I started coding Minecraft mods in the Summer of 2017 using my minimal prior Java knowledge. My first mod was a mod called "Quickplay," which to this day, is my most popular mod with tens of thousands of users. Some of my other Minecraft mods:
Screenshot of Quickplay Minecraft Mod
I joined the Hypixel Karaoke team sometime in 2015. Not long after, I became a team leader , taking on the role of furthering team resources and creating whatever content is needed by the team.
This is one of the biggest projects I have taken on, and the team's web panel allows for things such as (but not limited to!) full singing signup management, team communication systems, an automated Hypixel Housing integration, and Discord user authentication.
Screenshot of the team's private dashboard for handling events
In January of 2016, the Hypixel network released their new advanced Minecraft cheat detection system called Watchdog. Initially, there was an API that provided data that was limited to the number of bans it executed in the last 60 seconds. That was it.
This was the inspiration for creating my website, Watchdogger. It was designed to track every minute of Watchdog's bans and store them in a database, for long-term tracking. I've used this data to create a website listing Watchdog's accomplishments.
I was born in 1999 in Virginia as an only child. Throughout my childhood I was a very shy person and usually kept to myself. I found it easier to interact with others over the internet. Dealing with them so much, computers began enthrall me. I am currently 20 years old.
In 2012, I worked with my dad to build my first desktop computer from the ground up. This experience considerably expanded my interests in computers. It was like a (very expensive) LEGO kit! I consider this to be the main event that sparked my interests in the computer science and computer engineering fields.
I started to learn programming at the early age of 13. Websites were fascinating to me and I wanted to make my own, so I set out to learn HTML. It didn't take long to get it under my belt, and not long after, I started learning my first programming language, PHP. Up until university, I was a fully self-taught programmer.
I started volunteering for the Hypixel Minecraft Network in 2014 as a "JR Helper". Since then
I've climbed the ladder up to the highest volunteer position available, which I've held
for over four years.
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I graduated highschool in June of 2017. Despite the challenges along the way, I became the first student of my highschool to graduate with an advanced diploma.
As an intermediary between graduating highschool and attending a four year university, I decided to take a year off and take classes at my local community college. This proved beneficial for me as it allowed me to adjust to the academic environment of college before moving away.
I started attending Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the 2018 Fall semester, located in Troy, NY. I am currently studying Computer Science and plan on minoring in Philosophy.div.tl-item