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I have a passion for Software Engineering and because of that, have a
diverse background in various technologies and tools in the field. I
just finished my Masters in Computer Science at USC and excited about
opportunities in the industry.
Currently exploring Software Engineering opportunities and excited about what the future holds in web and mobile space. If you are looking for a Software Engineer with a very diverse background, and feel like my skill set is something that can be an asset to your company, please get in contact with me so we can discuss the opportunity.
Developed an A/V interface and computed sets of metrics that scan the video/audio and extract quantitative descriptors used to efficiently index and search into contectually similar video segments.
Displayed and manipulated media objects dealing with signal processing problems such as resampling and aliasing to create a re-sizable image/video jigsaw puzzle
Here's a list of some of the projects that I still have to add with
detailed descriptions and demos:
FabFlix - DVD Rental Website
Flash Skinable MP3 Audio Player
C4 Phone System - C2 Architecture utilizing DRADEL
Recognizing the best of the best in engineering for Southern California by presenting awards in a broad range of categories. These presentations acknowledge outstanding individual and project achievements.
image-centric Hackathon at San Francisco hosted by Dropbox and headline
sponsor Facebook. In just 24 hours, more than 300 developers teamed up
to create an astonishing 70 hacks utilizing 21 featured APIs.
Being my first hackaton, I wasn't quite sure want to expect. Would 24hrs be enough time to get our idea done? Were we ready to compete with Silicon's Valley best?
My partner and I made the 8 hour drive Friday evening from Irvine, California, discussing possible ideas for our hack as we drove. By the time we got to San Francisco, we had a hand full of amazing ideas and one that really stood out as something that could really wow Dropbox and Facebook. We decided to go for it!
It seemed way too ambitious for us rookies in the Hackaton space, but we were up for the challenge! We were all in, knowing that neither of us was going to sleep at all in the 24hr period till it was complete. So we hacked and hacked, feeling the pressure, we didn't even break for food or snacks. We were going to get this done until it broke us.
At 4:00am, we were still going strong, but time was running out! We took a step back, and itemized what was left to complete before our presentation. Our ambitious hack was still missing critical parts. Despite all our efforts, we knew even with all our determination and experience developing, there was no way we were going to get our amazing idea ready for demos.
We could of given up. We could of gone back to our car and slept in defeat, but we didn't. This was are first Hackaton and we were going to present! So we decided to go with plan B, PhotoFly. In the 6 hours that were left, we started over, and got it done. We hacked and hacked and demoed. An amazing experience that left us wanting for more. We said to ourselves, this would be the first of many. Our first Hackathon was in the books.
Watch the video below for our Photo Fly pitch!
For AECOM's Jorge Zamora, persistence pays off
AECOM (Los Angeles, CA) provides fully integrated professional technical and management support services for transportation, energy and water systems, environment, and new buildings and communities.
Jorge Zamora, EIT, is a civil engineer III with the company. Since joining AECOM in 2000, he has been involved in almost every discipline in civil engineering, including utilities, traffic, highway design, and site development. Currently, he is heading up efforts to push the limits of building information modeling (BIM).
Zamora is designing and building a BIM model for the Interstate 710 Corridor in Southern California. This $5.3 billion project for the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority is designed for exclusive use by heavy-duty trucks. The 3D BIM models provide advanced conflict detection with surrounding utilities and proposed structural improvements. Construction is expected to begin in 2020.
Determination to fulfill a dream
Zamora graduated from the University of California-Irvine in 2009 with a BSCE. In 2012, he received an MS in computer science from the University of Southern California (Los Angeles, CA). He attended school full time and worked thirty hours a week at AECOM.
Zamora says the family computer his father bought in the late 1990s put him on his current path. Computer science became his number one love. But it was his persistence that secured a job with AECOM.
"I applied for an entry-level CAD position. I emailed my resume and waited for a call, but I didn't hear anything. I called the office and asked to speak to the CAD manager. After two weeks, when I didn't hear back from him, I decided to go to the office and ask to meet him. He showed me around and gave me an impromptu interview. When I didn't hear back again, I went to meet him once more. I brought my laptop with me and showed him some of my programming expertise with Visual Lisp. He said, 'You know Jorge, I wasn't going to hire you. You have the least experience out of all the possible candidates, but I love the fact that you're persistent, you show initiative. How soon can you start?'"
Zamora received the 2012 Orange County Engineering Council's Outstanding Young Engineer award and a 2007 High Achiever award from AECOM.