Blake McMillan Shaw

Detroit, MI · (626) 200-7404 ·

I am a lifelong learner experienced in deploying personalized solutions to optimize processes and simplify the user experience. The nature of technology is ever evolving and I cannot wait to take on the next challenge.

Relevant Professional Experience

Software Developer

Quicken Loans

Master learner in the process of learning about the many more things I have to learn. Starting with C# console apps, working toward well-crafted MVC setups, playing around with Razor pages, creating well-documented APIs with .Net Core, piecing together Angular components, and dabbling in Alexa skills.

October 2018 - Present

Instructional Technologist

Quicken Loans

Migrated the team member content experience from stagnant pdfs to the searchable, dynamic GURU platform. Engineered automated, interactive reports with data shaping and modeling in Excel, PowerApps, and Power BI. Established a model relationship with technology vendor Skillo where a feedback loop continues to advance the application and utilize the best features available.

July 2017 - September 2018

Instructional Designer

Quicken Loans

Created an application to move the review process from email chains to a conversational thread for each review and captured all the data. Identified the importance of technology and data for training to set the basis for the instructional technologist role. Developed the SharePoint site from a jumble of linked pages to a user-friendly application, personalized and relevant for the audience.

March 2015 - July 2017

Coding Experience



Took introductory courses in C++, CSS, C#, C, Ruby, PHP, HTML, CSS, and SQL.

July 2017 - Present


Daily Training

Learned C# with a focus on Angular MVC web apps through comprehensive, full-time training in partnership with Quicken Loans and Grand Circus.

October 2018 - January 2019

Software Developer Workshop

Weekly Class

Explored object-oriented programming in Python.

June 2018 - July 2018



Competed in and won Quicken Hack-A-Thon by creating an app that measures and displays brainwaves.

March 2016

Grand Circus

Nightly Bootcamp

Competed front-end web development course in jQuery and Angular.

September 2016 - November 2016


College Course

Completed semester of introductory coding in Python.

August 2007 - December 2007

AP Computer Science

High School Course

Completed year of introductory coding in Java.

August 2005 - May 2006

Community Involvement

QSTEM Instructor

Detroit Area Pre-College Engineering Program (DAPCEP)

Coordinated and prepared for weekly hardware and software lessons. Inspired curiosity and trained students to collaborate. Fostered a safe and enjoyable environment for learning about technology.

October 2017 - Present


Studio Q

Cultivated design thinking and iterative approach for mentees.

January 2017 - June 2018


Harvey Mudd College (Claremont Colleges)

Bachelor of Science
Major: Classics
Minor: Physics

GPA: 3.13

August 2007 - May 2011

La Salle High School

College Preparatory Academy

GPA: 4.5

August 2003 - May 2007


When I am not coding, you might find me doing yoga, working out, taking in a Greek Classic, or discussing the future of education. Most of all I love spending quality time with my wife whether that is out getting Boba, roadtripping back and forth across the country, or just relaxing and enjoying one of our favorite TV series together.

Besides my wife, I love bats and talking about how important they are to our ecosystem while dispelling dark myths about them. I also love questions, asking them, pondering them, being asked them. Questions are the basis of learning so question away!