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Stephen Rodriguez

Academic Degree
BA Computer Science, 2014

Job Title
UI/UX Developer, Gartner

Personal Statement

During my time at Iona, I remained very active in the community as president of the Computer Science Club and working as an on-site IT specialist. During my summers, I would further my career experience by working as a software developer for companies like IBM and Pepsico Beverages.

After graduating, I began my new position as a UI/UX developer for Gartner in Stamford, Conn., at their global headquarters. Recently, I was awarded with the new position of software developer within the new Rotational Program at Gartner.

My true passion exists in my skills as a researcher. As such, I have been published by Inderscience for my work on determining consumer relationships with relation to cell phone churn rates. In addition, I have visited the University of Kentucky to present my CS thesis alongside my research team at  the National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR). As technical lead, my focus was on leading and analyzing the development of the new lexical and sublexical analysis calculator for children's literature.

I have a deep passion for the world of open source development. During my term at Iona, I competed in more than eight programming competitions at places such as NYU, Rutgers, Yale and University of Michigan. Since then, I have continued to help others in becoming better developers by participating in events throughout the year and offering my code to the public for free. Beyond this, I have many personal goals for my career and life, and it is now my drive to become an inspiring and innovative developer.