Intern Spotlight – Introducing Scott Kikumu, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) Intern
17th March 2021
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Adam: I’m living in Hull at the moment, I’m originally from Cheshire but moved up to Hull to go to University. In my free time I enjoy playing and creating games, cooking and going for walks.
Jason: I recently moved to Hull from Bridlington where I grew up. I spend most of my time working, making coffee, listening to music and then working some more. I am a little bit work obsessed and I very rarely find any free time. The little free time I do have I tend to spend doing my other hobbies.
Krzysztof: I was born in Poland, my family and I moved to the UK when I was 12. I didn’t know English whatsoever but decided I will make it work. Fast forward 10 years and here I am, fresh out of University with a first class in Computer Science for Games Development. I’m all about self-improvement, both physical and mental, setting up goals and overachieving.
Adam: I was a student in Computer Science at the University of Hull.
Jason: Before I came to Lampada I was studying Digital Design at Hull University from 2017-2020. Once I finished my degree I did some freelancing for a few months until I came across an internship opportunity at Lampada. I initially joined for a 3 month period in the summer and then returned in November 2020.
Krzysztof: I was a student at the University of Hull.
Adam: I am part of the Learning & Immersive team at Lampada as a Software Developer.
Jason: My role at Lampada is as a 3D Artist, I build 3D models primarily for immersive experiences. The role includes modelling assets, creating textures, and texturing assets. Most of the assets I build for projects are in a realistic style, I use blender for modelling and substance painter/designer for texturing for the most part.
Krzysztof: I am a software developer, specializing in VR/AR development but I also dabble in vfx (visual effects) and digital art.
Adam: I enjoy Lampada being a small team which promotes good engagement with clients and the rest of the team.
Jason: My favourite thing about working at Lampada is working as part of a small team. I like that my work amounts to a good amount of a project and contributes to a lot of the overall look and feel of a project.
Krzysztof: My favourite thing about working at Lampada is being part of a small team where my work amounts to a sizeable chunk and my input is valued.
Adam: My proudest moment would probably be completing the Chase walk, a 38.2 Mile walk over and around Cannock Chase. Either that or achieving at First at University.
Jason: My proudest achievement has to be graduating from University with First Class Honours.
Krzysztof: I must say winning 4 out of 5 game jams hosted at the University of Hull throughout my studies, all while still achieving a first grade is definitely my proudest achievement. Closely followed by overcoming the struggles of moving countries without knowing the language.
Adam: I Like to get out in the countryside for walks and then head back to a pub for a nice meal and a few drinks.
Jason: When I am not at work I tend to work on other design projects either freelance or just for fun. My freelance work consists mostly of designing and building websites and creating brand identities for clients. I love Graphic design and web design so I spend a considerable amount of time learning and reading about that. Logo’s and branding are particularly interesting to me so I spend a fair amount of time working on those both for clients or just for fun. I find it difficult to switch off and like to stay busy with projects.
On the off chance I am not working, I will most likely either playing my guitar or piano, making coffee, or very occasionally playing a game.
Krzysztof: Out of work I like to stay active, before the pandemic started I used to go to the gym 3 times a week and do bouldering with my mates on Wednesdays. I’m looking forward to being able to do that again. I also like rollerblading, it’s a great workout and a fun way to get around. Other than working out, I either make or play games, or learn new things about Unity.
Jason: I am a huge coffee person. I couldn’t go a day without at least one cup of coffee, though admittedly its usually closer to 4 or 5. Coffee is really interesting to me, I have read a few really good books about it, most recently the World Atlas of Coffee. It is interesting to learn about different varietals of coffee and the origins of them. Coffee has admittedly turned into more of a hobby at this point.
Krzysztof: Definitely coffee, with or without milk but no sugar.
Adam: Not a movie but a tv show, Afterlife is my all-time favourite thing to watch.
Jason: I always struggle to pick a favourite movie, I usually flip between Back to The Future and Empire Strikes Back but it changes every time someone asks.
Krzysztof: I don’t know, I don’t have favourites, the same way I don’t have a favourite song or music genre.
Adam: Probably Frank Turner. One of my favourite Musicians.
Jason: I am really into music (I am pretty much always listening to something no matter what I am doing) and my favourite band is the Foo Fighters. So it would be really cool to meet Dave Grohl and or the whole band.
Krzysztof: I’d like to meet the unspoken heroes, people who contributed massively or did something amazing but were forgotten in time.
Adam: I play the guitar, Not a fan of playing in front of people though 😁
Krzysztof: I speak Polish, what more do you need!