Patrick Mendus

I am recent graduate of a Master’s of Computer Science program at Illinois Institute of Technology. In 2012, I graduated from St. Vincent College, a small liberal arts college in Western Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor’s degree in History. After college, I was hired as a librarian, teacher, and administrator at Fuzhou Lakeside International School (FLIS), a K-12 school in Fuzhou, China. During my first six weeks at FLIS I was appointed Acting Principal and was responsible for managing a staff of over 20 teachers, organizing over 90 students, and debating which teaching pedagogies the school should implement with the Chinese businessmen who owned the establishment. When I returned to teaching, I instructed classes in History, Guitar, Library Science, and Computer Science to grades K-12. After my time in China I decided to pursue my interest in Computer Science, a field which I recognized had the greatest potential to rapidly make a dramatic difference in the world.


  • Agile Software Development
  • Backbone
  • C++
  • css
  • Git
  • Handlebars
  • html
  • Java
  • Javascript
  • Object-Oriented Design
  • Python
  • React.js
  • RESTful Web Development
  • Ruby on Rails
  • Sass
  • SQL
  • Test-Driven Development


August 2015 - May 2018

Master in Computer Science with a concentration in Software Engineering at Illinois Institute of Technology

CS Courses Include: Introduction to Advanced Studies I (Data Structures), Introduction to Advanced Studies II (Computer Architecture), Operating Systems, Object-Oriented Design and Programming (O-O Design I), Object-Oriented Analysis and Design (O-O Design II), Database Organization, Computer Graphics, Introduction to Algorithms, Software Engineering I, Software Systems Architectures, Design and Analysis of Algorithms, Biometrics, Software Project Management, Cloud Computing, Geospatial Vision and Virtualization

January 2014 - July 2015

Associate of Applied Science in Computer Technology at Westmoreland County Community College

Minors: Database Applications, Programming, Web Development
CS Courses: C++ Programming, Visual Basic I, Visual Basic II, Java Programming II, Systems Analysis and Design

January 2014 - July 2015

Associate of Applied Science in Web Publishing at Westmoreland County Community College

Minors: Web Applications
CS Courses: HTML and CSS, JavaScript, Dreamweaver Advanced, Interactive Design, Social Media in Business

August 2009 - July 2012

Bachelor of Arts in History at Saint Vincent College


January 2017 - Current

Full Stack Software Engineer at TheSleepless, Inc.

I have continued to work in a professional capacity on my contest-winning Advertising Directory project created in a graduate Software Engineering class with my professor, Virgil Bistriceanu. I work as a Full Stack Software Engineer on this project using Python Django.

January 2016 - Current

Computer Science Instructor at Westmoreland County Community College

I teach online classes in computer science and JavaScript as needed.

May 2017 - December 2017

Software Engineer Intern at Vibes

I had a six-month internship working along side other developers on a large Ruby on Rails application in a Test-Driven, Agile environment.

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