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Melina O'Dell

Melina is a Master's student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, studying Computer Science.

She is a long-time Web Systems teaching assistant and has multiple software engineering internship experiences.

She is passionate about web development, teaching and education, supporting women in STEM, and perpetual learning. In her free time, she enjoys playing music, listening to tech podcasts, and learning about Emacs.


Projects

Twitter Countdown Bot
Retweeted by the official movie account!
A simple Twitter bot to countdown the days to a movie premiere. Uses the Tweepy library to access the Twitter API. Deployed and scheduled with Heroku to make daily tweets.
Python
Twitter API
Heroku
Personal Website
You are here!
An autobiographical static site built with Astro. Styled with Fomantic UI. Hosted on GitHub Pages.
Astro
React
JavaScript
HTML
CSS
GH Pages
Dotfiles
"git status"? You mean "gs"?
My dotfiles! Continuously updated and filled with bash customizations, aliases, my Emacs configuration, and more.
Bash
ELisp
Unix
Course Schedule Converter
Saving myself 20 mins/semester
A Python program to convert my class schedule (HTML) to an iCal file to automate making calendar events.
Python
BeautifulSoup
iCal
Search Engine Dataset Enhancements
One of the largest project updates course staff has ever seen
A redesigned dataset and test suite, and a workflow to automate future dataset regeneration for the search engine project in EECS 485.
Python
SQLite
Pytest
MapReduce
Instructor Dashboard
My LAZ intern project
A full-stack dashboard to summarize and display classroom performance statistics to elementary school teachers.
Angular
Laravel
TypeScript
PHP
MySQL
Doors on Floorplans
My Verkada intern project
Supporting Access Control devices (doors) on the Floorplans UI in the Verkada Command platform. Users can move, scale, and rotate door representations to match their physical space.
React
Redux
TypeScript

Papers

Publications

Yutong Ai, Maya Baveja, Akanksha Girdhar, Melina O'Dell, and Andrew DeOrio. American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE), June 2024.

Coursework

Yutong Ai, Melina O'Dell, Mingye Chen, and Fanghao Zhang. April 2024.
Yutong Ai, Carter Galbus, Cooper Hickmott, Alex Morton, and Melina O'Dell. December 2023.
Julia Aoun, Chimmuanya Iheanyi-Igwe, Mariam Mahmoud, Melina O'Dell, and Sydney Swider. April 2023.

Talks and Lectures

Melina O'Dell, Maya Baveja, and Akanksha Girdhar. Portland, OR, June 2024.
Parallel and Concurrent Programming (EECS 390 Guest Lecture)
Melina O'Dell. Ann Arbor, MI, April 2024.
Server-side Dynamic Pages (EECS 485, Lecture 3)
Melina O'Dell. Ann Arbor, MI, September 2023.