Alex Blackwell

Computing Science Student · Simon Fraser University

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About Myself

I am a third-year computing science student at Simon Fraser University (SFU). Every term I have been on the Dean's Honour Roll and been awarded the Simon Fraser Open Scholarship for academic achievement.
 In university and extending into an entity of its own, competitive programming serves as a hobby. In university I earned second place in the university coding competition; further, I represented SFU on a team of three members for the Pacific Northwest Regional Programming Contest where we achieved a top 10 placement in Canada. Outside of university, I participated in Google Kickstart coding competitions where I placed top 35 in Canada.
 My upper-division years will reflect my interests with a concentration on A.I. and data courses. I was involved in a mentorship with Borealis AI where our team evaluated different machine learning models for time-series prediction to determine future water consumption in New York. I look forward to extending the knowledge acquired in the mentorship to my own projects. More specifically, I am most interested in reinforcement learning as I believe it has great potential to grow rapidly in the coming years. I have been studying relational databases and with data comes the opportunity for data science inferences. I hope to soon combine these two interests with a personal project!
 Currently, I am excited to be interning at Demonware contributing to Activision franchises such as Call of Duty; moreover, outside of work, I will continue to build new projects as developing projects is among my favourite hobbies.


Achievements

    University:
  • Dean's Honour Roll (Spring 2020), (Fall 2020)
  • Simon Fraser University Open Scholarship for academic achievement

  • Competitive Programming:
  • Google Kickstart code competition, top 35 in Canada (August 2020)
  • Second Place in Simon Fraser Coding Competition (September 2020)
  • Top 10 in Canada representing Simon Fraser University on a team of three for the Pacific Northwest Regional Programming Contest (March 2021)

  • University Clubs:
  • Member of Simon Fraser Competitive Programming club
  • Member of Simon Fraser Open Source club
  • Member of Simon Fraser Hacking and Cybersecurity club

  • Hackathons:
  • System Hacks 2020 Hackathon participant
  • Storm Hacks 2021 Hackathon participant

Technical Skills

Languages
  • C++
  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • Java
  • C
  • X86-64 Assembly
Technologies
  • Git
  • Unix command line
  • HTML/CSS
  • SQL
  • MySQL
  • Node.js
  • Flask
  • GDB debugger
  • Travis CI
  • UML & EER Diagrams
  • Jest
  • Selenium
  • React
Operating Systems
  • GNU/Linux (Manjaro, Ubuntu, Kali)
  • Windows
  • MacOS
  • Android
  • IOS
Applications
  • GitHub
  • Gitlab
  • AWS
  • Google Analytics
  • Unity
  • Vim
  • LaTex
  • Visual Studio Code
  • Adobe Suite
  • Microsoft Office Suite

Technical Experience


Software Developer Internship, Demonware

Vancouver, April 2021 - December 2021


Machine learning Mentorship, Borealis AI

Remote, March 2021 - May 2021


Website Developer, Fiverr

Remote, May 2020 - September 2020

Portfolio

Website Development

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WATER CONSUMPTION PREDICTION

BIRD WATCHER

GUITAR CHORD LOOKUP

MARKET SIMULATOR

BRAILLE CONVERTER

MERGE SORT SIMULATOR


Python Projects

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COPY PASTE ANYTHING

MUSIC DOWNLOADER

ASCII ART


Sofware Development

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KARTING GAME

CSS MINIFIER

QR-CODE EXTENSION


Papers

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BOREALIS AI TIME-SERIES ML

BST AND AVL OPERATION ANALYSIS

MINIMAL GIT REFERENCE GUIDE

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