Kinan Whyte
Software Engineer

My time at Healthgrades in the past year+ has solidified and rooted my technical educational background in a professional, high-paced, team environment. I continue to evolve in my career by honoring Turing's mission to unlock human potential and cross-pollinate my interdisciplinary skills.

Technical Skills JavaScript, ReactJS, Redux, Amazon Cognito, jQuery, Node.js, Webpack, Git, ReactRouter, Express, WebSockets, REST/JSON, TDD - Jest, Jasmine, Mocha, Chai, Enzyme, HTML5 Media APIs, Electron, SQL Databases, Web App Deployment, D3, Ember.js
Design Skills HTML, CSS, LESS, SASS/SCSS, Flexbox, Mobile Design, Responsive Design, Accessibility/ARIA, Prototyping/Wireframes, UIDesign, UX Design, Usability/Testing, SketchApp
Healthgrades - Software Engineer - 
Denver, CO
June 2017 - August 2018

Collaborated to build and release a production-ready and user-facing account authentication and management system with Amazon Cognito 

Served as a member of a weekly frontend chapter meeting - spoke about, presented on, & discussed best code practices, methodologies, & libraries

Agile project management and SCRUM

Jayson Gaddis, Relationship Coach - Digital Media Manager | Podcast Editor - 
Boulder, CO
December 2014 - March 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
March 2013 - July 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

Healthgrades Account Authentication & User Management
June 2017 - August 2018

Web app featuring user authentication & profile management: login/logout, save/update personal information, and save doctors to your profile reaches 1 million users+/day, connecting patients to doctors and rating doctors & hospitals for utmost quality healthcare

React, Redux, ReactRouter, Amazon Cognito, NodeJS, Less, CSS Modules, Webpack, Git + GitLab, Omniture, Storybook, HTML5, Jest, Enzyme, JIRA

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

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

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

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

Turing: School of Software & Design
June 2016 - April 2017
Certificate in Web Application Development Front-End Engineering 2017
World Data Correlator (web app project) selected in Top 7
Virginia Tech
August 2006 - December 2010
Bachelor of Arts Communication (focused in Digital Media) & Science & Technology in Society (DOUBLE) 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