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<p class="P33">Erick Dransch</p>
<p class="Title"><span class="T1">3A Computer Science</span></p>
<p class="P26">Student ID 20307900</p>
<p class="P26"><br></p>
<table class="Table1"><colgroup><col class="Table1_A"><col class="Table1_B"><col class="Table1_A"></colgroup><tbody><tr>
<td class="Table1_A1"><p class="P29">Address</p></td>
<td class="Table1_A1"><p class="P27">Contact</p></td>
<td class="Table1_A1"><p class="P29"></p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td class="Table1_A1"><p class="P28">174 Moresby Drive</p></td>
<td class="Table1_A1"><p class="P31">ekgdrans@uwaterloo.ca</p></td>
<td class="Table1_A1"><p class="P24"><a href="www.erickdransch.com/blog">www.erickdransch.com/blog</a></p></td></tr>
<tr>
<td class="Table1_A1"><p class="P28">Kanata, ON K2M 1Z9</p></td>
<td class="Table1_A1"><p class="P31">(226) 972-6362</p></td>
<td class="Table1_A1"><p class="P24"><a href="www.github.com/EkkiD">www.github.com/EkkiD</a></p></td></tr>
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<p class="P32"><br></p>
<!--<h3 class="P17"><a name="N77722"></a>OBJECTIVE</h3><p class="P34"><span class="T2">Looking for a 4 month internship in the video game industry. Some experience in UI/HUD, audio programming, menu flow, and gameplay. Specific areas if interest include UI/HUD, audio, gameplay, and online support. </span></p> -->
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<p class="P7"><span class="T11">Skills Summary</span></p>
<p class="P2"></p><ul class="WW8Num2_1">
<li><p class="P3">Over one year experience working effectively as part of a team of developers</p></li>
<li><p class="P3">Strong understanding of algorithm design, program structure as well as linear algebra</p></li>
<li><p class="P1"><span class="T2">Consistent, strong performance under high pressure demonstrated during work in stabilization phase in the video game industry</span></p></li>
<li><p class="P3">Efficient and reliable team member demonstrated by collaborating on design and implementation in professional setting and playing ice hockey for 7 years </p></li>
<li><p class="P1"><span class="T2">Motivated to learn and gain experience in my field of study and to have a positive impact</span></p></li>
<li><p class="P1"><span class="T2">Experience working independently under strict deadlines from working in video game development and on 3D modelling and animation software</span></p></li>
<li><p class="P1"><span class="T2">Excellent written and verbal communication skills, fluent in spoken and written German with Level C1 language proficiency certification</span></p></li>
</ul><br>
<p class="P7"><span class="T11">Work Experience</span></p>
<p class="Standard"><span class="T5">Software Developer Internship - Release Engineering, </span><span class="T3">Mozilla Corporation</span><span class="T2">, Toronto, Ontario, 01/2012 &ndash; 04/2012</span></p>
<ul class="WW8Num2_1">
<li><p class="P1"><span class="T2">Excelled as a member of the globally distributed Release Engineering team, automating and simplifying the release process for Mozilla's Firefox and Thunderbird.</span></p></li>
<li><p class="P1"><span class="T2">Designed and Implemented the web-based interface for Mozilla's new update server using Flask, SqlAlchemy, and jQuery with thorough unit testing throughout</span></p></li>
<li><p class="P1"><span class="T2">Extended existing signing infrastructure to digitally sign builds on OSX and facilitate the transition to OSX.8 and keychain integration in Firefox.</span></p></li>
</ul>
<p class="Standard"><span class="T5">3D Developer Internship, </span><span class="T3">Side Effects Software</span><span class="T2">, Toronto, Ontario, 05/2011 &ndash; 08/2011</span></p>
<ul class="WW8Num2_1">
<li><p class="P1"><span class="T2">Thrived as part of the Research and Development team working on the flagship 3D Modelling product: Houdini.</span></p></li>
<li><p class="P1"><span class="T2">Created a regular expression generator to match a list of strings and produce human readable output, integrated a regular expression library.</span></p></li>
<li><p class="P1"><span class="T2">Collaborated with teammates to design and implement a performance monitor.</span></p></li>
<li><p class="P1"><span class="T2">Implemented low level hooks to monitor work done by individual threads, stored performance data for efficient retrieval and generated and rendered visualizations of performance information.</span></p></li></ul>
<p class="P23"></p><p class="Standard"><span class="T5">Game Developer Internship, </span><span class="T3">Artificial Mind and Movement (now Behaviour Interactive)</span><span class="T2">, Montreal, Quebec, 01/2010 &ndash; 04/2010 and 09/2010 &ndash; 12/2010</span></p>
<ul class="WW8Num2_1">
<li><p class="P1"><span class="T2">Debugged and redesigned features in the stabilization stage of the video game NaughtyBear within weekly product submission deadlines.</span></p></li>
<li><p class="P1"><span class="T2">Refactored and improved existing code and designed and implemented new features in the early development stages of NaughtyBear 2.</span></p></li>
<li><p class="P1"><span class="T2">Primarily used C++ and LUA and utilized provided APIs for both PS3 and Xbox360.</span></p></li>
