Hi! My name is Jordan Davidson, I’m 22 and live in Middlesbrough, United Kingdom. Right now, I’m in my 4th year of studying BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming at Teesside University. I have just completed my placement year with Schlumberger in Abindgdon, Oxfordshire (with a 2 month extension!).
Previous to my placement year, I had a 6 week internship with Tees Archaeology in Hartlepool through the BOOST Placement Scheme.
Through my internships and coursework, my focus is on gaining an appropriate, extensive skill-set of software engineering skills with a valuable range of ‘soft skills’ through my other roles.
My long term goal for the future is to work for a video games development firm as a games programmer.
Past and Present
I choose Teesside as their course is recognised as one of the best in the UK for games programming and so far, I’m really enjoying the course!
For my first year, I aimed to get at least 70% overall and through a lot of hard work and dedication, I surpassed that (just!) with 71% overall. I achieved 72% overall in my second year and I’m determined to top that for my final year!
A short summary of these skills I have are:
- C++11, STL and concurrency/multi-threading
- C# – 14 months experience with Schlumberger
- .NET 4.5, LINQ, WPF/MVVM and Windows Forms
- OpenGL 3.3/4.3
- Unit, Integration and Acceptance testing
- Perforce, Git, SVN
- Visual Studio 2012/13/15