I'm Robbie Knowles

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About Me

I am a 18 year old student, coder and hacker! My main interest is tackling problems that I find interesting and to optimize already existing solutions to problems. I love doing coding contests* and hackathons**, I also have a ton of cool side projects. I am currently at Upper Canada College in the International Baccalaureate, where I do Varisty Swim and Varisty Cross Country, while I also run my own club and act as the Head of Technology for the World Affairs Conference.

I am looking for a job over the summer of 2020, so feel free to contact me about such!

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Work Experince

Since 2016, I have worked as a developer and the head of technology at the World Affairs Conference (also known as WAC). The World Affairs Conference is North America's oldest student run conference, I manage their registration and their main website!


This where we allow all schools (other than Upper Canada College) to register for the World Affairs Conference. It is built using NPM and the information is sent to Firebase. After registration is over, the information is converted to a CSV, and I use C++ to allocate each person the plenary and speaker that they want. This is then sent to our design team, so that they can make name tags!

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This in the main website for WAC. It contains all the information about the schedule and the speakers. As well, the website as containing information about the plenaries and members of the team. It was built using Ruby, and run using Jekyll, although for the sake of the new members, I also created a standalone html build for them to use to edit.

Visit the Website's Github


In 2016-2017, I worked at Toronto Hacker Club (also known as TOHC ). I was offered a job as an event coordinator and worked on their logistics team, while also doing some very limited front end development. Below are some of the events I helped organize (and in the case of THacks 2, I also mentored at).


Brain Browse was a 4-hour workshop about neuroscience and nanotechnology for students across the GTA. Participants had the opportunity to learn about bio metrics through lectures and hands-on experiments.


Tech Night was a beginner friendly, hands on, exciting event for children aged 6 - 12. It was hosted at Richmond Hill Central Library, where students were able to create their own games and play with hardware.


Thacks 2 was a 24 hour hackathon held at University of Toronto. It hosted around 300 participants, along with dozens of sponsors, workshops and (of course) prizes! It was the very first hackathon I helped run, and I hope to do more in the future.

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Coding Related Prizes

Junior CCC Distinction (2016)
Top 25th percentile on the Canadian Computer Contest with only missing one question, it was also my very first coding contest.
Thompson Prize for Computer Studies (2017)

This was the for the top mark in ICS3U out of my class. I also this course two years before I should of for the OSSD.

Provincial Finalist ECOO Contest (2018)

I was apart of the highest ranking UCC of all time, scoring the most points and qualifying of provincals for the Educational Computing Organization of Ontario Contest.

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Any Questions?

I am happy to answer any questions that you may have, so feel free to get in touch!