Basil Havens
Android Developer

Experienced Android developer with Java skills looking for ways to bring the world closer together with great mobile apps. On-point communication within diverse teams while also working well independently. Thrilled to continue delivering quality apps for you!

Skills
Android, Animations, Coroutines, Custom Views, Data Binding, Debugging, Design Patterns, Espresso, Firebase, GitHub, Gradle, Java, JSON, JUnit, JVM, Kotlin, Live Data, MVVM, Picasso, Room, SQLite, Notifications, OAuth2, REST APIs, Recycler Views, Retrofit, UI, Unit Testing
Volunteering
Lambda School · Meetup Coordinator · 
04/2019 - Present
Seattle, WA

  • Attract speakers to monthly meetups for students and alumni
  • Coordinate activities through polls, feedback, and seasonal suitability

Apps
Treasure Hunt
04/2020

Android app for CS concepts like blockchain, BFS, and 8-bit CPU programming

Android Studio | Kotlin | Retrofit | Fragments | Coroutines | Room | Picasso

  • Hidden computer science concepts like blockchain and breadth-first search
  • Drew map using a custom view directly on the canvas
  • Listened asynchronously for the completion of work using callbacks

Community Calendar
12/2019 - 02/2020

App to empower local organizers to push events to their communities [Play Store]

Android Studio | Kotlin | MVVM | Room | OkHttp | Picasso | Espresso | Auth0

  • Executed in 2 months with a cross-functional team: 3 Android & 6 Web/UX/iOS
  • Planned extensively with mockups, Trello user stories, research, & UX guidance

  • Pair-programmed, built up the UI and dialog fragment along with action intents
Health Chaser
05/2019

App for daily activity logging in 8 categories like sleep time and workout regimens

Android Studio | Java | Firebase | Live Data | OpenWeatherMap API | Drawer Layout

  • Contributed solely to this original idea which can also support multiple users
  • Refreshed weather data to log activity notes regardless of location
  • Integrated Google login, animated GIFs, cloud persistence, and sound effects

Simpsons Says
04/2019

App to show a character quote from the animated TV show The Simpsons

Android Studio | Java | JSON | OAuth2 | Fragments | RecyclerViews
  • Solely responsible for the frontend for the team working on the backend
  • Implemented login screen to the backend using OAUTH2 authentication
  • Featuring search capability and quote generation via Machine Learning
Employment
Android Developer - Edison Interactive
Remote
 - 
06/2020 - Present

  • Coding Android apps in Kotlin using the latest libraries
  • Developing new features in various apps

Team Lead, Android - Lambda School
Remote
 - 
07/2019 - 11/2019

  • Developed Android applications using Java and Kotlin for use in tandem
  • Taught Android development with Kotlin and Java in instructional power hours
  • Reviewed code submissions via GitHub and provided feedback and suggestions
  • Facilitated daily standup meetings to hash out technical issues and share progress

  • Mentored 5 people on solving programming problems using Agile methodology

Contracting - at NanoString, Chess4Life...
Seattle, WA
 - 
01/2012 - 03/2019

  • Worked in contracting roles as IT Technician, Chess Coach, and Courier

Education
Lambda School
03/2019 - 04/2020
Android Development 2020
A 9-month computer science & software engineering academy that provided an immersive hands-on curriculum with a track focused on Android development
University of Washington
06/2012 - 06/2014
BA Germanics & European Studies 2014