Hello! My name is Steven Bower and I am a junior Computer Science student at the University of Maryland. After learning how to program from graphing calculator manuals when I was 10, I quickly discovered a passion for coding that has stuck with me to this day. My current interests are in web programming + design, software engineering, machine learning, and data science. Check out the Projects section to see some examples of how I have applied my technical skills in pursuit of these interests.
I currently work as a System Administrator for the University of Maryland’s Department of Computer Science. I am responsible for managing DHCP, DNS, and mail servers, as well as troubleshooting software issues that the department’s staff and faculty have across Linux, Windows, and OS X workstations. Additionally, I am currently working on an independent web development project for a professor in the department: creating a website that allows students to nominate instructors for awards.
In the summer of 2016, I worked for Fireside21 as a Software Engineering intern. While there, I worked with a tight-knit development team to develop a web-based scheduling application for Capitol Hill staffers using primarily C# and AngularJS. I also improved legacy ASP.NET code by refactoring and migrating it to AngularJS, and developed other tools for their Constituent Relationship Management program in C#.