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    Saul Sparber

    Entrepreneur, Producer, Developer

THE BASICS.

SAUL SPARBER

22 | BOSTON, MA, USA

I identify as an entrepreneur, a producer, and a developer.

 I expect to graduate from Tufts University with a B.S. in Computer Science (May ’14).

I am quite passionate about musicsports, and technology, among many other things.

Because my passions extend through various disciplines, I find learning to be my favorite activity.

My creations include music productions, web appsgraphics, photography, and even a successful small business.

For as long as I can remember, I have always enjoyed music, sports, and technology.  As a child, I was extremely fortunate to study piano, use a computer, and attend professional sporting events — all at a very early age.  These exposures peaked my interests, and I continued to foster my passion towards this unique trio accordingly.

 

Today, I enjoy fusing these seemingly independent worlds into imaginative, practical applications.  I introduced the worlds of music and technology in an iOS application called OnPitch.  Sports and technology met in a Ruby on Rails app for fantasy sports stats.  And I regularly weave sports audio into my personal music productions.

 

I am also a business owner.  I started entrepreneuring by flipping Bawls Energy Drinks as a freshman at Blair Academy.  Now, Sparbz, LLC is a registered limited liability corporation in the state of Delaware, and provides a wide array of services in the pro-audio, entertainment, and web development industries.  My clientele is diverse: independent artists, musicians, and writers; nonprofit organizations; startups; and even multi-billion dollar entities in the marketing and education worlds.  I enjoy working with a diverse set of clients.

 

Currently, I serve as the Vice President for Together in Harmony, a registered 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, and the first nonprofit production agency in existence.  I am also a four-year member of the Music Events Technical Staff at Tufts University.  I was previously employed as a short-order cook, tennis instructor, academic tutor, audio engineer, and private consultant.  For more information about what I have done, and what I can do, check out my services and my portfolio.

TWITTER: @SPARBZ

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SKILLS.

MUSIC

Software:

  • Apple Logic 9 / X
  • Ableton Live 8 / 9
  • Native Instruments KOMPLETE 9U
  • Native Instruments Traktor Pro 2
  • Native Instruments Maschine
  • Propellerhead Reason 6
  • Avid Sibelius 6 /7

Relevant Coursework:
Tufts ’10 – ’14

  • Computer Tools for Musicians
  • Music Recording and Production
  • Electronic Musical Instrument Design
  • Music, Technology, & Digital Culture
  • Tonal Theory 101, 102
  • Jazz Theory
  • History of Jazz
  • Psychology of Music
  • Javanese Gamelan Ensemble
  • African Drum and Dance Ensemble
  • Music of Africa

PROGRAMMING

Tufts University ’14, Computer Science

Scripting / Software Languages:

  • C/C++
  • Ruby
  • Objective-C
  • Python

Web Development:

  • PHP / MySQL
  • Rails
  • MongoDB

Relevant Coursework:
Tufts ’10 – ’14

  • Data Structures
  • Machine Structure & Programming
  • Computational Theory
  • Algorithms
  • Programming Languages
  • Music Apps for the iPad
  • Computer Security
  • Web Programming

DESIGN

Frontend Development:

  • HTML5 / CSS3
  • iOS App Design
  • WordPress Theme Customization
  • Responsive-Ready Web Design
  • Twitter Bootstrap Customization

Adobe Creative Suite:

  • Photoshop *11 years experience*
  • Flash *gifs, animations*
  • Dreamweaver
  • Illustrator

SPORTS

Experience:

  • Working with advanced statistics for baseball and basketball.
  • Developing sports statistics-based software.
  • Writing for sports-based blogs.
  • Filming and editing game tape for football and basketball.
  • Operating in-game statistics software for football and basketball.

 

PORTFOLIO.