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Zachary Blackwood

Machine Learning Engineer and Python Developer


DTN, West Lafayette, IN
Machine Learning Engineer, April 2018-Present

Spensa, West Lafayette, IN
Full Stack Web Developer, July 2015-April 2018

Lewis Cass, Walton, IN
High School Teacher, September 2010-July 2015

Technical Experience

Open Source
Contributed to python libraries, including
intakeintake-geopandasapache arrow
Co-developer and maintainer of a custom plugin for Intake which allows for the automatic population of a data catalog with data files matching a certain pattern
Programming Languages
high proficiency: Python

medium proficiency: JavaScript

Technical Tools
ci/cd tools: Bitbucket pipelines, GitLab, Bamboo

data science packages: Pandas, Intake, Scikit-learn, Lightgbm

cloud architecture: Amazon Web Services (Batch, Fargate, Lambda, EC2, S3, RDS, CloudFormation, CloudWatch, IAM)

web development: Django, backbone.js, Postgresql, Postgis, Django Rest Framework, HTML, CSS

Side projects

Web development, design & hosting for various non-profit sites such as:

Gentle ReformationWomen’s RetreatHow Shall We Then Vote


M.S.Ed, Mathematics and Physics Education; Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)

B.S., Math & Physics; Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)

Minor: Computer Science
West Lafayette, IN