KELVIN FICHTER

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SUMMARY


Full-time blockchain developer.
"It's complicated" with Python, Solidity, and JavaScript.
Distributed systems, applied cryptography, and python scripting enthusiast.
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EXPERIENCE


Researcher

Feb. 2018 -

OmiseGO, Bangkok, Thailand

  • Researching and developing Plasma, a framework for scalable blockchain applications.

Project Lead

Dec. 2017 - Feb. 2018

Nussbaumer Projects, Chicago, IL

  • Developed Qmix, an in-browser Solidity IDE for Qtum.

Software Engineer | Tech Lead

Apr. 2017 - Aug. 2017

Axiom Technology Group, Chicago, IL

  • Designed blockchain projects both in-house and for external clients. Focused on integrating blockchain tech into existing systems.

Software Engineer

Sept. 2016 - Feb. 2017

Oraclize Ltd., London, England | Brooklyn, NY

  • Developed decentralized applications on the Ethereum blockchain that leverage the Oraclize blockchain oracle service. Divised viable use cases for blockchain oracles to better promote the Oraclize service.

Software Engineer

Summer 2016

E.ON SE | Uniper Technologies Limited, Nottinghamshire, England

  • Built a live energy asset data visualization tool for multiple platforms (web, iOS, Android, Windows Phone, the works) on an Angular 2/Ionic 2 front-end.

Engineering Intern

Summer 2015

ACME Smoked Fish Corp., Brooklyn, NY

  • Built a script to visualize productivity statistics. Later fully implemented for factory use.
  • Developed an algorithm to trace raw material through the production process. Turns out companies are really bad at tracking things.

Software Development Intern

Summer 2013

North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

  • Helped design a crime scene simulation tool for the Unity Game Engine, written in C# and Java. Worked closely with undergraduate and graduate students to implement fluid story telling as an aid to crime scene investigators.

EDUCATION


Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

2015 - 2018

PROJECTS


D-REX

2017

Winning Hack @ Distributed: Trade 2017

Smart Contract Engineer
  • A distributed energy marketplace built on top of the Qtum blockchain. D-REX simplifies the process of financing generators in developing countries. A series of smart contracts allows users to make requests, investors to fund those requests, and generators to pay out dividends to investors.

EL Tags

2016

Winning Hack @ MD5 Hacks 2016

Hardware/Software Engineer
  • An arduino/Python system designed decrease occupational hazard for firefighters. This minimal hardware solution passively (and accurately) reports the position of emergency services personnel inside of a structure without major overhead.

be - your own bank

2016

First place @ Hack / Make The Bank 2016

Ðapp developer
  • A simple wallet-managing smart contract and front-end interface linked to the Proof of Identiy Ðapp by Oraclize. The interface allows the holder of an Estonian e-Resident ID to instantly access a private, non-custodian Ethereum wallet resolved from the resident's public serial number. be was presented at London FinTech Week 2016.

StreetCred

2016

Second place @ POST /bank hackathon koeln 2016

Ðapp developer
  • An app that enables users to make street donations safely on the Ethereum Blockchain. StreetCred makes small change donations easier and safer through Ethereum smart contracts and non-profit networks. The service utilizes scannable (paper) Ethereum wallets with credits that can be redeemed at partnering merchants.

rosy

2016

Best use of AWS @ Lady Problems NYC 2016

App developer
  • A mobile app to promote self-care, body positivity, and female empowerment, by enabling women to take control of their health (and to enjoy doing it).

Telememe

2016

"Most uncommon hack" @ uncommon hacks

App developer
  • A meme generating/validating app for Android that controls a vaping Teletubby doll powered by Arduino, batteries sold seperately - "Because we can't be serious all the time."
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