Clara Nguyen

C & C++ Developer / Web Programmer / Teaching Assistant


Portfolio

I am an undergraduate at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville currently working on a degree in Computer Science alongside a minor in Japanese. I have been programming since I was six years old. My passion is to write applications that serve to make people's lives easier.
Information

Name: Clara Nguyen
Age: 21 years old
Location: Knoxville, Tennessee, USA
Email (School): ssmit285@vols.utk.edu
Email (Work): clara@claranguyen.me
Phone: +1 (865) 696-0544


Education
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
January 2014 - Present
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
  • 3.3 Overall GPA; 3.3 Major GPA
  • Dean's List: Fall 2017
Technical Skills
Programming Languages
  • C, C++, C#, HTML, JavaScript, Node.JS, CSS, PHP, MySQL, Python, Coffeescript, Java, Z80, ARM (v7 and v8)
Software
  • Microsoft Office, Git, GameMaker: Studio, Visual Studio, Adobe After Effects, Cinema 4D, GIMP, FL Studio
Additional Skills
  • Low level programming, Audio and Video Editing and Mastering, Content Creation (for YouTube), Problem Solving
Experience
Teaching Assistant
University of Tennessee, Knoxville
August 2016 - Present
Assisted in teaching the fundamentals of the C++ programming language to students. Successfully became a reliable resource for students needing assistance with programming, problem solving, and troubleshooting. Created a website as a 24/7 resource for additional programming tips and help relative to material and assignments given to students.
Projects
Project RX
Successor to "Keyboard Hero". Contacted music composers to obtain multitrack masters, including the composer of the music for the popular puzzle game "Bejeweled 2". Broke the audio up into individual sounds, which allow players to literally "interact" with the music.
SpeakEz
Application for mobile phones for practicing speech and detecting filler words such as "um" and "ah". The application is aimed at helping judges count filler word usage in speeches at Toastmasters international competitions.
CN_GL
A web library created in under 52 hours completely from scratch that wraps around WebGL. Tries to make WebGL programming easier by hiding most details and using a much more friendly and object-oriented way to code up WebGL applications. Created numerous tech-demos for it. Renders entire environments completely in a web browser.
Handy/CNDS
C library containing generic-typed data structures inspired by C++ such as Vectors, Lists, Maps, etc. Written for the C GNU89 standard. Also contains functions which make common tasks easier to code up in a much more reasonable amount of time.
Note/It
Web-Application for taking notes and making flashcard quizzes to aid college students in studying and planning.
Keyboard Hero
Indie Rhythm Game mimicking Guitar Hero and Rock Band gameplay mechanics, featuring high quality multitrack audio which had to be obtained by asking music artists directly for separated instrument stems of their music.

Has 59,000+ views and 14,000+ plays on Gamejolt. Mostly high ratings.
Musical Compositions
From 2015 until now, I have released 3 music albums composed with FL Studio. Those albums are "Concept of Mind", "ZONE", and "Memory". Each album contains 8-10 tracks, all composed, mixed, and mastered by me. "Memory" was mastered in both Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound. All of my music is on Soundcloud and Bandcamp for free listening.
CN_MW2SM
Tool written in C and C++ with WinPCap and Microsoft's cpprestsdk libraries. Extracts player info from UDP packets while playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and allows hosts to kick other players from a lobby. This is a tool written strictly to deal with hackers who constantly use aimbots or other tools to ruin the multiplayer experience.
YouTube Channel
Founded DERPGProductions, a YouTube channel partnered with Zoomin.TV. Has nearly 1000 subscribers and home to some videos with over 100,000 views. Gaming-oriented YouTube channel that aims to provide viewers with strictly 1080p or higher quality gameplay footage. Also hosts other random videos with the same quality standard.
Connect on Social Media
Get to know me! I am all over the internet. I try to make it as easy as possible to find me on search engines all over the web. Want to get started? Google up "iDestyKK", or click any of these social media logos: