Blake Draper is a Software Developer with the Web Informatics and Mapping (WIM) team at the Upper Midwest Water Science Center.
I have dedicated my career in the USGS to serving our mission of delivering actionable intelligence on Earth systems to relevant decision makers. I have always enjoyed working to promote and deliver USGS science through development of timely, useful, and intuitive web application and web service products.
Serve as lead developer and project manager for multi-year software development cycles
Interface with clients/cooperators to gather requirements, and present and manage development feedback
Author project proposals, technology specifications and software documentation
Lead efforts within team to implement standards and best practices approaches to agile collaborative development, workflow optimization, software testing, deployment pipelines, and software release cycles
Onboard, mentor and support junior developers with administrative and technical guidance
Assist in strategic decision-making for my team’s technology stack and software architecture planning as part of the Senior Dev Team
Education and Certifications
GIS Certificate, University of Wisconsin - Madison, 2012
M.A., Florida State University - International Affairs, 2009
B.A., Florida State University - International Affairs, 2007
Science and Products
Blake has worked on development of the projects below:
Blake has worked on the following web applications: