About Reid

I currently work as a software developer for Marker Seven in Richmond, Virginia. I was recently graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University's College of Engineering with a B.S. in Computer Science with a certificate in Cybersecurity. I have developed skills in various languages including PHP, SQL, Java and C, SAS and R, LaTeX (and occasionally TeX), and various web languages, programming and otherwise. I am particularly fond of the Laravel framwork and have used it to develop multiple web apps both personally and for my job.

I've worked on the Graph Brain Project and have been a software tester and technical assistant for Positive Proximity and Biznet Internet Services. I've also gotten to assist on various projects for the NWS Wakefield SKYWARN Amateur Radio Support Team and have developed applications for RVAHams, alongside my broader volunteer work with Amateur Radio. I've developed, and continue to improve and maintain, the Metro Richmond Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drums's website and custom roster, attendence, and gig system.

While at VCU, I was a member of Cybersecurity@VCU and was a part of VCU's first Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition team, qualifying for the Mid-Atlantic Regionals.

I am a member of both Cyber Security @ VCU and RamDev, two organizations who focus on increasing students' knowledge in the realm of security and computer science.

In the evenings, I am a snare drummer with the Greater Richmond Pipes and Drums Grade V band and I am the drum instructor for the Metro Richmond Police Emerald Society's snare and bass drummers. I studied under Dr. Justin Alexander in VCU's Percussion Studio and under Matt Goves and Chip Barclay in Scottish Highland Drumming. My original drumming instructor was Chris Parker.