About Me

Geordy Paul Williams

Welcome to my website! Here, you'll be able to see my online Resume icon resume, checkout my Projects icon projects, and learn about some of my interests on my Blog icon blog.

I'm a Software Engineer with experience in User Experience Design and Full Stack Web Development. Currently, I'm studying computer science at Kansas State University where I'll be graduating in May 2018.

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Current Work

  • I'm working on a research project under the guidance of Dr. Mitchell Neilsen, a professor at K-State. We're working with the iPlant Collaborative to share biological data for high-throughput phenotyping. My focus is on creating a wiki-style web server where users can share their own projects and algorithms.
  • I'm an organizer for CoderDojo MHK (Manhattan, KS), a free programming club where K-12 students can learn how code.

Recent Accomplishments

  • Interned with Visa in Austin, TX doing both full stack web development and UI design (Summer 2017).
  • Organized an event called Engineering A Dream where middle school students come to K-State's campus for a full day of engineering activities. Increased attendance to 28 students which was 3x more than the previous year (Spring 2017).
  • Completed Udacity's Full Stack Web Developer Nanodegree (Winter 2016).
  • Founded a CoderDojo in my college town with my roommates. Once a month, K-12 students come to our campus and learn how to code for free (Fall 2016).

Why Computer Science?

I became interested in the field because of my interest in video games. In high school, soccer and video games were (and still are) my favorite pastimes. But I didn't just enjoy playing video games, I also had fun learning about how they were developed and the industry as a whole. My friends would tease me saying I read about video games a lot more than I actually played them.

When deciding my major, computer science was an obvious choice for me because even if I didn't end up in the video game industry, the field as a whole was fascinating to me. Taking my first classes in college assured me I had picked the right major as it was the first time I was genuinely excited to learn in the classroom.

Today, what I enjoy most about computer science is how I get to work with my strengths in strategic thinking and problem solving along with my values for learning and creativity.