Grant Spink

Calgary, AB · 1-(403)-604-0445 · grantspink@gmail.com

I am a Graduate of the University of Chicago with a B.A. in Economics and years of experience in Data Analytics and Economic Modeling.


University of Chicago

Bachelor of Arts
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
September 2016 - June 2020

Awards & Certifications

  • Gold - USA Computing Olympiad - 2015
  • 1 st Place - Junior Canadian Computing Compeition - 2014
    • —   Two of my students tied for 1st Place the following year - 2015

Data Science Experience

DAO Planet

Co-Founder / Lead Data Engineer

  • Founded a community of 1000 members for the education of Decentralized Autonomous Organization principles and best practices of Web3 Tools
  • Developed the world’s largest database of Distributed Autonomous Organizations
  • Hosted conferences with thousands of attendees in NYC, Miami, and at ETHDenver

San Francisco, CA
September 2021 – Present

Iowa Democratic Party

Data Scientist

  • Built a dashboard in Python to predict and visualize voter trends using Geospatial and Census data

San Francisco, CA
August 2021 – April 2022


Implementation Specialist

  • Streamlined merchant workflows for Visa and Mastercard approval processes
  • Wrote and optimized Data Pipeline technical documentation for future-proofing
  • Developed Tableau dashboard to report key business performance metrics

San Francisco, CA
January 2022 – March 2022


Chief Technology Officer

  • Led software product ideation and development for a team of 13 employees using Agile method
  • Developed AI models using Natural Language Processing to forecast business trends
  • Built a Data Processing Pipeline for Twitter data and financial statements using Python and JavaScript
  • Created an interactive dashboard to visualize trends using D3, HTML, CSS, and AWS Cloud Database

Boston, MA
July 2020 – October 2020

PlayOn! Sports

Assistant Database Administrator

  • Coded processes in R and SQL automating Big Data extraction, cleaning, and reporting
  • Integrated Data Pipeline processes with Amazon Redshift and Aginity cloud data warehouses
  • Built a business intelligence dashboard to visualize trends in customer video engagement using Braze

Atlanta, GA
July 2019 – September 2019

Nightingale Open Science - Eric Schmidt, Google CEO

Computational Medicine Research Assistant

  • Compiled a 50-page report of over 160 healthcare datasets to be used for Machine Learning in TensorFlow (ECG Waveform, CT Scan/X-Ray, Cancer Imaging, Maternal/Neonatal Outcomes, etc.)
  • Identified relevant publications and open-source code for each dataset

Chicago, IL
June 2019 – September 2019

Charity Intelligence

Impact Analyst

  • Performed Social Return on Investment (SROI) analyses on 41 social service charities
  • Parsed econometric data and statistical models from over 120 healthcare economics research papers

Chicago, IL
June 2018 – September 2018

UChicago Booth School of Business - Prof. Nicholas Epley's Lab

Research Assistant

  • Conducted research on social cognition, perspective taking, and intuitive human judgment
  • Contributed to experimental design and model validation frameworks

Chicago, IL
March 2018 – June 2018

Chicago Biomedicine Information Services - UChicago Hospitals

Data Warehousing / Business Intelligence Intern

  • Optimized the Managed File Transfer Process for the Enterprise Architecture and Shared Services group
  • Processed real-time data streams using TIBCO Business Process Management software and StreamBase

Chicago, IL
June 2017 – August 2017

Tamarack Valley Energy (TSE:TVE)

Accounting Intern

  • Validated over 2000 royalty agreements and oil well contracts
  • Processed cross-referenced oil well contracts and mineral leases into Excel

Calgary, AB
August 2016 – September 2016

The UBS Optimus Foundation - Wash Away Competition

Project Lead

  • Spearheaded a design and marketing campaign to reduce infant mortality of the Tamil people in India
  • Coded cellphone games based on psychographic research to educate youth on sanitation principles
  • Chosen to be one of 5 finalists out of over 675 international design and software companies

Calgary, AB
May 2015 – September 2015


Lead Software Developer

  • Developed a secure messaging service in Java using steganography and RSA public key cryptography

Calgary, AB
January 2015 – July 2015

Language Identifier

Lead Software Developer

  • Developed a Java program that detects the language of a web-scraped piece of text
  • Employed Natural Language Processing and statistical methods for textual analysis

Calgary, AB
January 2014 – July 2014

How to Publish Your App - Amazon, 113 Pages


  • Wrote, illustrated, and self-published a book on publishing mobile applications

Calgary, AB
November 2012 – June 2013


iOS App Developer

  • Created and published a political-themed iOS game in Objective-C

Calgary, AB
August 2012 – November 2012


Programming Languages
  • Python
  • R
  • C++
  • SQL
  • Java
  • C
  • Mathematica
  • Haskell
  • Objective-C
  • LaTeX
Coding Software
  • Excel
  • Stata
  • EViews
  • Jupyter
  • Visual Studio
  • Netbeans
  • Xcode
  • RStudio Server
  • Tableau
  • TensorFlow
  • Pandas
  • NumPy
  • Matplotlib
  • SciPy
  • PyTorch
  • ggplot2
  • Scikit
  • NLTK
Web Development
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • CSS
  • D3
  • GitHub
  • Amazon Web Services
Data Warehousing
  • Amazon Redshift
  • Google BigQuery
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Snowflake
  • Braze
  • Aginity
Media Software
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro
  • Maya
  • Cinema 4D
  • Unreal Engine
  • iClone
  • Pro Tools
  • Agile Development & Scrum
  • Full Stack Development
  • Data Extraction, Processing, Cleaning, Categorization, Management, Visualization, Analysis, Modeling, Validation, Reporting