Hello, world! I'm a Software Developer.

> Austin.origin
  => "Andover, MN"

> Austin.education
  => "University of Minnesota Duluth"

> Austin.major
  => "Computer Science"

> Austin.interests
  => ["Programming", "Security", "Pizza", "Skydiving", "Rock Climbing", "Motorcycles", "Gaming"]

> Austin.workExperience.latest
  => Latest Work Experience
        company: "Syndicate Marketing Group"
        role: "Account Manager"
        startDate: "April 2017"
        endDate: "July 2017"

> Austin.resume
  => "austinvanalstyneCV.pdf"

> Austin.online
  => ["@ThePulsePanda", "GitHub", "LinkedIn"]

> Austin.contact
  => email: "ajv857@gmail.com", phone: "(763) 200-3712"

Personal Portfolio/Projects

Crystal Home Systems   A personal home assistant. Built in Java and designed with modularization in mind, Crystal runs off of an internal network server, utilizing the Raspberry Pi 2 for client software. Built with my networking library Netta for network communications. Currently in early development, however previous proof of concept has media voice control using C# pulling media from a local folder. Commands such as "Crystal, play Batman Begins" and "Crystal, pause the movie" would control the software. Proof of concept can be found at https://github.com/PulsePanda/CHS-old/tree/Desktop-Release-Beta

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Netta   Java network library, designed to encompass most situations involving client to server communication. Includes ready to go server/client setups, launching applications with a couple lines of code. RSA Encryption enabled, pulling from my Kript library.
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Kript   RSA-512 network encryption library built in Java. Up to date with current encryption standards. Handles all key generation and matching, Kript is ready to be added to your project and handle communication encryption with 2 lines of code.
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CompuNav   Computer navigation made simple. With the Dynamic GUI creation, CompuNav allows users to assign any number of interface buttons to files / folders / actions on their computer. Built with users who need to have detailed file organization but easy and clean access to everything in mind.
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Software Development:

  • Building Intuitive Software
  • Object Oriented Design / Architecture
  • Focused, Documented Code
  • Detailed Analysis, Debugging
  • Encryption methods and theories


  • Java, JavaFX, UI Development, Socket Networking
  • C#, .NET
  • Python, Groovy, Bash, MS-DOS, LATEX
  • DNS, Hosting, Apache, FTP with VSFTPD
  • Gradle


  • Intermediate German speaker
  • Experienced in independent / unsupervised work
  • Experienced in team collaboration and leadership
  • 12 Years of IT work from coding to general technical help
  • Linux server hosting and management
  • Experience with online content creation. Hosted a YouTube channel for a summer, videos can be found at www.youtube.com/user/PulsePanda
  • Detailed experience with Adobe Premiere, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Audition

University of Minnesota, Duluth August 2015 - December 2016
Computer Science, B.A. Duluth, MN

Relevant Coursework:

  • Fundamentals of Computer Programming
  • Introduction to Java
  • Introduction to C++
  • Computer Science I
  • Computer Science II
  • Software Analysis and Design
C/C++JavaGitLinuxTeam Collaboration

Syndicate Marketing Group April 2017 - July 2017
Account Manager St. Anthony, MN


  • Small scale management, hiring and managing a team between 5-10 people
  • Second round interviews for potential new hires
  • Employee training, ensuring everyone is up to speed with production and development
LeadershipCommunicationSalesUnsupervised Work

Panera, INC June 2016 - January 2017
Team Member Duluth, MN


  • Teamwork, effective communication, and coordination with coworkers required for effecient production
  • Training new employees on sections of the store
  • Primarily independent work with occasional support from Supervisors
LeadershipTeam CoordinationCommunicationCustomer Service

Skybridge Americas October 2014 - August 2015
Brand Agent Rockford, MN


  • Contract company for Publishers Clearing House
  • Customer representative in charge of handling client concerns, complaints, and technical problems
  • Coordination with IT and shipping to ensure perfect customer experience
  • Professional concise communication with other agents and upper management required
  • Completely unsupervised work, with weekly follow ups to ensure performance levels
CommunicationCustomer ServiceProblem SolvingUnsupervised Work

Walmart June 2014 - October 2014
Overnight Stocker Princeton, MN


  • Unsupervised work, in charge of stocking departments overnight at Walmart
  • Team communication, delegation, and time management used nightly for timely job completion
  • Trained in warehouse inventory management. In charge of stock lists, product order sheets, and floor delegation
Customer ServiceCommunicationProblem SolvingUnsupervised Work

McDonalds September 2012 - July 2014
Crew Trainer Princeton, MN


  • Train in new employees for all areas of the store
  • Slot filler, on call for any needed position
  • Independent work, daily follow up with management for work done
LeadershipTeam CoordinationCommunicationCustomer ServiceTrainingUnsupervised Work