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Isaac Rothenbaum



(708) 220-7614

622 S. Euclid

Oak Park, IL. 60304


To design and develop cutting edge software that betters my community and nation.


Carthage College

Bachelor of Arts, June 2011

Computer Science and Graphic Design

& minor in Communications

Carnegie Mellon University

Masters of Science, August 2012

MSIT - Software Engineering

Relevant Work Experience

Freelance Web Designer and Programmer, Spring 2010 – Present

Consulted to various Chicago based companies on the development of their websites. I designed and programmed Olson Communications' new company website and then served as their primary contact for all web related services; designing, implementing, and re-factoring web sites for their clients: North Star Foods, Quantum Foods, and Johnsonville. Also designed and developed First National Realty Group's website, implementing a property search front page and fully functioning back end interface.

Carthage College Undergraduate Research, Summer 2010

Worked under Dr. Mark Mahoney researching a project titled, "Software Evolution and the Moving Picture Metaphor". Our research centered around the idea of improving the granularity at which changes to large scale software projects are recorded. We sought to replace current forms of Version Control with passively mined data stored in a database with the intention of using it to create meaningful stories about how a given piece of software was created and evolved over time. We created a prototype program in Java called Ali in order to prove the topic's viability and submitted our research to numerous conferences including ICSE (International Conference on Software Engineering), CUR (Council on Undergraduate Research), and NFM (Nasa Formal Methods). The project has since been renamed StoryTeller, its progress can be followed here: www.storytellersoftware.com

Computer Science Tutor, Spring 2010 – Fall 2010

Privately tutored students in a variety of undergraduate courses from 100 level Introductory courses up to 300+ level Datastructures and Algorithms. Tutored primarily in C++ and Java, but was able to help students in Python even without formal training of my own. I was not the Teaching Assistant, but my students were referred to me by the professorial staff within the Carthage College Computer Science Department.

Professional Skills

Software design and specification modeling using Zed, LTSA, LaTeX

Object Oriented programming in, C++, Java, and C# implementing polymorphism and patterns

Web Application development in Java, JavaScript using JQuery and AJAX, Php, and ActionScript 3

Database Design and management across multiple languages and utilizing professional DBMS

Web Page design and implementation, HTML, CSS, and interactive Flash media

Identity systems, logo creation, posters, and design layouts using Adobe's Creative Suite

Ability to clearly articulate and accurately present ideas in front of an audience

Other Work

Assistant Swim Coach, Summer 2011

Logo Design for Feeling Flush Online Poker, August 2008

Park District of Oak Park Life Guard, Summer 2005

Little Huskies Swim Instructor, Summer 2006 - 2009

Notable Honors and Achievements

Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America, August 2007

Cum Laude, Carthage College, 2011

Departmental Honors, Carthage College Computer Science Department, 2011

Swim Team Captain, Carthage College, 2010 – 2011

NCAA DIII Sportsmanship Award Winner, NCAA, 2009

Academic All American, NCAA, 2011

All American Honorable Mention, NCAA, 2011

Academic All American Honorable Mention, NCAA, 2010

Most Outstanding Senior Computer Science Major, Carthage College, 2011

Computer Science Fellow, Carthage College, 2010 - 2011

Most Outstanding Sophomore Computer Science Major, Carthage College, 2009

CCIW Most Outstanding Participant, College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin, 2009

Swimming and Water Polo Team Captain, OPRF High School, 2006 – 2007

Programs and Languages

C++, Java, C#, JavaScript, Php, HTML, CSS, ActionScript 3, SQL

Adobe Creative Suite, Visual Studio, Eclipse, Modo, 3DsMax, Zbrush

Mac and PC, MS Office, OpenOffice, IE, Firefox, and many utility programs

Isaac Rothenbaum www.isaacrothenbaum.com isaac@rothenbaum.com (708) 220-7614 622 S. Euclid Oak Park, IL