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Hunter Harris

Passionate student looking to build a career in the field of administrative IT, programming, and more

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Education

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (August 2018 - Present)
    Major: Information Technology and Web Sciences

  • Pathways Academy of Technology and Design High School (August 2014 - June 2018)
    Class of 2018 Graduate
    GPA: 3.9/4, Salutatorian
    Pathways Professional - Status for students that display qualities in line with scholarship, leadership, and citizenship

  • Goodwin College (September 2016 - April 2017)
    Early College / High School Partnership Program

  • Capital Community College (September 2017 - June 2018)
    Early College / High School Partnership Program

Relevant Coursework

College

  • Web Systems Development Fall 2019
    Actively developing web-based software applications, including installation, configuration, and management of Web servers.
  • Principles of Software Fall 2019
    A study of important concepts in software design, implementation, testing, and related tools.
  • Introduction to Algorithms Fall 2019
    Data structures and algorithms, and the mathematical techniques necessary to design and analyze them.
  • Internetworking of Things (IoT) Spring 2019
    An in-depth study of the technologies and protocols used in building IoT devices and setups, with a strong emphasis on hands-on experience utilizing Raspberry Pi computers.
  • Foundations of Computer Science Spring 2019
    Teaches mathematical and theoretical tools for computer science, including logic, number theory, automata theory, the Turing Machine model of computation, and notions of computational complexity.
  • Computer Organization Spring 2019
    Introduction to computer logic, circuit functionality, memory, caching, assembly languages, and more.
  • Data Structures Fall 2018
    Intense course teaching fundamental data structures such as hashmaps, linked lists, and other programming concepts such as memory management and pointers in the C++ language.

High School

Technology:

  • AP Computer Science (August 2017 - June 2018)
    AP course teaching the fundamentals of computer science, including how computers work, how programming languages work, and more. Java programming language is used.
  • Web Design (August 2017 - June 2018)
    Teaches HTML and CSS through a variety of projects.
  • Immersive Game Environments (2017)
    Introduction and advanced topics in Unity 4 (Went above and beyond and used Unity 5 and made adaptations without assistance).
  • Cisco Networking (2016 - 2017)
    Advanced training in networking and Cisco equipment for certification.
  • Programming (2016)
    Understanding entry-level and intermediate programming using Python.
  • 3D Modeling and Animation (2016)
    Working in Autodesk Maya to create high quality scenes, models, and animations.
  • Mobile Application Design (2015-2016)
    Exposure and training in MIT App Inventor with competitive elements.
  • Business Applications (2015)
    Training in Microsoft Office’s Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Video Game Design (2015)
    Acquiring principles of game design and exposure to GameMaker Studio.
  • Design for 3D Printing (2015)
    Experience in Rhino 3D and Makerbot Desktop for 3D modeling and printing.

Other:

  • AP Literature and Composition (2017 - 2018)
    College-Level AP Literature and Composition course teaching advanced literary analysis and writing topics.
  • AP Biology (2016 - 2017)
    College-Level AP Biology course teaching advanced biology topics.

Employment Experience

  • RPI Technology Help Desk (August 2018 - Present)
    Working with clients to troubleshoot and resolve issues, using a ticketing system, multitasking while keeping attention to detail, and providing good customer service in a timely fashion.
  • Chadwick Financial Advisors (January 2017 - Present)
    Designing an interactive and modern company website using WordPress, plugins, and themes. Maintaining various company IT resources.
  • Freelance Web Development - New Season in Life (July 2019)
    Designed a website from the ground up for a new business that aims to help people find information, advice, and guidance about Senior Housing, Independent Living, Assisted Living, Memory Care, In-Home Care and Senior Support Services. See newseasoninlife.com
  • Travelers (Summer 2017)
    Trained on mainframes and their software while completing programming tasks using REXX and gaining experience with CICS, IMS, TPX, and other applications. Developed a chargeback program using REXX that takes in data from multiple sources and generates a CSV output report after data processing and calculations.
  • Bud Orange (Summer 2016)
    Designed and implemented an interactive website using Ruby and Ruby on Rails, Git, and Slack. Worked on creating a frontend interface and backend database for the website.
  • United Way (Summer 2015)
    Gained experience with laptop imaging/rollout, PowerShell scripting, software setup, VMWare, Postfix, Logstash, Elasticsearch, Helpspot, and other applications.

