About Me

Hey there! I am Simon DeMartini, a computer nerd with a passion for working with modern technologies to make tools and systems easier to use through automation – either for external users or internal developers. My passion stems from a love of open source systems and communities, user experience and design, as well as software development. In my (limited) spare time, I thoroughly enjoy breaking and fixing all things computer related just to see how they work.

I graduated with a degree in Computer Science & Systems from the University of Washington Tacoma in December 2017. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to connect with me via LinkedIn or check out my Github page.

Work

- Current

Currently working on REI’s internal self-service CI/CD platform using the latest Java, Spring, container and cloud infrastructure. We make services and libraries to handle service to service authentication, live configuration management, as well as release and deployment management for 100+ internal applications.

Check out our REI Engineering Blog to learn more and see some of the cool work that we do!

Projects

As an undergrad research assistant at University of Washington Tacoma:

  • Developed genetic evolution simulations with javascript/html/css, storing data in a NoSQL database.
  • Analyzed data from over 2,356 final simulations using python, pandas, pyplot, and matplotlib to generate graphs and statistics for inclusion in the paper itself.

Presented at ALIFE 2018 in Tokyo, Japan.

Built a native Android ​app from scratch​ that ​uses the TMDb API and recommends movies to a user based on a simple MVC design. I created the initial UI mockups, then iteratively developed the core logic, fragments, adapters, activities, and both unit and integration tests.