Jaret Burkett

Full Stack Software Developer

Cedar Park, Tx Web . Desktop . Servers . Graphics Current Employment: Petrofieds.com View More Project: Map76.com View More

Personal Details

  • Age: 35
  • Marital: Married
  • Nationality:` American
  • Availability: Now
  • Relocate Ok?: Not Currently
  • Remote Ok?: Yes

About Me

I started my first business at 13, mail ordering computer parts from catalogs, building computers, and selling them in the newspaper. I built my first website at 14, back when a guestbook was considered cutting edge tech. On the weekends, I would help my dad load and haul Oilfield rods and tubing by hand. Growing up in West Texas, I ended up working in the Oil Field just like everyone else, but my passion and my hobby was always programming.

I worked my way up in the Oil and Gas business over the course of 14 years until I was in high level management. I managed operations and was continuously building software to improve the workflow of our employees and systems to monitor and automate our equipment. In my free time, I built numerous websites and startups.

Even though I got to spend a lot of my time programming and developing systems at my job, I wanted to do it more. It was my passion. The company I worked for began to wind down its operations and it was a good time for me to exit and pursue my passion for software development exclusively.

Since then, I have never been happier. Programming is both relaxing and fulfilling to me. I am grateful for the opportunity to do what I love every day.

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Experience

From March 2019 To Present

(10 Months)

Incline Engineering and Consulting, LLC Remote

Project Lead

I currently work as a Project Lead and my primary task is developing and maintaining their Petrofieds.com website, which is an Oil and Gas classifieds site. I started the site with OSclass as a base and developed the site from there. The stack uses an Ubuntu Server hosted on digital ocean, Docker, Nginx, Mysql, and PHP. I handled the entire development from start to finish.

From Jan 2017 To June 2018

(1 Years 6 Months)

Ostris, LLC Austin, TX

Owner

Ostris, LLC was my contract software development entity. I developed numerous specialized applications for customers from machine learning, servers, tracking systems, employee management systems, to basic websites. I was the sole owner/developer.

From June 2017 To Feb 2018

(9 Months)

NiceHash Ljubljana, Slovenia

Software Developer

Nicehash is the largest cryptocurrency mining marketplace in the world. I came on board to manage the mining software and to help develop v2. The web development team left shortly after I joined the company with incomplete, early alpha version of the v2 website. I took over the web development side as well. I was the solo web developer for a while and developed the marketplace, email systems, and a help desk system. I was also one of two developers for the miner software and managed the servers, built countless systems, created graphics, etc. We released v2 of both the miner and the website a few months later.

When I came on board, we had around 70,000 active users with a goal of 100,000 users. Within a few months, we reached over 700,000 active users.

From Jan 2017 To Jul 2017

(6 Months)

Area432, LLC Midland, TX

Full Stack Developer / Instructor

Area 432 is a hacker space / development firm based out of Midland TX. I worked as a full stack developer and an instructor. We would build custom applications (web based,desktop, mobile), websites, production systems, and servers that would improve the workflow for our clients. I worked with Python, Javascript, Node.js, Electron, Wordpress, Java, Grails, MySQL, SQLite, and many other languages and frameworks to upgrade legacy systems and/or create new systems.

We also hosted a weekly meetup and classes where the owner and I would teach programming, Linux, databases, infrastructure, and various other topics to the hackerspace members.

From Sep 2011 To Jan 2017

(5 years 5 Months)

Cobalt Operating, LLC Midland, TX

Vice President of Operations

I managed and oversaw all field and many office operations. I frequently met with/found investors, designed and oversaw numerous drilling, rework and re-completion operations, managed employees, and all the usual tasks for a VP of Operations.

I also built many custom systems to ease the employees workflow. I created an electron/web based invoice processing/labeling/filing system from the ground up, a mobile app to monitor and track the status of wells, a mobile app for pumpers to input tank readings that were automatically evaluated and stored, a mobile app that handled timesheets and tracked employees hours and PTO, remote surveillance and monitoring systems, a GPS asset tracking systems, and much more.

