Matt Elek Harris

I am a high school student with a passion for web development, coding, robotics, music, and swimming. I enjoy problem-solving and working with a team to achieve a common goal.

I have a desire to learn everything that I can about coding and computers, and I'm primarily self-taught. I've learned most of what I know about programming from messing around, and often, messing things up. Yet somehow, I always manage to fix everything. Knock on wood.

When I'm not learning some new technology or messing up the WiFi, I spend my free time outdoors and with my two dogs. During the warmer months, I enjoy hiking, biking, and competitive swimming. In the winter, I can be found skiing or reading.

Experience

Lifeguard

Stonybrook Swim Club

July 2018 - Present

Intern work

Web Developer

Volant Web Design

August 2017 - Present

Web Developer

Lara Photography

June 2018 - Present

Assistant

Cyber Robotics Learning

July 2017 - August 2017

Volunteer work

Foster

Southern Paws Inc.

Serve as a foster family to puppies coming to New Jersey from southern kill shelters.

Assist at the rescue facility.

August 2014 - Present

Acolyte

Christ Episcopal Church

Serve as an Acolyte, and perform a variety of duties.

Began Head Acolyte role in September 2018

August 2015 - Present

Volunteer

Family Promise

Skills

Programming Languages
Tools
Workflow
  • Mobile-First, Responsive Design
  • Cross Browser Testing & Debugging

Certifications

  • American Red Cross   American Red Cross certified for Lifeguarding/First Aid/CPR/AED
    • Completed on 07/21/2018
    • Valid for 2 Years
    • Certificate ID: GWHCPS
    • Verify

Awards

HIPE Robotics, FIRST LEGO League Team 15651 (2016-2017)

I was a member of HIPE, a five member robotics team, that progressed to the FIRST World Championship in St. Louis in 2017. We came in second place for Research Innovation.

  • World Championship, St. Louis (04/2017)
    • 2nd Place - Research Innovation
  • New Jersey State Championship (12/10/2016)
    • 1st Place - Champion's Award
  • Northern New Jersey Bergen Brickfest Qualifying Tournament (11/19/2016)
    • 1st Place - Champion's Award
    • 1st Place - Robot Performance

Patents

  • U.S. Patent Number: 10,118,847
    Title: STRUCTURES FOR THE REDUCTION OF WATER IMPURITIES AND METHODS FOR THE DEPLOYMENT THEREOF
    Issued: November 6th, 2018