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Industry experience

SAP - Fullstack web developer intern

May - December 2018

  • Worked on the web app team for SAP Jam, an enterprise product with millions of users
  • Conceptualized, designed, implemented, tested and deployed a system to automate a manual task carried out by 15 developers, saving hours of the engineering team's time every week
  • Followed a weekly deployment schedule to quickly deliver changes to customers

PDFTron Systems - Software developer co-op

May - December 2016

  • Worked on the development team for a productivity and collaboration web app
  • Took ownership of many front-end features. Was responsible for their design, implementation, UX, testing, enhancements and refactoring

Skills

Programming languages: Javascript, C#, Ruby, Java, Python
Web front-end: React, HTML, CSS, SCSS, JQuery, Jekyll
Web back-end: Rails, Node, Spark, SQL, Firebase, AWS
Game dev: Unity, HTC Vive, GameMaker Studio
Mobile dev: Android Studio, Unity mobile, IAP and ad monetization
Other tools: Git, shell scripting, Selenium, Google Analytics, unit testing
Other skills: Jenkins, Jira, Agile

Independent projects

Experimental Noise Room - Unity Mobile Developer

June 2019 - Present

  • Designed and developed a music creation app about playing unusual music using tape loops, effect pedals and made-up instruments
  • Published to Google Play store, generating revenue with ads and in app purchases

See my website thomasnakagawa.com for information on my other self-directed projects

Academic projects

Cognitive Science Lab - Research assistant

February 2019 - present

  • Worked in a research lab lead by Dr. Mark Blair, studying cognition in relation to games and virtual reality
  • Ran participants in an experiment comparing category learning in VR with other interfaces
  • Built VR experiments and prototypes in Unity, focusing on input methods to improve VR usability

Center for Digital Media capstone project - Unity and HTC Vive developer

May - August 2017

  • A semester long project where I worked in a multi-disciplinary group of graduate students at the Center for Digital Media
  • Developed a VR game in Unity on the HTC Vive for a real client

Education

Simon Fraser University

2014 - 2019

  • BSc. Computer Science - Software Systems
  • Minor in Interactive Arts and Technology (SIAT)
  • GPA: 3.67 | CS GPA: 3.82

Interests and hobbies

  • Music: Playing guitar, attending live music, music production (I upload music to soundcloud.com/float_oat)
  • Dragon boating: I'm on the team SFU Shockwave
  • Progamming as a hobby: I've participated and volunteered at many hackathons, and won at NWHacks 2017 and 2018