Henrique Polido
Henrique Polido
Hello! I am a native Brazilian and I take pride in learning all different fields, ranging from linux system administration, game design, web programming, embedded systems, mathematics, and databases.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI)
Bachelor in Computer Science
Bachelor in Mathematical Sciences
Brown University Robotics Competition
Team leader and organizer
WPI Scheduler
Lead Programmer
Northeast Collegiate Cyber Defense Competition (NECCDC)
3rd place winner
GMod Tower
Lead Programmer
Microsoft Internship
Working in The Foundry
WPI Scheduler


Using Google Web Toolkit (GWT), developed a tool to help students find course schedules. The application is a complete web based client-side only application. On load, the user loads a javascript file, and downloads all the course information and from there choose their necessary courses and discover any conflicting period times.

The project involved over 70,000 lines of Java code, in which GWT compiles to Javascript once ready. Using GWT gave the team great advantage for collaboration, since it allowed us to use all of the great tools on Eclipse, such as code refactoring, exploration and revision management.

Source code
Live example

Brown University Robotics Competition


Lead a team, found a sponsor, and developed a small robot for IEEE 2012 Brown University Robotics Competition. The team created from scratch the robot circuit board, a 3D printed chassis, and the robot AI for traversing the maze.

The robot has over 10 sensors, 2 wheels, and controlled by a Maple LeadLabs, LCC© board. For testing the efficiency of the maze searching algorithm, a Java application was developed.

Thank you Philips for sponsoring the WPI team.

ACM Chapter President


President for the Association of Computer Machinery (ACM) chapter at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Responsible for bringing speakers from outside companies and hosting events for the computer science department.

Over the year, we got into contact with Google, Microsoft, Kayak, MongoDB, Dyn, VMWare, Dell and Vistaprint. The chapter also helped with students, giving presentations on different topics, such as GDB, Vim, Go, Javascript, Linux, etc...

ACM BBQ 2012 Go Language Lab Linux Installfest CoffeeHouse Programming Competition MongoDB Speaker

GMod Tower Lead Programmer


A unique multi-player experience, with activities ranging from playing minigames, solving puzzles, building your own apartment, communicating with friends. GMod Tower started in late December 2006 as one of the most ambitious ideas to come to the Source engine. It later went through three different sets of development cycles/teams until finally becoming to fruition by a handful of just four.

The four man team was comprised of MacDGuy, Mr. Sunabouzu, Henrique "Nican" Polido, and AzuiSleet. Development of the GMT you knew and loved was done from early October 2008 until its first public release on July 2009.

The release was an incredible success. From all across the globe, GMod players battled to join and play GMod Tower upon its first two launches weeks. In just a couple hours after the release, our website hit a total of 2 million unique hits and our server was getting queried by 30,000 unique GMod players. It was one of the most talked about and impressive launch.

Now the project is over 300,000 lines of code, mainly in Lua, but also including PHP, JavaScript, C#, C++. Over 80,000 unique players, and the server is funded purely by the community. The project involved managing a community, administrating the servers against attacks, and developing new features for the players.

Video made by Yogscast. Over 1.2 million views!