Shawn R. McLean is passionate about architecting and developing scalable mobile and web applications based on the Microsoft .NET platform using ASP.NET MVC, ASP.NET WebAPI, and C#, along with using open source frameworks. He is an advocate of software and builds engineering methodologies for a streamlined development process. Besides his love for software engineering, architecture, and design, he also focuses on artificial intelligence and has interest in researching on computer vision and machine learning. In 2008, he was a gold medalist in the web design category of World Skills Jamaica and a Best of Nation awardee for World Skills International, 2009. In 2009, he was also a finalist for the Microsoft Imagine Cup software design competition in Egypt, where he was the team lead of four, successfully clearing three rounds in a competition of more than 15 teams from around the Central Caribbean. In 2010, he led his team to first place of the Imagine Cup Interoperability award in Poland. He is also the recipient of Jamaica's Prime Minister's Youth Awards, Governor General's iBelieve award, the Gleaner award, and the Chamber of Commerce award for outstanding innovation in the field of technology and science. He is currently employed by the University Information System Services division of Northern Caribbean University, where he is part of a software engineering team that builds student and learning management systems for universities and high schools. He is also the co-founder of Xormis, a start-up software engineering company that makes in-house mobile and web-based applications for commercial use.