Zakary Kamal Ismail

Gatineau, Québec, Canada

Education

Since August 2020, planned for April 2024

2020

Mention: highest R score of the 2020 graduates in this program

internships:

January 20th to February 7th 2020

internship

NordiaSoft is a leader in Software Defined Radio (SDR) and in Software communications Architecture (SCA)

  • Study and understand the ADS-B protocol
  • Program an ADS-B decoder in C++
  • Program an ADS-B encoder in C++
  • Document C++ programs with Doxygen
  • Write a report on the result of the project and on how to use it
  • Present the project
  • Test the encoder and decoder manually and by writing tests with GoogleTest

Technical Knowledge

Microcontrollers

Low level programming of microcontrollers, like manipulating registers to control GPIOs using masks.

Linux

Utilize a handful of Linux distributions from the largest families: Debian, Red Hat and Arch Linux.

Graphical user interfaces

Develop Windows, Linux and Android applications using the following frameworks:

Programming languages

Use multiple interpreted and compiled languages with different paradigms

Databases

Manipulate and analyze data in relational databases using SQL or in graphical databases like Neo4j using Cypher.

Web

Knowledge of HTML, CSS, SCSS, JS, XML, JSON as well as the HTTP and HTTPS protocol.

Git

Work with Git on a daily basis for personal and team projects and to contribute to Open Source projects. Use it through the terminal or text editors like Atom, VSCode and GitKraken to select lines to commit.

Artificial intelligence

Implement different types of AI in many programming languages to solve problems like reading handwritten digits.

  • Genetic algorithms
  • Reinforcement learning
  • Neural Networks
  • OpenAI Gym

Professional Experiences

February 2019 to June 2020

Create a greenhouse controller to command a heater, a fan and roll ups to control a greenhouse’s temperature and humidity. This project is open source to allow any farmer in the world to increase their efficiency and reduce their workload. The controller was financed by the Chapeau Melon Farm and its development was supervised by Dr. Manai.

  • Design a wireframe for a mobile app
  • Design UMLs
  • Design a REST interface
  • Program a greenhouse controller in C++
  • Program a mobile app in Java and Kotlin
  • Design a schematic and a PCB
  • Install the greenhouse controller
  • Debug programs
  • Define and plan tasks
  • Configure the projects CI/CD

achievements:

June 25th to September 9th 2019

internship

Founded in 2018 and located in the Gabrielle-Roy campus of the Cégep de l’Outaouais, CyberQuebec.org is an organism specialized in cybersecurity and a member of In-Sec-M and Québec’s network of CCTTs.

  • Manage the domain of a website
  • Design a website using Jekyll
  • Publish a website
  • Search for credible sources in French and English
  • Review the credibility of sources
  • Write texts in French and English
  • Translate texts between French and English and vice-versa
  • Answer and transfer emails sent to the info mailbox

achievements:

Implications

Autumn 2018 and Winter 2019 terms

AGÉÉCO is the General Association of Students of the Cégep de l’Outaouais. Its members have been representing students and protecting their rights since 1972.

  • Represent the students from the Electrical Engineering department during the assemblies of the central council once a month
  • Help students with certain administrative procedures
  • Organize an activity to help with the integration of new students

2011 to 2015

Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corps of Hull. Cadets are an organization similar to the scouts but are administered by the Canadian government. Just like in the army, cadets wear uniforms, are given ranks and rank up with time and experience. I personnally reached the rank of Petty Officer Second Class.

Hobbies

Since 2015

I learned programming by myself on my free time when I was in my 4th year in secondary school. I developed such a huge interest for technology in my last 2 years of high school that I decided to make it my field of study. To this day, I still program on my free time by doing projects and by learning programming languages that pique my interest.

2012 to 2015

I started solving 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube when I was 12 and started competing in 2013 in Montréal. Afterwards, I learned how to solve other types of similar puzzles and did 3 more competitions where I would often reach the finals. I stopped competing, but I still solve puzzles every so often.