My name is Robert Saunders, a creative and self-motivated computer engineering student at Queen's University in Kingston. I have always been driven to build tools that excel other people’s lives and have a deep passion for technology. Over the past few years I have been given opportunities that have exposed me to the technologies that fuel our planet and I want to be a part of them. We live in a world that revolves around technology so what better time to continue to grow and inspire each other with the creative minds we were given. Everyone is unique and brings something different to the table, I bring a desire to learn, innovate, and grow, making sure to have fun while I do it.Download Resume
My strongest programming language
Precompiled style sheets and responsive websites all the way
Interactivity is the forefront of a fantastic experience
Exposure to the world wide web is rewarding
Saved my bacon a few too many times
Pixel perfect design, my favorite design tool
Learning backend web technologies
Single page applications are really fast, I want more
Servers make things happen, I want to know how
During my time at Verax I was given a unique opportunity to work at a sister company to develop assistive technology for people living with cognitive impairment and their caregivers. Largely due to limited resources, I took a senior position in the development of the application and worked closely with a fellow developer, project manager and a limited quality assurance team. My work was largely comprised of writing Objective-C code, performing tests and actively contributing to the system architecture. In my most recent work term I took on a project manager role, in which I met with clients, defined and presented release requirements, designed user interfaces and tailored the user experience to our older audience.
Recently I was appointed the role of Director of Information Technology in the Queen’s University Engineering Society. This position involves managing the entire IT infrastructure for the society, representing the entire engineering faculty on multiple information technology committees and working collaboratively with the other members of the executive team to meet long term goals. Since taking on the position the infrastructure has been transitioned entirely into the cloud, a support ticketing system has been implemented, student involvement in IT related teams has increased by 240%, a system status page has been created and a server monitoring system has been implemented.
As a skiing instructor, I was responsible for teaching a group of ten 8 to 11-year-old children the fundamentals of skiing. Being certified as a CSIA Level II Ski Instructor and a CSCF Level I Ski Coach allowed me to define and create exercises specific to certain group members skiing style. Group members were taught in a friendly environment and parent interaction enabled me to interact with varying types of people.
Academically, I am currently a second year computer engineering student at Queen’s University. I was awarded the Queen's Excellence Entrance Scholarship. I am taking courses that further develop my problem solving, communication, time management and technical skills. Some of the courses I am taking or have taken can be seen below: