Will Slotterback

Web Developer

Hey, I'm Will!

I am a software engineer trained in Java and Javascript, currently building front-end components for Zendesk in their Copenhagen office. I'm particularly interested in user-interfaces which mesh human-centered design with robust code. I am also very involved in my community at Northeastern: I’ve held positions as a mentor for incoming students, Fundamentals of CS 2 tutor (Java), and CCIS fellow leading an introductory class with 20 students. On any given day you can find me ravenously learning new skills or playing soccer in the Fens.


Education

2014 - 2019

Northeastern University

Candidate for a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Entrepreneurship

Selected Courses:
  • Algorithms and Data Structures
  • Object Oriented Design
  • Database Design
  • Computer Systems and Structures
  • Discrete Structures
  • Lean Design and Development

Skills

Primary Languages

Javascript

HTML/CSS

Java

Additional Technologies

  • React
  • Redux
  • jQuery
  • Ruby
  • Rails
  • MongoDB
  • SQL
  • MacOS
  • Windows
  • Android

Work Experience

2017 - Present

Zendesk

Software Engineer Intern

  • Led engineering work on new premium feature, collaborating with designers, product managers, and other engineers along the way.
  • Lead initiative to root out inconsistency within Zendesk's support product in order to improve perception of reliability.
  • Researched new technology to push project to refresh Zendesk's tech stack with React and GraphQL.
2016 - 2017

Northeastern Computer Science Department

Fellow for Overview 1

  • Lead a class which introduced 20 incoming freshman to the CCIS department and all of its resources.
  • Conducted one on one discussions with each member of the class to enhance their time management strategies and other college essentials.
  • Facilitated class discussions, hosted special events, and worked with other fellows and advisors to plan material for future class sessions.
2016

Opterra Energy Services

Computer Science Co-op

  • Designed and built Java application to streamline previously manual process of creating HVAC controls graphics.
  • Created Android app to streamline estimating number of lights in commercial building audit process.
  • Performed Salesforce administration by building web pages, creating objects, designing work flows, and constructing data validation rules all for approximately 60 users.
  • Developed and improved complex workbooks using VBA to streamline project planning and cost estimation.
2015 - 2016

Northeastern Computer Science Department

Tutor for Fundamentals of Computer Science 2 (Intro to Java)

  • Tutored and mentored students in a lab setting and individually.
  • Held office hours and led a lab section for the course to reinforce class material.
  • Graded student's homework an quizzes on a weekly basis.

Projects

ScholarJet

During the fall semester of 2017 I worked as a developer for Scout, Northeastern's prestigious student-run design studio. I was assigned to a group of three designers and together we completely revamped ScholarJet's online scholarship platform.

See the results

Macro Preview

Macro Preview was my main project at Zendesk. I managed the feature from start to finish, collaborating with product management, designers, and engineers along the way. Currently Macro Preview is in beta, and soon will be gated behind Zendesk's premium plan

Feature announcement

X-Max

X-max is a game controller specifically designed to be usable by someone with cerebral palsy. I am currently working on this project as part of a team at Northeastern University for the enabling engineering club.

Official Project Page

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