Hello! I am a third-year computer science student at Northwestern. I am the Lead Programmer for KeyWave, bringing the work of other team members to life in code. I am also a Software Engineer for Overture Games, where I help make instrument practice fun for music students.
I am passionate about using the power of computers to make fun, immersive, and thoughtful experiences. I have worked on several game projects, from small class projects like Willow’s Quest and Roadkill to full fledged games such as Intervallic and KeyWave. I also worked on the virtual reality art installation VastWaste, which has recently been featured at international exhibitions including SIGGRAPH2022 and ISEA2022.
At Northwestern I am a producer for the Dillo Day music festival and am an undergrad teaching assistant for various computer science courses. When not working on tech, I enjoy reading and writing, exploring forest preserves, and playing with my dog Sam.
You can reach me at (hello at jackburkhardt dot com). I have a boundless appetite for knowledge and would love to talk.
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