I'm Zach Baylin

Atlanta, GA
@zbaylin | @zachbaylin
Founder & CTO at Rolltrax

About Me

Zach Baylin
I'm an 18 year old high school student in Atlanta, Georgia who is interested in Computer Science, Jazz Music (and Drumming), and Political Philosophy. When I was 16, I, along with two colleagues, formed a company called Rolltrax, which specializes in automating many of the day-to-day activities of a Work-Based Learning Coordinator. Since then, I have taken the role of Lead Developer alongside my friend Ohad Rau to develop and maintain Rolltrax. I have also worked as a Network Engineer for the largest school district in Georgia, Fulton County Schools. Outside of my CS career, I enjoy reading and debating political philosophy. I founded the Young Americans for Liberty chapter at my high school, which is an organization dedicated to promoting liberty-minded political ideas. I am also an avid Jazz fan (specifically jazz fusion), and have played drum set since I was seven years old. You can find some of my political and musical musings at my Medium blog.

Projects

Things I've made in my spare time

bibliotech

bibliotech

This was an app I developed alongside two friends/developers. It was designed to be part of the 2018 FBLA Mobile App Development competition. It's primary job is to serve as a library management tool for both patrons and administrators of a library. The backend is written in Ruby, and the app itself is written in Flutter


 Find out more on GitHub

security-py

security-py

This project started as a simple way to parse 13F-HR Forms provided by the SEC for my father. It quickly turned into a general trend data generator for numerous types of security filings. It is written in Python using the pandas data science library.


 Find out more on GitHub

Word Clock

Work Clock

For my girlfriend Lindsey's birthday, I decided I wanted to make a word clock. The project is based on an Arduino controlling an array of RGB LEDs that can be purchased from eBay. The C code I wrote for the Arduino dynamically generates a sentence that tells the time every five minutes.

Rolltrax

Rolltrax

When I was a junior in high school, I joined my school's Work-Based Learning program so I could continue my job as a Network Engineer for my school system. Very early on in the school year, the coordinator of the program indicated that he had long wanted a cloud-based attendance system, which would allow him to focus on the more crucial parts of his job. I whipped up a quick prototype in Python using Tk, and Rolltrax was born. It quickly grew into a much more advanced software toolkit, which allows complete management of the administrative tasks of a Work-Based Learning coordinator. Currently, the Rolltrax backend is written in Crystal, and the web UI is written in React using the ReasonML OCaml syntax. The mobile app (currently unreleased) is written in Flutter.


 Find out more on our website

portfolio

All the code for this portfolio can be found on GitHub. It was written in HTML using little to no Javascript. I used the Bulma CSS Framework for the CSS.


 Find out more on GitHub

rofi-wifi-menu

rofi-wifi-menu

This was one of my first forays into open-source. I was on a fairly barebones Linux distro with no GUI for changing WiFi networks. I wrote this shell script as an addon to the popular program rofi.


 Find out more on GitHub

kiosk-rb

kiosk-rb

During my time as a Network Engineer at Fulton County Schools, I was tasked with creating a kiosk system that allowed students to request repairs for their faulty hardware/software. We wrote the kiosk in Ruby and it has been deployed in numerous schools.


 Find out more on GitHub

p5-snake

This was my attempt at trying to learn how to use p5.js. It is a simple but functional implementation of the classic game of Snake.


 Find out more on GitHub

Contact Me



For any business inquiries, please contact me@zachbayl.in.

Résumé



My resume can be found here.