About Me

Introduction

1461869_541474892607777_1154410382_nHi! 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++
    • 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
  • Erlang
  • Perforce, Git, SVN
  • Visual Studio 2012/13/15
  • Agile/Scrum

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