About Me

My name is Nichimg008olas Vardy. I am a graduate software developer, with an Honours degree in Computer Games Programming. I primary work with C++ and Visual Studio, but also have experience in C#, C, Java, and Objective-C, and am capable of quickly picking up new languages when I need to.

I am a highly motivated programmer, with meticulous attention to detail. I am currently seeking a challenging position in the software development where I can utilise and improve the skills I learnt at University and in my spare time.

Education and Qualifications

De Montfort University, Leicester
BSc (Hons) Computer Games Programming 2010 – 2014

Abingdon and Witney College, Oxfordshire
BTEC National Diploma for Information Technology Practitioners 2008 – 2010
Level 1 Certificate in IT Systems Support – PC Maintenance
Level 1 Introduction to Desktop Publishing

Burford Secondary School 2003 – 2008

Areas of Expertise

OpenGL (C++)
XNA (C#)
Java (Android Development Tools)
Visual Studio
SQL (MSSQL, MySQL, Oracle)
UML Modelling (Eclipse)
Objective-C (iOS)
Visual Basic.NET
Autodesk Maya

Work Experience

Thinking Software – November 2015 – Ongoing
1st level technical support analyst, providing support for the Rota Horizon Time and Attendance software.

The App Experts – November – December 2014
4 week intensive training course in iOS development

Gusto Games – July 2010
Work experience at Gusto Games, near Banbury in Oxfordshire, in the Design department. Primarily testing a new golf game for the PC and XBox 360, keeping an eye out for any bugs and reporting them to co-workers , so they could implement changes to fix the bugs.

CETA – July 2007 and April 2008
Working in the Software Development department of an insurance company, using Visual Basic.NET. This was part of my work experience in year 10 at Secondary School. I was invited back the following year during the school holidays for further work experience.