C653 Labs was started in 2017 and is owned and operated by Brett Langdon.
While working for a client who processes a large number of résumés they wanted a way to parse text from PDF documents as well as to auto-fix malformed PDF links.
A common issue with parsing text from PDF documents is that you tend to get the text extracted in a typical left-to-right top-to-bottom order, but as most résumés have non-traditional formatting this process can yield undesireable and unlegible results.
For this project we developed a customer PDF text extraction library which uses layout analysis to properly find and group text. This library helped yield much more legible extracted text that could then be fed into a text analysis process used by the client.
Another issue that the client was seeing was malformed links embedded in the résumé PDFs that would either not work when clicked or would link to an incorrect location. Part of our solution was to also provide a process for adding, removing, or fixing links inside of a PDF document. As a result the number of valid and clickable links across all of their PDFs was drastically improved.
Client wanted an audit-friendly & testable way to provision their AWS environment.
We configured Terraform to provision multiple AWS environments utilizing Continuous Integration to ensure consistent configuration standards, and Continuous Delivery to deploy any changes to their AWS environments.
Part of this project involved backfilling the client's existing AWS resources into Terraform as well as configuring new resources they required.
Client was building multiple web products that required use authentication.
We developed a central shared OAuth2 single sign-on service for the client that allowed their users to re-use their login credentials between multiple applications.
This solution allowed them to abstract away the authentication from their web products and more easily integrate new applications with their existing user base.
We migrated their Jenkins testing environment to utilize Docker for running unit and integration tests.
Finally, we helped with make the final move of migrating their production environment from EC2 instances to ECS.
Helped client develop their internal technical interviewing process and aid in the interviewing of technical candidates for various roles.
At C653 Labs we love to contribute to the open source community, here is a small sample of projects we have created or contributed to.
To see the latest and more please visit our GitHub profile.
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