Experience & Projects
My team developed both a new dashboard to integrate with T-Mobile's existing room booking system, and an internet of things-connected light switch which would require employees to check in to conference rooms with their badges in order to turn on the lights and confirm that they were using the space.
Developed using C# Bootstrap, XML, Azure, utilized various data structures and algorithms
Implemented web roles and worker roles to compartmentalize crawler functionality and operation
Implemented a Trie data structure for search suggestions
Adapted the school’s HR policy document into a rich, interactive website (view at
Developed a custom plugin to migrate a static website with nearly 5,000 individual railroad-related products to a new WordPress website with WooCommerce.
Migrated a static web store of original photographic art posters to a new WordPress website with WooCommerce.
Autumn 2016 - I was the group leader in a university project in which my team and I conceptualized and created a directory website to list refugee and social services in Washington. I personally implemented an SMS chat bot to make the information accessible to individuals without internet access.
- Security: Authentication, Web Application Security, Enterprise Risk Analysis, Blockchain, IoT
- Backend: C#, Node.js, Java, Python, PHP, SQL
- Data science: R, Python, Data Visualization, Machine Learning
- Infrastructure: Serverless, AWS, Azure, DigitalOcean, Firebase
- Design: Graphic Design, Web Design, Branding, Logo Design, Typography
- Adobe Creative Suite, focus on Illustrator and Photoshop
University of Washington Information School
Bachelor of Science - Informatics 2019
Minor in Ethics
Graduated with Honors
News & Press
Everett Herald – Mar 14, 2012
Seattle Weekly – Mar 15, 2012“Move aside, Bill Gates, there's a new whiz kid in Seattle: 14-year-old programmer McKaulay Kolakowski spent over 200 hours building a video-game tribute to the Seattle Monorail, just in time for its 50th birthday...”
Seattle Magazine – Mar 23, 2012“Just choose between the blue or the red train and you're ready to cruise past several of the Seattle landmarks you'll see from the real train's window. An adorable interactive game that recalls the days of 8-bit Nintendo, you can travel with the train's doors closed or recklessly open and even honk the horn. ...”
Awards & Accomplishments
- Lettered in Swimming, Robotics, Band & Community Service
- Attended Evergreen Boys State, elected as one of 9 Supreme Court Justices from several hundred boys around the state.
- Lynnwood Rotary Youth Challenge Award
- Creator of Seattle Monorail Game
- Performed in a production of Shakespeare’s Macbeth, role of Ross