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.
I wrote a simple calculator program in C to teach myself about pointers and how they work, as well as to familiarise myself with Ubuntu and the Linux operating system. This calculator implements both infix and postfix functionality.
I wrote a program that allows a user to send work through a Command and Control server to a Broker, which will distribute the work out to a number of workers. The program works for any number of workers that are connected to the network. The workers are able to volunteer for work and will print the messages that are sent to it by the Broker.
This program was written as a part of my Telecommunications 2 module.
As the major component to my Programming Project 1 module, I project managed and programmed this social news aggregator, capable of browsing over 4GB of HackerNews stories and comments. This project was written in the Processing (Java) IDE. I received a grade of 89% on this project.
I programmed a Connect Four game with a simple computer player as part of my Introduction to Computing 2 module. I received a grade of 99% on this project.
I led a team of three programmers in the Reply Coding Challenge 2019, where we came 256th out of 2859 teams. This was a great experience to apply the programming concepts that we had learned in first year in a competitive environment. I enjoyed my participation in this competition immensely.
I came 5th in the DUCCS first-year programming competition in Trinity College Dublin. This was my first experience of competitive programming and participating in this competition really ignited my passion for coding.
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: 1.1 (86% Overall) - 3.98 / 4.00 GPA equivalent
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.
I received this scholarship because my Leaving Certificate results placed me in the top 0.01% of students in Ireland in 2018 (Seven H1s in seven subjects).
I spent my Summer after my first year in college working as an IT intern in Wexford County council. Here is a list of some of the things I accomplished in my time as an IT intern:
I was elected as a Class Representative for Second Year Computer Science this September and I have been working with the Students Union to improve the facilities that are available to my class. Here is a list of things that I have done so far as a Class Representative:
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:
In my fourth year of secondary school, I spent two weeks obtaining professional work experience in Wexford General Hospital and Danone Nutricia.
I spent the majority of my time observing doctors and lab workers as they performed their regular duties. I learned a lot from my time in work experience, but ultimately I decided not to go down these avenues in college.
Here are some of the technical skills that I pride myself on:
Here is a list of my leadership experience: