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Derek Sumpmann


About Me


Multi-faceted, hardworking musical yogi transitioning from a decade of service industry experience into a more stable career. Particularly, I am data-curious coder determined to learn how data can be used to increase accessibility and strengthen community connection on a global scale. As a classically-trained musician, I thrive collaborating on teams built upon mutual accountability. When facing challenges, I offer compassionate and direct communication, a proactive work ethic, empathetic creativity, and a pattern-oriented mind keen for lasting solutions.

Ideal Workplace Values

Mission-drive, inclusive, growth-oriented


Detroit, Michigan, US

Open To

Full Time InternshipFreelance/Contract WorkFull Time Job

Work Settings


Career Interests

Data-Related WorkEntertainment or Performance ArtsInformation Technology & Cybersecurity

Skills & Strengths

Neuroexceptional Talents

I am a pattern-thinker and my brain works best in bottom-up thinking style. Essentially, I work best accumulating a lot of details as to slowly work up to a unique solution for a larger problem, which allows my solution to have fewer edge cases and often last longer. It may take me longer than others to arrive at a theory, and that is because I spend more time testing all data points against my hypothesis as to find patterns that will more robustly support my theory. If even one of the data points doesn't align with the pattern/hypothesis, I reassess.

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Inclusion Essentials


Closed CaptioningSend Questions in AdvanceFrequent Interview BreaksInterviewer Experienced with NeurodiversityAllowance of Fidgeting DevicesExtra timeAlternate Interview FormatEmail / Calendar Organizationtask managementCommunication PlanConcise instructionsReceiving Information in AdvanceFlexible scheduleUninterrupted Work TimeStanding Desksmeditation / quiet roomQuiet / Individual WorkspacesSelf-stimulation tools / gadgetEmployee Resource GroupSupport with Self-Advocacy

Sensory Sensitivities

Driving a vehicle
Outdoors or places with strong smells