My name is Evan Otero.
I am a software engineer who is passionate about the application of streamlining and efficiency from new technologies.
I was born and raised by the beach in the very appropriately named city of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. After high school, I decided to test my ability to survive winters by attending Boston College, where I am a Junior studying to receive a B.S. in Computer Science.
Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences
Bachelor of Science with major in Computer Science
Activities and Societies: Computer Science Society (Vice President – Executive Board 2016-present), Bellarmine Law Society (Executive Board Member 2015-present), BC Model United Nations, BC Men's Rowing Team, Student Admissions Program (SAP)
Honors: Dean's List First Honors (Fall 2016)
One of 24 students admitted to Undergraduate TechTrek West 2017, a competitively admitted, award-winning course, combining classroom learning on the BC campus with a week-long field study to Silicon Valley, meeting with executives, entrepreneurs, and venture financing professionals from firms such as Google, Facebook, Apple, Twitter, Uber, Sequoia Capital, and more.
New York, New York
Placed in the Technical Infrastructure team and tasked with creating and developing the first version of a new software platform.
Chestnut Hill, MA
I am employed as a Computer Science teaching assistant under Dr. Rosemarie Tagliamonte (Fall 2016), and formerly under Dr. John Donaldson (Spring 2016). The courses are Introduction to Computer Science I (Python) and Introduction to Computer Science II (Data Structures with Java), respectively. I hold a weekly discussion section with 20 students, grade assignments, hold at least four office hours a week, and work closely with a new professor in the department in structuring the course and designing lab and homework assignments. Under Dr. Donaldson, I was the only sophomore selected to be a teaching assistant for that course. In the Fall of 2016, I was selected to be one of the four Head Teaching Assistants for the Computer Science Department.
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
I worked on the development of WerkTek's flagship HR product for a Fortune 500 client using .NET MVC with EXT JS 6. At WerkTek, I completely re-built the front and back end of over 10 pages to support EXT JS 6 and MVC architecture, extensively utilized the ASP.NET Web API, and preformed general maintenance on existing features and their stored procedures.
I implemented the first use of interactive wireframes and held multiple training sessions in the company, so that other employees could learn the new and more effective technique. In addition, I made a PowerBI application to present Office 365 to the Kansas City Chiefs, a product catalog application, using Microsoft Project Siena, for RicohUSA, and worked on the design and mobile development for ShareMail.
“All parts should go together without forcing. You must remember that the parts you are reassembling were disassembled by you. Therefore, if you can’t get them together again, there must be a reason. By all means, do not use a hammer.”
- IBM Manual, 1925
I have always found myself intrigued by the newest gadget I could get my hands on. When I was younger, it was Legos; when I was older, it was electronics and computers. It has since given me the good fortune of being able to gain experience in a multitude of areas in technology. The intrigue of my teenage years evolved into an eagerness to learn the entire Adobe Creative Suite, such as Premiere Pro and After Effects as well as administrating one of the largest online gaming communities. I have now focused my interests and knowledge towards designing and developing ways to integrate the simplifying and streamlining abilities of technology into today's world. This pursuit has shaped both my small and large personal projects.
When I am away from my computer, I enjoy watching soccer games from the English Premiere League, La Liga, and the Bundesliga. If I were to ever take my phone off silent, everyone around me would be hearing a constant “Dun-na-na-Dun-na-na” ESPN notification sound about the latest transfer market news or the latest ramblings from frustrated managers. Given that the league I enjoy the most is the Spanish Primera División, I hope to someday adequately master the Spanish language so that I am able to fully keep up with the Spanish announcers.
This interest and excitement goes beyond being a spectator to competing in the intramural competitive soccer league at Boston College. Every semester, the same group of us come together and compete with the hopes of becoming the champion in this 32 team league. This competitive drive also extends to my great passion towards alpine skiing. Due to the few number of snowy hills in northern Florida, I am only able to enjoy this exhilarating sport for one or two weeks every year. Each year becomes more and more exciting as a part of my technique is improved and a previously terrifying run is conquered. My goal is to complete Beaver Creek's Talons Challenge, which is over 26,000 vertical feet of 14 Black Diamond and Double Black Diamond runs on Beaver Creek’s World Cup Birds of Prey downhill course, Grouse Mountain, and more.
Another unrelated interest started in middle school. For some reason that is still unbeknownst to me, I really enjoyed the idea and act of flight. In eighth grade, I begged my parents to buy me a flight simulator game, X-Plane 9, which followed with the purchase an actual flying simulator yoke purchased with money that I had saved. In a couple months, I had managed to teach myself how to fly a small twinjet and multi engine prop aircraft, at least in theory, from YouTube videos along with hours and hours of trial and error. That interest still remains and I hope that I will pursue a private pilot license in the future.
In addition, since my early years in high school, I have been interested in videography and editing. This interest led me to become knowledgeable with Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects. While my video projects have mostly been school related ones, I hope to take on some personal projects in the near future. The foundation in this interest was primarily my love for movies. I have listed my top five favorite movie scenes on the right (or, depending on your screen width, below).