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Nicholas Welna

Software Engineering Intern at Thales e-Security, Undergraduate Comp Sci TA at the University of Minnesota, and a freelance Android Developer.

Learn More: http://www.nickwelna.com.

Location Saint Paul, Minnesota
Education University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, Bachelors Degree, Computer Science
Work Thales e-Security, Digi International, University of Minnesota, Reliable Sites, Afton Alps Ski School
Skill C / C++, Java, Python, HTML / CSS, Android Dev, Git / Subversion, MATLAB

Education

  • September 2012 - Present
    University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
    Bachelors Degree, Computer Science
    3.388
    CSci 1933
  • Saint Paul Central High School
    High School

Work

  • June 2016 - Present
    Thales e-Security, Software Engineering Intern
  • March 2015 - May 2016
    Digi International, Student Software Engineer
    Developing Embedded Software in C for XBee products
    Developing Android Software for use with Digi brand products
    Scrum/Agile Software Development
  • September 2014 - Present
    University of Minnesota, Undergraduate Computer Science Teaching Assistant
    Work with professor and other teaching assistants to create lab assignments and homework assignments
    Assist students in learning the basic algorithms and data structures taught in the course
    Grade assignments
  • June 2010 - August 2010
    Reliable Sites, Web Design Intern
    Hashed web templates from Photoshop documents
    Converted existing hard-coded websites to Concrete 5 websites
    Data input
  • December 2009 - April 2014
    Afton Alps Ski School, Snowboard and Ski Instructor
    Taught students of all ages how to ski and snowboard
    Taught using various techniques to cater to the different learning styles
    Communicated with customers before, during, and after lessons

Projects

  • July 2014 - Present
    Troncraft
    A mod that brings the world of Tron to minecraft.

Skills

  • C / C++

    Intermediate in C / C++

    have used this in a class or a few projects

  • Java

    Proficient in Java

    have used this for multiple years

  • Python

    Intermediate in Python

    have used this in a class or a few projects

  • HTML / CSS

    Intermediate in HTML / CSS

    have used this in a class or a few projects

  • Android Dev

    Intermediate in Android Dev

    have used this in a class or a few projects

  • Git / Subversion

    Intermediate in Git / Subversion

    have used this in a class or a few projects

  • MATLAB

    Beginner in MATLAB

    just started learning

Questionnaire

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Do you like to play Ultimate Frisbee?

  • Yes, one of my favorite things!
  • Sure, it can be fun.
  • Haven't tried, but I'd like to.
  • No I don't like it.

Would you ever want to work at Google?

  • Definitely! It is my dream.
  • Yes, I'd strongly consider it.
  • Maybe, but I'm not sure.
  • No.

Would you prefer to live in a city, suburb or rural area?

  • Definitely a city.
  • Definitely a suburb.
  • Definitely a rural area.
  • Depends on the situation.

Do you enjoy hiking?

  • Yes, one of my favorite things!
  • Sure, it can be fun.
  • Haven't tried, but I'd like to.
  • No I don't like it.

Would you like to start your own company?

  • Yes! I did or want to soon.
  • Yes, in the next few years.
  • Not sure, but maybe sometime.
  • No.

Would you ever want to work at Uber?

  • Definitely! It is my dream.
  • Yes, I'd strongly consider it.
  • Maybe, but I'm not sure.
  • No.

Would you be interested in joining a book club?

  • Absolutely!
  • Yeah, I think so.
  • Maybe, but I'm not sure.
  • No thank you.

Do you like to practice Yoga?

  • Yes, one of my favorite things!
  • Sure, it can be fun.
  • Haven't tried, but I'd like to.
  • No I don't like it.

Would you ever want to work at Microsoft?

  • Definitely! It is my dream.
  • Yes, I'd strongly consider it.
  • Maybe, but I'm not sure.
  • No.

Do you like intense political debates?

  • Yes, one of my favorite things!
  • Sure, they can be fun.
  • No, I don't like them.
  • I hate them!

Would you ever want to work at Apple?

  • Definitely! It is my dream.
  • Yes, I'd strongly consider it.
  • Maybe, but I'm not sure.
  • No.

Would you be interested in working in Silicon Valley?

  • I am or have before!
  • Yes, I would be interested!
  • Maybe, I'd be open to it.
  • No, it is not for me.

Do you like attending hackathons?

  • Yes, one of my favorite things!
  • Sure, they can be fun.
  • Haven't tried, but I'd like to.
  • No I don't like them.

How interested are you in volunteering for a non-profit right now?

  • Extremely! Actively looking.
  • Interested in the right position.
  • I'd consider it.
  • Not right now.

Do you like to blog?

  • Yes, one of my favorite things!
  • Sure, it can be fun.
  • Haven't tried, but I'd like to.
  • No I don't like it.

Are you interested in finding world traveling buddies?

  • Definitely! Actively looking.
  • Yeah that would be nice.
  • Not sure, but possibly.
  • Nope.

Do you play college sports?

  • Yes, I play D-I.
  • Yes, I play D-III.
  • Yes, club or intramurals.
  • Nope.

Would you consider yourself a musician?

  • Yes, I love to make music!
  • Yes, but I don't play regularly.
  • Yes, if it is very loosely defined.
  • Nope.

Do you know foreign languages?

  • Yes, I know 4+ languages.
  • Yes, I know 3 languages.
  • Yes, I know 2 languages.
  • No, I only know my language.

Do you like attending conferences?

  • Yes, one of my favorite things!
  • Sure, they can be fun.
  • Haven't tried, but I'd like to.
  • No I don't like them.

Have you ever worked at a Non-Profit?

  • Yes, as a full time employee.
  • Yes, as an intern.
  • Yes, doing a small project.
  • No, I haven't.

Do you like running?

  • Yes, one of my favorite things!
  • Sure, it can be fun.
  • Haven't tried, but I'd like to.
  • No I don't like it.

Have you worked in a developing country?

  • Yes, as a full time employee.
  • Yes, as an intern.
  • Yes, doing a small project.
  • No, I haven't.

Would you consider yourself eccentric?

  • Yes, extremely so!
  • Yes, somewhat.
  • Not really, but I can be.
  • No.

Have you traveled to Africa before?

  • Yes, as a full time employee.
  • Yes, as an intern.
  • Yes, doing a small project.
  • No, I haven't.

Do you like everybody you meet?

  • Yeah I do!
  • Almost everybody.
  • More like half.
  • No, only a few.

Have you ever been in the military?

  • Yes, for over a year.
  • Yes, for a month to a year.
  • No, but I'd love to.
  • No.

Do you practice martial arts?

  • Yes, I've practiced for years!
  • Yes, moderately.
  • Yes, but only a little.
  • Nope.

Are you a morning person?

  • Yes, extremely so!
  • Yes, somewhat.
  • Not really, but I can be.
  • Nope.

Have you traveled to Vietnam?

  • Yes, for over a month.
  • Yes, for under a month.
  • No, but I'd love to.
  • No.

Do you like going "offline", like camping for extended days?

  • Yes, one of my favorite things!
  • Sure, it can be fun.
  • Haven't tried, but I'd like to.
  • No I don't like it.

Are you a Vegetarian or Vegan?

  • Yes, I'm Vegan.
  • Yes, I'm Vegetarian.
  • No, but I have been.
  • Nope.

Do you often meditate?

  • Yes, every day.
  • Yes, once a week or so.
  • Yes, once in awhile.
  • Nope.

Have you traveled to India?

  • Yes, for over a month.
  • Yes, for under a month.
  • No, but I'd love to.
  • No.
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