My name is Shaquille Johnson, and I'm a senior studying Computer Science at the University of Notre Dame. I have a strong interest in computer security and networks and I'm a lover of Linux and the freedom it gives. In fact I am an active member of my schools Linux User Group and often give advice and talks on building web applications. I grew up in many places and I'm a firm believer that if you stop growing, you die.
I think that Computer Science, moreso than many other fields, has the chance to change the world in a way that reaches the most people and absolutely changes everything that they do. I think that with Computer Science I can do so much more to change the world and have a positive impact on the lives of people.
When I was 18 I saved 5 different people as a Life Guard. One kid I saved at least 3 times.
When I was 16 I started living alone.
When I was 15 I went to my first hackathon! I've been to about a dozen since.
And I moved 13 times before I was 13 years old. If you want to know anything about me, just ask!
Solved hard, important problems.
Created Go web applications that would be more reliable and scalable to replace current outdated php applications.
Worked on a variety of Projects including building new applications in Ember/Django, creating web crawlers to mine metadata for an NSF research repository and redesigning backend data structures to expand on new features.
Independently built projects that could be seen as having a positive impact on campus life in some way. Projects included location sensing phone applications using iBeacons, room mapping software using Google Project Tango, and innovation of social platforms utilizing virtual reality.
Built Matlab models that would locate the agriculturally best place for drainage ponds to be placed. Participated in many meetings and beauracratic processes to engage with the community and leadership.