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Corporate Tech Customers

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Hackathon Invitations

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Years as a Consultant in the Business

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Teaching Hours as a Way to Give Back

Collegiate Research Experience

2022

Postgraduate Research Prospect

Computer programming interests from novice to expert seems to be a vast marathon rather than a quick sprint. I've envisioned myself as a contributor to an innovative smart city solution. I actively pursue the desire to connect with supervisors at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa as a way to travel throughout this experience of using educational research as a cultural playground for knowledge and perspective before sowing seeds in business.

College of Human Learning & Development

Studied under Dr. Omer Ari at Georgia State University. Applyied the broad model approach for an interdisiciplinary perspective related to human cognition and tech. Prior to, students examine the human lifespan, cognitive processing theories, attention and memory, as well as the ethical challenges of artificial intelligence.

2017 - 2020
2015 - 2017

Associate's of Science

The General Studies Guided Pathway established an understaning of the research by Carol Dweck which advocates for individuals having a growth mindset and was also the core foundation towards understanding the science behind human learning. This curriculum provided the flexibility to emphasize breadth versus depth for various theoretical lenses related to the complexities of the human experience.

Career Experience

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Gets the Picture Wellness & Automation, LLC

​Adopting open source and open education resources as a theoretical overview as well an approach to the basis of technical influence. Webmaster for two websites called Delicious Desk and the Comedy Lunchroom. Actively applying interdisciplinary knowledge from theories of cognitive science, biology, mathematics, and object oriented programming to orchestrate pragmatic strides towards using the foundations of data science. In the act of doing so, scaffold the software design and architecture of Delicious Desk. Delicious Desk is a preventive healthcare product that uses data analytics as a decision-making tool to prevent a heart disease crisis.

Opportunity Hub - Data Analytics Team

Volunteer role for Opportunity Hub which is a technology innovation ecosystem to over 5,000+ students and young professionals attending 351+ colleges and universities ​including majority of the 109 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's).

May 2020 - December 2020
August 2019 - February 2020

Code Ninjas - Instructor (Code Sensei)

​Supervised and guided each student's learning from a social constructivist persepctive using visual programming tools. Scaffolded students learning to capture computational thinking, an understanding of control flow, basic algorithms, and how to resolve code smells for their vision.

Digital Learners to Leaders & GSU Panther Hackers - Instructor

Initiated and co-founded the iOS workshop for Panther Hackers. Accompanied 20+ adult college students in their iOS development learning to advance computer science knowledge outside the classroom.

Summers of 2018 - 2019
October 2018 - January 2019

Georgia Department of Public Safety, Programmer Analyst

​Maintained enterprise and public facing web based applications written in ASP.NET and C#.

Stanley Black & Decker - Internet of Things Quality Assurance Specialist

Designed, implemented, and executed manual test cases for Bluetooth proximity sensors. Reduced bugs backglog by resolving interface designs, device functionality, and internationalization components with developers. Contractor assignment.

May 2017 - November 2017
August 2012 - May 2015

Warner Media - Webmaster

​On-call support testing as well as communicating bugs to advertisment vendors using JavaScript, HTML, and CSS. As a security proponent, also monitored advertisement traffic for cookies and malicious content.

Georgia Perimeter College, Office of Information Technology - Webmaster and Jr. iOS Developer

Developed from start to finish a Core Location mobile application in Objective-C to assist students with finding events on campus at Georgia Perimeter College. Technical documentation writer and content management training specialist for faculty and staff.

January 2009 - August 2012
January 2007 - October 2009

Georgia Bureau of Investigation - Georgia Crime Information Center Technical Support

Georgia Bureau of Investigation experience managing server operating systems for the Lems/JX switch data network which connects computers, mobile devices, and biometric scanners to the Criminal Justice Information Center.

