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My name is Phil Plucinski and I am an aspiring software developer in the Greater New York Area.
I'm currently studying Computer Science at Rutgers University - New Brunswick in the Honors College. My expected graduation date is May 2019.
When I'm not studying or coding, you can find me obsessing over my dog Sasha, eating good food with friends, hitting the gym (at least that's the hope), or just driving around with Car Club friends.
(It's a personal work-in-progress)
Pre-2017 work below
(You have been warned)
This was a project I did while learning Java at an ID Programming Academy summer camp. You play as the main character from Homestuck as he dodges meteors falling from the sky. Probably not the cleanest/most efficient code, given that I wrote it after my freshman summer of high school. But, I had a lot of fun with it. Most of the logic was written by me, with spriting done by my friend Bryan Tiggs.
Technologies Used: Java, StdDraw
Rutgers University - New Brunswick
School of Arts and Sciences, Honors College
Class of 2019
CS GPA: 4.0
|Computer Science Classes|
|Relevant Auxillary Classes|
|Design and Analysis of Computer Algorithms|
|Operting System Design|
|Graduate - Intro to Artificial Intelligence|
|Intro to Macroeconomics - Honors|
|Principles of Programming Languages||A|
|Principles of Information and Data Management||A|
|Advanced Web Design Technologies||A|
|Latin America: An Introduction||A|
|Intro to Discrete Structures||A|
|Honors CS Seminar: Mobile Robotics||S (Pass)|
|Management of Technological Organizations||A|
|General Physics II||B+|
|General Physics II Lab||A|
|Mathematical Theory of Probability||B+|
|General Physics I||A|
|General Physics I Lab||A|
|Intro to Information Technology and Informatics||A|
|Intro to Communication and Information - Honors||A|
|Intro to Linear Algebra||A|
|Byrne Seminar - Data Mining in the Humanities||PA (Pass)|
|Honors College Mission||A|
|Interdisciplinary Honors Seminar - First Three Minutes After The Big Bang||A|
|Nutrition and Health||A|
|Course Wish List (Will I get to it all? Probably not)|
|Graduate - Database Systems Implementation|
|Graduate - Massive Data Storage and Retrieval|
|Distributed Systems: Concepts and Design|
|Intro to Microeconomics|
UnitedHealth Group, Basking Ridge, NJ
Intern - Information Technology, June 2017 - August 2017
- Refactored DB2-Heavy COBOL programs to Java to capitalize on 90% savings associated with a Java-only mainframe processor.
- Added a comment system and LDAP authentication for a webpage using HTML/CSS/JS, PHP, and a MySQL database.
Rutgers Office of Information Technology, New Brunswick, NJ
Dispatch/Lab Consultant, September 2016 - Present
- Provide excellent customer service while maintaining campus computer labs.
- Diagnose internet connectivity issues of patrons in their residences.
- Troubleshoot patrons' laptops and mobile devices in the computer labs.
UnitedHealth Group, Basking Ridge, NJ
Big Data Solutions Intern, June 2016 - August 2016
- Added functinality to the Elasticsearch-based API on a BDPaaS database. Resolved over 20 defects in heavily layered Java code.
- Prototyped a data-masking application for protected health information in Java.
- Wrote a Python script to add information to and format randomly generated test data.
Pet Valu, Edgewater, NJ
Sales Associate, August 2015 - January 2016
- Assisted customers in item selection based on individual needs.
- Provided courteous and professional customer service.
Bergen County Protect and Rescue Foundation, Cliffside Park, NJ
Volunteer, April 2013 - September 2015
- Cared for and nurtured abandoned dogs and cats.
- Listed adoptable pets on Petfinder.
- Raised the shelter profile through effective use of social media.
- Developed volunteer program and organized volunteer database.
|Responsive Web Design Quality Assurance, Summer 2017|
Bergen County Protect & Rescue
|Web Designer, Social Media Coordinator, General Volunteer, 2013-2015|
|Spring 2017; Fall 2016; Spring 2016; Fall 2015|
|General Member, 2015-Present|
RU Car Club
|Vice President, 2017-Present; Event Coordinator, 2015-2017|
RU Honors College Ally
|Senior Mentor, 2017-Present; Mentor, 2016-2017|