Hi, my name is

Talden VanderLouw.

I build things for the web.

I'm a software engineer with 2+ years of experience specializing in building (and occasionally designing) exceptional digital experiences.

I also like to go by TJ.


In 2014, at the age of 16, I decided to try my hand at learning Java from an old college textbook. Not having a computer to code, I would use paper and pencil to solve textbook problems by the pool in between lifeguarding shifts. Fast-forward to today, and I've had the privilege to build software while getting a BS in Computer Science, working for a start-up, and as a .

I'm a passionate learner who's always looking to improve my skills and learn new technologies. I love to work with people who are passionate about what they do and are always looking to improve their craft. I'm currently looking for a full-time position as a software engineer where I can continue to grow and learn.

Outside of studying and working on projects I enjoy listening to music, traveling, and playing video games.


  1. Contributing developer for a technologically lay organization. Responsible for the development and maintenance of a WordPress website and Slack web application. Helped streamline the onboarding process by forwarding email requests to join the org through a moderation channel in Slack. Created GitHub workflow to test code quality and automatically deploy changes in the Slack App to a Digital Ocean Droplet.

    • NodeJS
    • GitHub Workflows
    • Slack Applications
    • Wordpress
  2. Deliver high-quality, robust production code for a diverse array of projects for clients including Brigham Young University, Brigham Young University - Idaho, Brigham Young University - Hawaii, and the LDS Church Educational System.

    • AWS
    • Terraform
    • VueJS
    • JavaScript
    • TypeScript
    • AGILE
    • CI/CD
    • Frontend
    • Backend
    • AGILE
  3. Assisted in the instruction of a 400-level computer science course. Graded assignments, held office hours, and helped students understand course material.

    • Leadership
  4. Provided technical support to students and faculty. Assisted in the development of a new ticketing system for the department.

    • Active Directory
    • SQL
    • Windows
    • MacOS
    • Linux