Don Cullen

Software Engineer // Web Developer

About Myself


I've never been much for writing my own bio, so I'll just toss in here what's on the top of my head. I'm an experienced Software Engineer and Web Developer. I have a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a focus on marketing and management. I currently live in Austin, Texas. Well ā€” Buda, Texas ā€” actually. But hey, it still counts. I'm a proud dad of two awesome kids and am happily married to a supermom. My areas of passion (other than the kids) include investing, philosophy, deaf community, software engineering, and technological innovations. Seriously, I geek out when it's Tesla, SpaceX, Hyperloop, Alcor, and all of the others! I also immensely enjoy reading books and am an avid researcher. That is, if you call Googling the hell out of something "research". For those who want a peek into how I see life; I'm a singularitarian, transhuman, and an extropian. Iā€™m also an agnostic theist. Oh, and I'm also a blogger who writes about science, tech, medicine, politics, law, and deaf-related issues.

Experience


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B.S. Degree in Business Administration
Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.

Obtained bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a focus in marketing and management.

Honors & Awards:

  • Student Entrepreneurial Award
  • Sutcliffe Business Bowl First Place Winner
  • Recognized as 2014-2015 National Science Foundation (NSF), Science of Learning Student Scholar
  • T. Alan and Vicki T. Hurwitz Scholarship for Student Research and Innovation

Organizations:

  • ThinkBiz Scholars (founder & president)
  • Compass Fellow/Mentor
  • Kairos Society Fellow
2011 - 2015
College

Director of Public Relations
TDI (Silver Spring, MD)

Managed all related public relations work for TDI, which included:

  • Managing Editor of two publications, the Blue Book (annual), and the TDI World Magazine (quarterly).
  • Developed and coordinated periodic email blasts & surveys to over 3,000 subscribers
  • Managed TDI Social Media (Twitter, Facebook), organically doubling audience from 2,000 to 4,000 within a year
  • Developed new TDI website, transitioned TDI from old site to new. Website made use of Wordpress to faciliate easier administrative use by other staff.
  • Managed TDI app development for iOS and Android
  • Coordination of efforts in creating an overall favorable image of TDI, its services and its role as a change agent at the national level.
  • Promotion and maintained effective working relationships with key officials and representatives in media, government, industry, and other consumer groups
2014-2016
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Software Engineer
Convo (Austin, TX)

Responsible for the coding, design, and structure of websites. Worked closely with the creative marketing team to build websites from conception to completion. Worked on both desktop and mobile platforms. Handled maintenance and updates of websites. Involved with a broad range of creative marketing projects. Completed regular data analysis and forecasting.

Coded in:

  • HTML/CSS (Bootstrap)
  • Javascript (jQuery)
  • Ruby (Sintara)
2016-Present
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