Hi, I’m Paul.

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Hello, world!

Photo of myself, circa 2017

Hi, my name is Paul Esch-Laurent. I’m a graduate of Michigan Tech with a degree in Computer Engineering. I’m currently looking for work as a software engineer. Please, reach out if you know of any opportunities. Thank you.

In my spare time I like to take photographs, create software, and write about things. My non-hyperlinkable hobbies include fueling my love for mechanical keyboards, chasing the perfect cup of coffee, and searching for my N=1 bike. 🤘

Feel free to take a peek at my portfolio or shoot me a message if you'd like to get in touch.

Photo of myself

What I’m all about

I enjoy doing full-stack web development. I used to have lots of words here enumerating various languages, frameworks, libraries, and jargon. I decided to remove all that as I personally value breadth over depth.

Here’s a static copy of my résumé, exported as a PDF. If you’re into that sort of thing.

View My Résumé

I’ve selected a few projects. No guarantees they’re up to date, relevant, or interesting to you. For a more realistic snapshot of what I’m up to, check my blog or GitHub. You can always say hi, too.

custom Blot theme

I forked a Blot theme to customize my personal blog. My favorite bit of custom work involved a handful of light & dark themes, persisted to browser storage.

junkyard inventory scraper

u-pull-rss scrapes the API of a local junkyard, U Pull R Parts, to get the daily inventory and diffs. It’s implemented entirely in a GitHub CI/CD pipeline as mostly bash logic.

random number generator API

rnjeesus is a random number generator (RNG) service built around a simple API. It’s one of my oldest personal projects that continues to simply “just work.”

mpls/st. paul restaurant week scraper

Minneapolis / St. Paul hosts a “restaurant week” 2–3 times a year. I found the canonical website to be lacking in UI/UX so I created a basic SPA for the same data. Technical detail: moved to Netlify to use their proxy feature to bypass CORS.

Say hi

Go ahead and shoot me a message—I don’t bite. 😉

I’ll be in touch shortly. Thanks!