About Patrick

From a very young age I have always loved to design and build things. Legos and Erector Sets were my favorite toys. In the fifth grade, a few friends and I wanted to design and build a model rocket that could go into space, though we never achieved our lofty goal, we very much enjoyed the process of designing the rocket and building small models of it.

That passion to design and build has only grown since then. I elected to go into the field of computer science because it is one place where creativity and passion can truly thrive. I am a massive supporter of open source software and the ideals that come along with it. I hope to one day create a company that boasts a Linux based operating system that has the ability to compete head to head with Microsoft and Apple.

Skills


I have a wide range of programming skills, everything from Linux server automation through shell scripting, to web development, to wireless sensor networks. Below are lists of languages, frameworks, and tools that I use most frequently.

  • Programming Skills

    • Python
    • Java
    • Shell Script
    • Arduino
    • Ruby
    • HTML
    • CSS, SCSS
    • JavaScript
  • Libraries and Frameworks

    • Flask
    • Matplotlib
    • JavaFX
    • Ruby on Rails
    • JQuery
    • Bootstrap
  • Tools

    • Doxygen
    • Sphinx
    • Maven
    • Gradle
    • Clonezilla

College


I enrolled at Marshall University in 2015 and am projected to graduate as part of the class of 2019 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science.

High School


I attended Herbert Hoover High School in Clendenin, WV. I attended Hoover from 2011 until I graduated in 2015.

  • Academic Honors

    • Graduated Highest Honors with a 4.52 GPA
    • Graduated 4th in class
    • Named most likely to succeed by the Class of 2015
    • Named Student of the Month numerous times
    • Graduated as an AP Scholar for completing 3 Advanced Placement Tests
    • Recieved recognition for completing over 500 hours of community service
  • Extracurricular Activities

    • Yearbook Photographer 2013 - 2015
    • Archery Team 2012 - 2015
    • Miscelanious Computer Repair/Trouble Shooting
    • United States Civil Air Patrol
    • Air Force Junior Office Reserve Training Corps (AFJROTC)