Will Tholke

Computer Science Student @ UC Berkeley

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Professional Experience

University of Chicago, Chameleon Cloud BirdEye, Inc. Logo

Chicago, Illinois (remote)
Oct 2022 – Present
Research Intern
  • Working with Team Nimbus to develop the Chameleon platform and improve the reproducibility of Computer Science systems research

Atlassian, Inc.

Mountain View, CA
May 2022 – Aug 2022
Software Engineer Intern (Full Stack)
  • Built interactive modal to surface backend JQL queries used to populate Jira ticket queues in internal support platform Single Queue (SQ), drastically reducing trivial support requests from up to 800 engineers across 26 teams
  • Feature led, built, and rolled out full stack JQL macros feature for SQ admins to create, delete, bulk import/export, and conveniently use macros in JQL queries to replace repetitive code with keys that are mapped to and interpreted as JQL
  • Completely revamped all 12 pages in the SQ admin front-end for Q4 Innovation Week, implementing feature flags, error/success handling, and style repairs, and successfully proposed a new design standard now used in production
  • Built bash script to boot the local dev environment from a cold start, which intelligently starts/monitors frontend and backend health endpoints, serves mock data to a local H2 database, and brings Docker containers online

UC Berkeley, Center for the Built Environment

Wurster Hall, Berkeley
Sep 2021 – May 2022
Research Apprentice
  • Worked with PhD Paul Raftery to model mass energy wasting in large commercial buildings due to piping losses and boiler inefficiency
  • Gathered, processed, and analyzed data from heating hot water systems in existing buildings using R (Tidyverse) and other programming methodologies

UC Berkeley, Electrical Engineering & Computer Sciences (EECS)

Berkeley, CA
Sep 2021 – Dec 2021
Academic Intern (AI), CS 61A
  • Answered questions and provided conceptual support to UC Berkeley students during lab section in CS 61A: The Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs

BirdEye, Inc. BirdEye, Inc. Logo

Palo Alto, CA
Jun 2021 – Jul 2021
Software Engineering Intern
  • Designed Google Chrome extension using HTML, CSS, & the Node.js API puppeteer to scrape and format data in a downloadable JSON file from popular business review websites (Yelp, Capterra, etc.)

GSR Energy

Jul 2020 – Sep 2020
Commercial Operations Intern
  • Used ArcGIS Online to locate 600 qualifying Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) facilities
  • Applied conditional formatting to utility bill data in Excel to process SGIP applications
  • Secured funding for Tesla battery incentives totaling over $1,000,000

College Leap College Leap Logo

May 2020 – Jul 2020
Project Department Intern
  • Led team of 4 at UC Berkeley startup College Leap and established 18 co-hosts for the 2020 National Business Plan Competition (NBPC)

Awards

UC Berkeley 2021-2022 Leadership Award
Established in 1934, The Leadership Award is a one-year, merit-based scholarship that recognizes undergraduate students at UC Berkeley who demonstrate innovative, initiative-driven leadership impacting their academic, work, or community environments. Students compete for the scholarship every year, ensuring a diverse and dynamic annual cohort of leaders whose work is relevant and newly inspiring.
Foothill STEM Division Achievement Award
Foothill Gene and Jeannie Seelbach Memorial Scholarship
Foothill Academic Achievement Scholarship
Foothill Pass the Torch Peer Mentoring Scholarship

Community Involvement

Cal Cycling, UC Berkeley

April 2021 – Present
Avid cyclist
  • Most aero rider on the team, by far (more aero than Nico & Vamsi combined)
  • Proud owner of a 2021 Specialized Allez E5 Sport

Education

University of California, Berkeley BirdEye, Inc. Logo
Graduation in Spring 2023

Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science

Essential Courses

  • Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs, CS 61A
  • Data Structures, CS 61B
  • Discrete Mathematics and Probability Theory, CS70
  • Artificial Intelligence, CS 188
  • Principles and Techniques of Data Science, Data 100
  • Foundations of Data Science, Data 8
  • Introduction to Logic, Philos 12A
  • Linear Algebra and Differential Equations, Math 54

Supplemental Courses at Foothill College

  • Object Oriented Programming in Python, CS 3A
  • Intermediate Software Design in Python, CS 3B
  • JavaScript for Programmers, CS 22A
  • Photoshop for Photographers, Phot 4A
  • Calculus I, Math 1A
  • Calculus II, Math 1B
  • Calculus III, Math 1C
  • Statistics, Math 10
  • Introduction to Philosophy, Phil 4
  • Principles of Business, Busi 22
  • Principles of Macroeconomics, Econ 1A
  • Principles of Microeconomics, Econ 1B
  • Basic Nutrition for Sports and Fitness, Kins 9
  • and more...

Skills

Programming Languages

  • JavaScript & TypeScript
  • HTML & CSS
  • Python
  • Java
  • SQL
  • R (functional language)
  • Shell Scripting

Industry Technologies

  • Full stack web development
    • React.js (and in TypeScript)
    • GraphQL & Apollo GraphQL
    • Java Spring Boot
    • Bootstrap 4/5
    • PostgreSQL, MongoDB
    • LaunchDarkly
    • Docker containerization & deployment
    • System design & architecture
    • Deploying to EC2
    • Shell scripting
  • Data visualization and cleaning
    • pandas, datascience 0.15.7 [Python]
    • Matplotlib, seaborn, plotly [Python]
    • tidyverse [R]
  • Project development
    • Git, GitHub, Bitbucket, version control
    • Jira, Trello, Confluence, agile development
    • Feature leading, rollouts, user acceptance testing (UAT)
  • Academic
    • LaTeX Logo
  • Adobe Photoshop & After Effects