“Perhaps the most important principle for the good algorithm designer is to refuse to be content.”
― Alfred V. Aho
My name is Sam Sebree. I am currently studying as a computer science student at Austin's own University of Texas. What do I do? I code. I started my programming journey after joining the UIL computer science team in high school. All it took was for me to write my first "hello world" program before I got hooked faster than Captain Blackbeard's left hand. Between now and then, I have spent countless nights happily typing away until the break of dawn in an effort to push my luck at solving one extra problem or optimize a particlar algorithm to my satisfaction. I enjoy every minute of it because, to me, coding is both a science and an art. I have a strong background in high level programming so Java is typically my weapon of choice for solving problems. But whether it's high level or low level, I love getting my hands dirty and making things work, especially if it involves learning new concepts.
In my free time you can often find me at the Hideout Theatre performing live improv comedy. As an active member of the improv troupe Tom's Baby, I find few things in life more thrilling than going before a live audience, with no prepared material, hoping only for the best. When I am not acting, I am likely training at the Villareal Karate Club. As a student of Taekwondo and Hapkido, I find that martial arts focuses my body, mind, and sense of self discipline. I also greatly enjoy stopping by for a thorough stretch at UT yoga club, which offers me a relaxing and holistic counterpart to the strenuous practice of Taekwondo. In addition, the club's members provide me with an excellent resource for tips on going barefoot and improving my spinach smoothies. It is also not uncommon to find me hiking on the greenbelt, reading a book, cooking a nutritious meal, and discussing the finer points of ultimate frisbee.
My professional goal is to gain applicable, real world experience in the rapidly changing field of software engineering. As a hard-working and self-motivated student in computer science, I have ongoing work experience in information technology and front end development.
• Integrated Swagger Codegen, allowing the generation of SDKs in over 40 different languages
• Developed functionality to support the parameterization of REST API calls
• Designed features that allow for the processing of polymorphic JSON objects
• Developed software to run multiple Android applications on remote servers in parallel
• Automated mobile Android software testing through the use of Selenium and Java
• Implemented a framework for testing mobile web applications using Appium
• Debugged and tested UI controls in Java for uninterrupted power supply systems
• Developed embedded systems overseeing power flow through UPS units using C
Projected graduation date: May 2018
A selection of code samples from past work
Whether you would like to interview me for a job, solicit freelance services, or just say hi, feel free to send me a message at any time.