Grant George

Grant George

Founding Software Engineer at Attend.com

Location
Cambridge, Massachusetts (Greater Boston Area)
Industry
Internet

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Grant George's Overview

Current
Past
  • Curator at TEDxUMassAmherst
  • Cofounder at UMass DKMS Think 10,000 Bone Marrow Registration Drive
  • Program Manager at Microsoft
  • Control Systems Engineer Intern at EMA, Inc.
Education
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Grant George's Summary

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I love startups and connecting people through innovation and technology.

Grant George's Experience

Founding Software Engineer

Attend.com

Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Computer Software industry

August 2013Present (1 year 2 months) Boston, MA

Full Stack Web development and first hire at one of the top 10 startups in Boston.

Attend.com provides online software that helps event organizers produce high quality events by simplifying and automating event management processes. The company’s innovative software eliminates the time-consuming tasks of onsite event management and has proven to increase attendance, decrease event costs and free up onsite resources.

Dalhousie University, Northeastern University, United Way, BMW, and the University of Virginia are just a few organizations that are using Attend.com’s solutions.

The company is backed by .406 Ventures and is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

- Angular JS
- Codeigniter PHP
- HTML
- CSS

https://www.attend.com/home/company

Curator

TEDxUMassAmherst

December 2012April 2013 (5 months) Amherst, MA

Curator for TEDxUMassAmherst. Work with a phenomenal group of 25 students to found an organization and host TEDxUMassAmherst on April 13, 2013. Generated and committed 2 speakers, curated sponsorship for the conference, performed outreach to on campus organizations and, developed critical partnerships, and directed and guided mission and statements.

Sponsorship and Business Development
Speaker Curator

Cofounder

UMass DKMS Think 10,000 Bone Marrow Registration Drive

January 2010April 2013 (3 years 4 months) Amherst, MA

6,000+ Registrants
20 Life Saving Matches
Most successful Bone Marrow Registration Drive in New England; 2nd Most Successful University Drive in Nation

Program Manager

Microsoft

Public Company; 10,001+ employees; MSFT; Computer Software industry

May 2012August 2012 (4 months) Redmond, Washington

Intern at Microsoft headquarters in Redmond, Washington on the Windows 8 Team as a Program Manager (PM) Intern.

Worked as part of the Windows Reliability team in Windows Fundamentals

Upgraded existing Windows 7 Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) Reliability Reports using SQL Server Reporting Services. The OEM Reliability Reports assist Window's partners in understanding reliability information of their specific devices.

Wrote Functional Specification Document for Windows OEM Reliability Reports used to drive vision and design of reports internally. Integrated feedback from other Windows teams and OEM partners for customer considerations in addition to driving vision for Windows 8 reliability. Served as documentation for reports for future reference.

Collaborated with internal Windows teams including telemetry for data acquisition, PC-Eco for OEM partnerships and distribution, other teams within Windows Reliability, and OEM partners on the Redmond campus.

Used SQL scripts and stored procedures to populate report information. Upgraded Windows 7 reports served as template for Windows 8 reports.

Demonstrated reports upgrade in front of Lenovo Engineers (OEM Partner) during an on campus visit. Demonstrated reports to Microsoft management, associated teams, and OEM partners on campus.

Control Systems Engineer Intern

EMA, Inc.

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

June 2011September 2011 (4 months) Tucson, Arizona

Part of a team responsible for upgrading the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system.

Developed and maintained the network and servers used in the system upgrade. Maintained system in local lab before distribution to customer.

Designed and created Java program to assist in creating 100,000+ database points for the system. Built database using Oracle, Excel, XML and Java.

Assisted in implementing Water Flow 2.0, an upgrade to the plant software that measures and calculates water flow throughout the system. Designed user-interface graphics for monitoring using macros and scripts.

Demonstration on-site the progress of the project to the client, SNWA. Ensured the completed work at the Tucson laboratory and office was replicated, compatible and worked for the demonstration on-site.

