Emily Boda

Mechanical Engineer and Programming Hobbyist


Drexel University

Class of 2018

BS in Mechanical Engineering

National Merit Scholar

Work Experience

Mechanical Engineer

MEP Engineer


Zamboni Driver (no, really)

R&D in Plasma Physics



Google Apps Script/JavaScript

Visual Basic for Applications

GeoJSON & mapping standards

API requests

Other Skills

Waveshare ePaper Displays

Machine shop tools

Data scraping

CAD and 3D printing



APIs and Maps

I like to use APIs to request information.


My favorite is the Google Maps Directions API. I've used it recently to create beautiful maps of commute times that are displayed in Mapbox.

Data Analysis and Visualization

One of my favorite types of projects is to scrape data that relates to my personal interests and try to make graphs and charts.

I gathered the timestamp information from all of my classmates' submissions in an online class to find out how many people really submit assignments at the last minute.

Hardware Projects

I have experience with Linux-based systems, including the Raspberry Pi.

I created projects using Waveshare ePaper displays and Raspberry Pis.

See my Github for more projects like this.


Managing Websites

In addition to managing my own website, I have worked on other sites as well. I currently manage the website for the Philadelphia Freeze Hockey team and field information requests from prospective players.


I have been studying mandarin Chinese since 2008. My writing and reading skills are pretty good, however I still need practice speaking.

In 2018 I spent a month in China, studying Chinese and traveling.

Listening to Podcasts and Volunteering

I am a big fan of podcasts. In my free time, I've been volunteering with Podchaser, the IMDB for podcasts, to help fill in information podcast episodes.

Exist.io API

I use Exist.io to track health stats that don't otherwise connect to each other. It connects to (for example) Apple Health and Fitbit and can compare information from both sources.


I created a Google Spreadsheet that adds information to your Exist profile using the Exist API for stats that Exist isn't able to access through a sync with a third-party site (like MyFitnessPal).