Isaac White

iaw2105@columbia.edu — 516.515.0429 — 27-17 27th Street, Apt 4B — Astoria, NY 11102

EDUCATION

Columbia University, Columbia College, New York, NY

Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science, May 2014

SKILLS

JavaScript + Node, Go, AWS, Grunt, Webpack, Sass, PHP, Puppet, Vagrant, SVG, HTML/CSS, Java, and C/C++. Proficient in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat, Microsoft Office.

RELATED EXPERIENCE

The New York Times

New York, NY

Software Engineer

July 2014 - Present

  • Lead development of a responsive homepage prototype for NYTimes.com
  • Lead frontend developer for Following, a new feature allowing readers to follow their favorite authors and topics and receive push notifications on new publish events
  • Built and released the Top Stories API, a public service exposing ranked content from the NYT homepage and section fronts, which powers integrations such as the Samsung Smart Fridge announced at CES 2016
  • Maintain and enhance code standards as a JavaScript and Sass/HTML code reviewer

Time Inc.

New York, NY

Drupal Developer

Sep. 2013 - May 2014

  • Assist with configuration of Drupal feed imports for aggregation of data on new Sports Illustrated web site
  • Focus on enhancing basic import functionality to schedule checking of data sources at precise intervals, times of day, and seasons of the year
  • Template pages for use in 2014 Sochi Olympics coverage and implement JSON endpoints for interactive lookups

Columbia Daily Spectator

New York, NY

Online Editor

Dec. 2012 - Dec. 2013

  • Direct development and maintenance of student newspaper web site with 700,000 page views/month
  • Led responsive redesign of main online site and development of special features for supplements, timelines, and maps online
  • Recruit and train 15+ new members about web best practices when working with CSS, HTML, PHP, JavaScript, and basic SVG
  • Coordinate with section editors to design and develop section specific features to be incorporated into the web site
Design Editor

Dec. 2011 - Dec. 2012

  • Established and maintained design standards that contributed to the paper receiving 2012 CSPA Gold Crown award
  • Oversaw a staff of 30+ students, led training workshops in InDesign and Photoshop to ensure familiarity with design techniques
  • Finalized and refined newspaper on nightly basis with the Editor-in-Chief and Managing Editor for daily distribution
  • Handled staff scheduling, communication, special issue planning, and technology training for student-run newspaper
  • Introduced new system for standardizing placement of components on page for better consistency
  • Supported staff with K4 article-tracking system and administrated user accounts to facilitate production process
  • Created detailed map of Manhattan in Adobe Illustrator for frequent use in newspaper graphics and special issues
Design Associate

Dec. 2010 - Dec. 2011

  • Weekly design of front page using InDesign and assisted Design Editors in improving templates for production

The New Yorker

New York, NY

Technology Intern

Summer 2013

  • Wrote JavaScript importer for emails and iTunes comments for enhancement and streamlining of manual email review
  • Built JavaScript XML-feed parser and review system to facilitate logging and New Yorker quality assurance content check
  • Implemented cross-browser JavaScript spellchecker for proofreading to assist with cross platform copy check
  • Developed Node.js application for processing XML based table of contents into CSV for import into Zinio

Columbia College Information Technology

New York, NY

Web Publishing Intern

Summer 2012, Jan. 2013 - Aug. 2013

  • Contribute to design and development of college undergraduate admissions site serving over 30,000 people per year, including wireframes, Photoshop mockups, HTML prototypes, Drupal templating, and content management
  • Support requests and maintenance of content on 10+ university web sites serving an undergraduate community of 5,000 people
  • Incorporate new features on existing web sites using Drupal, PHP templating, responsive CSS/SASS, and jQuery
Desktop Support Intern

May 2011 - May 2012

  • Assisted clients with over 300 requests to resolve issues with malfunctioning software, hardware, and deployment of computers
  • Troubleshooted remotely and onsite with clients for computers, printers, iPhones, Blackberrys, Microsoft Outlook, etc.
  • Configured and deployed 80 new computers using system images via Norton Ghost and worked with Active Directory

Columbia University Housing Services

New York, NY

Student SketchUp Modeler

May 2011 - Oct. 2011

  • Converted 2D AutoCAD files of five dorm rooms, between 8-15 stories tall, to 3D SketchUp models including heaters and furniture
  • Developed and suggested idea to director of creating models of dorm rooms to increase student satisfaction with room selection
  • Facilitated talks to host files on new housing website for student downloads