Hi, I'm Quinn Vinlove. I love to tackle new challenges, learn new things, and expand my knowledge of the world. I'm the best at full stack web development, although I don't limit myself exclusivly to that area. I also have experience with data science, mobile app development, computer vision, and a little graphics. Right now, I am pursuing a Bachlor of Arts degree in Computer Science & Mathematics at Lewis and Clark College (located in Portland, OR). When I'm not coding, I like to ride bikes, boulder, read, and cook.



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I used semantic segmentation along with bitmap-to-vector conversion to generate art in the style of Henri Matisse’s paper cutouts, from any image. The Python script is served with FastAPI, and runs inside a Docker container deployed to Zeet’s PaaS with CI/CD.

I used: GluonCV, Python, FastAPI, Docker
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frogs in space

I've always wanted to build a multiplayer game, so at DubHacks 2020, I teamed up with a few other programmers and artists, and made one. Frogs in Space is pretty simple: any other visitors there can hop around and chat with each other. Anytime a frog goes onto the left edge, a simple mini game about gardening pops up. Bear in mind that this is the first game I've ever made, so it's a little rough around the edges.

I used: ES6, Phaser, Sockets.io, Express


Collaborated with 4 other people, as part of the genzhacks hackathon, to build a chrome extension that helps you find sustainable clothing when shopping online. It won first place in the systainability category. I wrote the backend API that powered it, and parts of the JavaScript for the extension.

I used: Python, Flask, ES6


I found an image processing/machine learning paper I liked and implemented part of it in Python. I did the same to another, simpler paper that I also found interesting. There's a blog post, github repo, jupyter notebook, and API if you're interested.

I used: Python, OpenCV, Scikit-Learn, Flask
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For a short summer job as a lab technician, I built a cross-platform application to visualize, normalize, and output ISOdat files with Python. My work simplified a data pipeline that would sometimes take hours to complete by hand in Excel. I used QT for the GUI and fbs/pyinstaller to package the final product. In the process, I built a new QT widget that handles displaying Matplotlb figures more efficiently than PyQt's native viewer.

I used: Python, Pandas, Matplotlib, PyQT, Pyinstaller
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machine learning to predict student success

Summer research I did to use machine learning to try and predict how well students would do as they completed simple exercises to learn essential cybersecurity skills. I tried all kinds of things ranging from NLP to clustering with deep NNs, but had the best success with regression. Presenting at a conference; the final paper coming soon.

I used: Python, Scikit-Learn, Keras

accelerated z-buffer

For a final project, I wrote a OpenCL shader and supporting code in C which rendered a 3d taurus using the Z-Buffer algorithm. I was able to achieve speedup from 3 to around 30 frames per second for a simple animation demo.

I used: C, OpenCL, X11

NLP for faculty evaluations

I was able to do an independant project with the Dean's office at my school, to extract sentiment scores from instructor evaluations. I created training data, trained it on a neural network, and used the resulting model to perform statistical analysis across a variety of different factors. To make my work as understandable as possible, I used Jupyter notebooks. The project is confidential, but I can provide the final report on request.

I used: Python, Tensorflow, Keras, Jupyter Notebooks


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WebGL Experiments

As part of independent study, I learned how to program GLSL pixel shaders, show them online with WebGL, and use them to add effects to images. I also made a pixel shader that displays vector fonts, and experimented with ways to optimize hand-drawn paths into curves.

I used: GLSL, WebGL, JavaScript
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IT service desk app

Freelance work to build an info app for my school's IT service desk. Used React Native. Reference design was provided to me in Adobe XD.

I used: react native, expo
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collective cloud studios web backend

Collaborated with a Flutter developer to build the web backend for a school events app. Made with golang and gin, backed by a postgresql database. Includes auth with JWT support to work across multiple platforms. Integrated AWS S3 to store images. Deployed on Heroku.

I used: go, gin, postgresql, oauth, s3, heroku


Inspired by Co-Star Astrology, a popular astrology app. Periodically sends me a random text message everyday to remind myself to foucs on self-improvement and my own life goals. Backend run with golang inside aws lambda, talking to the twilio api, and choosing messages stored in airtable.

I used: go, serverless, aws lambda, twilio, airtable


Summer research internship as part of a grant to work on and improve EDURange. Worked with a team of students to build a logging system with golang and redis to retrive user bash activity logs from a secured enviroment, then added it to EDURange's chef build system to automatically install on new VPCs. Poster presented at CCSC-NW 2019.

I used: go, redis, aws vpc


I collaborated with another student on a tool that scrapes my school's online shuttle tracker, and periodically makes bus location and speed available via a public API. In making it, I learned a lot about Selenium, task queuing, and reverse engineering React apps.

I used: python, selenium, aws ecs, aws ec2, react
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An online storefront concept where resteraunts can purchase beers directly from brewries, without the hassle of price lists. Built for a team as a freelance worker and never fully realized. Used amazon SES as part of the store backend to email sellers, and airtable as an interactive database to handle inventory.

I used: react, css3, responsive design, aws lambda, amazon ses, airtable


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Corps of Discovery Online Atlas

An interactive map of the Lewis & Clark Expedition, made with React and Leaflet. I worked with another student to continue and improve on the progress that was already made on the project.

I used: react, css3, responsive design, git
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I'm Greatful For

A quick weekend project that I made, where people can express gratitude anonymously. I ended up using the LAMP stack, running on an AWS EC2 instance. Taken offline in September 2019.

I used: php, html5 & css3, apache, mysql, aws ec2
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a quiet space

I designed and made a room model in Autodesk Maya, then rendered it in WebGL with Threejs. Eventually, I hope to add WebVR functionality as well.

I used: javascript, maya



email: quinnvinlove@lclark.edu
twitter: @_quinnO
github: quin2
linkedin: Quinn Vinlove
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