Tiernan Watson

Overview

My name is Tiernan and I'm currently a computer science student at University College London (UCL). After graduation I want to break into the games industry as a programmer.

I am proficient in C/C++ and C#. Other languages I can use include Python, Java and Haskell. I have 2-3 years experience with object-oriented techniques, and make sure to follow all good design practices that I am aware of.

Personality-wise, I always push myself. This could be seen in high school when I took 5 A-Levels (and self-taught one of them). It can also been seen now in university, as I want every project to be great and aim to get the best outcome possible.

Work Experience

Project Fizzyo (Summer 2018)

I spent the summer of 2018 working alongside the UCL Institute of Child Health and Microsoft software engineers to debug and improve the games that were developed for Project Fizzyo. This project aims to improve the enjoyment and adherence of airway clearance treatment for kids living with cystic fibrosis.

The games I debugged and added features to were built in Unity and programmed in C#. I participated in weekly stand-up meetings in the style of SCRUM, where I received feedback from Microsoft software engineers. I also received feedback from game developers at the BBC.

The NHS trial is planned to start soon after the summer.

Projects

URaider (2017-2018)

This solo project is a fully-featured action-adventure game framework for Unity that has climbing, combat, swimming, inventory and interactions. I implemented my own physics equations and gained experience in 3D animation.

Demo Download: Click here

Square Platformer (2017)

This Python project was to demonstrate my ability to create platforming mechanics and create a simple custom controller on an Arduino. The background changes based on room lighting to help avoid eye-strain.

Interests

What I'm Reading...

Game Engine Architecture Mathematics for 3D Game Programming

What I've Read...

C++ programming principles and practice PHP, MySQL and Javascript

Contact

I am happy to hear about internship opportunities.

You can reach me via my email: tiernan@tiernanwatson.com