Hi! I'm Brad.
I am a

Octavate

Full Stack Developer

May 2019-Present


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Currently I am working with a music-tech startup called Octavate. On this small team which I have been a part of for over a year and a half, I have found myself developing multiple aspects of this company. I started as a database developer creating the schema to organize the large amounts of data we were going to be storing and analyzing.


Image of an early iteration of the database schema which, as of November 10th 2020, has over 300,000 entries.
early database schema for octavate website

After finishing this initial task, I stayed with the team and started working as a backend developer to help the frontend visualizations of the site communicate with the database. At the time, we were working with complex visualizations built with Three.js over a Node.js framework. We decided to simplify the visualizations using D3.js and a unique tree structure to organize and have continued to build out more complex pieces of the site modeled after financial investment web apps.


Octavate

Marketing Showcase Video


SlicerDMRI Internship
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Bruce Feiler

Web Developer

June 2019-Present


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For more than a year and a half now, I've been creating web content for New York Times Best Selling Author and Ted Talk Speaker Bruce Feiler. I have developed various forms of content for his newest Book, such as an online interview with dynamic results and data visualizations based on the data of the novel. In his New York Times Best-Seller, Life Is in the Transitions: Mastering Change at Any Age, I created multiple visualizations that ended up in the pages of the book, based on data from over 200 interviews that I helped collect.


Examples of my Work With Bruce

Be sure to try out the online life story interview!
Two pages from Bruce Feiler's Life Is in the Transitions which feature 3 of my 25 visualizations featured in the book.
page of Life is In The Transistions with my visualization page 1page of Life is In The Transistions with my visualization page 2
page of Life is In The Transistions with my visualization page 1
Working with Bruce has also included redisigning and building content for his website.

Customized Output of Online Life Story Interview

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output of demo from bruce site
Alex Vrahas: Personal Site
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Alex Vrahas: Personal Site

Web Developer

October 2020


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One of the stranger websites I’ve built, in fact definitely the strangest website I’ve built. Created to reference the hyperactive, gif-centric early days of the internet, this site is a film portfolio to display the work of a friend of mine. He came to me with the idea as well as a basic wireframe and I was tasked with building out and making the site as insane as possible. I think I did a pretty good job!


My Favorite Part of This Project

Hovering shaking effect and unique page transitions
gif of explosive page transitions on Alex's Website
SlicerDMRI Internship
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Prottas Painting Website

Web Developer

January 2019


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This was my first paid website job, and it was a great experience to implement the skills I’d learn in college in a professional context. I was highered by Glenn Prottas who owns a local painting company in the hometown where I grew up. A pretty straightforward static site where design and ease of use became the focus for me.

My Favorite Feature

On hover appears a map overlay
gif of prottas painting website of contact page with map overlay
SlicerDMRI Internship
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SlicerDMRI

Open Source Developer

Summer 2017



This was my first tech internship in which I took part in the development of an extension to the open source software 3D Slicer called SlicerDMRI. Working with Harvard Medical School and Brigham & Women's Hospital, I took part in the outreach and accessibility of SlicerDMRI focusing mainly on rewriting and reformatting the tutorials to become more accessible to people with limited programming experience. I also made a video outlining the tutorials and uses of SlicerDMRI.


Video Introduction To SlicerDMRI

Produced, edited, and wrote this video for SlicerDMRI

Like I said above: Hi, I’m Brad.


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I am a web developer living in Brooklyn who graduated from NYU this summer as a computer science major.

My love for building websites brought me into the world of design, and throughout my time as a student, I became interested in the artistic world of programming which has since grown into creative side projects and a continued enjoyment of music technology and production.

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Left Brain

Websites, UIs, Backend Technologies, Databases

Researching

  • Dedicating time looking for inspiration or researching and reading while taking notes and setting bookmarks.

Planning

  • Getting my ideas down with Pencil and paper allowing for an easy flow of ideas without getting bogged down.

Scheduling

  • Plotting out the steps of a project creating time slots with concrete tasks.

Building

  • Following my schedule and building out a website. With every new project I include a new technology. For example, with this site this is my first time using Gatsby!

Testing

  • Reaching reach out to friends, family and co-workers to see where improvements can be made.

Right Brain

Music, Web Experiences, Videos, Visual Programming

Visualizing

  • Planning what you’re getting into and knowing you’re gonna be at least a little wrong.

Experimenting

  • Trying and quite possibly failing. A lot of my creative pursuits feel just as iterative as a website.

Scheduling

  • Placing (looser) constraints that allows me to move forward when something is good enough, and at points, when it's time to move on.

Goal: To create intuitive, inclusive and fun web experiences.

Reach out and say hi!

I am available for freelance projects and full-time employment.

Email me: brad.davis@nyu.edu