Ming Slogar

I code.

Hi There

I am a software developer currently residing in a small town just outside Lehi, Utah. I am originally from upstate New York, which sounds a lot cooler if you leave out the "upstate."

My passion is tech, whether that is the latest OS, the hottest wearable, or the newest addition to the IoT space.

I started coding in the age of the dinosaurs (2011). Before this I was working with hardware. I switched when my cache of fried transistors reached a count of 183.

I spend my free time at a really awesome company in the Silicon Slopes. If I'm not at my desk, you'll find me exploring the city on my road bike or recording a cover of something that's already been covered a few times too many.

By the way, if the lowercase titles bother you, chill. I'm a hardcore grammar nazi. Just enjoy the art.

What I Do

Well, I code.

I know, my editor1 told me I needed more detail, too.

 

Languages

C#

C++

CSS3

Go

HTML5

Java

JavaScript

PHP

Razor

SQL

XAML

Tools

Android Studio

Apache

Aptana Studio

Brackets

Eclipse

IIS

IntelliJ IDEA

SSMS

Visual Studio

VMWare

WebMatrix

Xamarin

Platforms

.NET

Android

ASP.NET

Node

Spring Boot

WebGL

Win32

WinForms

WPF

WinRT

Deployment

Azure

Google Cloud

Heroku

Source Control

Git

TFS

1 No, I don't really have an editor. Are you kidding me? Those are expensive!

Projects

When I was in school, I used that as an excuse for killing my personal projects. Now, well, I take work home nights and weekends — so yeah, all of these projects are still unofficially retired.

 

Dimension 4

A fully-featured time-management suite with many features not found in mid-range paid calendaring solutions, this is currently my largest project, at over 230K lines of in-house code.

View it here.

 

My Blog

Created to provide a faster alternative to WordPress, this site supports creating/editing posts, comments, and an account-management system, besides search, RSS feed, and tag systems.

Note that, since switching hosting over to Google App Engine, I have not updated the persistence layer. As a result, it's basically a boring, static site right now.

View it here.

 

Hands-Free: PowerPoint

A fully-functional voice-controlled PowerPoint "clicker," this project was an experiment into natural language processing.

View it here.

Experience

Real world stuff. Because I totally just made up the previous two sections and you need actual evidence.

 

Software Engineer II, Workfront

June 2016 — Present

I currently work on stuff that I am unable to write about here without violating my NDA. My daily tech stack revolves mostly around Java and Spring Boot.

School

Honestly, the purpose of school was to land a job, so do you really care about this stuff anymore?

 

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Neumont University

September 2014 — March 2017
Graduated summa cum laude (GPA 4.0)

School was certainly a trip, and not because I was on any drugs (besides lots and lots of caffeine — maybe that counts). I still have slight PTSD over nonexistent homework deadlines.

Hit Me Up

Like what you've seen so far? (Translation: Want to throw money at me?) I would love to get in touch with you!

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If you don't want to connect professionally, snacks and hardware donations are always welcome. Just saying.