McKaulay Kolakowski

Web & Data Consultant and Informatics Student at the University of Washington

Experience & Projects

TrainStuff.info

Developed a custom plugin to migrate a static website with nearly 5,000 individual railroad-related products to a new WordPress website with WooCommerce.

HoganWildlifePhotography.com

Migrated a static web store of original photographic art posters to a new WordPress website with WooCommerce.

Low-Carb-Scams.com

Designed and implemented the first of two informational websites about fraudulent food labeling which also include 100’s of recipes.

JulianBakeryInfo.com

The second of two informational websites about fraudulent food labeling.

LabelsandLore.com

Host and maintain website promoting historical book.

Emerald Refuge Resource Directory

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.

Seattle Monorail Game

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Skills

  • Designed and maintain several websites, proficient with WordPress with advanced features including e-commerce
  • HTML, CSS, R, Python, Java, JavaScript, Visual Basic, PHP
  • Information Management Systems and Data Structures
  • Adobe Creative Suite, focus on Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Graphic Design, Web Design, Branding, Logo Design, Typography
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office

Education

University of Washington

Informatics Student 2016–Present

Cascadia Community College

Associate of Arts (A.A.), Integrated Studies 2014–2016
Graduated with Faculty Honors

News & Press

Mill Creek teen creates monorail video game
Everett Herald – Mar 14, 2012
McKaulay Kolakowski, 8th Grader, Makes Seattle Monorail Videogame
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...”
4 Ways to Celebrate the Seattle Monorail's 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 wrecklessly open and even honk the horn. ...”