My name is Zach Noren. I am a highly passionate, motivated, self taught Software Engineer with a BS in International Business and concentrations in MIS and Chinese Language and Culture from the Rochester Institute of Technology. I love working for startups, where I feel as though I can truly be creative in my solutions to software problems, and development of new features. I tend to like working on large, more complex, data driven systems. Anything that handles large quantities of data and analysis or anything that performs a large variety of tasks is something I can get excited about. I dabble in lots of different things, from setting up servers and VPNs to artificial intelligence.
When, on the rare occasion I am torn away from my servers and code, I love to:
Travel. I spent two years in high school living in Xiamen, China, and I have travelled all over Asia and Europe.
Bowl. I was a bowler all through middle school and high school and it is the only sport I have ever been good at.
Tinker. No Roomba, printer, or RasPi is safe when I am bored. Oh yeah, I void warranties.
Current Personal Projects
Social Media Sentiment Analysis Engine
Currently I am working on a social media sentiment analysis engine. There are a few basic components to this project
I am making use of open source datasets to build a large list of classified words. I plan on training the naive bayes classifier based on how many times a word and its part of speech association have been seen in tweets that were classified as positive, negative or neutral in sentiment.