My name is Dylan Weicker.
I'm an ambitious and optimistic year old software developer based in Vancouver, BC. I am passionate about education, entertainment, and social equality.
My fields of interest are web development, game development, UI design, and artificial intelligence.
My obsession with programming has driven me to independently develop each of these projects from scratch in my spare time.
My father owns a well-established management consultant firm. As a Father's Day gift, I created a website to communicate his company's features and services to potential clients.
I run a Pathfinder table-top role-play campaign. I developed a website to allow my players to easily lookup information regarding the fantasy game world I generated.
Using HTML5's canvas element, I recreated Hasbro's classic boardgame Clue. The game includes 2 AI opponents who navigate the board and gain knowledge as the game progresses.
Creating a character can be one of the most arduous tasks for new players to Pathfinder. To reduce the strain on prospective players, I created this web app to streamline the process.
Introduction to Software Design
functional programming and good coding practices
Novice Software Construction
object oriented programming, design patterns, exceptions, data structures, refactoring, debugging, and testing
Intermediate Software Engineering
specifying, designing and implementing multi-module software systems, asynchronous programming, and UI
Functional and Logic Progamming
Prolog, Haskell, principles of symbolic computing, applications to artificial intelligence
Basic Algorithms and Data Structures
design and analysis of algorithms and data structures, searching & sorting algorithms, graphs, concurrency
design and analysis of algorithms, models of computation, choice of data structures, graph theory
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
problem-solving, planning, state/action models, graph searching, natural language
Introduction to Cognitive Systems
cognitive psychology, linguistics, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, artificial intelligence
Models of Computation
binary, boolean algebra, logic circuits, proofs, sets & relations, finite state machines
Introduction to Computer Systems
software achitecture, operating systems, I/O architectures, hardware, assembly code, multi-threading & asynchronous programming
Computer Hardware and OS
instruction sets, pipelining, code optimization, caching, disk storage, virtual memory, execution time of programs, operating systems
computer networking, basic communication protocols, network infrastructure & routing, distributed applications
reading and analyzing non-fictional writing, including essays, reports, articles and memoirs
study and practice of research based writing, including summaries, comparative essays, persuasive essays, and research papers
Introduction to Creative Writing
practice in multiple genres of writing, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, lyrics, screenplay, and stageplay
Writing for New Media
practice in writing for new media, including podcasts, blogs, websites, games, and online environments
Introduction to Modern Biology
scientific method, genetics, evolution, population growth, ecosystems, infectious diseases, cells, cancer
Structure and Bonding in Chemistry
fundamentals of bonding theorieis and structural chemistry
Energy and Waves
fluids, harmonic oscillator, travelling waves, standing waves, sound, and interference of light waves
Electricity, Light and Radiation
optics, electricity & magnetism, electric circuits, radioactivity
derivatives of elementary functions, applications and modeling: graphing, optimization
antiderivatives, infitite series, partial derivatives, maxima & minima, discrete and continuous random variables
analytic geometry in multiple dimentions, partial and directional derivatives, chain rule, maxima & minima
systems of linear equations, operations on matrices, determinants, diagonalization of symmetric matrices
inferences about means, variances, and alysis of variance using computers, problem formulation, interpretation
Introduction to Probability
basic notions of probability, random variables, expectation and conditional expectation, limit theorems
"Give a man [an eggplant] and he'll eat for a day, teach a man to [tend an eggplant garden] and he'll eat for the rest of the life."
In my opinion, education is the most important asset to humanity. It builds a person's knowledge of the world and empowers them to perform incredible tasks such as sharing insightful new philosophies or creating innovative technologies.
"To teach is to learn twice." That is why I love educating others. I like to create and post multimedia content online to share my knowledge with others. I discuss allyship with my peers to teach them how they can help people and animals who face oppression. And I am always willing to tutor others in fields where I excell, such as math and science.
I hope to use my skills as a software developer to work on a project which helps to educate others.
The best way to engage a person is to entertain them. People are more willing to listen to what you have to say and learn from you if they're having fun along the way.
There are many forms of entertainment that I appreciate. Theatre means a lot to me. I spent years volunteering my time as an actor and starred in three amatuer plays, including Shakespeare's Macbeth. I am obsessed with pop culture. Don't even get me started talking about pop music or the latest Netflix show, I'll never stop. And there's nothing I appreciate more than a dank meme. But the most rudimentary form of entertainment has to be games.
Game development has always been a huge passion of mine. It's what drove me to get started in computer science when I was 12; I wanted to make computer games.
It is my ambition to work as a professional game developer so that I can entertain a large audience.
In a world full of systemic unjustices against marginalized groups, such as the gender wage gap (Canadian women on average earn a significant 13% less than their male counterparts), it's important that we come together to support one another. I believe that as a united society fighting against oppression, we will be less likely to face oppression ourselves. The more love we put out into the world, the more love we can expect the world to show to us.
I promote equality.
I want to work on a project which will provide me with a platform to promote equality.
I am passionate about web development.
Web development is important.
I can do web development.
I am passionate about UI Design.
UI Design is important.
I can do UI Design.
I am passionate about game development.
Game development is important.
I can do game development.
I am passionate about AI.
AI is important.
I can do AI.