheel
Developed an app to connect touring musicians with loaner equipment if they break equipment on the road.