Kinan Whyte
Software Engineer

I am a Software Engineer focused on personal development, community-driven learning, and individual and collective human potential. Software development became an intriguing and inevitable field to leverage my creativity, critical thinking,  and problem-solving skills. The very nature of its ecosystem—a high demand for fast learning to match the speed of technological innovation—suits my ability to sharpen and integrate ever-changing degrees of complex concepts. My education at Turing indicates a strong emphasis on self-reliance, teamwork, and cross-pollination of disciplines.

Technical Skills JavaScript, jQuery, ReactJS, Redux, Git, Node.js, Express, WebSockets, AJAX/REST/JSON, TDD--Jasmine, Mocha, Chai; Enzyme, HTML5 Media APIs, Electron, SQL Databases, Webpack, Web App Deployment--Heroku, D3, Ember.js
Design Skills HTML, CSS, SASS/SCSS, Flexbox, Accessibility/ARIA, Prototyping/Wireframes, UIDesign, UX Design, Mobile Design, Responsive Design, Usability/Testing, Sketch
World Data Correlator
December 2016 - January 2017

Web app featuring a digital, clickable globe for navigating through countries and cities

Delivers worldwide country data from the CIA Factbook & visual city data from the NomadList

Rails back-end with D3.js & Javascript/jQuery front-end

January 2017 - January 2017

Web app for updating custom poll data in real-time with web sockets

Node.js/Express back-end with Socket.IO & a jQuery front-end

February 2016 - February 2016

Cross-platform JavaScript REPL app built for the desktop & for offline use

Features Babel transpiling, file saving/uploading, pre-loaded themes, & custom commands for evaluation

Built with Electron using Chromium & Node.js, JavaScript, jQuery, & CodeMirror

Papaya-Whipper (Arcade Game)
September 2016 - September 2016

A new take on the classic arcade game, Breakout

Features multiple levels, increasing difficulty, ability to put spin on the ball 

Built with JavaScript, jQuery, & HTML5 Canvas

March 2017 - March 2017

UX/UI Design challenge comp for a mobile web app for tracking metrics for runners

Built with Sketch & Invision

Turing: School of Software & Design
Certificate in Web Application Development Front-End Engineering 2017
World Data Correlator (web app) selected in Top 7
Virginia Tech
Bachelor of Arts Communication (Film) & Science & Technology in Society (double-major) 2010
International Exchange Program, Marketing Management, L’Universita della Svizzera Italiana (USI), Lugano, Ticino, Switzerland
Social Development Program, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University (NMMU), Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Sustainable Development Field Study with Green Empowerment, Managua, Nicaragua
Magna Cum Laude
Integrative Health Coach - Trained Demartini Method Facilitator - 
Denver, CO
2015 - Present

Leading clients to transform challenges & empower their lives 

Coaching clients to re-balance life through holistic health wisdom from herbal medicine, nutrition, meditation, & yoga

Jayson Gaddis, Relationship Coach - Digital Media Manager | Podcast Editor - 
Boulder, CO
2015 - 2015

Co-developed, edited, & launched 11 podcast episodes on relationship/partnership health

Managed & published online course content integrated with AWS and WordPress

Billion People Project (BPP) - Videographer | Think Tank member - 
Boulder, CO
2013 - 2013

Director of interview content & initial promotional video material to launch BPP mobile app that tracks eco-conscious behavior

Actively participated in directing UX/UI design for the BPP mobile app, now launched on the App Store & Google Play