Hi, I’m Richard Kriesman! I’m a Software Engineer with 4 years of experience in designing scalable systems and crafting rich experiences for the web. I primarily have experience with backends in Python, Node.JS, and PHP, database systems like MySQL/MariaDB/Aurora, MongoDB, and Google Cloud Datastore, as well as frontend frameworks like Bootstrap, MDL, and jQuery. I can also work in C++ and C# for the desktop, though that's mainly only used right now for my college courses.
I currently work for a contractor on the server software and device firmware of DFA-Plus, an electric distribution circuit monitoring system that helps to detect and alert engineers to the root cause of component failures, which reduces fires, explosions, and general downtime of equipment.
On the side, I'm part of the team founding MYXR, a new social app that helps you to get out into the world, discover what's going on around your town, and coordinate parties and outings with friends. We hope to launch by the end of this calendar year.
I’m very passionate about the work I do and am always open to connecting with others who feel the same way. I really love the challenge of creating a working system, and want to make products that feel human and that people can use as an extension of themselves.
I currently study Computer Science at the University of North Texas, and expect to graduate by December of 2018. I am especially interested in large-scale distributed systems and machine learning.
I'm always willing to chat, so if there's ever anything you want to talk about, don't hesitate to shoot me an email or message on social media.