Kai Dickinson


Profile


As a graduate of Game Programming and motorcycle racer in the British Superbike paddock, I spend a lot of my time prototyping ideas and playing games. I make games in my free time by myself, or with friends e.g. game jams, group projects, simulators.


Every year I take part in a motorcycle racing championship in the British Superbikes paddock. I enjoy racing because of the constant challenges it brings on and off the circuit. Racing decisions need to be made all the time and sometimes in a fraction of a second, which could be the difference between 1st and 4th. Off the circuit you need a drive to be healthy and ready for your next race, as well as mentally strong to believe you have the ability to do better. Racing is all about self-improvement and always finding something you could do better at. No one can be perfect at everything, but it does not hurt to try.


Techincal skills


- C++ and C#

- Use of Unity, OpenFrameworks, Git, Xcode and VisualStudio

- HTML and CSS

- Javascript

- Python


Education


Goldsmiths University of London [2016 - 2020]

Course - BSc Game Programming (2:1)


City and Islington College

Electronics, Physics and Geography.


Leytonstone School

10 GCSEs A-C : including Maths (A).


Experience


Nautilus International - IT Intern (Part-time 2016-2018)

Responsibilities

- Assisting the IT department in daily tasks, such as: server backup, server security checks etc.

- Answering in office queries daily, such as: hardware and software issues or requests

- Cleaning up CRM database (Microsoft Dynamics 365)

- Creating intranets and HTML launchpads

- Researching subjects for discussion, such as: trends in IT and cloud backups

Skills used/improved

- Verbal and written communication

- Resourcefulness

- Listening

- Existing IT skills

- Quick learning


Tapiit Group - Web Development Intern (Contract during July 2020)

Responsibilities

- Developing requirement specification for each webpage

- Develop design of website pages

- Implement design

- Test, review and finalise with best practices and SEO in mind

Skills used/improved

- Working in fast paced start up environment

- HTML5 and CSS

- Quick learning (ASP.net format and Razor pages)

- Azure DevOps

- Planning and preparation