Sebastian Rodriguez

An 18-year-old

Contact Me
me@seb646.com

  • Introduction As an entrepreneur with 3+ years of experience, Sebastian has featured articles in both Mashable and Innovator's Magazine. He currently owns and operates Icarus Labs, a web design and development company based in New York City. Sebastian is well-versed in company mergers and acquisitions, with experience as both an intern for a risk arbitrage firm and co-founder of a startup incubator. Sebastian hopes to pursue a career in finance and computer science.
  • Education The Browning School  (Class of 2019)
    High School Diploma - New York, NY
  • Experience
    Icarus Labs
    Chief Executive Officer   (Jul 2018 - Present)
    • Chief Executive overseeing company operations. Responsible for managing company finances and infrastructure. Also responsible for recruiting, training, and managing employees;
    • Lead programmer responsible for designing, developing, and deploying websites for clients. This includes administrating a server and managing hosting accounts and technical support.
    Churchill Capital
    Intern Equity Research Analyst   (Jul 2018)
    • Worked closely with the analyst team in developing overviews of mergers and acquisitions for clients. Observed and transcribed conference calls with company lawyers, representatives, and hired specialists;
    • Researched active and potential activists in emerging arbitrage situations. Compiled comparative spreadsheets for deal terminations and completed merger acquisitions.
    The Tardigrade Group
    Chairman of the Board   (Jul 2018 - Present)
    Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer   (Mar 2017 - Jul 2018)
    • Voting member of Tardigrade's board of directors;
    • Owner of Tardigrade's domain and host server;
    • Responsible for company operations, including processing and assessing applications, administrating Tardigrade's server, recruiting and managing employees, and liaising with the professional advisory board;
    • Provided specialized assistance with UI/UX design and web development. Designed and developed websites for startups, and provided training for UI/UX design, basic web development, and company management;
    • Featured in Mashable and Innovators Magazine.
    The Browning School
    Teaching Assistant, Encore Robotics Program   (Sep 2017 - Jan 2018)
    • Assisted in formulating lesson plans aligned with the FIRST Lego League Hydro Dynamics challenge;
    • Taught students basic programming and engineering concepts;
    • Assisted students with robot design and functionality.
    GoRound
    Chief Design Officer   (Jan 2017 - Oct 2017)
    UI/UX Designer   (Sep 2016 - Jan 2017)
    • Designed the user interface of the website and iOS application;
    • Developed and managed the company's website;
    • Created advertisement images displayed in the Denver International Airport;
    • Assisted with the development of the company's logo.
  • Projects
    Icarus Dashboard
    An open source MacOS cPanel client for Icarus Labs customers.
    TedxYouth@BrowningSchool
    Currently serving as Executive Producer of The Browning School's 2019 TedxYouth conference. The theme of this year's conference is storytelling.
    The Browning Diversity Conference (#BDiverse)
    Lead facilitator and event organizer of #BDiverse 2019, The Browning School's diversity conference. The theme of the conference is empowering student voices.
    Tutorial: Create and Deploy a Sinatra Website With Heroku
    Learn how to create a website using the Sinatra Ruby framework. You'll also learn how to upload the project to GitHub and Heroku. (Demo)
    URL Shortener (PHP)
    Converts URLs into short, redirected links on a custom TLD. Records the IP address of every user who successfully submits a short link, along with the short link's time of creation and how many times it's been clicked. (Demo)
    Tutorial: Setup a Raspberry Pi Web Server
    Learn how to setup an Apache web server on a Raspberry Pi. You'll also install PHP and learn how to upload a basic HTML website.
  • Academic Activities
    Club / Organization Position Years Patricipated
    Student Equity & Diversity Committee Chair 2017 - Present
    The Asian Pacific Islander
    Desi-American Affinity Group
    President 2016 - Present
    Code of Conduct Committee Member 2018 - Present
    Office of Admissions (Key Society) Representative 2016 - Present
    The Lit Magazine Editor 2017 - Present
    The Grytte Newspaper Editor-in-Chief 2016 - 2019
    Student Council Representative 2013 - 2014,
    2015 - 2016
    The Political Debate Club President 2016 - Present
    The Video Game Design Club President 2016 - 2018
  • Skills & Knowledge
    • HTML & CSS
    • PHP
    • Ruby
    • Linux Server Administration
    • Databases
    • Wordpess
    • Adobe Photoshop
    • Adobe Illustrator
    • Microsoft Excel
    • UI/UX Design
    • Facilitation
    • Data Analysis
    • Web Development
    • Project Management
    • Team Leadership
    • Journalism
    • Teaching