JCA's Portfolio


About


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Hi, I'm John! I'm an aspiring computer scientist with a focus on game development. I grew up in New Orleans and went to school at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN for a bachelor's in computer science. Since graduating, I have taken several classes on game building and have subsequently completed several small gaming projects! Additionally, I taught myself HTML, CSS, and javascript in order to make this website. I have a genuine passion for the technology and gaming industries and I'm looking forward to continue expanding my knowledge and experience so I can create programs and games like the ones that inspired me to pursue this path.


Skills & Areas of Expertise



Programming Languages


C#

Python

C++

C

Javascript

HTML5

CSS




Other Software


Unity

Maya

Microsoft Excel

Adobe After Effects

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Premiere Pro

RPG Maker

Game Maker Studio




Click here to check out some of my projects on the Games page!



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Work Experience

Latrobe's on Royal, New Orleans, LA | Fall 2021 - Present


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  • Work as a server, barback, food runner, and guest attendant during events and weddings
  • Set up and take down floor plans for events
  • Serve as a waiter for tastings and guest walk throughs
  • Train new employees in their roles depending on the type of event
  • Account invoices and receipts, file or deposit checks, or mail invoices
  • Created an inventory system to track consumption data of around a hundred in-house products

Private Tutor, New Orleans, LA | Fall 2021 - January 2023


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  • Tutored a lower school student (age 10-11) in all subjects after school throughout the week
  • Kept track of different responses to learning strategies to best adapt lessons to the student
  • Raised his grades in math, science, reading, and english from low Bs and Cs to As and high Bs over the course of three months

Lookout Mountain Camp for Boys, Mentone, AL | Summer 2015-2021


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  • Lived with a cabin of campers (ages 7-16) and was responsible for their upkeep
  • Directed and instructed campers at the camp riflery range on gun knowledge, firing knowledge, and gun safety
  • Made the camp schedule for each of the age groups of campers as well as distributing the counselor periods equally
  • Taught new counselors their explicit and implicit expectations in their respective positions

Mid-South Chess, Memphis, TN | Spring 2019 - Spring 2020


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  • Traveled to elementary schools around the Memphis area to teach lower school students (ages 6-12) chess
  • Taught groups in sizes of 5-25 students

Education

Rhodes College, Memphis, TN


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Bachelor of Science: Computer Science
Attended: Fall 2017 - Spring 2021 (Graduated May 2021)
Cumulative Major GPA: 3.6
Related Coursework: Graphics and VR, Operating Systems, Software Engineering, Advanced Algorithms, Hardware, Bioinformatics, Logic, Statistics, AB Calculus
Honors and Awards: Presidential Scholarship, Cum Laude (Spring 2021)

Isidore Newman School, New Orleans, LA


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Attended: Fall 2013 - Spring 2017
Cumulative GPA: 3.8