Brent Walther

education

Texas A&M University College Station, TX

Masters (MCS) in Computer Science - GPA: 3.58Graduated: May 2016
Bachelors (BS) in Computer Science - GPA: 3.3Graduated: May 2014

Startup Aggieland Entrepreneur in Residence (2013-2014)

experience

Google Seattle, WA
Software Engineer Google Maps for Android Aug 2016 - Present

    Google Seattle, WA
    Software Engineering Intern Google Maps for Android May 2015 - Aug 2015

    • Built two production ready features that both ended up launching.
    • Turned a slide deck mockup into a fully functioning feature touching each piece of Google's multi-tiered directions stack.
    • Designed and implemented a completely new data format for the internal Google Maps Directions API.
    • Prototyped 3 different ideas for a directions UI improvement and fully implemented one of them.

    AskU College Station, TX
    Software Engineer Platform/Mobile App Sept 2014 - May 2015

    • Startup that builds localized communities on web and mobile that connect students with questions with students that have the answers.
    • Developed on the web platform's full stack utilizing Ruby on Rails, Javascript, Angular, ElasticSearch, AWS EC2 and S3.
    • Developed on the mobile platform built with Angular and Ionic framework.
    • Designed and executed 5 A/B test experiments that increased user activation and retention.

    Google Mountain View, CA
    Software Engineering Intern Java Platform May 2014 - Aug 2014

    • Maintained and improved Google's fork of OpenJDK7 (Java, JNI, and C++)
    • Created an intuitive visualization for engineers to gauge their garbage collection performance
    • Added numerous tooling interfaces to give projects new perspectives on performance data

    Notequill College Station, TX
    Co-Founder Feb 2013 - Mar 2014

    • Co-Developed Notequill's "digital canvas" using HTML5 Canvas element and Javascript/jQuery
    • Designed and engineered the platform from the ground up using PHP, MySQL, jQuery, Twitter Bootstrap, and RedbeanPHP
    • Co-Invented provisional patent application #61/847,713 "Note Recorder System and Method" filed July 18, 2013

    DATATRAK International Bryan, TX
    Software Developer Associate I Jan 2013 - Mar 2014

    • Developed and maintained the core platform using Java, JSP, Javascript/jQuery, HTML, CSS, SQL, and XML
    • Made necessary platform changes to replace antiquated Oracle Toplink with JPA/EclipseLink
    • Optimized JSP display times as much as 250% with the help of JProfiler

    skills

    Languages: Java, HTML, CSS, Javascript, C++/C, PHP, Ruby on Rails, SQL

    Technologies: Git, Angular, Google Closure, Elasticsearch, Eclipse, Laravel

    leadership

    aggieHack(web) Sponsor and Planner: Planned and organized this 100 member hackathon event at Texas A&M during Oct 2013. Developed three of the four lightning challenges and served as a mentor to hackers that were new to web development.

    honors

    3x Distinguished Student Award: Given to students who have Outstanding Academic Achievement