"My favorite moments
               are always the surprises."
                      - Jared Leto

WHO AM I?

Hey there!

My name is Ricardo Castillo and I'm an international student at The University of Texas at San Antonio.
I was born in Torreon, Coahuila, Mexico where I grew up until I was 19. Currently, I'm getting my Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, with a double concentration in Software Engineering and Cyber Security.
I'm very passionate about technology and learning. Similarly, I enjoy designing and innovating when applicable. If given the opportunity, I enjoy teaching people about computers and what you can do with them.
A few of my hobbies include project development, swimming, graphic design, playing drums, coding, traveling, hiking, and outdoors.
I'm a full-time student, but I work part-time at StudentConnect, UTSA, where I learned most of my skills and had hand-to-hand experience with troubleshooting, managing computer labs, and hardware.


On this website you may learn more about me and browse my projects!










“I count on Ricardo to help us with new programs or unusual challenges as he will eagerly be a self-taught pro within just a few days.”

– James Lee, Systems Analyst II, The University of Texas at San Antonio



RESUME

CARREER GOAL

Achieve a start-up position related to my field where I can apply my quick learning skills and promote Computer Science in youth.

EDUCATION

The University of Texas at San Antonio

  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science (Graduation: May 2019)
    • Current GPA: 3.3
    • Relevant Courses Taken
    •    Systems Programming    Application Programming    Artificial Intelligence
    •    Entterprise Software Engineering    Operating Systems    User Interfaces
    •    Unix and Network Security    Computer and Information Security
    •    Cryptography    Programing Languages    Distributed and Cloud Security

SKILLS

  • Programming Language Fluency
  •    C    Python    perl    Java    HTML    CSS
  •    C++    Java    Unix    AndroidStudio    PowerShell
  • Language Literacy
  • |    Fluency in English & Spanish
  • Design & Illustration
  • |   Proficient with Adobe Illustrator and Premiere Pro software
  • |   Experienced with Sony Vegas, AutoCAD and Adobe Photoshop
  • Distinguishable problem-solving skills, including system trouble shooting and tech repair/restore
  • Virtuous in patience, honesty, and team playing

WORK EXPERIENCE

  • StudentConnect at The University of Texas at San Antonio (April 2016 - Present)
    • |    Tech Support Specialist: provided advanced tech support and customer service for UTSA students
    • |    Creative Content Development: managed social media pages and created related content daily
    • |    Hands-on experience helping imaging systems, lab management and testing new applications and environments for UTSA
  • Tutoring Highschool Students: Volunteer
    • |    Taught students in learning programming languages (C++ and scripting) and computer logic

ACTIVITIES AND HONORS

  • Organizations
    • MAES Latinos in Science and Engineering, UTSA (Fall 2017 - Present)
    • |     Webmaster: manage, update and maintain the organization’s website
    • Roadrunner Swimming, UTSA (Fall 2016 - Fall 2017)
    • |     Webmaster & Secretary: created and managed the organization website and maintained integrity within the team
    • Odyssey Magazine, UTSA (Summer 2016 - Spring 2017)
    • |     Creative Content Creator: wrote several articles (mostly tech related) currently found at Odyssey.com
  • Volunteer Activities
    • Alamo Junior Academy of Science 2016 @Robert E. Lee Highschool
    • |     Volunteer Judge in Computer Science Presentations
    • DATAcon 2016 @Roosevelt Highschool
    • |     Volunteer Judge & Held Youth Code Jam Table
    • RowdyHacks 2016 @UTSA
    • |     Volunteer at UTSA's First Official Hackathon
  • Highschool Highlights
    • FIRST Robotics Competition 2015 (tCats 5526)
    • |     Mexico Regional Rookie All-Star Award
    • |     Mexico Regional Entrepeneurship Award
    • |     Championship Rookie All-Star Award (St. Louis, MO)
    • Student of the Year 2013-2014 Award in Computer Science
    • Student of the Year 2014-2015 Award in British Literature
    • Head of Tutoring Department (Student Counseling)





PROJECTS




CONTACT ME

You may email me at rickycastillo1140@hotmail.com or find/message me on social media!