Hello, I'm Jake Park.

I'm a NYC based software developer. I went to Columbia University and graduated as a mechanical engineer. I enjoyed working with my hands in the machine shop, applying theoretical concepts to the real world. Now I love to build software.

In my spare time I am a multi-marathon runner, cyclist, bike mechanic, and swing dancer.

Here are some of the technologies I work with.

(so far)

JavaScript

Angular

Backbone

jQuery

Ruby

Rails

HTML5

CSS

SQL

Recent Projects

Asteroids!

A Javascript re-imagining of classic Asteroids gameplay

Live Github
  • - Intuitive movement and shooting controls
  • - AI controlled enemy targets and fires at player
  • - Collision detection and resolution for all objects in scene
  • - Inelastic collisions allow for fun physics-based movement
  • - Objects textured with sprite maps against a stellar backdrop

myFacebook

A Backbone.js web app inspired by Facebook

Live Github
  • - Single page app prefetches content for quick page navigation
  • - Self-Join table and single request SQL queries permit follower model required for authorization of profile views
  • - User privacy requires authorization of friendship requests
  • - Omniauth allows quick user authentication via Twitter accounts

Chess

Github
  • - A fully-featured two player chess played in the command line
  • - Multi-level class inheritance structure
  • - Move validation via board state duplication

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