Luke Wright

I'm a web developer and student living in Austin, TX. I'm currently coding for Hipsters & Hamptonites, NYC and studying Computer Science at The University of Texas at Austin. I am passionate about coding, learning new things, and meeting great people.

I'm always looking for new challenges, opportunities, and projects to work on.

My Projects


Some of My Work Done With Hipsters & Hamptonites

Web

Fun

My Résumé

Languages, Frameworks, & Tools


Work Experience


Hipsters & Hamptonites

June 2014 - Present
Web Developer

I work closely with the core team to implement client designs and create modern, beautiful, and fast web applications. I primarily assist with frontend web development, also providing assistance with occasional backend Ruby On Rails tasks.

Rainforest Partnership

Nov. 2012 - Aug. 2014
Web Developer

I developed and manage our websites in addition to helping provide direction for the organization.

Starting in the summer of 2014 I joined the core team as a full time employee of the organization.

Amherst Exempted Village Schools

May 2012 - Aug. 2012
Web Intern

As an intern I assisted with the maintenance, design, and development of the website along with internal district IT.

Volunteer Work


Global Space Balloon Challenge

Sept. 2014 - Present
Backend Rails Developer - Technical Lead

I joined the GSBC team to assist with the buildout and maintenance of their new website, built with Ruby on Rails. I work as a part of talented leadership team of remote members to manage not only the development of the website, but assist in the technical vision and direction of the organization.

FWD.us

Sept. 2014 - Present
Austin 2.0 Chapter Ambassador

Our local FWD.us team reached out and asked me to lead the 2.0 (Digital) portion of our local chapter. I help lead the team and coordinate Austinites at the intersection of technology and politics.

StudentRND

Jan. 2014 - Feb. 2014, June 2014, November 2014
CodeDay Organizer

CodeDay is a 24 hour hackathon where high school and college students come together, learn programming, form teams, build projects, and present to industry professionals for prizes.

As an organizer for the first CodeDay , I was responsible reaching out to StudentRND and bringing CodeDay to Austin, finding judges, sponsors, and a venue, contacting food vendors, and marketing the event to students and educators. I also handled the logistics of the event and assisted with operations the day of.

At the following CodeDays Case Sandberg organized the events and I assisted in the running of the events.

FWD.us

Jan. 2014 - June 2014
Code Squad

As a member of the Code Squad for FWD.us I helped with Rails projects in addition to front-end web development.

Hackathons


Facebook Texas Hackathon

Feb. 28 - March 1, 2014
Third

My team and I built dormmates. An app to allow you to find dormmates with a similar lifestyle and interests.

SXSW Music Championship Hackathon

March 12 - 14, 2014
Finalist

My team and I built SongStash. A mobile app that creates an entirely new musical experience.

Hacking Generation Y

Jan. 24 - 25, 2015
First Place

My team and I built DownToZork.js, a fun hack that autonomously played text-adventure games similar to Zork with random users on Tinder and Omegle. It required accessing the private APIs for Omegle and Tinder, and interacted with over 6000 users over a course of less than 24 hours.

Treehacks Spring 2015

Feb. 20 - Feb. 22, 2015
Microsoft Sponsor Award

My team and I built Azure Rocket. It is a chrome extension that allows a github user to push just about any node.js app to Microsoft Azure with one click. It was built as a Chrome Extension acting as a frontend to a node.js application. We were honored to recive a sponsor prize from Microsoft.