“Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have DOMINION…'”

– Genesis 1:26

Creating and Using Technology for the Glory of God

Why I Enjoy Technology and Creating

In the beginning God created all things, the earth, the heavens, plants, animals, and man. He saw that it was all good and he created man to be his image bearer or representative on the earth. The man was to work and keep the earth for God’s glory and to be an extension of God’s good reign on the earth. God is the ultimate Creator and gave man the resources on the earth so that he could use the resources to create more effective ways of subduing the earth.

Man rebelled against God and is now in a state of total depravity, incapable of being proper representatives on the earth and reconciling with God. 

By God’s grace he sent His Son, Jesus, to die in man’s place so that he could be reconciled back to God and properly image Him. 

Technology acts as a lever to increases man’s ability to take dominion and to image God. This why I enjoy working with technology because it allows myself and others to leverage their skills and abilities to create new ways of subduing the earth for the betterment of their families, churches, communities, and nations, for the ultimate purpose of glorifying God.

“In the beginning, God created…”

My Professional Work

Rebuilt Pages for Musictoday Website with WordPress

Musictoday Services page

I rebuilt pages on the Musictoday website using WordPress and Elementor because of compatibility conflicts between Visual Composer and other plugins.

Jon Pardi's Official Store

Jon Pardi Official Store Home page

I styled the Official Merchandise Store of various artists and sports teams (including: Jon Pardi, Little Big Town, Richard Petty Motorsports, Phillip Phillips, and more) who were clients of Musictoday based on a mockup created by the creative team.

Landing Page and Google Ads Campaign

Christian Aid Mission Turkey Earthquake and Response page

I created a simple landing page detailing how our organization was helping victims of the Turkey Earthquake. I had this page quickly indexed in order to capitalize on the spike in search volume and created a Google Ads Campaign to put our page at the top of the SERP. This page brought us 10 new donors and thousands of dollars to help our missionaries with relief efforts.

My Professional Work Highlights

Rebuilt Pages for Musictoday Website with WordPress

Musictoday Services page

I rebuilt pages on the Musictoday website using WordPress and Elementor because of compatibility conflicts between Visual Composer and other plugins.

Jon Pardi's Official Store

Jon Pardi Official Store Home page

I used Musictoday’s proprietary CMS and CSS to style the Official Merchandise Store of various artists and sports teams (including: Jon Pardi, Little Big Town, Richard Petty Motorsports, Phillip Phillips, and more) who were clients of Musictoday. Styling was based on a Photoshop mockup created by the Creative Team.

Landing Page and Google Ads Campaign

Christian Aid Mission Turkey Earthquake and Response page

I created a simple landing page detailing how our organization was helping victims of the Turkey Earthquake. I had this page quickly indexed in order to capitalize on the spike in search volume and created a Google Ads Campaign to put our page at the top of the SERP. This page brought us 10 new donors and thousands of dollars to help our missionaries with relief efforts.

M&B's Dumpster-Trailer Rental

M&B's-Dumpster-Trailer-Rental-Website

I built a basic website for M&B’s Dumpster-Trailer Rental using Squarespace and created a Google Ads Campaign that has generated over 50 leads.

Top Projects from OpenCV AI Course

Face and Eye Detection

Blue box around a face and two red boxes around the eyes of the face using facial and eye recognition

I used Python and OpenCV to detect faces and eyes in a frame and to create a region of interest around each face and eye.

Mediapipe Hand Landmarks

Person with hand up and with green lines on the fingers and palm of the hand and four blue dots on the pinky

I used Python, OpenCV, and Mediapipe to identify hands in a frame, parse through the landmarks of each hand, and color each landmark on the pinky.

Pong Game with Mediapipe Hand Landmarks

Green ball moving across a screen with a green paddle controlled by an index finger

I used Python, OpenCV, and Mediapipe to make a pong game where the paddle is controlled by movements from the players index finger.

Jetson nano with wifi connectivity and a camera powered on

Current Project - Home Security on a Jetson Nano

I wanted to make a final project for my OpenCV AI course and I have always wanted to create a home security system to my own specifications and desires. So I decided to put the two together and make a home security system that is built with Python and OpenCV. 

My current design is to use several Raspberry Pi Zero Ws, each with a camera, to capture video feed around my house and at my door. Then the Zero Ws will send the video feed to the Jetson Nano. The Nano will then analyze each frame and detect whether or not a person is in the frame and if there is a person whether they are known or a stranger based on encoded images of known people.

I chose the Jetson Nano over other Raspberry Pi computers because the Nano was built specifically for the purpose of running AI. The Nano has 128 GPU cores for distinct purpose of parallel processing lots of data. 

I’m still in the early phases of this project but I have purchased the Jetson Nano, flashed an SD Card for it, and am now working to set up the IDE and other software necessary for the project.

Skills

Professional Experience

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • WordPress
  • Elementor
  • Squarespace
  • Photoshop
  • Jira
  • Google Ads
  • Microsoft Ads
  • SEO
  • Google Search Console
  • Ahrefs Webmaster Tools

Personal Experience

  • JavaScript
  • Python
  • OpenCV
  • Mediapipe
  • GitHub
  • Git

Long-term Goal

One of my greatest desires is to build/use technology for the glory of God and for the good of fellow image bearers. My goal is to find a company or organization that shares similar values to me and is focused on building technology that will impact individuals, families, and society. And that this company would be a place that I could work for years to come, improving my skills and working with like-minded people who are striving for common goals.

One of my greatest desires is to build/use technology for the glory of God and for the good of fellow image bearers. My goal is to help Christian businesses grow through technology, namely digital marketing, so that they can provide for their families, give to their local church, share the gospel with their customers, employees, and others who they interact with through their business, and bless their communities and nation through common grace by providing a great product or service.


Sunset on a long urban road that is surrounded by hills and green pastures

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