Samuel Bender


Software Engineer + Musician = Softmusi Enginician?

I am currently a student at Vanderbilt University, double-majoring in Computer Science and Music Performance. Originally from Franklin, TN, I spent the majority of my childhood surrounded by scenic middle Tennessee countryside. The dichotomy between my two fields of study can largely be attributed to my lifelong passion for classical music combined with an innate interest in science and technology. Having played the violin since the age of 5, then picking up the viola at the age of 12, my pursuit of musical excellence has been a perennial journey. Ever since saying "Hello" to the dynamic "World" of computer science in late high school, my free time can be illustrated as such:

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Things I Do:

Software Engineering


Classical Music


Rubik's Cubes

Software Engineering Intern | HealthIT
May 2019 - August 2019

Responsibilities included researching and implementing a data catalog platform. Rebuilding both frontend and backend of an open source data management system using a Python web framework.

Quality Assurance Analyst and Testing Intern | HealthIT
May 2018 - August 2018

Responsibilities included supporting the design and execution of software testing, collaboration with development and business departments of HealthIT, writing test scripts in Java.

Information Technology Support Specialist | Vanderbilt University
August 2017 - September 2019

Providing technical expertise to faculty members of the Vanderbilt Law School and surrounding university buildings, monitoring recordings of Law School court room trials, assembling and disassembling sound equipment.

VandyHacks Board Member | vandyhacks.org
January 2019 - Current

Event organization and planning, Student mentoring, Coding instruction.

Resident Advisor | Vanderbilt University
August 2019 - Current

Creating educational and social programs, providing mentorship, and serving as a resource to students

Head Resident | Vanderbilt University
August 2020

Providing leadership for subordinate Resident Advisors. Working closely with Area Coordinators, Graduate Area Coordinators, Residential Faculty, and Campus Partners to envision and create a premier residential experience where students can learn and grow



-- TBD --

( I don't have a full time position yet...hint...hint )

Nashville, TN
Phone: (615) 939-5162
Email: samuelbender5@gmail.com