I am Drew Sommer – a software developer with a previous career in mechanical engineering. My passion is creating mobile apps that are accessible to everyone. My latest product BarAudio provides audible realtime stock notifications on US equities. I’m currently expanding my skill set in the Android ecosystem while providing design consultation to the energy industry.



✔ Technical Lead
✔ Mentorship
✔ Project Management


✔ Android SDK
✔ Java
✔ Python


✔ Kotlin
✔ React
✔ Flutter


2019 – present BarAudio – Freelance Android Engineer
2017 – 19 Black Pine Engineering – Mechanical Consultant
2016 – 18 Solar Turbines – Senior Mechanical Engineer
2012 – 16 Solar Turbines – Mechanical Engineer
2010 – 12 Solar Turbines – Associate Mechanical Engineer


Udacity Nanodegrees

  2019 Data Structures and Algorithms
2018 Android Development
2018 Android Basics

California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo

             2011 Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, GPA 3.90
2009 Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering


✔ English
✔ Spanish
✔ Russian


I am originally from Portland, Oregon and have lived most of my life on the west coast. It has been my dream since childhood to become an excellent engineer who improves the world through technology. After a successful career specializing in rotordynamics, my focus has shifted to software development. A digital career allows for a more balanced life and provides the opportunity to help people directly and to have a larger impact. I love collaborating in teams and have experience mentoring others.


I worked with Andrew on several centrifugal compressor customer acceptance tests at Solar Turbines. His ability to communicate engineering design concepts to customers and third parties was impressive. He desires high quality personal interactions and teamwork, and has a strong work ethic. His technical ability is obvious. I highly recommend Andrew to any organization.

Roger Burroughs, 2016 – Development Test Engineer at Solar Turbines

Andrew Sommer demonstrated professional initiative even as a student. I had the pleasure of working with him while he was attending Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. We worked on a Society of Automotive Engineering (SAE) Baja, gearbox project that included the full range of product development, including design, analysis, fabrication, and testing. His interest in mechanical engineering was evident from time we worked together. I recommend Andrew as a professional contact and believe he has a bright future.

Jeff Waltson, 2011 – Engineering Manager II at Parker-Helac


Socialated is a marketing partner for the BarAudio product.


2018 Grow with Google Scholarship – Google
              2017 Lifetime Achievement Award – Marquis
2016 Employee Recognition Award – Solar Turbines
2011 Outstanding Graduate Student Award – California Polytechnic


✔ Marquis Who Is Who in the World of Science and Engineering
✔ Golden Key International Honor Society
✔ American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
✔ Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)


✔ Mentor at the El Sauza Foundation
✔ Lender at Kiva International


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