blake

butterworth

software

engineer

I’m interested in tech applications with the potential to make economic or social disruptions. I’m engaged by finished products that deliver emotional responses. Whether it’s approaching a blank project or a bug fix I start first at the user level to evaluate goals and then work towards a tech solution. Once I have a distinct user goal in mind, it’s very rare that I’ll let technical problems keep me from delivering value.

skills


Objective-C
angularJS
Node.js
Swift
HTML/CSS
Javascript
jQuery
PHP
C++
MySQL
pSQL
MongoDB
AWS
Heroku
Rackspace
Custom Wordpress
CSS/SVG animations

jobs


SOFTWARE ENGINEER

LOOKFAR New Orleans, LA
August 2015- Present (full-time)
I work with a small team that offers services in different tech stacks and diverse business scopes. Our projects range from native iOS apps - which are core to a startups business - to an angular app created for internal scheduling for a large insurance company.

Head OF TECH

BADSPRING New Orleans, LA
May 2016- Present (part-time)
I work nights and weekends partnered with a designer to build marketing websites for small businesses and passion projects. I just finished a scavenger hunt web app built in angular/node/mongo (see it here). Now, I am working on a project which compiles the city of New Orleans’ crime data.

LookFar Stories: Founding, Funding, and Growing a Startup in College


Blake Butterworth is a software engineer here at LookFar. He's a New Orleans native and recently graduated from LSU with a degree in Computer Engineering. Despite being one of the younger members of the LookFar team, he's also a savvy entrepreneur - Blake launched Hopshack with Austin Slakey, a fellow LSU student, while the two were in college and went on to take the company through a successful Kickstarter campaign.
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iMessages Apps in iOS 10 and How to Build Them


Apple’s announcement that they’ll be releasing a messages SDK to third-party developers is super exciting. And for a couple of reasons...As a developer, it’s exciting because it means that I’ll be able to create apps that interact directly with the messages app - services that would let smartphone users do things like chat with an Uber driver, or send an animated, snapchat-style selfie over text. As a consumer, the announcement's interesting because it gives further evidence that we’re starting to see a paradigm shift in how we spend time on our smartphones.
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