About Me

Hi, my name is Daniel Fuerlinger, and I’m a professional software engineer with a BS in Applied Computer Science with a concentration in Computer Game Design. I graduated from George Mason University in 2022 with a cumulative 4.0 GPA and Summa Cum Laude (Highest Distinction), and earned a Distinguished Academic Achievement Award for my hard efforts. I work for a defense contractor named Areté Associates where I get to do what I love best: low level graphics programming!

My experience as a programmer goes back to middle school where I began writing C++ console applications on Windows to make text adventures. As I began learning more about programming through personal projects, high school classes, and college work, I discovered my passion for writing low level graphics code to create video games and other computer graphics software. My experience working with game engines such as Unity has enabled me to write my own video games from scratch using C++ with Vulkan and OpenGL; these projects are documented on my website, be sure to check them out!

Programming computers isn’t all that I do! In addition to programming, I have also led high school and college clubs as an officer. I served as President of my high school's Technology Student Association chapter, where I led several community service projects and ran our club meetings, and I served as Programming Director of GMU’s Game Analysis and Design Interest Group (GADIG), where I led a team of programmers to develop a game each semester. I enjoy being in leadership roles and using my unique talents to enable others to excel in their work.

About this site

This site is hosted on a shared Windows 2016 server through HostGator, and uses ASP.NET Core (MVC) with Entity Framework to function. Most of the CSS is from Bootstrap, and I used Fontawesome for the site's SVG icons. I made my site this way (rather than using Wordpress or GitHub pages) so I could use the project as an opportunity to learn the aforementioned technologies, but also to make it easier to maintain all of my different skills and projects going forward.