About Me

I studied Computer Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology and graduated in the Spring of 2022. While there, I was a teaching assistant for the Systems and Networks course for two semesters and the head teaching assistant for three semesters. In my final semester, I worked in the Space System Design lab to build infrastructure that connected our multiple ground stations and allowed for remote access. In my free time, I enjoy electric skateboarding, bonsai, and am a big sneakerhead!

Contact Details

Sam Roquitte
[email protected]

Education

Georgia Institute of Technology

Student 2018-2022

Bachelors of Science in Computer Science (threads: devices & intelligence).

Work

Georgia Tech Space System Design Lab

Ground Station Operations Spring 2022

  • Designed architecture and wrote software to connect three ground stations on campus to the mission operations center
  • Software written in Python with ZMQ for message transport
  • Prior to this update, someone needed to be physically at the ground station to downlink or uplink packets to/from a sattelite
  • Assisted with operations for two cubesat missions

Georgia Tech College of Computing

Systems and Networks Teaching Assistant Fall 2019, Spring 2020

Head Teaching Assistant Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Fall 2021

  • Took initiative to restructure TA team to increase productivity and reduce errors in project & homework assignments
  • Responsible for hiring and supervising 18 undergraduate Teaching Assistants
  • Led teams to build new automatic grading tools for all projects and homework assignments, giving students better feedback in less time
  • Held weekly team meetings to delegate tasks and assign tasks
  • Conducted individual TA meetings to assist with personal growth and provide feedback
  • Designed new projects to teach processor design, low level architecture, and networking

Redfin

Software Developer Intern Summer 2021

  • Built a new live status monitoring service to track third party outages and performance issues and display them on a live status page the mortgage operations teams
  • Resulted in much fewer messages from mortgage operations which previously caused 180 people to stop work throughout the day to reply
  • Used AppSync with DynamoDB to allow for live updates on the page (no need to refresh for updated data)
    • Lays the groundwork for future projects that will be using these technologies

Redfin

Software Developer Intern - Rescinded due to COVID-19 Summer 2020

eCIO

Software Developer Intern Summer 2019 & 2020

  • One of two developers charged with building a client facing investment portfolio management system (myecio.com)
  • Reduced average app load time from 760ms to 106ms by implementing a proxy endpoint in the backend service
  • Refactored events lambda function into a backend service for increased versatility
  • Built an iCAL service to allow users to load events from eCIO into their own calendar
  • Designed a backend service to store client information, members, financial records, and sensitive organization documents

Skills

Languages: Java C Python Javascript HTML PHP

Web: NodeJS React NGINX AWS Appsync Firebase

Databases & APIs: GraphQL DynamoDB MongoDB MySQL Redis

Platforms & Networking: Ubuntu Debian Docker Git DNS & SSL