Noel Raymond Cower


I'm a recently graduated writer, talented programmer, and self-learner who will work together with your team to build better products.

Profiles & Websites

  • GitHub
  • Stack
  • Blog

Employment History

  • Freelance & Hobby Work. Sandpoint, ID.
    Jul 2010Present

    Programmer. I develop software for Mac OS X, Android, and Linux. This includes the Ascension 2 Live Wallpaper for Android, and OakTree, a static HTML Ruby blog platform. Other projects include my C++11 Snow game engine; its common library, snow-common; and the Rusalka VM. I've made small contributions to GLFW 3 and wrote the current glfw3 Ruby gem and other GL-related gems.

  • Turning Technologies. Youngstown, OH.
    Oct 2012Dec 2012

    Intern. I worked with the Academic Technologies department at Boise State University to create the university's support page for Turning Technologies Clickers, TurningPoint software, and other products. I've also worked with other staff to troubleshoot problems in and out of classes.

  • Leadwerks Corporation. Las Vegas, NV.
    Jul 2009Aug 2009

    Contracted Consultant. I developed a Lua scripting framework, LuGI, and helped implement and support its use in the Leadwerks Engine 2.0. Implementing LuGI resulted in increased productivity for Leadwerks Engine licensees.

  • Bonner Mall Cinemas. Ponderay, ID.
    Aug 2008Feb 2009

    Assistant Manager & Projectionist. Managed a floor crew, kept the cinema stocked, trained new employees, operated projectors, built films, and brought in revenue by working with advertising partners.

Skills Overview

  • Programming

    I began programming back in 2004 and have worked on software for mobile devices and desktops. I focus on building desktop software, mobile apps, and high-performance libraries for other developers. I've shipped a number of open source tools and libraries as well as one Android app.

  • Writing & Communication

    I received an English degree in the writing emphasis at Boise State University (BSU). I wrote technical documents, news articles, nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. There, I focused on crafting easy-to-read and approachable writing. In addition, I've run personal blogs over the years. I've done many presentations for university classes as well, both to students and faculty, including a panel on tablet apps used by students for BSU faculty.


  • Boise State University. Boise, ID.
    Aug 2009May 2013

    B.A. in English, writing emphasis. I graduated magna cum laude with a program GPA of 3.951 and a cumulative GPA of 3.822. I've been placed on the Dean's List three times with highest honors, twice with high honors. I was also a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and English Majors Association.

  • North Idaho College. Coeur d'Alene, ID.
    Jan 2005May 2008

    No degree. Studied computer science, writing, and philosophy. Left with a GPA of 3.569. I was a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society.

Technical Skills

  • Mac OS X dev.
  • Android dev.
  • OpenGL
  • C and C++
  • Objective-C
  • Java and Scala
  • Ruby
  • bash and zsh
  • Xcode
  • Visual Studio
  • HTML5
  • CSS
  • Javascript


Please contact me for references.