Valerie T. Heyerdahl


3099 Uplands Dr. #42
Ottawa, ON, K1V 9T6
(613) 791-0182
valerie.taylor.heyerdahl@gmail.com

EDUCATION
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON
Bachelor of Information Technology
> Interactive Multimedia Design (Nov 2018)

Algonquin College, Ottawa, ON
> Interactive Media Development (Nov 2018)

EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE
  • 2018 (Summer/Fall, 6 months) C# Programmer for Carleton University
    • Used Skills in: C#, and Unity. Developed user performance measuring software for a research project. This involved integrating a custom piece of hardware into a VR environment, and developing efficient and accurate recording and tracking of user input. I was then involved in extrapolating the data into useful and insightful results.

PROJECTS
  • By The Numbers Prototype – VR Painting Game [Oct 2016 – Dec 2016]
    • Used Skills in: C#, Unity, and Team Management. Created a passion project game midway through my team’s senior project for our classmates.
  • Choleric Vision – Senior Project – VR Horror Game with integrated Heart Beat Sensor [March 2016 – March 2017]
    • Used Skills in: C#, Scrum, Unity. Lead programmer on an immersive 3D VR horror game with positive critical reception at CGX2017.
  • HaptoBend Research: VR Haptic Device – User Performance Analysis Software [Contract, July 2018 – Dec 2018]
    • Used Skills in: C#, Graphics, Visualization, Unity. I made software to measure the differences in 3D space between a user controlled device and its counterpart in the physical world.
  • Twitch Bot – An interactive Python bot with integration to external REST APIs [2019]
    • Used Skills in: Python, REST, Multithreading. A bot for twitch.tv in Python which integrates with the Spotify REST API.
My Projects with further breakdown here

SKILLS
  • Adept with: C#, Unity
  • Working Knowledge of: C++, Java, Python, JSON, XML, CSS, HTML
  • Skills in: RESTful APIs, multithreading, unit testing
  • Educated & Practiced in: Agile processes such as Scrum and Kanban, and experience with managing teams
  • Experienced with: Git, Trello, Slack, and other software and organizational tools

REFERENCES AVAILABLE ON REQUEST