Josh OwenWeblog: www.joshowen.us
I’m Josh Owen. I recently moved to New York, NY after graduating from Rutgers University with a double major in Computer Science and Economics where I was co-captain of the Ice Hockey team, and won the Ralph L. Taylor ‘43 Unsung Hero Award. While in school, I worked at a startup in the sports collectibles industry for 3 years as a Senior IT Analyst, and currently work at a major investment bank as a software engineer as a part of a Technology Analyst program. At the startup I developed their inventory management system automating data entry using a web crawler. I also created a secure portal for clients to view their consignment information and items’ status in real-time and integrated this with the inventory management system using a set of secure APIs. I also developed many other smaller applications including an online store based on osCommerce, a contest site using eBay’s APIs, and a tool for selling our items on multiple venues (on our site and eBay, although it would scale to other sites as well). In college I developed network-centric Java applications. Some were a BitTorrent client and a distributed simulation tool with byzantine node detection with and without a Law Governed Interactions middleware. I was a group leader in both of these projects. My responsibilities included designing the system architecture and programming. I excelled in Internet Technology, Computer Security, Operating Systems, Database Management, and Distributed Systems courses. I enjoy traveling, playing Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Sailing, Fishing and generally being outdoors.