Luke Meppem
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About Me

Hello there! My name is Luke!

I enjoy playing / making video games, programming, technical stuff and logic puzzles.
I enjoy being creative with my work, and often create small utility programs to aid me.

I enjoy creative / open world video games, such as Minecraft, Garry’s Mod, and Factorio, although, I do also enjoy strategy and dungeon crawler games.

While I do enjoy general programming, I would like to progress more into video game development.

 

Skills and knowledge

Please see the Projects above if you wish to view my development demos.

Programming

I have used Unity, Unreal and Gamemaker to develop video games.

I use visual studio as my main development tool, as I most often work in C#.
I know how to develop with Git, and have used other programs such as eclipse and IntelliJ when developing mods.

I know how to develop in C#, Java, Javascript / HTML / CSS, and Python, as well as connect and utilise SQL Databases.
I have knowledge and experience with Angular, Lua, C++, but wouldn’t call myself “fluent” in how to use them.

Other software

I have some experience with 3D modelling and rigging, as well as CAD software to use on a laser cutter.
I have used 3DS Max and Blender for 3D modelling, as well as using Adobe Fuse to create characters.

I know how to use photo editing / creation software, such as Photoshop and Gimp.

Past Experiences

I studied at Cambridge Regional College on their Level 3 BTEC Games Development course from 2015 - 2017, and I passed an Extended Diploma with Distinction / Distinction / Merit.

During my course, I went to have work experience with Software Applications Ltd (SoftApps) multiple times, more than what was required for the course (six weeks in total). I then proceeded to start working with them after my course, as an Apprentice Junior Developer.

This apprenticeship started October 2017, and is utilising the education of Firebrand.
Firebrand provides me with knowledge and support, as well training courses and examinations which I get an official qualifications from.
I am currently completing the Level 4 Software Developer Apprenticeship, and expect to finish at the end of March.

I did volunteer work with Untangled 2017 and 2018. Untangled is a week long development experience for teenagers run by NeonTribe. It aims to simulate a week of building and developing a multiplayer game with python. You can read more about it here; and the github repo here.

I can provide full document scans on request, including GCSE’s from High School, as well as provide my College course project files if wanted.

References

Paul Thornton

Director / Lead software developer for Software Applications Ltd

paul@softapps.co.uk


Micheal Killick

Course tutor at Cambridge Regional College

mkillick@camre.ac.uk


Jonathan Knight

Firebrand tutor / representative

jknight@firebrandtraining.com