Jason Ashley

Student and Developer

About Me

I am a Computer Science and Computer Engineering student looking to learn about everything in the field! I am particularly interested in cybersecurity and embedded systems, including the interplay between the two.


Current Projects

UVA Scheduler
UVA DevHub Affiliated Project

Tool designed for helping students navigate the complex scheduling environment. Pulls from multiple data sources to present users with calendars and charts representing course data. Utilizes Python, Node.js and several libraries, and MongoDB.

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CS 3240: Advanced Software Development Final Project
Team-based project for course

A soon-to-be launched project from UVA's CS 3240. Utilizes Python, specifically Django, and related tools. Currently private due to course requirements.

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CS 4720: Mobile Application Development Final Project
Project for course

Improved access to UVA course information using API built at DevHub. Utilizes React and React Native, Expo, and MongoDB.

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BrightSign Digital Signage Revamp
Project in development for UVA Batten

A project aimed at providing both useful and timely information for Batten students as they enter Garrett Hall. Utilizes JavaScript/jQuery and basic HTML with CSS as well as the BrightAuthor software suite.

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Previous Projects

ImageDirWalk
Project developed for UVA Batten

Software designed as part of project to migrate images from local machines to cloud storage. Tags images based on Google’s Cloud Vision API and performs certain formatting during upload. Utilizes Bash, Python, and Google Cloud Platform. Part of a wider goal working with Django.

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CS 4102: Algorithms Problem Design
Problem designed for CS 4102 students during Summer Session

A problem statement and test case designed for a section of Algorithms and used within the course.

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CS 1501: Metaprogramming Course Work
Set of solutions for course

Forked repo with personal work added. Utilizing Python and Java, explored some odd properties of programming languages.

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BrightSign Digital Signage
Project developed for UVA Batten

A project aimed at providing both useful and timely information for Batten students as they enter Garrett Hall. Utilizes basic HTML with CSS as well as the BrightAuthor software suite. Due to API changes, this has been phased out.

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Accessibility Aid Android App
Project developed for HackUVA 2018 under name Handiapp

A project aimed at providing up-to-date information on accessible entrances, utilities, and more for those who might otherwise encounter trouble. Crowd-sourced information allows users to take notes of issues and send in pictures for other users. Developed in Android Studio using Java.

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Orange County Public Schools Programming Initiative
Project developed for Orange County Public Schools, BRVGS Senior Project

A project aimed at providing simple programming lessons to those in Orange County Public Schools. Utilized basic HTML and CSS with some JavaScript. The GitHub repository only contains the early layouts developed for the project.

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Work Experience

Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy
IT Support and Student Developer
September 2017 - Present

Work with students and faculty to resolve problems through in-person support. Communicate with guest presenters to prepare and monitor presentations.

Charlottesville, VA
DevHub
Student Developer and Team Leader
June 2019 - Present

Oversee and mentor groups of student interns through development of their first web apps. Help develop tools and projects for both students and faculty in a consulting role. Maintain and improve previously developed tools.

Charlottesville, VA
University of Virginia School of Engineering
CS 4102: Algorithms Lead Teacher’s Assistant
Summer 2019

Led students through problems towards success with individual instruction. Prepared and organized assignments and assignment schedules.

Charlottesville, VA
Roadside Chive Catering
On-Site Cook
Seasonal, June 2016 - Present

Work in a fast-paced environment with a team to deliver quality food.

Orange, VA

Education

University of Virginia
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Computer Engineering
Sample of Course Work
Intro to Cybersecurity Program and Data Representation Science of Information
Intro to Embedded Systems Digital Logic Design Electrical Fundamentals Series
Algorithms Advanced Software Development Methods Operating Systems

Expected graduation in May 2021

Major GPAs of 3.825 and 3.832, respectively

Orange County High School, Orange, VA

Graduated June, 2017

Class Valedictorian

Awards & Certifications

UVA Engineering Dean's List
Awarded for exceptional academic achievement
Fall 2018 - Spring 2019
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MetaCTF
2nd Place, College Division
October 2018

Highest scoring team from UVA out of eligible teams.

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CompTIA Network+
Industry Networking Certification
June 2016 - June 2019

Previously certified for network administration/engineering tasks. Preparation for certification also focused on network and system security.

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Volunteer Work

International Residential College
Sustainability Committee
Fall 2018 - Present

Develop initiatives for encouraging sustainablity, such as composting and "Dinners in the Dark". Organize and participate in community events that focus on sustainablity. Prepare and monitor communications related to the committee. New initiatives involve a project to track water and electricity use of over 300 students and report it in a useful manner.

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Engineering Student Council
Communications Committee
Fall 2018 - Spring 2019

Organize communications to the Engineering School student body and develop a historical record of Engineering School activities.

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