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Software Developer

New York, New York, United States
November 10, 2018

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Matthew Persad

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Street • Brooklyn, NY 11218 • • 646-***-****

ABSTRACT I am a conscientious and passionate programmer who strives to further the state of technology past its limitations. I have experience in teaching and working with teams both big and small. I take pride in my creativity and I am always willing to accept a new challenge. Hooks: I collect video game systems, I’m learning to play the piano, and my favorite sport is bowling. EDUCATION NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Brooklyn, NY May 2019 Pursuing: B.S, Computer Science, Minor in Game Engineering GPA: 3.095/4.0 EXPERIENCE NYU Tandon School of Engineering, Opportunity Programs Brooklyn, NY Computer Science Tutor September 2016-Present

• Familiarize students with various programming languages such as Python, C, and C++

• Implemented lesson plans to facilitate topics such as stacks, queues, and Object-Oriented Programming

• Strengthened the students’ ability to debug code and formulate solutions with an analytical approach NYU Department of Chemistry, Tuckerman Research Group New York, NY Computer Science Researcher July 2018-August 2018

• Refactored code of a molecular dynamics simulation software package using C to improve run time by a factor of O(n)

• Gained knowledge of the Unix command terminal

• Utilized the Waterfall Process Model and Scrum style weekly meetings

• Gained experience in the development of high-performance software for use in scientific computing applications PROJECTS Personal Website - Introduction to Web Design Project September 2018-Present Lead Programmer

• Semester long project that utilizes the main topics of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

• Intend to Complete in JavaScript

NASA Big Idea Challenge August 2017-December 2017

Lead Programmer

• Collaborated with a team to prototype an optimized solar panel array capable of deployment on Mars

• Responsible for developing and debugging an object detection system using Arduino code to prevent the drone from collision related accidents

• Developed a dust mitigation system by implementing techniques based from NASA’s ISS

• Tested and debugged code via the Atmega382 microcontroller

• Gained a working knowledge of Git

• Won $500 for funding through a prototyping competition PriCoSha – Introduction to Databases Project September 2017-December 2017 Lead Programmer

• Implemented a social media platform in Python utilizing the Flask framework

• The script was capable of encoding and hashing user passwords into a MySQL database

• Designed and managed databases that represented the relationship between users and group chats. Users can submit posts to group chats or directly message other users.

• The layout of the platform was programmed in HTML SKILLS Computer Languages:

Intermediate: Python, C++, HTML, SQL, Arduino Playground, C for Microcontrollers Beginner: JavaScript, C, Java, CSS, Flask


Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Unity3D, Adobe Photoshop, Windows OS, Git, Notepad++, Visual Studio 2015 – 2017, Sublime Text, NetBeans, Krita

ADDITIONAL Extracurricular

INFORMATION NACME In-Kind Scholar 2016-Present

Microsoft Global Game Jam 2016-2017

NASA Big Idea Challenge 2017-2017


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