I'm Nick Coleman


Student  |  Athlete  |  Creator


And an incredibly inexperienced web-designer who managed to use 6 years of programming experience to make this website work. Enjoy!

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Student

Penn State Erie, The Behrend College

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Graduation 2021, GPA 4.00
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Penn State Behrend is a branch campus of The Pennsylvania State University that offers an ABET accredited computer science program.

Academic Experience

Relevant Coursework

  • Introduction to Programming Techniques
  • Intermediate Programming
  • Digital Design
  • Object-Oriented Programming with Web-Based Applications
  • Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science
  • Technical Writing (With an Engineering Focus)
  • Physics: Mechanics
  • Physics: Electricity and Magnetism
  • Microeconomic and Macroeconomic Analysis
  • Calculus with Analytical Geometry I, II, III

Athlete

Penn State Behrend Lions

Track and Cross Country 2017 - 2019

Personal Records
  • 60m: 7.60
  • 200m: 23.21
  • 400m: 50.84
  • 8,000m: 30:03.0
  • 4x200m Relay: 1:32.47
  • 4x400m Relay: 3:26.61
  • Colonial States Ahletic Conference Record Holder in the 4x400m Relay 2018

Norwin Knights

Track and Cross Country 2014 - 2017

Personal Records
  • 60m: 7.72
  • 200m: 23.49
  • 400m: 49.03
  • 5,000m: 17:49.0
  • 4x100m Relay: 42.94
  • 4x400m Relay: 3:18.26
  • PIAA 4x400m Relay Champion 2017
  • PIAA 400m 9th Place 2017

Creator

C++

Ticket-Counter Program

One of my favorite creations from my Freshman year was a program that simulates a receipt tracking application. The program uses a custom-built linked-list to keep track of the movie tickets bought by individuals. The application then prints a receipt.

Challenges Encountered
  • Developing a linked-list that is capable of inserting, deleting, searching, printing, appending, and retrieving
  • Developing custom linked-list operations such as determining whether a customer has purchased four or more tickets
Java

Java World Database Interface

The most challenging application I've created was an application using Maven and the JDBC that allowed a user to search and modify an SQLite database consisting of information on world countries, languages, and cities.

Challenges Encountered
  • Figuring out how to properly write the queries to retrieve the correct ResultSets
  • Combing through three tables of all of the world's countries, languages, and cities to validate program output
  • Correctly updating the necessary database fields when a user submits an edit
  • Balancing a comfortable user experience while efficiently solving the complex problem
  • Being able to not massacre the database's contents with bad code (Backups required)
VHDL

Arithmetic Logic Unit

My Digital Design course and lab is presenting unique challenges: in this instance, we needed to create an ALU that is capable of adding, subtracting, logical ANDing, and logical ORring two 4-Bit numbers.

Challenges Encountered
  • Writing VHDL code that does not fry our FPGA design board
  • Figuring out how to utilize our Ripple-Carry-Adder to form the Subtractor
  • Successfully implementing a multiplexer to allow the user to choose which operation is performed
  • Writing the full circuit schematic of our 4-Bit ALU
  • Finishing the project in 4 hours of lab-time
C++

Java

VHDL