Zachary C. Kozar

About Me

My name is Zachary, but I prefer to go by Zach. I am a graduate of Blacksburg High School's class of '17 in Blacksburg, Virginia, and I am attending Virginia Tech as an Aerospace Engineer in the class of '21.

My favorite hobbies include exercising, hanging out with friends, snowboarding, and programming. I started learning how to program back in middle school, when I taught myself JavaScript and Shell. I eventually learned Java when I started making Minecraft mods, and my programming expertise has just grown from there. I'm an alumni of the FIRST Robotics Competition team 401 here in Virginia, where I was head programmer and driver during my senior year. In the past two seasons, we made it to the world championships in St. Louis, MO, and won the Engineering Inspiration award at the district and regional level for our outreach in the Montgomery County area.

Please feel free to browse my site, which contains information of projects I have worked on and organizations I have worked with.

Experience - Resume/CV

Current Employment

Cornice Inc | Blacksburg, VA - 2016-2017

Debbie Bodemer 540-239-8321

Construction Assistant: Heavy lifting, roofing, and more.

Previous Employment

Valley Sports Physicians and Orthopedic Medicine | Glastonbury, CT - Summer 2015

Paul Tortland, DO 860-675-0357

Office Assistant: Assisted doctors with procedures when needed, stocking patient rooms, counting inventory, monitoring the front desk and answering phone calls / faxes.

Volunteer Work

A Hand Up Inc. | West Hartford, CT - 2014-2015

Helping the homeless transition from homelessness to independent living by delivering donated furniture to those who cannot afford it.

VCOM Mission Trip | El Salvador - December 2016

Hosted medical clinics in rural villages to serve the communities.

Tutoring at Blacksburg Middle School | Blacksburg, VA - 2017


Current Projects

SpaceFighters 2 - A remake of the old game, rebuilt from the ground up to support multiplayer co-op.

Robotics - FRC

Robot Code - FRC team 401's code for PHIL, our robot for the FIRST Steamworks challenge.

SnakeSkin - Robot framework used by FRC team 401.

Previous Projects

Swagbot - SwagBot is a multipurpose Discord bot written in Kotlin and Java with support for playing music from YouTube, SoundCloud, and direct streaming. It also has basic chat moderation and entertainment.

Command4J - A multipurpose and easy to use command system for the Discord4J library.

SpaceFighters - Space Fighterspace Fighters is a game I made for one of my programming projects in my AP Comp Sci class. I feel satisfied with it enough to release it on GitHub, and may continue to work on it in the future.

Apples to Apples - A command line based Apples to Apples clone.

Youtube Video Downloader - GUI wrapper for youtube-dl and ffmpeg command line programs.

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