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Carson McManus

About Me

I write software, create websites, maintain my open-source projects. I also competed in the CyberPatriot computer security competition.

I've been writing code since I was 10 years old, when my friend introduced me to Small Basic. After finishing a few tutorials, I fell in love and started to make my own stuff. I just worked on whatever I thought was the coolest.

I love making cool stuff. That's why I have experience in so many different areas of programming. From smart phone apps, to network programming, to graphics programming, to machine learning, to game programming, I've done it all. But out of all of that, I enjoy backend work more than frontend. I love being able to let others use my work and be appreciated for it.

That being said, most of my projects aren't open source because I have high standards for myself. I only want to put out my best work, and if I don't think something I've made is good, I don't publish it.

Skills

9 Years of Self Taught Programming Experience
  • C# Fluent ● ● ● ● ●
  • git Fluent ● ● ● ● ●
  • Python Fluent ● ● ● ● ●
  • FL Studio Competent ● ● ● ● ○
  • Linux Competent ● ● ● ● ○
  • Ruby on Rails Competent ● ● ● ● ○
  • Security Competent ● ● ● ● ○
  • Unity Competent ● ● ● ● ○
  • Visual Studio Competent ● ● ● ● ○
  • 3DS Max Comfortable ● ● ● ○ ○
  • Bash Comfortable ● ● ● ○ ○
  • Express JS Comfortable ● ● ● ○ ○
  • Node.js Comfortable ● ● ● ○ ○
  • Sysadmin Comfortable ● ● ● ○ ○
  • Vue.js Comfortable ● ● ● ○ ○
  • XNA/MonoGame Comfortable ● ● ● ○ ○
  • Java Capable ● ● ○ ○ ○
  • Javascript Capable ● ● ○ ○ ○
  • Machine Learning Capable ● ● ○ ○ ○
  • Ruby Capable ● ● ○ ○ ○
  • XAML Familiar ● ○ ○ ○ ○

Work Experience

IBM
Global Technology Services
Innovation Intern
Summer 2019 (June - August)

Education

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ
Class of 2022
Atkins Academic & Technology High School, Winston-Salem, NC
Grades 9-12
Graduated summa cum laude
North Carolina Academic Scholar
  • Tech Talent South
    8-week community program during 11th grade to learn Ruby and Ruby on Rails

Recognition

Community Service

  • Lifelong member of New Philadelphia Moravian Church
  • Church Youth Group – service projects, fundraising
  • Church Audio Technician
  • In-school service to assist administrators and support program to provide dress code clothing to under-privileged students