From Sep 2004 To Sep 2010

(6 years 1 Month)

Blue Ridge Resources, LLC Midland, TX

Automation Manager / Area Manager

I started as a low level roustabout and worked my way to one of two Area Manager positions. I designed and oversaw workover operations, tank battery installations, pipeline construction, fishing jobs, designed transfer pumps, and set up disposal systems.

I also designed custom systems with automated callouts with alerts for various alarms and events, designed and installed automation systems, installed and repaired Variable Frequency Drives. I also built many custom systems to ease the employees’ workflow, a mobile app for pumpers to input tank readings that were automatically evaluated and stored, remote surveillance, GPS asset tracking systems, etc.

Skills & Language

Front End
Angular Angular
Bootstrap Bootstrap
CSS CSS
HTML HTML
jQuery jQuery
React React
SCSS SCSS/Sass
Back End
Apache Apache
Docker Docker
Linux Linux
MongoDB MongoDB
Mysql Mysql
NGINX NGINX
PostgreSQL Postgres
Design
Gimp Gimp
Illustrator Illustrator
Inkscape Inkscape
Photoshop Photoshop
Frameworks
Electron Electron
Django Django
Laravel Laravel
Meteor Meteor
Node.js Node.js
Wordpress Wordpress
Development
Git Git
Gulp Gulp
Jetbrains Jetbrains IDEs
Visual Studio Visual Studio
Webpack Webpack
Machine Learning
Keras Keras
Pytorch Pytorch
Tensorflow Tensorflow
Tensorflow Tensorflow.js
Theano Theano
Hardware
Arduino Arduino
Eagle CAD Eagle CAD
Raspberry Pi Raspberry Pi
Other

Languages

  • Javascript Javascript: Advanced
  • Typescript Typescript: Advanced
  • Python Python: Advanced
  • PHP PHP: Advanced
  • Bash Bash: Intermediate
  • SQL SQL: Intermediate
  • C++ C++: Intermediate

Personal Projects

NoMansSeeds.com

In the game No Man's Sky, there are millions of possible ships due to the way their procedural generation works. Many players edit their save files with a custom seed to get a desired ship. I built No Man's Seeds to host numerous seed dumps that I have done. It has a Node.js/express backend and a Typescript/React frontend. I built a block loader/unloader that allows users to scroll through thousands of images on a single page without affecting performance because it unloads blocks of images that are not inside the viewport. I used machine learning and Kmeans clustering via Python to create sorting tables to group similar images together. To generate the images, I made a mod for the game that will reward me an item. I then edit the reward in the system memory to be able to generate and capture thousands of seeds programmatically.


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Neural Pixels - Neural Enlarge

NeuralPixels - Neural Enlarge is a browser based image enlarger that uses a custom made artifical neural network to enlarge images. I spent about a year working on Neural Enlarge. I needed to design a neural network that would be small enough to be downloaded on a webpage, efficient enough to run one any device via WebGL, and still produce good results. It works 100% in the browser and does not offload any work to a server. I am very happy with the result. I designed and trained the neural network using Python and Tensorflow. It is setup as a Wordpress plugin. The frontend is created with React and Tensorflow.js. I had to do major rewrites to Tensorflow.js as it severely lacked the performance I required.


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Map76.com

I was experimenting with datamining PC games and focused on Fallout 76. Over time, I was able to extract every object in the game. I created an interactive online map for others to use that uses this data. It is currently one of the most used online resources in the game and the most popular map. Before the game started loosing popularity, I was averaging 60k unique users a month. This project uses a NodeJS backend with Express. The front end is built in React.


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Learn to Read with Minecraft

My daughter is in the first grade and is struggling with reading. She loves Minecraft. So I built this little reading game my wife and I can play with her to help develop her reading skills. The game is built using React.js. It only took a few hours to throw together, but we play it almost every day.