Hackathons

Extensive Projects

Drop a Message

Moments When It Took a Village

- Marcie McHugh

  Laurence is a valuable team member—he always comes in ready to work and handles his responsibilities well! No matter the challenge put in front of him—whether it be an unmotivated child, a kid struggling with a coding concept, or a kid who is extremely advanced—Laurence always takes the time to listen to the child and figure out the best path forward for his students to be successful. He’s also a great co-worker whom everyone loves to see come in for his shifts. His positive personality lights up the Dojo (classroom) and he has the technical skills to keep kids on-track while building up their self-confidence. The kids also really like that Laurence is an inventor as well as a coder, and want to know more his projects and passions. He’s an amazing role model and mentor!!  

- Omer Ari

  Thank you for a beautifully written story of your life and ways you will take this degree and the BID HLD experience to your next step and many projects you are planning that will serve kids' development of computational thinking and executive function and social justice. Inspired by you!!!!  

- Tiffany Green-Abdullah

  I initially met Laurence through PantherHackers, the technology student organization that I advise. Laurence has been a great asset to the Digital Learners to Leaders Summer Camp Program. He was a summer camp instruction assistant for 2 summers. Having his development expertise was instrumental to encouraging our young campers to be interested in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). He is great role model. I am excited to see him develop Delicious Desk and hope to support its development through other programs at Georgia State University.  

- Tracey Pickett

  Very few companies are lucky enough to find a developer as talented, hard-working, and reliable as Laurence! He is a true team player, rescuing as we went through heavy iOS development cycles. He has truly become one of Eboticon's most valuable assets. I highly recommend this guy!  

- Vinay Sharma

  I appreciate and thank you for all your efforts towards making the Tool Connect project a success. You joined the team at a juncture where we needed somebody like you to hit the ground running, you did exactly that and more. I am a firm believer of the fact that for a team to be successful every team member needs to contribute fully, you were a key part of the team and you did contribute 100%. I wish you success in all your future endeavors.  

- Herb Ford

  I personally hired Mr. Wingo because of his experience with mobile development. I placed him within our QA team to assist in leading mobile testing. He has worked with both our domestic and international teams to test advertising campaigns before launch into production environments. Definitely dependable, hard-working, and always willing to go the extra mile in a short amount of time.  

- Kevin Kelly

  Mr. Laurence Wingo has been employed with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation assigned to the GCIC Connectivity section within the Georgia Crime Information Center, since May 2007. During this time period he has proven himself to be a very valuable employee. He is self motivated and does not hesitate to ask questions and do whatever it takes to get the job done. He has an excellent work ethic, extremely good personal skills, and is very dependable. In my opinion, with all the excellent qualities that Mr. Wingo possesses, he would be a valuable asset to anyone that selects him for employment.  

- Monique Murray

  Laurence has volunteered with the Ryan Cameron Foundation (RCF) a total of 60 hours over the past year. He has participated in programs such as, 4th Annual Health Fair, 10th Annual Father Daughter Dance, and Adopt-A-Highway Clean Ups. Laurence has been a volunteer for the last 2 years and spends 20-40 hours annually volunteering for RCF.  

- Troy Scott Smith

  Laurence came to GPC having already begun a couple of start-up enterprises in web design, so he's something of a quiet, unassuming go-getter! When it was time for the expansion of the Office of Information Technology Customer Service Deparment, Laurence was the first person I thought should interview for a web design position with them, and he was the first hired. He worked with a fledgling team, interacted with directors, assistant directors, and others, from a multitude of different areas inside and outside of OIT, to help develop the site. That project is now in its final stages. To sum up, Laurence has impressed us with his abilities and genial demeanor. Not only is he a nice guy to have around, but it is quite easy to believe that Laurence will accomplish anything he sets his mind to achieve.  

- Debra Cronin

  Laurence has been working as a web developer utilizing various web development tools He has contributed to our team by presenting creative ideas and being able to articulate the benefits. We have received nothing but positive feedback from our customers, and we continually receive requests for his services. I highly recommend Laurence for employment. He is a team player, consistent, dependable, and would make a great asset to any organization.