Riza Baltazar

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About

Welcome to my page! My name is Riza Baltazar. I am a Filipino transgender male born in Quezon City, Manila. I immigrated to Canada at the age of 4. I enjoy cooking and playing guitar. You will find me either playing board games, video games and outdoor sports with friends and family or relaxing with a cup of tea at home with my ferret. On the side I occasionally do live streams on Twitch and create videos on my YouTube account.

Software Engineer & Data Analyst.

My goal is to become a data scientist. I am a 31-year-old developer and researcher. I learned how to clean up and analyze data using Python and R. I create graphs to tell a story; to learn and teach using science and technology.

  • Birthday: 6 February 1990
  • Website: http://rizbaltazar.com/info
  • Phone: (613) 851 - 9304
  • City: Ottawa, ON
  • Age: 31
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
  • Email: rizbalt@gmail.com
  • Freelance: Available

I started my journey as an aspiring developer out of high school. I graduated from Algonquin College with a Computer Engineering/Computing Science Advanced Diploma. I worked in private and public sector jobs as a developer but wanted a more fulfilling career in math and statistics. I recently received a Bachelor of Science Major, Physics, Minor in Statistics from Carleton.

Skills

Over the years, I spent my free time working on my website, participating in game jams, and creating small web applications. I started leaning more towards Python as it is a readable language and there are tons of packages out there for creating video games, websites, and performing scientific analysis.


For Data Analysis, R is faster and sleeker in terms of computer usage. I learned R in my Data Mining course and used the knowledge I gained over the summer on Kaggle to pass the class with flying colors! From Exploratory Data Analysis to making predictions using Random Forests and Decision Trees, I find Data Analysis interesting and challenging.

Python 100%
HTML 80%
CSS 70%
MATLAB 80%
C# 75%
R 55%

Resume

Summary

Riza Baltazar

Reliable and problem-solving Analyst with 2 years of experience in software and web development, and 1 year experience in technological support.

  • 65 Sullivan Ave, Ottawa, ON
  • (613) 851-9304
  • rizbalt@gmail.com

Education

Bachelor of Science Major, Physics, Minor in Statistics

Sep 2017 - Dec 2020

Carleton University, Ottawa, ON

  • Paul Menton Center notetaker for Students with Disabilities
  • Recognized Study Group participant
  • Panelist for Physics Department Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Colloquium

Relevant Courses: Computational Physics, Data Mining, Statistical Modeling, Regression Analysis, Sampling Methodology

Advanced Diploma Computer Engineering/Computing Science

Sep 2010 - Dec 2013

Algonquin College, Ottawa, ON

  • 3rd place Applied Research and Innovation Day (ARI, 2013). Developed a web application for a client that allows psychiatric patients to track symptoms and medications, and communicate with their doctor outside of the office.

Relevant Courses: Differential and Integral Calculus, Data Structures, Software Design, Testing and QA, Numerical Computing

Professional Experience

Junior Software Developer

2014 - 2015

TekSavvy, Gatineau, QC

  • Used Lync Software Development Kit (SDK), XAML and C# to create a Windows Presentation Foundation user control library for a CRM application
  • Implemented and deployed SharePoint 2013 solutions for the intranet using PowerShell, XML, HTML, CSS, javaScript and C#
  • Followed agile methodology by attending weekly scrum meetings using kanban boards (Trello and Team Foundation Server (TFS))

Junior Web Developer

Apr 2013 - Aug 2013

Titus, Ottawa, ON

  • Debugged issues in Chrome and Internet Explorer using web browser development tools
  • Researched and wrote documentation for reverse and forward proxy

IT Service Desk and Junior Web Developer

Jan 2012 - Mar 2013

Canada Revenue Agency, Ottawa, ON

  • Fixed technical issues of users with cases in Service Desk
  • Replaced the Common Look and Feel (CLF) for the intranet based on the Web Experience Toolkit (WET 2.0) protocols

Projects

I create web applications as a full stack developer with focus on the back end using Django Python, PostgreSQL, HTML, CSS and javaScript. I also perform statistical analyses and data mining on large data sets using programming languages Python, MATLAB and R. I make video games for fun using Pygame and Godot.

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