I am Zachary Yaro, a 21-year-old game and software designer and developer with a quote, GIF, fandom reference, or pun for almost any situation.
I enjoy programming, level design, and user interface/user experience design, and I have extensive experience and skills in those areas. I also enjoy drawing, 3D modeling, and 2D and 3D animation. In my spare time, I am a wave fanatic, Nintendo and PC gamer, poi spinner, sci-fi and fantasy nerd, actor, cosplayer, and parody lyric writer, among other things.
Java, GWT, and MySQL work on Brazen Connect Summer 2015
Co-op application engineer
Front-end web programming for Primavera Prime 14.2
Web design teacher
Taught intro. HTML, CSS, and JS to students Summer 2013
Client-side web programmer
Web frontend game screen implementation
August 2011-September 2012
PHP and web frontend work on Intranet2, Node.js and web frontend work on Intranet 3
September 2010-June 2012
Game design and programming teacher
Taught game development in LOGO and Java
Python and YUI frontend work on file syncing application
Additionally, in high school I co-founded Inverted Productions, a small game development group.
Rochester Institute Of Technology (RIT)
Class of 2016
Thomas Jefferson High School For Science And Technology (TJHSST)
Class of 2012Voted #1 in the country from the year before I started until the year after I left. Coincidence? Yeah, probably...
(Ordered by proficiency and preference)
e.g., Git, Slack, JIRA, JetBrains IDEs
e.g., Material, Holo, Human Interface, Windows Universal Platform
Level editors and SDKs
e.g., Unity, Source/Hammer
e.g., responsive design, ECMAScript 6
“Many people would sooner die than think. In fact they do.” —Bertrand Russell
“The longer anyone spends on earth, the closer we all get to becoming superfluous characters.” —Joseph Gordon-Levitt
“There is no passion to be found playing small - in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” —Nelson Mandela
“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” —Gandhi
“If you're not amused by what goes on in the world on a regular basis, it's your own fault.” —Shane Torbert