Nicholas Pereira

(305) 965-7081

nickpereira@utexas.edu

linkedin.com/in/nicholaspereira

Personal Webpage:

cs.utexas.edu/~nickster

References available upon request

OBJECTIVE

To work in reputable software company designing, programming, and maintaining software that will be used by thousands of people worldwide.

EDUCATION

University of Texas at Austin

Bachelor of Science  in Computer Science — 2012 - 2016                           

  • Computer Architecture with Bill Young, Fall 2013
  • Major projects: A pdp-8 emulator written in C, capable of running all the commands and function of the original 16 bit computer.
  • Data structures with Mike Scott, Spring 2013
  • Major projects: Huffman file compression program, Mastermind game, Evil hangman game, and Caesar cipher.
  • Logic, Set, and Function with Adam Klivans, Spring 2013
  • Presidential Achievement Scholarship
  • The President's Achievement Scholarship is designed to recognize Texas high school scholars from low and middle-income households who perform at a very high academic level.
  • Major GPA: 3.23

University of Texas at Brownsville

Dual enrollment classes — 2008 - 2012

  • GPA: 3.68

LANGUAGES

  • Proficient in : C, Java
  • Experienced with: Python, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Perl

EXPERIENCE

Inter Programmer (Future), Caesars Entertainment Corporation

Las Vegas, Nevada — June 2014 - August 2014

  • Assist other programmers with the maintenance and documentation of simple programs. Test programmed programs to determine if they perform as intended. Follow defined solutions with specific task instruction to complete encoding. Gain industry knowledge by applying basic problem solving and technical skills from short to medium duration tasks. Work on defined report programs, batch update programs, simple interactive programs and fixes to existing programs. Demonstrate a basic understanding of business function s and the corresponding technical strategies, benefits, risks and costs that impact business.

Student Assistant, Purchasing office at University of Texas at Austin Department of Computer Science

Austin, Texas — September 2012 - Present

  • Assist with departmental purchasing, clerical duties,office inventory, data entry, unix terminal commands, UTCS web updates, machine check out to faculty and grad students, other  duties as assigned.

Freelance Projects

  • Virus removal, installation of anti-virus software, computer training involving Microsoft Office, online e-mail, and general web browsing, wireless and wired network setup for clients including friends, family, and teachers.

EVENTS

Indeed Hackathon Competition

  • Participated on 10/14/2013

Google CSSI (Computer Science Summer Institute) Summer 2012

  • Intense three week curriculum taught by Google engineers at the Google headquarters in California. Curriculum included several programming languages, problem solving skills, and elementary programming concepts. Gained group project collaboration and leadership skills  from the final project.
  • Final product: http://extremegames-sns.appspot.com/
  • Received a scholarship from Google with this summer program

ACM Club at the University of Texas at Austin

  • Member, 2012 - Present

University of Texas Pep Band

  • Member, Fall 2013 - present

University of Texas Steel Drum Band

  • Member, Spring 2013 - present

Student Volunteer Connection

  • Volunteered at a beach cleanup in Corpus Christi on September 2013

SKILLS

  • Trilingual: English, Spanish, French
  • Musically inclined: French horn, steel drum, guitar, ukulele, and piano
  • Solve Rubik’s cubes