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Meet your CyberTitans – Saints

School: St. Malachy’s Memorial High School
City: St. John
Province: New Brunswick
Coach Ryan Murphy:

About the Saints:

Matthew, 15

Why did you join the team?
I’ve always loved messing around with and fixing operating systems, and I thought this may help broaden my knowledge of them.

What career would you like to pursue in the future?
Either some form of IT where I get to fix PCs, or a software/hardware engineer of some sort.

What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
Building or fixing computers, hacking retro vide games to either improve them or learn from them, or going for bike rides.

What is your Favorite food or snack?
Cheddar popcorn, or pretzels.

Name 3 things you would bring with you to a deserted island.
An Amazon Kindle with a solar-power charger and 1000 of the best books ever written; an infinite supply of crackers, pepperoni and cheese; and a fishing road with bait (here’s hoping there’s a nive little cove or a stream on the island).

 

Ibrahim, 16

Why did you join the team?
I thought it was a cool way to learn about computers.

What career would you like to pursue in the future?
I would like to take over our family business of property management.

What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
I’m a hobby mechanic and I like to work on my car and motorcycle.

What is your Favorite food or snack?
Spaghetti

Name 3 things you would bring with you to a deserted island.
Knife, Saran wrap, Duct tape.

 

Timothy, 18

Why did you join the team?
To have hands on experience with a team that solves cyber security problems on computers, and also for fun.

What career would you like to pursue in the future?
Cyber Security is not my primary field of what I would like to pursue but it is my second choice.

What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
Play video games, hang out with friends, or tinker around with Windows.

What is your Favorite food or snack?
I don’t really have one, to be honest.

Name 3 things you would bring with you to a deserted island.
Food, water, and an axe.

 

Stephen, 17

Why did you join the team?
I enjoy working with computers and took CyberTitan as an opportunity to learn more about cybersecurity.

What career would you like to pursue in the future?
I would like to pursue a Software Engineering/Development role.

What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
In my free time, I enjoy programming. In order to make it productive in a sense, I tend to develop programs to automate tasks.

What is your Favorite food or snack?
My favourite food would have to be steak.

Name 3 things you would bring with you to a deserted island.
One – a paper copy of Wikipedia.
Two – fire steel (sort of like flint) and a metal scraper
Three – a long roll of string

 

Brayden, 16

Why did you join the team?
To learn more about cyber security and to make long-lasting friends.

What career would you like to pursue in the future?
I would like to pursue a bachelor or arts, to get my education degree, and become a teacher.

What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
To play video games and learn more about technology.

What is your Favorite food or snack?
Lobster

Name 3 things you would bring with you to a deserted island.
Water purifier, bow with arrows, axe.

 

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