Grant George's Courses

  • B.S. Computer Systems Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering

    University of Massachusetts, Amherst

    • Computer Systems Lab I (ECE323)
    • Computer Systems Lab II (ECE324)
    • Introduction to Algorithms (CS311)
    • Data Structures and Algorithms (ECE242)
    • Management and Innovation (ECE597B)
    • Computer Networking (ECE374)
    • Software Engineering (ECE373)
    • Cryptography (ECE597XX)
    • Security Engineering (ECE597AB)
    • Discrete Mathematics in Computer Science (CS250)

Grant George's Organizations

  • Pi Kappa Alpha - Theta Mu Chapter (UMass)

    President, Internal Vice President, Recruitment Chairman, Alumni Relations Chairman
    • November 2009 to May 2013

    www.pikes.org
    http://umasspikes.org/

  • UMass Amherst Alumni Association Board of Directors

    Director
    • June 2011 to May 2013

    FY 2012 - License Plate Task Force, Business Development Committee, Communications and Marketing Committee
    FY 2013 - License Plate Task Force, Volunteer Leadership & Development Committee, Finance & Investment Committee

Grant George's Projects

  • TEDxUMassAmherst

    • December 2012 to April 2013

    Curator for TEDxUMassAmherst. Work with a phenomenal group of 25 students to found an organization and host TEDxUMassAmherst on April 13, 2013. Generated and committed 2 speakers, curated sponsorship for the conference, performed outreach to on campus organizations and, developed critical partnerships, and directed and guided mission and statements.

    Event Logistics
    Sponsorship Development
    Speaker Development

  • DKMS Think 10,000 Bone Marrow Registration Drive

    • April 2010 to Present

    Cofounded group to host an annual registration drive on campus. Drives were held Spring 2010 and Spring 2011. Another drive planned for Spring 2013.
    Results:
    6,000+ individuals registered
    20 life-saving matches from UMass students as a result of this drive
    UMass match ratio is about 1 in 270. National average is 1 in 20,000

  • Networked Camera

    • January 2011 to May 2011

    Implemented a networked camera system with the Ethernet protocol between two FPGAs, RLE encoder/decoder functionality and image manipulation functions.

  • Senior Design Project - Multispectral Camera

    • January 2013 to Present

    Modern cameras are consistently improving with more pixels being added to each new generation to improve their resolution. However, higher resolution imagery is not the only way to get superior and detailed image quality. The goal of designing and building a multi-spectral camera is to expand on the capabilities of the common camera by capturing selected visible spectrum ranges in order to obtain more information from the image.

    Multi-spectral cameras capture images through special optical filters, essentially band-pass filters, which allow only a certain range of wavelengths through while blocking the rest. By carefully selecting these optical filters, the small range of wavelengths that were allowed through can show certain optical characteristics within the target image. These optical characteristics can indicate what substances and even concentrations of substances that are present within the image . The multi-spectral camera will be operated by a microcontroller system that will position an individual band-pass interference-type filter in front of a monochrome camera. The system will allow an image to be captured and displayed to the operator on an external monitor with the ability to store the image on an removable storage device.

  • TEDx Spotlight Promotional Videos

    • January 2013 to April 2013

    Filmed, edited, and produced individual spotlight videos for the TEDxUMassAmherst team. The URL posted is an example of one spotlight video.

  • Bone Marrow Registrations Drives

    • January 2007 to Present

    Since January 17 of 2007 till this day on October 25, 2013 at over 800 bone marrow drives I've operated or organized Giovanni's Gladiators have registered over 65,000 bone marrow donors primarily for DKMS Americas Delete Blood Cancer and three other donor centers locating over 210 lifesaving matches for those suffering the lethal ravages of blood cancer.

  • Bone Marrow Registrations Drives

    • January 2007 to Present

    Since January 17 of 2007 till this day on October 25, 2013 at over 800 bone marrow drives I've operated or organized Giovanni's Gladiators have registered over 65,000 bone marrow donors primarily for DKMS Americas Delete Blood Cancer and three other donor centers locating over 210 lifesaving matches for those suffering the lethal ravages of blood cancer.

Grant George's Skills & Expertise

  1. Entrepreneurship
  2. Software Engineering
  3. Start-ups
  4. Computer Science
  5. JavaScript
  6. AngularJS
  7. Ruby on Rails
  8. Leadership
  9. Management
  10. The Internet
  11. Web Development
  12. CSS
  13. HTML
  14. Attend.com
  15. Python
  16. Marketing Communications
  17. Business Development
  18. Software Project Management
  19. PHP
  20. Fundraising
  21. Non-profit Administration
  22. SQL
  23. Board of Directors
  24. Bowhunting
  25. MySpace
  26. Natural Horsemanship

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Grant George's Education

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

B.S. Computer Systems Engineering, Computer Systems Engineering

20092013

Grafton Memorial Senior High School

20052009

Activities and Societies: Student Council (President), Varsity Soccer (Captain), Varsity Tennis, National Honor Society (Secretary, Executive Board), Senior Leader

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