My name is Jonathan Browne. I'm an experienced software developer and a computer science student at the University of Texas at Austin. I'm currently a sophomore, but I've been programming since elementary school.
I work on Sponge, an open-source plugin API for Minecraft servers. I've been involved with the project since 2015, and have served as a core developer since 2017.
In 2020, I was part of UT Austin's Freshman Research Initiative in the Autonomous Robotics stream. For the spring, I helped build a prototype robot status board website for the university's Building-Wide Intelligence research laboratory. Over the summer, I helped with several additional projects at UT inside and outside the BWI lab - an experiment for robots and humans passing each other in a hallway, a virtual robotics camp for high school students, and a pandemic simulator which was published as part of the AAAI Fall 2020 Symposium - AI for Social Good. In the fall, I started collaborating on a machine project that analyzes human motion to predict a person's trajectory, which I continued into the spring of 2021 as a peer mentor.
This past summer, I worked as an intern at Vectra. I worked on enhancements to customer-facing and internal reporting systems and worked on several internal security hardening features.
I'm naturally quiet and thoughtful. I'm very curious; in my spare time, I enjoy learning about and experimenting with different technologies. I also try to be helpful and ethical whenever possible.