Bradley Walden

Rainenweg 106, Reinach
+41 78 645 4988

Education:

IB Diploma, International School Basel, 2020
My Higher Level Subjects
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
My Standard Level Subjects
  • English Literature
  • History
  • German (Acquisition)

Other qualifications:

IBM Data Science Professional Certificate. See Programming Section below.

Roche Summer Internship Work Experience

  • July 2017: Automation of MabThera and GAZYVA sales data source integration
  • July 2018: Creation of an Excel based tool to forecast sales of a pipeline drug (CEA-TCB)
  • July 2019: Automation of data source integration, into a slide deck, using the Google Sheets API & Evaluation of the GPS MBA Intern program run within Genentech

Future Plans

  • Gap year, until September 2021
  • University in the UK
  • Study Engineering, Data Science or similar
  • My gap year is to help me gain experience to decide what to study

Programming

I have many years of experience in many programming languages, mainly Python, Visual Basic, HTML/CSS & JS.
I recently created a Google Chrome Extension for students during the COVID-19 lockdown, with over 100 downloads.
For more details see Programming Section below.

Tech Crew (Lighting, Sounds & Video)

For over 6 years, I have been ivolved in my schools' AV/Theatre Tech Crew. I am very proficient in lighting, sound, video production and much more. Recently, I was awarded the "Media Tech Award" at my school, for exceptional contributions to the AV/Tech Crew.
For more details see Tech Crew section below.



Programming Experience

My experience in programming goes back many years, when I first started programming with an Arduino microcontroller (a language based on C/C++) around the age of 12. To this day, the Arduino platform remains one of my most used programming languages. Since then, I have continued to advance my programming and technical knowledge and skills.


Certification

I am currently taking the IBM Data Science Professional Certificate online. This course is intended to be an introduction into data science, and includes skills such as SQL & Python, data collection, preparation, modelling & evaluation, machine learning, data visualisation and many more.


ClassTab Chrome Extension

I recently created a Google Chrome Extension for Google Classroom. During the Covid-19 Lockdown, many schools use Google Classroom to provide work to students. This Chrome Extension collates all a students notifications and assignments, and displays them on a helpful dashboard when they open a new tab. As yet, ClassTab has over 100 installs, less than a month after release.

My skills:

  • Visual Basic (Excel Macros etc.)
  • C/C++ (Arduino)
  • Python
  • HTML/CSS
  • Javascript
  • Processing (a Java based programming environment)
  • API Usage (including the Google Docs API)
  • CAD & 3D Modelling
  • PHP
  • Audio & Video Editing & Production (see Tech Crew section below)

Tech Crew (Lighting, Sounds & Video)

For over 6 years, I have been ivolved in my schools' AV/Theatre Tech Crew. Through this I have learned many skills, such as lighting, sound, video production and much more. Recently, I was awarded the "Media Tech Award" at my school, for exceptional contributions to the AV/Tech Crew, throughout my time at ISB.

Lighting Experience


My first tech crew experience was with lighting. I have gained significant experience in all aspects of theatrical and event lighting, including plays, musicals, concerts, discos and more.

  • Lighting Plot Design
  • Rigging
  • Patching
  • Lighting Desing
  • Lighting Programming

In 2016, I was hired as the lighting designer, programmer and operator for a school musical production. During that work, I learned a lot about programming a lighting show under strict time constraints, as well as working independently.

Although Lighting was my first skill in AV/Tech Crew, I have gone on to specialise in many other areas of Tech Crew.

Architechtural lighting I desgined for an event
Disco Lighting I designed and operated for my school Prom
Me operating the lighting board
Disco Lighting I designed for a school disco
The lighting board during a show
Disco Lighting I designed for a parents' disco
Lighting I designed for a poetry event

Me operating the sound board during a concert
A 28-piece orchestra I mic'ed during a musical
The sound board during a show
A 28-piece orchestra I mic'ed during a musical

Sound Experience


As a musician, it was natural for me to be interested in sound. I have worked on sound in many events, in many capacities.
My skills include:

  • Sound Design
  • Live Audio Mixing
  • Sound Editing
  • Music Production

I have operated the sound board for numerous live events, including concerts and plays, with up to 64 audio channels being used, including individually mic’ing a 28 piece orchestra. I also play many instruments and have a very good knowledge of physics. My unique position, as a musician, physics student and sound engineer, allows me to combine my knowledge of music and music theory, with my knowledge of sound/acoustics and electronics, to very easily plan, setup and mix sound systems.

Video Production Experience


Over the last 3 years, I have worked a lot in video production in Tech Crew. This includes directing and coordinating live video broadcasts, with up to 7 cameras.
My skills include:

  • Live Video Directing
  • Live Broadcast Mixing
  • Live Broadcast Planning/Pre-production
  • Live Broadcast Presenting/Interviewing
  • Bringing my school Tech Crew Video Department from essentially zero, to successfully running 7 camera, HD, live broadcasts regularly
  • Broadcasting events such as music concerts, basketball/volleyball tournaments, ceremonies, robotics competition and more
  • I also have experience in film making, having co-directed, co-written and co-produced a short film. This film was ranked in the "Top 15 Best Student Films" & "Top 15 Best Stories" in the international "15 Second Horror Film" competition it was entered into. This can be found here
The poster for the 15 Second Horror Film I co-wrote, directed & produced
Me conducting an interview on a live broadcast
The video mixing setup from a school event, in the Basel Musical Theater, that I directed
The video mixing setup from a sports event, for which I directed the broadcast
The camera setup of a sports event, for which I directed the broadcast
The video mixing setup from a sports event, for which I directed the broadcast
The camera and sound board setup of a sports event, for which I directed the broadcast

Me operating the lighting board for a school event
The lighting and sound board from a school event, at the Basel Musical Theater
The Tech Crew from a school event
The lighting board during a show
Behind the scenes at a livestreaming event at the Basel Musical Theater
The camera and sound board setup of a sports event, for which I directed the broadcast

General Tech Crew Experience


Tech Crew has been a crucial part of my life, over the last 6 years. It has taught me many skills, both technical and personal.
 
Here are just a few of the skills tech crew has taught me

  • General event planning, organizing & logistics
  • Collaboration. One of the most influential skills Tech Crew has taught me is working with a wide variety of people, effectively and efficiently
  • Leadership. I have often been in charge of Tech Crew for many events, and I have learned how to lead the team to accomplish the goal
  • Problem Solving/Thinking on my Feet
  • In 2018, I won the Theatre Tech Award at my school