Cole Milne

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📜 Manifesto: The Human-Centric Software Developer


As a software developer, I have always believed that technology is a means to an end, and that end is to empower, enable, and elevate the human experience. While I am a people person at heart, I have found that I also have a knack for software development. This unique combination of skills has allowed me to understand the true potential of technology and its ability to make a significant impact on the world. My extroverted nature has led me to prioritize human connections and e mpathy in my work, and I firmly believe that humans should always come first in the development process.

The Human-Centric Approach

The human-centric approach is the cornerstone of my software development philosophy. This involves understanding and empathizing with the end-users of the technology I create, ensuring that their needs, goals, and experiences are at the forefront of every decision I make. This means designing and developing software that is not only efficient and effective, but also engaging and intuitive.

Collaboration and Communication

As a people person, I understand that the most successful projects are built through collaboration and effective communication. I am committed to fostering an environment where all team members feel heard, valued, and encouraged to share their ideas and perspectives. This collaborative approach helps create stronger, more resilient software that meets the diverse needs of its users.

Accessibility and Inclusivity

Inclusivity and accessibility are non-negotiables in my work. I strive to create software that can be used by everyone, regardless of their abilities or background. By focusing on accessibility, I can create products that are more useful, more engaging, and ultimately, more impactful.

Continuous Learning and Improvement

The technology landscape is ever-evolving, and I am committed to staying informed and adapting my skills accordingly. I believe in the importance of continuous learning and improvement, and I am always seeking opportunities to expand my knowledge, both in technology and in human-centered design.


As a human-centric software developer, I vow to always put people first in every project I undertake. I am passionate about harnessing the power of technology to improve lives, and I am dedicated to creating software that is accessible, engaging, and truly impactful. My portfolio showcases the projects and collaborations that embody these values, and I invite you to explore them to learn more about my work and my commitment to putting humans at the heart of software development.

👨🏻‍🚀 Projects

DogDiscover 🐶

Introducing DogDiscover, our web application designed to help you find the perfect dog breed that fits your specific criteria. With just a few clicks, you can discover which dog breeds are most compatible with your lifestyle, personality, and living situation.

Our app is built using React and MaterialUI, ensuring a smooth and user-friendly experience while browsing through different breeds. You can filter your search based on various characteristics such as exercise needs, temperament, grooming requirements, and more.

Whether you are a first-time dog owner or an experienced pet parent, our app makes it easy to find the perfect furry companion that fits your lifestyle and preferences.

Try our app today and start your search for your new best friend. With just a few simple clicks, you can discover your ideal dog breed and take the first step towards a lifelong relationship filled with love and companionship.

The Art Institute of Chicago Random Digital Museum 🖼

This web app was built using ReactJS, MUI, and The Art Institute of Chicago (ARTIC) API to create an interactive platform that displays random artwork from the Art Institute of Chicago's vast collection. The user interface is designed using Material-UI (MUI) components, which gives the app a sleek and modern look.

When a user visits the app, they are greeted with a random image from the Art Institute of Chicago's collection. They can then click on the "Next Artwork" button to view a new random artwork.

The Art Institute of Chicago web app built using ReactJS and MUI is a perfect way to explore the museum's vast collection of art in a fun and interactive way. With a simple user interface, users can easily find and appreciate art from a wide range of styles and mediums.

Infuriating Notepad 😡

Infuriating Notepad is a unique web application designed to test your typing skills and your patience. Built using the ReactJS framework, the app presents users with a simple prompt to type, but with a twist - a little randomness is thrown in to make it infuriatingly difficult to complete.

The app is designed to challenge you by constantly by giving you a steady stream of random prompts to complete. The more you try to cheat the system, the more difficult it becomes, so you'll need to rely on your typing skills and ability to keep your cool.

Whether you're looking to improve your typing speed, or simply looking for a fun and challenging way to pass the time, Infuriating Notepad is the perfect solution. With its engaging interface and unpredictable prompts, this app is sure to keep you on your toes and test your limits. So why not give it a try and see how fast and accurate your typing skills really are?

🏆 Accomplishments

I am proud to have achieved a number of significant accomplishments throughout my academic and extracurricular career. As a recipient of the WICHE WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange) Scholarship, I have demonstrated a strong commitment to academic excellence and have been recognized for my achievements in pursuing higher education.

In addition to my academic pursuits, I have been actively involved in the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity, where I have held various leadership positions and contributed to the organization's success. As the New Member President in Fall 2021, I helped guide new members through the process of joining the fraternity and ensured that they felt welcomed and supported. As a Recruitment Committee Member in Spring 2022, I worked to attract new members to the organization and helped to build a strong community within the fraternity.

My contributions to the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity have been recognized through various awards and nominations, including being nominated for the FSL New Member Award in Spring 2022. As the Philanthropy Chairman and Community Service/ Volunteering Chairman in Spring 2022, I organized and participated in a number of events and initiatives aimed at giving back to the community and making a positive impact.

Most recently, I have taken on the roles of Eminent Recorder in Fall 2022 and Eminent Herald in Spring 2023, demonstrating my continued commitment to serving and leading the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity. These accomplishments have not only enriched my own personal growth, but have also allowed me to make a meaningful impact on the organizations and communities that I am a part of.

..And if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.
-Friedrich Nietzsche

🌮 Work History

The Milne Empire 🏛 CEO & Founder

As the CEO and Founder of The Milne Empire, my vision is to create a one-stop digital marketing solution for businesses looking to establish a strong online presence and drive growth. At The Milne Empire, we believe in the power of creative and innovative web design to captivate visitors and convert them into loyal customers. Our expert designers and developers collaborate closely with clients to create visually stunning and user-friendly websites that are optimized for both desktop and mobile platforms. We strive to ensure each website we create is not only aesthetically pleasing but also functional and effective in achieving our clients' business objectives.

Zoot Enterprises 💫 Solutions Developer

I work with clients to design and develop cutting-edge software solutions that help them achieve their business goals. Drawing on my technical expertise and project management skills, I collaborate closely with clients to understand their unique needs and requirements, and use this information to develop custom software solutions that address their specific challenges. Whether developing new software from scratch, customizing existing software, or integrating third-party solutions, I am committed to delivering innovative, high-quality solutions that help clients improve their operational efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance their overall competitiveness.

Defense Distributed 👻🔫 Full-Stack Developer

During my time as a Full Stack Developer at Defense Distributed, I was a part of a talented team that is at the forefront of developing cutting-edge technology in the field of defense. Drawing on my extensive experience in both front-end and back-end development, I was responsible for creating and implementing custom software solutions that are tailored to meet the specific needs of the company's clients. Whether working on new projects from scratch or optimizing existing systems, I used my technical expertise and attention to detail to ensure that all code is clean, efficient, and effective.

🥊🥁🏂🏻🏋🏻‍♂️ More Than A Developer

Out of Office

It's hard to know what I will be up to outside of work but it is safe to bet that you may find me enjoying one of my many hobbies such as Muay Thai training, drumming, snowboarding, or lifting weights.