Introducing Eoin Pinaqui

I am an ambitious and hardworking second year Computer Science student interested in programming and software development.
I have a proven academic ability and work ethic that I take with me into every aspect of my professional life.
My passions lie in technology and leadership.

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Projects and Competitions

TCD News

Project Managed and programmed this Social News Aggregator using Processing (Java) IDE.
Received a grade of 89%.

See Project on GitHub

Personal Website

After completing my first year in college, I taught myself how to use HTML, CSS and Bootstrap for front-end web development.

See Project on GitHub

Arm Assembly Connect 4

Programmed a Connect Four Game using Arm Assembly Language for my Introduction to Computing 2 module.
Received a grade of 99%.

See Project on GitHub

Reply Coding Challenge 2019

Lead a team of three in the Reply Coding Challenge 2019, where we came 256th out of 2859 teams.

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Google - Call to Code Competition

Came in the top 30 participants all over Ireland in the Junior Section of the Google - Call to Code Competition 2013, narrowly missing the qualification requirements for the National Final. I competed in this competition in First Year of Secondary School.

DUCCS First Year Programming Competition

I placed in the 5th out of over 50 participants in a Programming Competition for first years run by the Dublin University Computer Science Society. This competition was designed to help first years develop their problem-solving and programming skills.

Education

Integrated Computer Science 2018-2022

Studying Computer Science in Trinity College Dublin has allowed me to marry my passion for mathematics, technology and innovation.

I was awarded the Book Prize for my first year exam results.

First Year Grade: 86%
3.98 / 4.00 GPA equivalent

Course Structure

Recipient of the Naughton Scholarship 2018

I was chosen as one of 36 students nationwide for the Naughton Foundation Scholarship. The scholarship programme was established to promote the study of engineering, science and technology at third level in Ireland by awarding scholarships to exceptional STEM students every year.

Scholarship Website

Leaving Certificate Results

My Leaving Certificate results placed me in the top 0.001% of all students who sat the state exams in 2018.

I acheived the points maximum of 625 in the Leaving Certificate by getting H1 grades in seven subjects.

School Website

Work Experience

IT Intern - Wexford County Council

For the months of June, July and August in 2019, I worked as a Summer Student in the IT Department of Wexford County Council.
Here are some of the responsibilites that I had while working in the council:

  • Protected over 700 machines from security threats, such as the BlueKeep vulnerability by using Solarwinds Patch Manager to manage the automated Patch Management Process.
  • Set up the ManageEngine Desktop Central system by installing agents on and configuring over 400 machines.
  • Updated over 100 machines from Windows 7 to Windows 10 Enterprise by creating and deploying images to different departments.

Sailing Instructor

For two Summers, I worked as a Sailing Instructor in Wexford Harbour Boat and Tennis Club. Here is some of the things that I did as a Sailing Instructor:

  • Lead teams as the Level Head on 4 training courses.
  • Organised 6 successful day trips.
  • Instructed over 50 trainees with a 90% pass rate.
  • Instructed Start Sailing, Basic Skills, Improving Skills and Advanced Boat Handling.
  • Completed Child Safety and First Aid courses with distinction.

Skills

Technology

I adore everything Maths, Technology and Science. I am constantly and consistently looking for any and all opportunities to deepen my understanding of these areas, by taking classes and teaching myself new things all the time.

I have extensive experience with:

  • Object-Oriented Programming using Java
  • Arm Assembly Language Programming.
  • Using Github and Subversion to work on programming teams.
  • Using HTML, CSS and Bootstrap for front-end Web Development.
  • Using Matlab to analyse and manipulate analogue and digital signals.
  • Problem Solving and Mathematical Skills.
  • Microsoft Office Word, Powerpoint and Excel.

Leadership

Here is a list of my Leadership experience:

  • Winner of the All-Ireland Rotary Youth Leadership Development Competition 2017.
  • Served as an Irish Delegate in the European Parliament at a Euroscola Event.
  • Elected Spokesperson and Representative for Climate Action and the Environment in the European Parliament at a Euroscola event.
  • Level Head as a Sailing Instructor.
  • Team Leader of three programmers in Reply Coding Challenge 2019.
  • Team Leader in Computers and Society module in Trinity College Dublin.
  • Project Manager in Programming Project 1 module in Trinity College Dublin.
  • Meitheal Leader in my final year of Secondary School.
  • Student of the Year nominee in my final year of Secondary School.
  • Debating Mentor for four years in Secondary School.

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