<li><p class="P1"><span class="T2">Corrected and improved highly critical issues in many aspects of the game, notably the HUD, audio support, save game and menu flow, and some gameplay.</span></p></li>
<li><p class="P1"><span class="T2">Interacted with audio and game designers to arrive at the best solution within constraints such as time available, existing code and specification.</span></p></li></ul>
<p class="P4"></p><p class="Standard"><span class="T5">Calculus I and II Tutor, </span><span class="T3">University of Waterloo</span><span class="T2">, Waterloo, Ontario, 09/2009 &ndash; 12/2009 ; 01/2011 &ndash; 04/2011 and 09/2011 &ndash; 12/2011</span></p>
<ul class="WW8Num2_1"><li>
<p class="P1"><span class="T2">Exercised strong communication skills teaching and explaining broad concepts and specific problems during weekly hours in Tutoring Centre.</span></p></li>
</ul>
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<p class="P7"><span class="T11">Education</span></p>
<p class="P20">
<span class="T10">Candidate for Bachelor of Mathematics, </span>
<span class="T9">Computer Science, Co-op Program. University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, 09/2008-present </span></p>
<p class="P22"><br></p><p class="P25">Relevant Assignments:</p>
<p class="P10">
<br>
<span class="T6">Operating System, </span><span class="T2">Operating Systems, 01/2011 &ndash; 04/2011 </span></p>
<ul class="WW8Num6_1">
<li><p class="P14">Designed and implemented operating system features including forking processes, file descriptor management, memory management, TLB, and page fetching on the on MIPS architecture with a small team.</p></li>
<li><p class="P14">Managed source code using SVN and debugged problems using GDB.</p></li>
</ul>
<p class="P10">
<span class="T6">Compiler Creation, </span><span class="T2">Foundations of Sequential Programs, 10/2009 &ndash; 11/2009</span></p>
<ul class="WW8Num6_1"><li>
<p class="P14">Created and implemented the components of a functioning compiler for a limited subset of the Java programming language.</p></li>
<li><p class="P14">Projects included implementations of scanners, code generation, assemblers, and linkers.</p></li></ul>
<p class="P10">
<p class="P10"><span class="T6">Relevant Courses:</span></p>
<p class="P10"><span class="T2">Introduction to Computer Graphics, Inroduction to Artificial Intelligence, Operating Systems, Introduction to Computational Mathematics, Logic and Computation, Software Abstraction and Specification, Data Structures and Data Management, Foundations of Sequential Programs </span></p>
<br><br>
<p class="P7"><span class="T11">Awards &amp; Scholarships</span></p>
<ul class="WW8Num2_1"><li><p class="P1">
<span class="T7">Dean&rsquo;s Honours List in each of 6 terms at the University of Waterloo.</span></p></li>
<li><p class="P1"><span class="T7">2008 Bell Aliant Scholarship </span>
<span class="T8">based on a number of criteria including academic achievement and contributions to community.</span></p></li>
<li><p class="P6">University of Waterloo President&rsquo;s Scholarship for achieving an entrance average over 90%.</p></li>
</ul>
<br><p class="P7"><span class="T11">Other</span></p>
<p class="Standard"><span class="T5">Research Assistant - Human Clustering, </span><span class="T2">University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, 05/2012 &ndash; present </span></p>
<ul class="WW8Num2_1"><li><p class="P1"><span class="T2">Analyzed human clustering of weighted data sets in comparison with the results of common clustering algorithms.</span></p></li></ul>
<p class="Standard"><span class="T5">Random Hacks of Kindness, </span><span class="T2"> Toronto, Ontario, 06/2011 </span></p>
<ul class="WW8Num2_1"><li><p class="P1"><span class="T2">Global Humanitarian Free Open Source Hackathon. (www.rhok.org) </span></p></li>
<li><p class="P1"><span class="T2">Tackled the problem of sending SMS/email/Twitter messages without network or cell connectivity with a team in Toronto and in collaboration with a team from Atlanta, winning first place at both locations.</span></p></li>
<li><p class="P1"><span class="T2">Solution shares messages using ad hoc connections between devices in a disaster zone, uploads all messages to the server when any single device reaches connectivity.</span></p></li></ul>
<p class="Standard"><span class="T5">Recreational Ice Hockey, </span><span class="T2">Kanata Blazers, Kanata, Ontario, 09/2001 &ndash; 03/2008 </span></p>
<ul class="WW8Num2_1"><li><p class="P1"><span class="T2">Consistently attended practises and games.</span></p></li>
<li><p class="P1"><span class="T2">Received praise from coaches for level of commitment and consistent high level of effort devoted to ice hockey.</span></p></li></ul>
<p class="P2"></p><p class="Standard"><span class="T5">International Level C1 German Proficiency</span><span class="T2">, 02/2008</span></p>
<ul class="WW8Num2_1"><li><p class="P1">
<span class="T2">Level C1 is internationally recognized as the level of language proficiency required to attend post-secondary school in German.</span></p></li>
<li><p class="P1"><span class="T2">Fluent in both spoken and written German.</span></p></li>
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