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • RCOS (Rensselaer Center for Open Source Software) (Sep. 2019 - Present)
    Working on a diversely skilled team to develop and launch a replacement application (Poll Buddy) to the iClicker system currently used at RPI.
  • RPI Ambulance (Aug. 2018 - Present)
    Proving basic life support free of charge to RPI students and people of the surrounding area.
  • Pathways Media Wall (Aug. 2017 - June 2018)
    Managing content and displaying media on a 12-television media wall in the hall of Pathways.
  • Student Government (2015)
    Assisted in running the sophomore Pathways Student Government.
  • 3D Printing and Modeling Club (2014 - 2015)
    Club for creating and printing 3D models on Makerbot Replicator 2 3D printers.
  • Chess Club (2015)
    Club for increasing skill level at Chess.
  • Math Olympiads (2014)
    Competitive mathematics.

Leadership Experience

  • Pathways Media Wall
    Noticed the lack of management of the media wall after a teacher left and took up the role to make it functional again.
  • Student Teaching
    Tutoring and mentoring other students in various subjects.
  • Team Leader
    Mentoring student groups with diverse backgrounds working together to complete class projects.

Volunteer Work

  • Pathways Media Wall (Aug. 2017 - June 2018)
    Volunteered to take up the role of content manager of the Pathways media wall after the previous manager left.
  • HARC (2017)
    Assisted in organization of the office in order to make people's jobs and daily routines run more smoothly.
  • Disabled American Veterans (2016 - 2017)
    Assisted in running various events in order to raise money for the organization to help those in need.
  • Torrington CT Soup Kitchen (2015)
    Assisted in preparing and serving food to those less fortunate.
  • Harwinton CT Town Hall (2014)
    Assisted in assorted tasks as required by the town hall.
  • Hands of Grace Charity (2013)
    Assisted in preparing food packages for those less fortunate.

Skills

Operating Systems:

  • Windows (XP - 10) - Advanced
  • Linux (Ubuntu, Arch, etc.) - Proficient
  • Mac OS X - Experienced

Web Technologies:

  • HTML - Proficient
  • WordPress - Advanced
  • PHP - Experienced
  • JavaScript - Experienced
  • CSS - Experienced
  • Apache Web Server - Experienced
  • MySQL - Experienced

Programming Languages, Related:

  • Python - Proficient
  • C, C++ - Proficient
  • Java - Proficient
  • Ruby/Ruby on Rails - Experienced
  • Pebble Smartwatch Development - Experienced
  • Git, GitHub, GitLab - Proficient
  • Mobile (Android, iOS) Development - Basic
  • Unity 3D - Experienced

Software:

  • Microsoft Office - Proficient
  • Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere Pro, Photoshop, etc.) - Experienced
  • JetBrains IDEs - Proficient
  • System Administration, Repair, Cleanup - Proficient
  • Virtualization (VMware, Proxmox), Containerization (Docker) - Experienced
  • Windows Domains and Management (AD, WSUS) - Experienced

Soft Skills:

  • Time Management
  • Presenting
  • Communication (In Person/Remote)
  • Troubleshooting
  • Multitasking/Organization
  • Attention to detail
  • Customer Service
  • Problem Solving/Analysis
  • Willingness to learn
  • Google (Figuring things out myself)
  • Positive Attitude :)

Achievements

  • Delivery of the 2018 Graduation Commencement Speech (June 2018)
    Delivered a speech to approximately 400 people on priorities and life skills at the Class of 2018 Graduation Ceremony.
  • Member of the National Honor Society (2017 - Present)
    Awarded for showing Scholarship, Character, Leadership, and Service.
  • Participant in the 2016 Skills21 ExpoFest Competition (2016)
    Created an app that helps to identify the location of various clothing donation box sites, which was inspired by the theme of "Empathy by Design". This was done with the Mobile Development class as a team, developing various aspects of the project such as the presentation and business design, and using MIT App Inventor. Main contributions were towards coding the majority of the functionality and design of the app itself.

Awards

  • Outstanding Team Member in Problem Based Learning (2015)
    Awarded for excellent work in a team of two to make apps in MIT App Inventor during the Mobile App Development Course.
  • Highest Year-Long GPA in English 1 Honors (2015)
  • Academic Excellence in Geometry Honors (2015)
  • President's Award for Educational Excellence - Gold (2014)

Contact

Email - hbh7@hbh7.com

LinkedIn - Hunter Harris

GitHub - hbh7

Main Site - hbh7.com

Schoolwork Sites - school.hbh7.com

Resume in PDF Format - Resume.pdf

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