Hi, I'm Kaitlyn Dornbier. I'm a software engineer and graphic designer based in Chicago. I've worked in the full stack of development, web design, and mobile applications. I love my job - it allows me to wrestle with interesting, complex problems from both a technical and creative perspective. I prefer to approach projects as a whole, with a full understanding of how the data will be interpreted and the users will interact with the interface before diving in. I try to stick to simple, clean elements and let the ease of the experience speak for itself.
With Motorola, I've had opportunity to touch the full-stack to support the supply chain's licensing technology. I also worked on development and design of internal tools used for license processing and reporting, integrating into legacy technology when needed.
I worked as a teaching assistant for several different courses, spanning all levels of software engineer's development. I assisted students with both software and hardware concepts and comprehension and communicated on an individual basis to tackle problems logic and understanding.
As an intern, I worked on an inter-department project to develop a dynamic, real-time web application for the factory floor. I gathered requirements from a variety of engineering and data groups to develop a seemless addition to the current factory process, and followed the full life-cycle of the project.
My summer with Rockwell Collins, Inc. was spent controlling and documenting development-stage alternate-input devices like the Tobii eye-tracker, Google Glass, and Logitech Leap. I worked with the devices to coordinate novel gesture-recognition pairings and functionality that may later be implemented in the aeronautic guidance systems.
My first internship, I began by upgrading the company's rsync backup system. I became more comfortable with real-world software applications by debugging and improving the client database and webpages.
After finishing undergraduate studies at Iowa, I chose to pursue a graduate degree to gain more in-depth logic and algorithm techniques, and practical knowledge of software development.
Throughout my undergraduate and graduate studies, I pursued a second major in Studio Art. My final semester after graduate school focused on Graphic Design and painting.
Born and raised a Hawkeye, I attended the College of Engineering at Iowa to study both hardware and software engineering. I narrowed my interest to software after sophomore year.
For our senior design project, we developed a user-driven mobile app in Xcode for virtual tours and postings of rental properties. We utilized PHP backend and Objective-C structure for application.
With a larger group of both computer and electrical engineers, I was the project manager for cross-platform mobile app designed for social polling.
In our sophomore year, computer engineers were challeged to a software project of their choosing in a 24-hour hackathon. As group lead, we opted for a cookbook Android application with a simple database backend.