Paul Burke

Website
paulburke.co
Email
[email protected]
Google Play
paulburke.dev
Location
Brooklyn, NY

About Me

I'm an Android app developer, passionate about music, technology, and self-education. I thrive in fast-paced startup environments, working on consumer-facing products.

Expertise

Android

Java, Kotlin, XML2009

Expert Android application development, with a deep understanding of the Android SDK, best practices, UI guidelines, and overarching ecosystem.

UI / UX Design

Photoshop, Sketch2008

Grid-based designs with vector graphics, a focus on platform guidelines, and meaningful motion. Ability to create original and compelling user experiences from nothing-more than a concept.

Web

HTML, CSS, JavaScript2008

Working knowledge of web development with experience creating Node.js web servers and REST APIs.

Experience

Freelance Android Developer

Bound Publishing IncJul 2018 - Mar 2019

Built the first version of the app on Android, matching the design and features of the existing iOS app.

Lead Developer

SAY LLCMar 2017 - Mar 2018

Joined at prototype stage and lead engineering team to version 1.0. Lead development of the web server and Android application, oversaw iOS development, and contributed to product design.

Freelance Developer

Lean Logic LLCJan 2014 - Apr 2016

Helped design and create "Heavy App" for Android from idea stage and contributed to the web server development. Heavy App was a workout tracking app that is no longer available.

Lead Designer

Touch Lab IncMay 2012 - Dec 2013

Designed Android app wireframes, mockups and prototypes. Lead front-end development and software quality assurance.

Education

google.com

Self Taught 2006 - Present

Everything I know about design and development is self-taught, using Google as a bridge to my education.

Technical

Languages

Java, Kotlin, JavaScript, Solidity

SDKs / Frameworks

Android SDK, Node.js, Parse, Truffle, Web3.js, Firebase

Databases

SQLite, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, MySQL, Ethereum

Version Control

GIT, GitFlow

Hosting / Platforms

Heroku, AWS, Google Cloud, Digital Ocean, Cloudflare

Projects

Bound

Bound Publishing Inc

https://www.getbound.io/

Built Android app from scratch to match existing iOS client.

SAY

SAY LLC

https://say.co

Lead development team, built Android app and web server, and contributed to design.

StatusNote

Independent

https://statusnote.app

Simple utility app to put notes in notifications. Recently rewritten in Kotlin using Androidx.

1 Second Everyday v1.0

Touch Lab Inc

https://touchlab.co/

Translated iOS design to Android. Ported iOS app to Android.

Fatbird Falling

Independent

http://getfatbird.com

My first game! Created concept, character, art, music, sound effects, and game alone.

Hackathons

CryptoName

Developer, Designer

https://cryptoname.io

Solo project for hack.summit("blockchain") 2018. Wrote a smart contract and deployed to Rinkeby Ethereum network (testnet). Created and designed web3 client.

Helix.ai

Developer

https://goo.gl/m7YgaA

Created for TechCrunch Disrupt NY Hackathon 2016 (no longer running). Built a worldwide, load-balanced, auto-scaling Google Cloud server that provided a RESTful API as well as a Microsoft Word Addin using machine learning... in 24 hours.

Droplat

Developer, Designer

https://goo.gl/jbovHv

Made for Verizon 2010 "Power Your App Contest" (no longer running). Created original concept; Lead Designer; Lead Android Developer.

Random Reuters

Developer, Designer

http://paulsresume.com/randomreuters

Created for Thomson Reuters "Street Apps Challenge (no longer running). Designed and co-developed Android app; Designed and developed website.

Awards

Winner of "Entertainment" Category with Droplat

Verizon 2010 "Power Your App Contest"

Runner up in "Open Category" with Droplat

AT&T "Open Call Contest" at CTIA Wireless 2011

Second Place with Random Reuters

Thomson Reuters "Street Apps Challenge"

Affiliations

Publications

Helix conducts research as you write

https://goo.gl/sBJ770

TechCrunch - Kate Conger

This Is How Your Gmail Should Work

https://goo.gl/sKTgnr9

Business Insider - Kevin Smith

Drag and Swipe with RecyclerView

https://goo.gl/s0QBTr5

Medium - Paul Burke