About

Mew on Austin

(last updated January 2016)

Static Information:

Name:  Austin Grant Walters
Age: 23

Languages:

  • English – Native
  • Irish – A2 (in progress)
  • Spanish – A1

Education:

  • Computer Science, University of Illinois Urbana-Campaign, 2013 – 2015
  • Joliet Junior College, Honors Certificate, no degree, 2010 – 2013

Awards, Recognitions, Positions:

Positions:

  • CEO Synaptitude LLC 2016 – Present
  • Software Engineer Capital One 2015 – Present
  • Giggster Software Engineer 2015 – 2016
  • Software Engineer Caterpillar, Simulation Lab, 2014 – 2015
  • Technology Intern Capital One in Rolling Meadows Illinois, Summer 2014
  • IT internship at AdventEdge Healthcare Solutions in Lombard Illinois, over the summer of 2012.
  • Temporary Clerk at AdventEdge Healthcare Solutions in Lombard Illinois from November 2007-2012 (while I was still in high school)

Websites:

Projects:

  • ThinkSuite (website) – Real-time mental health tracking, and neurofeedback system.
  • Top Financial Advisor – I developed a method of making long term stock predictions which was very effective in the summer of 2013. I am getting it ready to for launch on Top Financial Advisor – Investment Guide.
  • Everyday Algorithms – (In Development) – An introductory book on algorithms, providing examples with algorithms we see in everyday life.
  • Selenium Factory – Won my team the Capital One intern competition.

Volunteer Activities:

  •  St. John’s Lutheran Church Confirmation Leader (2009 – 2012), taught the churches conformation program to the “hard group” of kids (12 – 15 yrs old)
  • Mission Trip 2010 – New Hampshire – Volunteer – with St. John’s Lutheran Church
  • Mission Trip 2011 – West Virginia – Youth Leader – with St. John’s Lutheran Church

Goals:

When I first my goals section, I was working in IT at AHS. I wanted to graduate, start a company, and move to California. Now I am married, graduates, and just started my first company. My goals are the same as they have always been, to push the limits of what I am capable of, and more generally what is possible. I am striving for the success of my startup Synaptitude.

Ideals:

I hold to several key ideals, I hold that I am a man. I believe that everyone is capable of being a god, and I hope to make the world as I believe it should be. I hold that I have no right to impede another human being and no one has a right to impede me, within reason. I aspire to be the best I can be and attempt to only deal with others who believe as I do. I work hard for everything I own and I intend to keep all I can. I am against taxes, I am against a welfare state, I am against anything which forces me to help others that I do not wish to help. What I am is an Objectivist of sorts. I never wish my freedom to be taken from me and will always be willing to fight for it if there is a battle I can win. I believe in reason, logic, and that greed runs the world, we all want what’s best for us. In that sense, greed is good. I believe as humans we should always try to improve ourselves, and push ourselves to our limits.

Hobbies:

My hobbies include taking care, trading, and researching reptiles and my naked cat Mew and Java; playing the saxophone and guitar (which I stopped doing due to school); producing new content for my websites; researching new technologies and companies; learning more about computing and basking in the pleasure of this technology based age.

Knowledge:

It’s notoriously difficult to quantify ones knowledge, try my knowledge tab, which I created after contemplating how to quantify my knowledge. Some insight you cannot glean from my knowledge tab…

Programming Languages: C, C++, Golang, Python, Java, Ruby, PHP, NetLogo, R

Frameworks: OpenCV, Qt, Rails, OpenCL, OpenMP

Areas of Focus: Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Neuroscience, Systems Programming, Web Development

I have a series of projects you can view on my githubOpenBKZ, Synaptitude, and a few other interesting project which are always in the pipeline.