Mitchell Jones

I’m a student, coder, and maker with a passion for project-based learning and teaching. I’m most interested in bridging the boundaries between computer science and other disciplines, and making technology more accessible for everyone.

Experience

PROFESSIONAL

LifeBac, Las Vegas, NV, United States

Software Engineer / Content / Founding Member

JUNE 2018 - PRESENT

LifeBac is a science-based online addiction treatment clinic for excessive drinkers that my father and I started last summer. From concept to research to funding to launch, we've spent just over a year building the current paid-public-beta and collecting more than $700,000 in investor funds. I wrote our business plan, built an online pitch deck, built lifebac.com, and wrote most of the company's investor-facing, consumer-facing, and doctor-facing content including regular investor update letters, various custom webpages, and the script for a video to be produced by Kurzgesagt. I continue to work full-time over my summer and winter breaks and part-time throughout the rest of the year on LifeBac.

Freelance, Las Vegas, NV, United States

Web & Graphic Designer/Developer

JULY 2018 - PRESENT

I have two clients for whom I freelance web design, web development, content creation, and graphic design. I meet with clients who have little to no experience with web design, and turn anything from a few bullet points on a notepad to hand-drawn site concepts into functional, fast, and modern online interfaces.

ACADEMIC

Institute of Neuroinformatics, Zürich, Switzerland

Research Assistant

MARCH 2018

I worked with PhD students at ETH Zürich and the University of Zürich’s Institute of Neuroinformatics on various small projects in neuromorphic computing and machine vision. Programming in Python, JavaScript, and some C++. I was mentored by Julien Martel, Turlough Neary, and Professor Matt Cook.

Sydney Institute for Astronomy, Sydney, Australia

Research Assistant

MARCH 2017

I worked with PhD students at Sydney University’s Institute for Astronomy on creating a Python application that analyzes and compares different processing pipelines for Kepler K2 data. I was mentored by Professor Tim Bedding.

Education

University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA

2018 - 2022

By the Numbers

- GPA: 3.83

Programs

- The Medallion Program

The Medallion Program aims to educate student leaders by providing opportunities for intentional learning, self-reflection, and skill development. Students enrolled in the Medallion Program gain a strong sense of self-awareness, work effectively with others, and become civically and socially engaged. I joined the Medallion Program to hone my leadership skills and meet like-minded student peers.

Extracurricular

- Events and Classroom Management (ECM) Work-Study

As a trained ECM Technician, I setup, take-down, run, and troubleshoot all kinds of campus events like academic conferences, student performances, and Meliora Weekend festivities.

Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT, USA

2014 - 2018

By the Numbers

- GPA: 3.7 / 4.1

- ACT: 34

AP (or higher) level classes

- AP Computer Science: A

- AP Calculus: A

- AP U.S. History: A-

- Honors Interactive Media, DS: A

- Honors French 651: A-

Extracurricular

- Choate Debate Team - Meeting Leader

I lead weekly debate meetings, training novice debaters, and competing in advanced tournaments on weekends.

- Rothberg Catalyzer - Finalist

My team and I were chosen to advance to the Rothberg Catalyzer final at Brown to compete against teams from Brown, Carnegie Mellon, Yale, and U Penn.

- Choate Programming Union - Member
- JV Ultimate, Thirds Tennis

Selected Projects

mitchelljones.comGallery GitHub Homepage

My personal website, which houses a gallery of some of my favorite major and minor projects. www.mitchelljones.com.

Rothberg CatalyzerHackathon

With a project centered around the health, safety, and comfort of children during disaster relief, I led my 4-person team to win the Choate Rothberg Catalyzer and advance to compete against teams from Yale, Brown, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Pennsylvania. Our project, taking the form of a children’s toy, incorporates biomedical data sensors to assess and aid children and adolescents affected by major disasters.

Battle BlocksApplication GitHub Homepage

The product of a term-long Directed Study in interactive media and game design, Battle Blocks is a video game that combines the eye-catching art style and exciting gameplay of a traditional platformer-shooter with turn-based strategy unique to the genre. I built the game from scratch in the Unity engine, designing the user experience and game mechanics, coding both the client and server systems, and drawing and animating all of the visuals.

Locke PocketWeb App GitHub Homepage

The official web wallet for the cryptocurrency Locke. Locke Pocket is a secure, easy-to-use Ethereum token wallet. Alongside Locke Pocket, I built a barebones, open-source ERC-20 web wallet template for anyone who'd like to make their own secure custom Ethereum token web wallet. www.lockepocket.com.

Volunteering

Life Enrichment VolunteerAegis Living

I worked with Life Enrichment Director Stephen McClelland to care for and entertain patients, as well as helping to clean and maintain the premises.

Skills

Programming

Languages

- JavaScript

Advanced

- Java

Advanced

- HTML/CSS

Advanced

- C

Intermediate

- Python

Intermediate

- C#

Intermediate

- Lisp

Novice

- PHP

Novice

- Solidity

Novice

- C++

Novice

Frameworks

- jQuery

Advanced

- Bootstrap

Intermediate

- React.js

Novice

Platforms

- Node.js

Advanced

- Unity

Intermediate


Software

- Photoshop

Advanced

- MS Office

Advanced

- Google Drive

Advanced

- Premiere Pro

Intermediate

- Illustrator

Novice

- After Effects

Novice

- Blender

Novice

Awards

Rochester Dean's Scholarship for academic achievement and unique contributions to student life.

2018-2022


University of Rochester Dean's List

2018


Enhanced Research and Innovation Grant ($4,500) awarded to Rochester students for motivation, creativity, and strong potential for success.

2018


Paul Mellon Scholarship for academic excellence and drive in the study of math, computer science, and/or science.

2014-2018


Choate Rosemary Hall Award for Excellence in Advanced Study of Computer Science; the highest honor in Computer Science.

2018


Deans' List for Choate Students Who Excel in All Subjects

2016-2018

Languages

English

Native

French

Near-Fluent