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Sean Wrona

Resumé

Currently living in

North Syracuse, New York, US

Work Preferences

RemoteIn-Person

Open to roles

Long Term EmployeeShort Term ContractInternship

I have been doing statistical analysis, data entry, and archival work since my preteen years. I was statistician for the Mensa Scrabble-by-Mail SIG as a teenager before eventually getting a Master's in Applied Statistics at Cornell. In my adulthood, I launched race-database.com, a site archiving the entire history of most major league racing series although I stopped updating it at the end of 2015. By that time, I launched a spinoff site Racermetrics, where I attempted to introduce sabermetrics-style ideas to the sport of auto racing. I was most famous however as a player of competitive typing games, where I set high scores on almost every competitive typing site and was generally regarded as the fastest typist in the world in the 2010s. I also was concurrently a tournament Scrabble player, achieving expert level and winning one tournament before I stopped in 2017. I retired from typing competition and gaming in general in 2022 shortly after completing my history and memoir about the competitive typing scene, Nerds per Minute: A History of Competitive Typing.

Ideal Workplace Values

An ideal workplace is one that reflects the important needs of society rather than what is merely profitable in the short-term. Because of my student loans, I have a strong preference for any job that is eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness, but I also would strongly prefer to work in the public sector due to the intrinsic nature of the work in its own merits as well. I am definitely willing to compromise on some of the workplace preferences I have listed here if these two conditions are met.


Skills and Strengths

My Neuro-exceptional talent

My greatest strengths are probably my perfectionism and my loyalty. Give me a chance and I'll probably be very loyal, as I was to my last employer, which I stayed with for almost eight years despite very low pay.

Technical Skills

Top 5 Soft Skills

StructureConsistencyCreativityReliabilityAttention to Detail

Inclusion Essentials

Accommodations

Send questions in advanceInterviewer experienced with neurodiversityAlternate interview formatWritten interview instructionsDaily remindersCommunication planWritten checklistsWritten InstructionsEnhanced lighting optionsQuiet / individual workspacesCounselingJob coachingSupport group for stressTherapyBathroom breaks

Environments I'm comfortable with

Driving a vehicle
Working with food
Bright or blinking lights
Working with animals
Interaction with the public
Heavy lifting
Loud noises
Outdoors or places with strong smells
Standing for long periods
Variable temperatures
Uniforms (hard hat, hair net, etc.)

Experience

Check out my work

Worked for 4 years, 4 months from Jun 2017 to Sep 2021

Author, Nerds per Minute - Sean Wrona

Self-published and edited a book on the history of competitive typing from the invention of the mechanical typewriter to the modern Internet scene. The book was simultaneously a history, memoir, and instructional guide. Utilized over 800 references, conducted over twenty interviews, and calculated statistics using logs from the TypeRacer database to determine the fastest and slowest letters and words and the most efficient methods to type. The book was mentioned in a New Yorker article and referenced by the New York Times.

Editingdata analysisresearchwriting
Working since Jan 2015

Managing Editor - Racermetrics.com

Developed advanced auto racing statistical analyses primarily for open wheel and stock car series including statistical models ranking all the major league open wheel drivers and stock car drivers of the post-World War II period. Wrote 55 columns for the site with the eventual goal of writing a second book ranking the top 1,000 drivers in motorsports history. The site is a spinoff of the earlier race-database.com.

Statistics databasesPHP: Hypertext preprocessorMySQLdata analysiswriting
Worked for 7 years, 11 months from Nov 2014 to Aug 2022

Captioning Assistant - Communication Service for the Deaf

Relayed conversations for the deaf and hard of hearing for both the relay and CapTel divisions using a keyboard interface and voice recognition software respectively. I switched from the relay division to the CapTel division in 2015 and worked there until the center closed at the end of August in 2022.

Voice dictation softwareNuance Dragon NaturallySpeaking
Worked for 2 years, 9 months from Oct 2011 to Jul 2014

Digitization Assistant - Sports Reference LLC

Independent contract data entry work on digitization project capturing college basketball and college football statistics from scanned documents and entering archived NBA box scores.

MySQLdata entry
Worked for 8 years, 8 months from Jun 2007 to Dec 2015

Webmaster - race-database.com

Entered complete results for all Formula One, NASCAR, Champ Car, IndyCar, ALMS, Grand-Am, MotoGP, and Le Mans races through 2015, as well as all drivers to have entered a race in these series. Inputted over 200,000 rows of data into an SQL database, and coded the website using PHP to display the database queries online.

PHP: Hypertext preprocessorMySQLdata analysisdata entry

Education and Credentials

Attended for 1 years from 2007 to 2008

Cornell University

Master's degree - Applied Statistics