Howdy! I'm Ross Llewallyn.
I'm a software engineer, community organizer, compassionate human, and serial overthinker. This is a website where I share my work, talk about myself, and perhaps entice you to get in touch.
"Enduring Beta" is my online handle of choice. (In software, a "beta" is an early release that works, but it likely has bugs or missing pieces.) This reflects my ethos of persistently growing and improving my skills, empathy, and understanding. It also refers to a broader project I believe in of creating equity among us all in our cultural, economic, environmental, and technological systems.
My scope of influence is modest, but I endeavor to use it towards creating human flourishing.
Sunday Assembly Atlanta president (2017-)
I manage, produce, and/or facilitate monthly productions with diverse speakers, enticing themes, and fun musical performances. This all-volunteer effort is for an average of 40 attendees each assembly.
Georgia Tech MyTest COVID-19 surveillance testing front end developer and lab system developer (2020-)
I rapidly engineered web applications for GT campus and Georgia legislators to be tested and for lab techs to process samples during this pandemic. Over 400,000 tests have been completed to date.
Fulton County Remembrance Coalition web designer (2019-)
I maintain this resource for remembering victims of racial terror in my community. We have created an exhibit and placed a marker (see photos below) in this effort.
@GTWhistle weird bot maker
I designed this Twitter bot that tweets with the traditional Georgia Tech steam whistle (still unsure if more celebratory or annoying).
I modernized legacy enterprise systems for thousands of Army servicemembers and their families to access important services and resources.
Wireless In-Flight Entertainment front end developer and scrum master (2018-2020)
I led 3 agile teams through many cycles of task prioritization, reporting our progress, and learning from retrospectives. I transformed our complex release procedure to a consistent, reliable process in partnership with our sponsor.