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Matthew L Sessions

Software Engineer (Data)

Projects

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Notion Powered E-commerce

Serverless application built on Deta, FastAPI, Notion API, Stripe, and React. This application allows users to deploy a free eCommerce store that connects to Notion. Using the Notion API and Stripe API, users can manage product listings, product content, orders, and more entirely on Notion.

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Housing Market Research Tool

Application built on FastApi, Nginx, MongoDB, Postgres and React. I created a batch job that collects, transforms, and formats Zillow housing market data once a month to power this app. The data visualizations are powered by Recharts.

Experience

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Expedia - Software Dev Engineer

July 2020 - Present (Seattle 🏙️ )

  • Work on the Virtual Agent Platform to help Expedia automate various aspects of the customer service pipeline
  • Engineer Data Pipelines that support user inquiries for various booking platforms
  • Use Kafka to manage event streams for real-time reporting
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    Tronsmart - Brand Analyst

    January 2018 - August 2019 (Shenzhen, China 🇨🇳 )

  • Studied demographic data (using Python) to determine optimal target audiences, competitor offerings and tactics for persuasion
  • Developed scalable marketing systems to turn offline retail traffic into digital leads
  • Created a Facebook Messenger marketing strategy that decreased cost per lead by 65%
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    Geekbuying - Digital Marketing Specialist

    January 2018 - August 2019 (Shenzhen, China 🇨🇳 )

  • Built web crawlers that provide insight into our competitor's pricing strategies and product placement
  • Created custom competitor reports that drive decisions of product managers, sourcing managers, and the marketing team
  • Managed all Facebook marketing campaigns (Buying & Planning)
  • Skills & Frameworks

    Django

    Flask

    FastApi

    Faust

    Python OOP

    AWS

    Dev Ops

    Docker

    Kafka

    Redis

    Data Analysis

    Looker

    Snowflake

    SQL/NoSQL

    Data Visualization

    Sklearn

    Spacy NLP

    Tensorflow

    React

    Nginx

    React

    Nextjs

    Jenkins

    Spinnaker

    Kumo

    ECS

    Languages

    🇲🇾 Malay (Fluent)

    🇹🇼 🇨🇳 Mandarin (中文) (Proficient)

    🇮🇩 Indonesian (Proficient)

    Education

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    Lambda School - Data Science

    Aug 2019 - May 2020

    Intensive training in Linear Algebra, Statistics, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Data Engineering, and Cloud Computing.

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    Beijing Language University - Business Chinese

    Aug 2016 - Dec 2017

    Passed the CSC exam (The official Chinese Government Language exam for foreigners) and passed HSK 5 (Chinese proficiency exam with six levels).