I will be taking a gap year, until September 2021 when I plan to go to university in the UK. I am looking to study Engineering, Data Science or something in that realm. Currently I have not decided what exactly I wish to study and my hope is that I can gain insight into these industries through work experience during my gap year.
My experience in programming goes back many years, when I first started programming with an Arduino microcontroller (a language based on C/C++) around the age of 12. To this day, the Arduino platform remains one of my most used programming languages. Since then, I have continued to advance my programming and technical knowledge and skills.
I am currently taking the IBM Data Science Professional Certificate online. This course is intended to be an introduction into data science, and includes skills such as SQL & Python, data collection, preparation, modelling & evaluation, machine learning, data visualisation and many more.
I recently created a Google Chrome Extension for Google Classroom. During the Covid-19 Lockdown, many schools use Google Classroom to provide work to students. This Chrome Extension collates all a students notifications and assignments, and displays them on a helpful dashboard when they open a new tab. As yet, ClassTab has over 100 installs, less than a month after release.
My first tech crew experience was with lighting. I have gained significant experience in all aspects of theatrical and event lighting, including plays, musicals, concerts, discos and more.
In 2016, I was hired as the lighting designer, programmer and operator for a school musical production. During that work, I learned a lot about programming a lighting show under strict time constraints, as well as working independently.
Although Lighting was my first skill in AV/Tech Crew, I have gone on to specialise in many other areas of Tech Crew.
As a musician, it was natural for me to be interested in sound. I have worked on sound in many events, in many capacities.
My skills include:
I have operated the sound board for numerous live events, including concerts and plays, with up to 64 audio channels being used, including individually mic’ing a 28 piece orchestra. I also play many instruments and have a very good knowledge of physics. My unique position, as a musician, physics student and sound engineer, allows me to combine my knowledge of music and music theory, with my knowledge of sound/acoustics and electronics, to very easily plan, setup and mix sound systems.
Over the last 3 years, I have worked a lot in video production in Tech Crew. This includes directing and coordinating live video broadcasts, with up to 7 cameras.
My skills include:
Tech Crew has been a crucial part of my life, over the last 6 years. It has taught me many skills, both technical and personal.
Here are just a few of the skills tech crew has taught me