Hey there, I'm Maissoun! I have a B.S & M.S in Structural Eng from Drexel U.

After designing buildings for 2 years, my urge to dive into tech grew strong.

I've decided to switch paths and focus on growing as a programmer.

I technology and creating innovative solutions to everyday problems!

Technical Software Skills

C • Python • JavaScript • ReactJS • GatsbyJS • HTML5 • CSS3 • SQLlite • MATLAB

Engineering Design

Adobe Ps & Ai • Autodesk Revit/AutoCAD/ReCap • Microsoft Office Suite

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* structural eng. achievements before deciding to become a software engineer *

  • '20: Tier 2 Scholarship to ASCE Structures Congress 2020.
  • '19: Published my first technical research paper on ScienceDirect as first author.
  • '18: 1 in 20 selected to attend ASCE Construction Institute Days.
  • '17: ASCE Philadelphia Scholarship Recipient.
  • '17: Delaware Valley Engineers Week Scholarship Recipient.
  • '16: 1 in 2 chosen in my region as a Society of Women Engineers Future Leader (SWEFL).
  • '16: Delaware Valley Engineers Week Scholarship Recipient
  • '15: Society of Women Engineers Philadelphia Scholarship Recipient
  • '13: Full Scholarship to attend Drexel University
  • '13: Global Lights Morocco Scholarship

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evoHax Hackathon: 1st Place Winner

Augmented Speech-reader and Bluetooth module.

  • A portable voice recognition device augmented with bluetooth that converts speech to text to desktop and web commands.
  • Written in C++ and Python to interface with the free, open source, text to speech reader Non-visual Desktop Access (NVDA) to enable two way, hands free, audio communication between the user and various functions on their computer from opening an application to selectively reading a web page.
  • The automation of searching commands like control + F to find relevant content eliminates any need for manual keyboard and mouse input.

FemmeHacks Hackathon: 2nd Place Winner

SWEShare Goal Share Web Application.

  • An application aimed to help Drexel’s Society of Women Engineers organize its schedule and tasks.
  • Written in Python using Django framework. Includes scripts written in Javascript and HTML/CSS.
  • The application enabled SWE members to post their goals and get matched with other members or mentors with similar goals in order to help them reach that goal through collaboration.

HP21 Calculator Clone

*in progress*

  • Developed a clone of the HP21 calculator.
  • Written in C# and XAML.

Personal Web Portfolio

*in progress*

  • I developed this personal web portfolio to display my skills and resume.
  • This is a ReactJS application written in Javascript using GatsbyJS web framework. Incorporates HTML & CSS.

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  • Providing design solutions and assessments for new, updated and modified process systems, structures and components
  • Preparing and reviewing design documents and plant modifications in accordance with approved procedures, processes and design requirements for Industrial Manufacturing Facilities
  • Completely redesigned Royal Canin Lebanon, TN pet food manufacturing facility in 3 months while remaining under-budget and tight project schedule
  • Utilizing BIM technology to model equipment in 3D, coordinate between disciplines through clash detections, and generate equipment/building layouts
  • Performed 3D laser scanning on several facilities and generated a point-cloud to be used in building models
Oct 2019 - Present
  • Performing structural analysis design of steel, reinforced concrete, and masonry structures for large multi-story industrial/ manufacturing facilities in the agro, pharma, and chemical industries
  • Designing structures including building structure, platforms, pipe racks/bridges, foundations
  • Developing design calculations for lateral and gravity loads in accordance with ASCE/SEI 7-10, IBC, and ACI
  • Mentored new-hires and interns on best practices, software training, and company standards
  • Utilized BIM software including Autodesk Revit, Navisworks, ReCap, and markups using Bluebeam
Sept 2018 - Oct 2019
  • Achieved Dean's List for the entirety of degree
  • Significantly involved in Society of Women Engineers collegiate & regional chapters
  • Vice-President of American Society of Civil Engineers collegiate chapter
June 2018

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  • Topics include abstraction, algorithms, data structures, encapsulation, resource management, security, software engineering, and web development.
  • Languages include C, Python, SQL, and JavaScript plus CSS and HTML.
  • 8 Problem sets inspired by real-world domains of biology, cryptography, finance, forensics, and gaming.

CS50x: Introduction to Computer Science

edX, Harvard University

An entry-level programming course that teaches how to think algorithmically and solve problems efficiently.

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  • Topics include computation, algorithms, testing & debugging, algorithmic complexity, data structures, and object oriented programming.
  • This 9 week long course includes 5 problem sets.

MIT6.00.1x: Introduction to CS & Programming with Python

edx, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

A course that teaches how to think computationally and write programs to tackle useful problems in Python.

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  • Currently working through the Javascript Algorithms and Data Structures Certification (300 hours).
  • Aiming to complete all certifications.

freeCodeCamp.org (currently in progress)

A free, non-profit community that teaches how to code.

Completed the Responsive Web Design Certification (300 hours).

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  • Topics include linear and nonlinear dynamic response of complex structures, wave propagation techniques, and advanced computational methods in structural analysis.

Dynamics of Structures Using MATLAB

CIVE T880, Drexel University

This graduate level course focuses on analysis of dynamic response of complex structures using MATLAB

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