Hi, I'm Max.

I'm a student, developer and writer in sunny Madison, Wisconsin. I'm originally from Cleveland, Ohio. I've worked on projects for businesses, non-profits, research labs and online communities, the largest of which was The Last Outpost.

This website talks about me and my work in some detail. You can also download a one-page PDF resume or view everything on one page.

Work Experience

Software Developer | Epic Systems Corporation, Madison, Wisconsin, September 2016 - Present

Developed, tested and troubleshooted electronic health records software, with a focus on population health. Currently in training.

Software Developer | Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, May 2015 - May 2016
Additional title: Research Assistant, Language & Cognition Laboratory, May 2014 - May 2016

Developed a web-based implementation of the tabletop game Microscope with Laravel on the backend and jQuery on the front. Worked with faculty and graduate students to plan classes utilizing the game. Assisted in the design and administration of human subject experiments in the field of gestures and cognition. Collected and analyzed partipant data. Developed interactive experiments utilizing Amazon Mechanical Turk, running on Psiturk and Red Hat's OpenShift cloud platform.

Technical Director & Co-Founder | The Last Outpost LLC, Cleveland, Ohio, July 2010 - December 2014

Founded and led an online community with more than 800 members. Aided in the development and release of a free-to-play, standalone Star Trek roleplaying game, and secured permission for its distribution from rights holders for the Star Trek franchise. In addition, handled community finances and legal matters.

Junior Software Developer | OneCommunity, Cleveland, Ohio, May 2014 - August 2014
Previously Intern, Operations, May 2013 - August 2013

Created a prototype for a customer-facing DNS configuration portal. In three months, designed and developed a working demonstration site using HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript (jQuery) on the front, and PHP in Laravel, BIND, Apache and MySQL on the back. Used Git for version control. Produced design documents, layout mockups, and documentation alongside the project code. Devised plans for converting existing DNS management to system built from this new project.

Skills & Technologies

Day-to-Day Usage

Programming & Markup

Java, PHP, HTML5/CSS3, JavaScript, SQL, InterSystems Cache

Software, Frameworks & Services

Laravel, jQuery, Wordpress, Git, IntelliJ, bash

Servers & Administration

Apache, BIND, Webmin

Operating Systems

Windows, Ubuntu, CentOS

Some Experience With

Programming & Markup

Scheme, MIPS, C, C#, bash scripting

Software, Frameworks & Services

SalesForce, Constant Contact, DrRacket, Eclipse, WPF, .net Framework

Server Administration

SSHD, VSFTPD, BIND, Webmin, Etherpad

Operating Systems

OS X

Exposed To

Programming & Markup

Verilog, Prolog, Python

Education

Case Western Reserve University | Bachelor of Arts, Computer Science & Cognitive Science. Graduated May 2016.

Cumulative GPA: 3.527. Honors in Cognitive Science.
Extracurriculars: President, Cognitive Science Student Organization.
Scholarships: President's Scholarship, National Merit Scholar.

Orange High School | Graduated June 2012. Honors diploma.

Short Fiction

I am an author of short stories and occasional longer-form fiction. Below is a list of published works and/or works available through this site.

Song of Ascents - Published by Bards & Sages' Society of Misfit Stories. Read it on Amazon.

Science-fiction. A girl from a cloistered offworld community learns that her world isn't the place she thought it was.

Radio Programming

WRUW-FM 91.1 Cleveland, Case Western Reserve University

I co-hosted Max & Teddy in the Morning at Night (Sometimes), a variety talk show about nothing. Our guests included New York Times bestsellers, well-known actors, major musical acts, and my little sister. The show ran for 157 epsiodes, from May of 2013 to May of 2016. I was previously the host of Really Epic Music, a classical and orchestral music program.

Radio Fiction, Radio Sidewinder

I wrote, produced, and performed the lead role in radio drama The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite, a fictional talk show set in the universe of Elite: Dangerous and broadcast on Radio Sidewinder.

Send Me a Post by Wire

  • E-mail: max AT zimon DOT co
  • Phone: (216)-285-0396

    This is a Google Voice number and will recieve texts or voice messages.

Social Media: I try to keep my personal and professional presences separate. To that end, I don't have a non-pseudonymous Twitter, Tumblr, or other social profile. I do have a GitHub and a LinkedIn.