tom barrasso

i am a student scientist and self-taught software engineer

Summit Sunrise at Mt. Tom, Holyoke, Massachusetts
Track Buddies on a Frozen Charles River, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Paw Prints on a Summer's Day
Boston's 100th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival

Miscellaneous photos taken during my existence

ego sum

Born in Cambridge, MA, topics of my interest are endless. In both my person and profession, I aim to live deliberately. I make Android apps, contributed source code, run, climb, read, bike; just about anything that constitues the human experience ad infinitum

Although much of my pre-collegiate life has been spent behind a computer, my current studies include Environmental Science, Chemistry, and Theatre

Looking to hire? Check out my résumé


Circa Now

As a double major in Environmental Science and Chemistry, I am exploring the opportunities available to me in research and industry. I currently attend the Commonwealth Honors College at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. There I spend most of my time engaged in thought, at UMOC activities, or simply in the company of others

I work as a resident assistant, mentoring incoming students through their first-year experience by planning events and creating material both interactive and passive. I am also a research assistant in the Food Science department at Dr. David Sela's Research Group. Although I keep myself busy, I am always open to new ideas. If you would like to become a part of my future, let's get in touch

mon passé

Circa Then

In 2012 I graduated from CRLS. I built websites and mobile apps (see below), designed promotional material, instructed courses at the Harvard Extension School, and even started my own business (a technology service & education non-profit organization called Digital Independence). In my free time I audited computer science courses at Harvard and MIT, experimenting with my own ideas app and website ideas.

familiar programming languages & frameworks

  • Java
  • Ruby on Rails
  • PHP
  • Android
  • iOS
  • SQL
  • Objective-C
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • CSS3
  • HTML5
  • C#
  • .NET
  • Windows Phone

apps (on Google Play)

acquired (on Apptopia)


I smile on Mondays… and when I get an invitation to connect on LinkedIn, Zerply, or Google+. I would also be happy with an email, or for really urgent matters feel free to give me a ring.