About Me

The following is a little background information about myself.

I obtained a M.S. degree in Computer Science at the Digipen Institute of Technology in December 2010.  During my two years of study, I gained experience developing games in C++ and DirectX.  I also created a prototype on a Nintendo DS development kit and developed a few C# applications.

At Digipen, I learned other aspects of game development that complemented my programming experience.  As producer, I managed a team of programmers and artists and facilitated communication between the two groups.  I implemented SCRUM agile development so that the team can easily keep track of its tasks and complete milestones more effectively. I also ran user-testing sessions and relayed testers’ feedback to the programming team so that improvements could be made.

Prior Work Experience & Education

After graduating from Digipen, I accepted a position to teach at Digipen’s Singapore campus. I taught C++ to continuing education students and provided ActionScript expertise to a few anti-drug Flash game projects. Unfortunately, my stay in Singapore was short lived due to budget constraints.

Before I decided to pursue my passion in game development, I worked as the website administrator and developer for the City University of New York’s College Now program from 2004 to 2008.  I led a team that successfully redesigned the College Now website in 2006. I developed a database backend in MySQL and PHP to catalogue and display the program’s participating high schools and their partnerships with CUNY colleges. I implemented an XML system that dynamically generated a navigation list based on where the user was on the website. I also assisted in creating the website’s information architecture to better serve College Now’s multiple audiences.

From 2003 to 2004, I worked as a web developer consultant for Urban Latino magazine and the Newark School of the Arts. I provided my web expertise to help both companies redesign and maintain their websites.

From 2001 to 2003, I was a web programmer for the City of New York’s Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), working on the Title Specifications Online project. For this project, I built a Java/Oracle intranet application that searches for the City’s Job Title Specifications. I constructed a requirement analysis by meeting with DCAS stakeholders and determining their needs. I then designed a Java Servlets/JSP/Javabeans architecture based on my assessment of the requirement analysis. I also ran usability studies and wrote test scripts to improve the project’s interface.

In 2001, I obtained my B.A. degree in Computer Science at New York University.

Spanish is my second language, which I can read and speak fluently.