Dan Kass

Hi, my name is Dan Kass. I'm currently an Developer Support Engineer for Johnson Controls. I love working with new technologies and learning new skills.

In my day job I'm a part of a team that helps teach other developers in Johnson Controls how to effectively utilized the a backend Data Platform for getting and using Internet of Things Data.

On the side I'm a freelance web developer making sites like this one, blogs, podcasts, and business websites. Checkout out My Multifaceted Life! I will also help out with getting domain names and hosting websites. I use Google Domains and Amazon Web Services respectively.

My favorite hobby is home brewing beer. Its a great hobby that has so many different aspects involved. I get to do hands-on DIY projects when it comes to the brewing equipment. Chemistry when it comes the brewing itself. I'm much better at brewing chemistry now than I ever was in school. Experimenting with different ingredients is also blast! It's crazy how changing something small can have a big affect on the beer. Having good beer is just an added bonus to everything else in the hobby.

Freelancing

Couchguy Labs, LLC

Podcast Hosting

Do you have a podcast idea? But you don't know how to get it on iTunes or how to host your files. Let me help you! I can set up site that allows you to customize your podcast feed that allows you to share your podcast to the world like a professional.

Hosting

Finding a hosting company is a hassle, there are so many options out there. Let me take care of that for you! I will either host it on my Amazon Server or find the best provider for site.

Web Design

I want to create you a simple great looking website for your customers to get the information they need quickly. I focus on small business and personal websites. Contact me if you are looking for a new site or simply just want to update yours!

Email

With that shiny new website you are not going to want to use that old .gmail or your Internet's email address any longer. I can set you up with your own custom emails from your domain. Looking professional for your customers is key!

Computers

Need a new computer for your office or home? Have no idea what you should get? Talk with me, I can help as much as little as you would like: give some recommendations to buying the computer, setting it up, training you on new software. What ever you need to run your business or life more smoothly.

Project Samples

Dan's Resume

Objective

To work toward efficient, appropriate technology to help develop simple solutions to everyday problems.

Bachelors of Science in Computer Engineering
Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE)
Graduated: May 2014

Study Abroad Participant
Czech Technical University in Prague

MSOE Chapter
of
Triangle Fraternity

Habitat for Humanity
Young Professionals
(HYP)

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Proficient Technologies

Work Experience

Developer Support Engineer

Milwaukee, WI - October 2017 to Present

  • Implementing and updating developer API documentation and guides to help developers better utilize the Johnson Control's Digital Vault.
  • Working one on one with developers, internal and external, to answer questions and show them how to utilized the Johnson Control's Digital Vault to its full extent.
  • Planning an annual Customer Workshop for developers to solve problems using the Johnson Control's Digital Vault.
  • Creating tutorials on how to most effectively use the Johnson Control's Digital Vault.
  • Creating demos to showcase the Johnson Control's Digital Vault like a model of a Smart Parking Lot.

Teacher's Assistant Volunteer

Milwaukee, WI - July 2017 to Present

  • Helping shape students' futures and career opportunities by providing them with computational knowledge and skills they wouldn't otherwise have access to.
  • Assisting Co-Teachers in teaching High School Students the basic of Computer Science using Python and SNAP! programming languages.
  • 2017-2018 School Year: Tenor High School
  • 2018-2019 School Year: Messmer High School

Tour Guide and Bartender

Milwaukee, WI - June 2018 to Present

  • Lead Tours up to 20 peaople covering the 175 year history of Pabst, and explaing the breweing proccess simply and concisely.
  • Helping patrons with the beer and food selection, by providing promt and accurate service.

Swiming Instructor

Milwaukee, WI - January 2019 to Present

  • Teaching a life long skill to children ages 3-12.
  • Classes Tought:
    • Preschool Level 1
    • Level 3

Applications Development Engineer

Brookfield, WI - August 2015 to Present

  • Implementing advanced building analytics software (SkySpark) using the Fantom programming language and Axon scripting language on a 4-person team.
  • Building applications for SkySpark to improve our customer's experience and to streamline the process for other teams inside CBRE|ESI.
  • Training end users on the SkySpark Application and CBRE|ESI's custom applications.
  • Defending Web Applications Security (Sans.org Course).

Programmer / Analyis I

Milwaukee, WI - May 2014 to August 2015

  • Investigated production issues that arise while on-call.
  • Redesign, built, and tested as part of a team for a new data entry system.
  • Utilized web frameworks such as: ASP.NET, MVC.NET, and AngularJS 1.x.
  • Worked on a Scrum Team to add the functionality to fund PeoplePay payments with a debit card.

IT and Marketing Intern

Milwaukee, WI - March 2013 to March 2014

  • Created a PHP/MySQL web application to keep track of light fixture part iterations and drawings.
  • Responsible for web maintenance of an ecommerce site.
  • Worked with Databases in Microsoft Access and MySQL.
  • Interpreted old versions of the website to update to JavaScript and other web languages.
  • Accurate note taking on projects for review.

Program Assistant

Milwaukee, WI - April 2011 to January 2013

  • Responsible for entering personal confidential data into Jenzabar.
  • Entered PLTW affiliated school district/teacher data into Salesforce.
  • Prepared classrooms and materials for teacher training courses.
  • Created new process for creation and distribution of invoices.

Home Brewing

Couchguy Brewing

Contact Me

Daniel Kass
(414) 465-8417
Couchguy Labs
Couchguy Brewing
Brown Deer, WI