Nate Hilscher

About me

I'm Nate Hilscher a Junior Computer Science major at Binghamton University. I enjoy making projects at hackathons and joined this website to look for new projects to work on and for my Software Engineering course this semester. I initially worked in Java and C++ primarily, but have expanded to working in a variety of languages including Ruby, Python, and Javascript.

Here are some projects I've previously worked on:
SaaS Hangman, Watson School of Engineering Binghamton University
Web Application Version of Hangman January 2018
• Worked in a group of three to create a web-application version of the game Hangman following fundamental SaaS
principles to better understand the Model-View-Control software architecture pattern
• Used Test-Driven Development to create the Hangman game object using the RSpec testing tool
• Used Behavior-Driven Development to examine common usage scenarios using the Cucumber testing tool

Leap Motion Project, BrickHack II Rochester Institute of Technology
Rock, Paper, Scissors – Team Leader March 2016
• Researched the API of the Leap Motion infrared controller and experimented with its potential to accurately track hand
gestures used in the classic game: Rock, Paper, Scissors
• Managed a team of two other programmers in brainstorming, scheduling, and task delegation to program and
develop art assets for our technical presentation of our program for the judges at BrickHack II
• Managed all code and art assets on a public GitHub repository across all members of the project

Game Development, HackRPI 2015 Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute
Ross – Team Leader November 2015
• Worked in a team of four to create a two-dimensional side scroller state-based game inspired by the works of artist,
Bob Ross
• Experimented with the Slick2D game library to implement the states for the game as well as basic collision for on
screen entities in the game state
• Presented completed game at the Demonstration Booth at HackRPI 2015 in front of 100-200 people
• Published all finished code, audio, and art to a public GitHub repository

Skills & Technologies

  • JavaScript
  • Node.js
  • Oracle SQL
  • C++
  • C
  • python
  • Java
  • Rails
  • Ruby

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