YTT Tech

A website for viewing instructional YouTube videos. Designed to allow the user to easily explore different areas of interest and dive into quality content. Users can submit videos to be added to the collection. Made with React, AWS Lambda/SAM, DynamoDB.


An experimental discussion platform. Made with React, mobX, Node.js, Postgres. WIP.


Animated Voronoi diagrams. Contains an interface to alter parameters and program sequences. Made with Processing.

Tiles  -  demo  -  source

A spinning tile visualization with custom control interface for creating a wide variety of interesting patterns. Made with p5.js.

Zigzag  -  video

LED installation with control box with knobs and buttons for modulating patterns. Made with Teensy, WS2812b LEDs, electrical conduit.

Tri pxl

Two triangular LED boxes with pattern sequencing system. Made with Arduino, WS21812b LEDs, plywood.


A large free-standing deck. Made with redwood, douglas fir, wire rope, turnbuckles.



James is a software developer based on the west coast, with experience in the JavaScript ecosystem (node, React, Redux, etc), as well as C#, C++, SQL, and other technologies. Areas of interest include web development, tools, artificial intelligence, and visualizations.




james rowen / software developer

javascript / node.js / html / css / c# / c++ / python / sql / git


Experience designing and maintaining web applications on a variety of tech stacks, from small tools to business-critical SaaS products, most recently focused on the JS ecosystem. Ability to dive in and get up to speed quickly on new projects and technologies. Comfortable wearing multiple hats and working on cross-functional teams.


Software Development Engineer
2014 - 2016
Sunnyvale, CA
  • Designed and developed an internal analytics front-end using React, Redux, and D3.js.
  • Developed mini javascript apps adding interactivity to search results (e.g. a mortgage calculator).
  • Contributed to a next-gen rewrite of the mobile search front-end.
  • Helped administer the testing, hosting, and CI/CD pipeline for projects I worked on.
Software Engineer
2012 - 2014
Austin, TX
  • Quickly became an integral member of the dev team of a successful enterprise SaaS product.
  • Designed, developed, and maintained the most complex set of feeds and integrations implemented on the product.
  • Committed code across the full stack of a large three-tier application - HTML/CSS/JS, C#, PL/SQL.
  • Initiated and led a team of engineers tasked with supporting client implementations and custom development requests.
Website Developer
2011 - 2012
Reno, NV
  • Designed and developed websites for local businesses (primarily Wordpress).
  • Implemented and maintained custom eCommerce storefronts.
  • Worked with clients to understand their needs and design proposals.


  • Tiles is a visualization made using p5.js, with a custom interface for creating a variety of patterns.
  • This site is handwritten HTML/CSS/JS/jQuery, utilizing responsive design and modern practices.
  • DICOMbinator, a web app for annotating DICOM images with real-time communication, was the winner of a SXSW Interactive 24 hour hackathon in 2012. Node.js with


Bachelor of Science, Computer Science (2007 - 2011)
University of Nevada

james rowen 2021