who am i

Daniel Starner

Software Developer / Web Developer

Hello World! I am a Computer Science and Business Management student at the University of Buffalo. I am a Software Developer with experience helping start up companies create their web product ideas. I have a strong background in Web Apps and Web Development, Cloud Deployments and Services, PaaS's, SaaS's, as well as Standalone products and Distributed Systems. I'm always looking for the next thing to learn and create! Activities outside of work that I enjoy are coding personal projects, playing guitar, boating, adventuring, and volunteering at local youth groups.

  • Name Daniel Starner
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experience

Software Engineering Intern – Bloomberg, LLP

Jun 2017 - Current

Built a dashboard that collected and aggregated metrics about different groups, both internal and customer facing, that allowed for managers and administrators to easily track, find, and present analytics and behaviors of members of that group based on their chart and graph viewing histories, which allowed for easier and more sure determination over the appropriate data to present to other clients and groups.

Lead Architect and Software Engineer – InboundMD

Jan 2017 - May 2017

Designed, developed, and deployed a dashboard to easily allow medical practices to manage and control patient acquisition, appointment scheduling and reminders, review and feedback management, and digital presence through analytics and SEO tools.

Teaching Assistant – Internet-Class.org

Aug 2016 - Dec 2016

Helped develop and teach a new Freshman seminar at the University of Buffalo titled "internet-class.org", which worked off of a flipped classroom atmosphere, meaning students would watch videos and learn at home, and then participate in group activities while in the classroom. My roles were to create these activities and any associated software for students to use, grade assignments, and to watch over students during activity times. Although this was not my most challenging experience, it was a great experience to build a class from nothing!

Software Engineering Intern – Stark & Wayne, LLC

Jan 2016 - Oct 2016

Worked with Intel's Trusted Analytics platform to create an automated demo suite to allow developers and data scientists to try out the platform with different workshops in a controlled environment. This allowed potential customers to test the product while maintaining resource cost low. I also designed and developed new features and processes to run on Cloud applications deployed through BOSH and CloudFoundry, creating new IaaS’s, allowing developers to concentrate on app development instead of deployment. I was a part of a team that built a Reliable Distributed Postgres Database Service (RDPG) and integrated many key features into it allowing easy setup for a distributed Postgres service on Cloud Foundry, including an automated backup of the system. These features allowed for different companies and developers to easily deploy BOSH releases so spend more time developing apps than setting up their environments.

Software Engineering Consultant – Pitch + Pivot, LLC

Jul 2015 - Dec 2015

I developed new features for, maintained, and optimized a Python Flask webserver to aid Doctors in forming a relationship with patients. I led a team to build an internal reporting tool to provide easy access and control to all of the firm's clients, while allowing the ability to see realtime reports from services such as Google Analytics, Moz, and Bright Local, and allowing quick login access to external accounts. These reports would be periodically emailed to appropriate consultants and employees. I also designed and developed a better integration of the Stripe API to allow demos, free trials, and paid subscriptions to increase user turnout.

Software Engineering Intern – Argyle Technology Group

May 2015 - Aug 2015

I designed and developed with a small team an Occupational Therapy video game with a collection of fine­tuned exercises and an easy to understand UI to create a therapy option for patients using the wireless Thalmic Myo Armband and Unity 5 Game Engine in C# and Javascript. This allowed for the possibility of providing an alternative to generic therapy exercises, allowing cognitive thinking and exercise immersed in fun, friendly gameplay. I also designed, built, and implemented a library for the Myo armband to make solving complex problems involving the armband easier and quicker, allowing for a higher efficiency when building.

education

BS in Computer Science – SUNY University of Buffalo

Aug 2015 - May 2019

Pursuing Bachelor of Science [B.S.] in Computer Science and Minor in Business Management.
Vice President of school's Association for Computing Machinery chapter.
Undergraduate Teaching Assistant for Internet Class (internet-class.org)

High School Diploma – St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute

Sep 2011 - May 2015

4.0 GPA: National Honors Society, Food Basket, Kairos Retreat Assistant Director. Classes: AP Computer Science, AP Calculus, Computer Forensics, Computer Hardware, Web Development. Worked with Tech Department to maintain school's networks and computer systems.

volunteering

Vice President – Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

May 2016 - May 2017

Was elected to the position of Vice President for University's ACM chapter, where I organized many different events, workshops, and hackathons of all shapes and sizes.

Leader – Younglife

Sep 2012 - Dec 2016

During my time in High School, I went from Junior Leader to Head Leader over a youth group where we organized fun events, clubs, and hangouts with 30+ middle schoolers as we gave them guidance and mentorship which included spiritual and religious aspects.

latest posts

FIRST Steamworks Recap

FIRST Steamworks Recap


This past weekend I had the pleasure to watch the robotics team I mentor finished 7th in the Regional Competition, and these are some thoughts and experiences from the 2017 FIRST Robotics build season.

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Why You Should Code

Why You Should Code


Between mentoring high school students, TA'ing college courses, and working with professionals, both in the technical and nontechnical fields, I'm realizing more and more how important coding is becoming.

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Sounding Too Good to be True

Sounding Too Good to be True


So recently I was contacted for a new opportunity, and I followed along only to be led down a sketchy path. Most people would know these as pyramid schemes!

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contact info

I can usually be found at:
Davis Hall, University at Buffalo

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