Gerald Burke


I’m Gerald Burke. I’m currently studying Programming at Northeast State Community College. I’ve been studying development both academically and privately for just over three years now and have experience in C#, Java, Python, front-end development with HTML5 and CSS3, as well as some client-side scripting with JavaScript.


Inventory Management Specialist, Walmart, Unicoi, Tennessee (2011-2013)

During my time in the position I spent most of my days interfacing with a handheld terminal, managing store inventory and serving the needs of our customers.

Installer, Apollo Retail, Tampa Florida (2013-2014)

In this job, I traveled considerably. We were responsible for installing retail hardware and displays for our clients. We were responsible for drafting field reports, managing and utilizing client feedback, and most importantly ensuring the highest quality of work to provide the best value for our customers.

Fresh Cap(Inventory) Associate, Walmart, Johnson City, Tennessee (2016-Present)

This position is much the same as my former position with the company. The biggest change is that I spend considerably more time interfacing with our customers.



This is the language I started my programming journey with. I started with simple games that ran in the console and moved on to developing games and applications with Unity 3D.


Java is the language used to teach Computer Science at Northeast and has thus been the language I have spent the most time with lately.


Like many computer kids, I’ve been playing around with HTML since childhood. Since I’ve been in school, I’ve learned about document validation, accessibility, and clean responsible formatting.


I still spend a lot of my time writing CSS with a W3C tab open, but I can get as deep as I need to if I have a clear idea of the design and implementation.


I’ve used JavaScript to handle simple interactions on personal pages that I have designed.


I’m currently working on my Python skills, both for a class that I’m taking, and to utilize the full capabilities of a neat open-source game engine I’ve been working a bit in called Godot. Godot uses a variation of Python called GDScript.


B.S Digital Media, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, Tennessee (2014 - 2016)

-Left the program to study programming and software development, independently at first, then at Northeast.

A.A.S, Programming, Northeast State Community College, Blountville, Tennessee (2018 - 2020)

-GPA 4.0


Tri-Cities Game Developers

The Tri-Cities Game Developers is a networking and professional development group I started for area game developers. We host regular meetings where we discuss tools, techniques, and trends and we’ve also exhibited member work at regional conventions and have hosted development events like game jams.

Association for Computing Machinery

I’ve jumped into the student chapter of the ACM at Northeast this semester and have been helping to organize events at the school.

Community Service

Second Harvest Food Bank, Kingsport Tennessee (2019 - Present)

I usually volunteer at least once a week. I typically help with the backpack program, where we pack food bags for students in need that we distribute through area schools.

ChIPs, Erwin Tennessee (2013 - 2015)

ChIPs is a domestic violence resource center in Erwin Tennessee. They are largely funded through sales by the adjoining thrift store. I worked in the store, helping them organize their stock room, manage their inventory, and process donations.