Brycon Carpenter


@Brycon_Carpenter

% BryconC.age
    21

% BryconC.interests
   ["Gaming", "Film", "Cars", "Programming"]

% BryconC.homeTown
   "Thomasville, NC"

% BryconC.education
   "Appalachian State University, Boone, NC"

% BryconC.fieldOfStudy
   "Computer Science"

% BryconC.expectedGraduation
   "May 2017"


Picture of me.

Education

2013-2017

Appalachian State University Cumulative GPA: 3.95
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science Major GPA: 4.00
Minor: Film Studies

Highlighted Courses

  • Client- and Server-side Web Programming
  • Computer Systems I & II
  • Cybersecurity Fundamentals
  • Linear Algebra
  • Software Engineering
  • Mobile Device Programming

Experience

2014-present

ST Instructional Assistant, Appalachian State University Computer Science Department
Courses: Introduction to Computer Systems, Software Engineering, Client-Side Web Programming
  • Collaborated with course professor to refine assignments to best represent material and appeal to student learning styles
  • Critiqued student submitted material, and provided examples of implemented concepts

June 2016 - August 2016

Summer Maintenance Team, University Highlands Apartments
  • Assisted with the renovation of apartments for the new semester.
  • Learned new skills sets such as plumbing, electrical, and appliance maintenance.
  • Perform strongly in the areas of teamwork and time management.
  • Interface with tenants to assist with their individual needs.

Skills/Proficiencies

Platforms:
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • OS X
Programming Languages:
  • Java
  • Python
  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • C/C++
  • Swift
  • MySQL/SQLite
Development Tools:
  • Django
  • Eclipse
  • PyCharm
  • Visual Studio
  • NetBeans
  • XCode
  • Unreal Engine

Projects

Visit my projects page to learn more about my specific projects


Computer Science Through Gaming

My experience with computer science really began as a gamer. With my first gaming console being the GameBoy Color, I slowly accumulated more and more gaming experience, rising up the ladder of consoles (N64, PS2, GBC, DS, Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One). Somewhere along the way I was introduced to PC gaming and MMOs. My all time favorite MMO became RuneScape when I started playing in 2002.

Then when I was around 10 I found RuneScape private servers, copies of Runescape servers written in Java that were able to be modified and played locally. This is where I first fell in love with programming, being able to control my favorite game within lines of code. Of course, starting out I had absolutely no idea what I was doing and basically just mimicked the existing code structures. Later, I began to understand these structures and the language itself, opening the door for the field of Computer Science.