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David Isaacson

I have a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors in Physics and Geology and over 8 years of professional programming experience, including website design (both frontend and backend), system administration, data analysis, and API integration. I want to get your project done right. My goal is to create something useful, interesting, and good looking. I want to keep lines of communication open so you get what you want. To learn more about me, including my full resume/CV, and a huge list of technologies I'm proficient in, see my portfolio here, or view my full CV at

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Software Engineer

Nov 2010 - Mar 2012 (1 year)

I created and deployed interactive internet marketing campaigns - mainly websites and Facebook applications - to meet the diverse and changing needs of clients. I was involved in the entire process, beginning with brainstorming strategies, implementations, user flow, and basic designs and wireframes. After the designers and UI guys had a crack at it, I'd implement the backend, usually solo, and usually in python and Django, but sometimes in tornado (asynchronous python) or node.js. I created a ton

Freelance Programmer

Jan 2009

I've done various short-term work for different clients, from simple CSS layouts to complex iPhone applications and .NET APIs. Usually these were prototypes of some sort or another. My most complex was building an iPhone application which autodiscovered and communicated with a .NET json API (which I also built), which in turn modified the database for an existing (somewhat mental) restaurant Point of Sale system, and also printed out receipts. Technologies used: Objective-C, C#, , JSON, i


Aug 2007 - Aug 2008 (1 year)

Siafoo is a website to help programmers share code and experience. My business partner and I created, designed and implemented the entire thing. Almost all of the front-end implementation was mine. The site supports multiple browsers, including those without Javascript, CSS, or images (for the hardcore lynx users!). It was built using all open source (free) libraries (we only pay for storage & bandwidth). For more information, you can view a talk we gave to the Linux Users Gcoup of Davis: http://www.


Nov 2006 - Jul 2007 (8 months)

I worked on two major projects here: Earthquake loss modeling for California Custom dynamic map creation for the web Earthquake Loss Modeling for California Given an earthquake at a given location and magnitude, how much damage will be done and where? I collected data from a variety of websites and government sources, parsed it, and then correlated and interpolated loss amounts from previous quakes to determine loss per quake and average loss per year (both per area) Dynamic Ma

Student Programmer / Researcher

Jun 2003 - Sep 2006 (3 years)

I worked on three different projects here. Firstly, I created a system to display live Fermilab collisions graphically via a public screen. Secondly, I did research looking for the Higgs boson via the Higgs -> tau + tau decay channel. Finally, I performed system administration (IT) work, including converting from a legacy NIS system to Kerberos + LDAP, and building a High Performance Computing cluster from scratch. Technologies used: C++, C, ROOT, Condor, Ganglia, ROCKS, Kerberos, LDAP, Red Hat Lin


Geology & Physics (with Honors)

2001 - 2006 (5 years)


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  • Python 3
  • C Programming 2
  • Visual Basic 2
  • iPhone 2
  • SQL 1
  • Perl 0
  • Javascript 0
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  • Android 0
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  • Twitter 0
  • Amazon Web Services 0
  • HTML5 0
  • jQuery / Prototype 0
  • node.js 0
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