Conrad received his B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Notre Dame in 2018. While there he worked with the Cooperative Computing Laboratory to bring cloud functionality to WorkQueue: a framework for master-worker applications that can span thousands of cores. In 2017 he was selected as one of only ten students to take part in the inaugural Silicon Valley Semester program. This opportunity allowed him to spend the spring in Palo Alto working as an intern at a software startup while maintaining a full academic courseload. During his internship he explored finely tuned, parallel solutions for large scale numerical methods and wrote a linear algebra library for Prolog.
He has an affinity for system programming and tries to inflict his purist Linux ideologies on every piece of hardware he sees. Away from the keyboard he loves to put the top down on his Volkswagen Cabrio and blast funk music. You can find him doing this in traffic before and after work, or up and down the coast on the weekends.