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Kepler Sticka-JonesSalt Lake City, UT, USA
Email: kepler@stickajones.orgPGP: BD03 EB59 2620 3455 CF0A 838E F711 C2D5 38D9 CF6CGitHub: keplersjTwitter: @realKeplerSJLinkedIn: keplersjKeybase: keplersjInstagram: keplersj_

Biography

I am a computer programmer and college student based out of Salt Lake City, with experience in entrepreneurship, student leadership, and open source software development.

Experience

Director of Company Launch

Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute - Present

Company Launch Associate

Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute -
  • Developed a close, mentoring relationship with student entrepreneurs
  • Worked to create a diverse and active cohort of companies at various stages
  • Helped student entrepreneurs overcome obstacles and accomplish milestones

Computer Operator

Marriott Library - Present
  • Fulfilled Patron Requests within Precise Specifications
  • Worked within Small Team to Fulfill Requests in a Timely Manner
  • Digitized Sensitive Documents using situation specific hardware and software

Associate Director of Student Resources

Associated Students of the University of Utah -
  • Created and maintained dataset of businesses offering discounts for students
  • Met with students confidentially in order to discuss sensitive and personal issues
  • Connected students with various issue-relevant on-campus resource when needed

Founder & Chief Technology Officer

Blerp -

Founded the company in the Company Launch space at Lassonde Studios on the University of Utah campus with cofounder Aaron Hsu. I led the development of and oversaw the whole of Blerp’s technical products including the Blerp Progressive Web App (found at https://blerp.com), iOS app, Android app, and public API (found at https://blerp.com/api.) While building the products many open source projects were utilized and contributed to such as GraphQL (with Apollo), React Native, Flowtype, and TypeScript.

Education

University of Utah

Political Science BS

Lassonde Entrepreneur Institute, Lassonde 400 L1, HackTheU, Association for Computing Machinery, Associated Students of the University of Utah

Judge Memorial Catholic High School

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Debate, Programming, FIRST Robotics Competition, SkillsUSA 3D Animation Competition, Quidditch, Peer Ministry, National Junior Classical League

Skills

Team Management, Team Leadership, Mentorship, Computer Programming (Full-stack JavaScript, HTML5, iOS, Android)