I'm a software engineer at Patreon who studied computer science at Wilfrid Laurier University and graduated in Spring 2022 with high distinction.
I grew up playing video games (NBA Live, Smash Bros, and Halo), watching a lot of sci-fi (The Matrix, Blade Runner, and Star Wars), and playing basketball. While I was interested in technology, I didn't start coding till later on in high school. When I did start, I found I learned best when I taught others. I founded a non-for-profit, Cipher, with a couple of friends and we ran workshops and hackathons to introduce programming to other high schoolers.
After high school, studying computer science was a no-brainer. In the summer, I was lucky to work at Mappedin, where I built indoor mapping experiences that appear across the globe. After two years, I took a gap year. I worked at HXOUSE, a creative incubator founded by The Weeknd, La Mar Taylor, and Ahmed Ismail. Then, I worked at Tesla and Shopify. I also volunteered with North America's largest hackathon, Hack the North. My last internship was at Meta as a Front End Engineer intern.
I'm currently exploring game development in Unity. I'm reading Dragon Ball and Masters of Doom.