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VGG19 Visualizer

In my work with image processing using neural networks. I will frequently use a popular pretrained network known as VGG19. Usually, I will need to pull styles from certain layers within the network and I always had a hard time deciding which layers would work best. I created a VGG19 visualizer to aid in this process. It runs entirely in the web browser and utilizes Tensorflow.js to process images in the VGG19 network.


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AI Generated Artwork

I have probably spent too much time on AI generated artwork. Google's Deep Dream inspired me to get into the field. However, one can only look at so many AI generated pictures with dog faces everywhere before they have had enough. I have created algorithms in Tensorflow that can generate artwork in an infinite amount of styles. It has generated way too many to include them all here, but I have uploaded some videos to Youtube where I had the network process the entire intro to Rick and Morty in various different styles for your viewing pleasure/ horror.


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NOTABLE PERSONAL PROJECTS

Crude Cloud
https://crudecloud.com (inactive)

A remote oilfield monitoring system that I built both the website, webapp and hardware for. Hardware examples can be found here:
https://www.instagram.com/p/9upCogH55I/


https://www.instagram.com/p/8HZNO3n58N/

Midland Memes and Jokes
https://www.facebook.com/midlandjokes/

A website / Facebook page that produced jokes and memes specific to Midland TX. It currently has about 24,000 followers and made the local news and newspaper, NPR, and Texas Monthly Magazine.

Oilfield Handbook
https://oilfieldhandbook.com (inactive)

A website/webapp that had numerous calculators, reference charts, and diagnosis strategies in it. The software was absorbed by a previous employer.

OwnAlarm
https://ownalarm.com (inactive)

An open source smart home system that I was developing both software and hardware for. Some hardware examples can be found here:
https://www.instagram.com/p/BF2dK5An5w4/

https://www.instagram.com/p/BHBbH6fguyK/
https://www.instagram.com/p/BGXY1x4H5xL/

Midland Pokemon
https://midlandpokemon.com (inactive)

I built hundreds of virtual android devices that simulated walking in circles around Midland, TX to find all of the Pokemon for Pokemon Go. The bots uploaded all the data to a website that displayed maps of the Pokemon. It had around 5,000 daily users at the time.

Basin Weight-loss Challenge
https://bwlc.org (inactive)

A monthly competition website for locals in the Permian Basin to compete to see who could lose the most weight. We had monthly meetups with prizes.

Midland Makers
https://midlandmakers.com (inactive)

A social group where “makers” would meet up to collaborate on projects. (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Websites, etc)

Midessa Jobs
https://midessajobs.com (inactive)

A job posting website that targeted jobs in the Midland/Odessa Area.

Maker Box Monthly
https://makerboxmonthly.com (inactive)

A startup that did not gain traction that had the goal to make a monthly product box that would ship with various electronic components and a project.

ChubWar
https://chubwar.com (inactive)

A weight loss tracking and competing platform I developed that automated creating and monitoring weight loss competitions for groups.

Upgraded Memories
https://upgradedmemories.com (inactive)

A startup for digitizing large sets of old photos. I built a really cool tracking system and automation system for scanning and tracking the orders.

GPlusCOW
https://gpluscow.com (inactive)

A website that integrated with a game on Google Plus (City of Wonder) and allowed players to request help for building and crafting, find allies, and had tasks to complete to earn in game credits. It was heavily used at the time and had over 2,000 daily users.

Halloween Costumes

Every year, my wife and I try to build an amazing costume for our daughter. I usually do a custom circuit board, 3d print parts, and program it with Arduino.

example: https://www.instagram.com/p/BMP8VYtgkC-/

progress video: https://www.instagram.com/p/BLNWkqLAUq8/
WIFI / Web App Remote Control Rover
demo video: https://youtu.be/SGnRjt1juoY
Subpixel Upscaling
article: https://neuralpixels.com/subpixel-upscaling/

I have done a lot of research into developing models for image enlargement. This is an outline of some of my research into subpixel upscaling.

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