Zach Gawlik

Zach Gawlik

I am a software engineer who likes to make applications that are enjoyable to use and that streamline complicated processes. Lately I've been focusing on front end web development with React, but I enjoy learning new tools and technologies across the full stack. I'm particularly interested in learning more about developing Progressive Web Apps, working with JavaScript static type checkers, and contributing back to the open source community.

I recently graduated from Northeastern University with a B.S. in Computer Science and Mathematics. During that time, I completed three 6-month long co-ops, with the most recent taking place at HubSpot. Outside of coding, I like to play board games, and I am getting acquainted with my new sewing machine.

Selected projects

Print to Resist

Uses Node, Express, MySQL

Uses React, Redux, React Router, Normalizr, Webpack

For an open-ended class project, I wanted to suggest an answer to a question that consumes every student's attention at the end of the semester: "What can I do to spend my entire printing allowance?" I built this public full-stack web app to collect activism flyers intended for crowd-sourced distribution by college students.

Demo Front End Source Back End Source

Print to Resist screenshot

Chelsea Handler: Gotta Go!

Uses Swift

Gotta Go lets you schedule messages that will be texted to you later to help you get out of an awkward real-life situation. While working at Yeti, I pushed the project from being a proof of concept to becoming a fully polished app ready for initial release. I built the flow for creating your own excuses, and I refined the UX to ensure using the app would be an enjoyable experience.

Download from the iOS App Store

Gotta Go! demo

Notedash

Uses Backbone with local storage

I created Notedash with a focus on making it as fast as possible to add a new note, to tag it, and to search existing notes. I was frustrated by how other note apps required so many button clicks for core actions, so I created my own.

Demo Source

Notedash screenshot

Birdbath

Uses Python 3, Twitter API

Command-line program for rapidly reviewing and pruning your past tweets. This project was my first time working with social media APIs and OAuth.

Source

Birdbath demo

Pomodoro Color

Uses jQuery

Minimalist pomodoro timer inspired by "What Colour Is It?" I made this because I wanted to use a pomodoro timer that was visually appealing but not distracting.

Demo Source

Pomodoro Color screenshot

Contact

Say hello! The best way to contact me is by email. You can also find me on LinkedIn, or check out my GitHub for more of my projects.