Coby Forrester

Software Developer



About: Highly motivated, eager to learn recent graduate seeking a software development position.



Languages: JavaScript, TypeScript, Go, Java, HTML, CSS

Technologies: SQL, NoSQL, AWS (Cloud Practitioner Certification) Git, Linux, Docker, SAM, GraphQL, Vuejs

AWS Services: DynamoDB, S3, Lambda, CloudFormation, ACM, Route53, ECS, ECR

Experience With

Languages: C/C++, Scala, Python, Make, CMake

Technologies: Django, Java Spring Boot

Other: Kafka, Terraform, HAProxy, NGINX


Bachelors of Science (B.S.) in Computer Science


University of California, Santa Cruz

Coursework Included: Web Applications, Distributed Systems, Advanced Algorithm Analysis, Databases (SQL), Data Structures, Computational Models, Calculus Based Statistics, Principles of System Design, and more.

Professional Experience

Full Stack Developer

Oct, 2020 - present

14Four (Spokane WA)

  • Led backend and devops team on websites for world renowned companies, including: Mountain Dew, Pepsi, and Rockstar.
  • Extensively used AWS (DynamoDB, S3, CloudFront, OpenSearch, CoudFormation, and more), Nodejs, and Docker to develop scalable GraphQL APIs for sites with 50,000+ users.
  • Automated previously complicated backend system deployments in CD pipelines, increasing company wide productivity.
  • Created near pixel perfect, responsive, custom frontends in Vue(nuxt) and React(next).
  • Regularly solved unique and difficult problems in all areas of web development, meeting tight timelines and staying focused under pressure.

CS Intern

Oct, 2020 - Feb, 2021

KDS GLobal LLC (remote)

  • Compiled legacy C++ code to run on RISC-V architecture.
  • Setup Kafka as an internal streaming service for data center servers.
  • Complicated Linux dependency management (Centos 8).


2019 - 2020

Activate Learning USA (remote)

  • Made deadlines, while still being a full time student.
  • Converted textbooks into HTML pages to be displayed by the company for e-learning.
  • Exposure to industry practices.

Computer Science Intern

2017 - 2018

Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

  • Worked under a professor at the school, Dr. Peter Ateshian, with a small team of interns, and a graduate student working on his thesis project.
  • Asked to extend summer internship into the school year due to my performance.
  • Work consisted mostly of programming in Python, C++, and working with Raspberry Pi's.
  • Personally presented our projects to start ups looking to invest.


Gatorade Fuel Tomorrow


Description: Promotional site for Gatorade, where I did all devops and backend work.



Technologies: Java, Spring Boot, React, AWS.

Description: Interpreted programming language written from scratch! With dynamically typed variables, functions, loops, hashmaps and more!



Technologies: Express, MongoDB Atlas Database, AWS.

Description: URL Shortener! Simple, functional, and scalable! Collisions highly unlikely but possible.