Leith Caldwell Leith Caldwell

6-14-2 Ayase, Adachi-ku, Tokyo 120-0005, Japan
Tel: +81 80-3712-4189     Email: leith@leithcorp.com


To obtain part-time employment or an internship at a game development company with the purpose of gaining industry experience and improving my abilities, while utilizing my technical, creative and interpersonal skillset.

Employment History

2007 : Assistant Producer

Artificial Studios / Ignition Entertainment Florida Acting Recruiting Manager, Acting Internal QA Lead, task management, office work, data entry, liaising with local and remote management, keep office running smoothly.

2002–present : Website Developer / Entrepreneur

LeithCorp Providing technical expertise in website development and design, I have been responsible for the implementation of several business and club websites. I also provide clients with hosting, email and domain name services. I am responsible for running the company, including client liaising and contractor management.

2001–2004 : Internet Cafe Administrator

E-caf E-caf is an internet cafe with 18 machines serving predominantly tourists. My duties included assistance with browsing, email, office applications, basic computer functionality and providing services such as faxing, photocopying, scanning and CD writing.

2001–2002 : Laborer

New Zealand Home Presentation Company New Zealand Home Presentation Company deals with evaluating and increasing the value of the property. Employed during term breaks, my duties included shifting, constructing and deconstructing furniture.


2008–present : University of Tokyo

Master of Information Science and Technology (Computer Science; User Interfaces Lab) Studies include: computer vision; human interfaces; user interfaces; socio-infomation and communication; computer graphics; media informatics; current research in computer graphics, interactivity and usability; independent research.

2006 : University of Washington

Visiting Graduate (Computer Science) Studies included: ubiquitous computing; hot topics in data management; computer graphics; 3D photography; computer vision; current research in computer graphics; digital culture; computer security; new web technologies; current industry practices in computer animation; current research topics in Computer Science and independent study.

2002–2006 : University of Canterbury

Bachelor of Science (First Class Hons, Computer Science) Major studies included: programming in MIPS, C, C++, Java, OpenGL, HTML and JavaScript; database design, development and management; computer theory; computer graphics; algorithms; algebra and cryptography; software engineering business practices and ethics.
Other studies included: logic; discrete mathematics; linear algebra and calculus; Jazz history; astronomy; accounting; e-Business systems; Japanese language and culture.

Continuous : Personal Studies

In computing, I have studied programming in PHP, ASP, CSS, XHTML, XSL, and XML, along with working with MySQL and SQL Server databases and various web-server administration tools. I am proficient with many software packages including MS Office, Adobe Photoshop and Dreamweaver. I have strong skills primarily with the Windows operating system as well as experience with several distribtions of Linux and MacOS X. Other studies have included basic accounting principles, time management and property investing concepts.


Programming: C, C++, C#, OpenGL, Java, JavaScript, SQL, ASP, PHP, CSS, HTML, XHTML, XSL, and XML

Databases: MySQL, MS SQL Server and MS Access

Software packages: MS Visual Studio, MS Office, OpenOffice, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Dreamweaver

Operating Systems: MS Windows, Linux and MacOS

Clubs & Activities

2008–present : University of Tokyo Pacers

Member (2008-present) The Pacers is a mixed-gender basketball circle organised between the University of Tokyo and Tokyo Women's University. Its members get together every week for practices and regularly for social events and the occasional training camp. Its focus is primarily on the social aspect of playing basketball.

2006 : University of Washington Anime Discovery Project

Member (2006) The ADP is the University of Washington's anime club. Somewhat analogous to the UC Anime club, the ADP aims to bring together people with a common interest in the Japanese style of animation, anime. It provides a vehicle in which to discuss and share the many movies, shows and associated culture.

2005 : University of Canterbury Japan Club

General Executive Committee Member (2005) The UC Japan Club is a group of people with an interest in Japanese culture. The group organised study sessions and conversational practice for the members who were studying Japanese, as well as other events to introduce Japanese culture to anyone open to it, particularly the students at Canterbury. This included several Japanese movie events throughout the year. In addition to the general organisation of the club and its events, I also assisted when the Japan Club hosted more than twenty visiting Japanese students from a Women's College in Japan.

2004–2005 : University of Canterbury Students In Free Enterpise

Member (2004), Technical Officer (2004-2005), Treasurer (2005) SIFE is an educational outreach programme that spans the globe. It was built to enable students to give back to the community through teaching about free market economics, personal financial skills, entrepreneurship and business ethics. SIFE is a worldwide, non-profit organisation that has resulted in changing the lives of millions of people and starting numerous businesses. In 2005 I was involved in creating the formal consititution of the club, general organisation, design and production of our annual report and presentation at the SIFE National Competition in Auckland as well as assisting with the Cashflow Challenge competition.

2004–2005 : University of Canterbury Anime Club

Member (2004), Secretary (2005) The UC Anime Club is a group of people motivated and influenced by the Japanese style of animation, anime. It aims to bring groups of people together with this common interest to share and discuss anime in its various forms. In 2005 I was instrumental in formalising the constitution, developing the member base and defining the roles of the Committee to further the club interests.

2004–present : Golden Key, University of Canterbury chapter

Lifetime Member (2004), Active Member (2005-2006) Golden Key is an international Honor Society that recognises academic excellence, does many community service projects and provides career, study and networking opportunities for its members. In 2005 I was involved with several of the events that Golden Key ran throughout the year, as well as being a part of their mentoring programme by teaching a local primary school student the elementary aspects of Computer Science.

Honors & Awards

2008 – Monbukagakusho (MEXT) Scholarship for Tertiary Study in Japan
2006 – University of Canterbury Computer Science First Class Honors
2005 – NZUSAA Scholarship for Overseas Study
2004 – Golden Key International Honors Society Membership
2002 – Coca-Cola Young Leader Scholarship for Tertiary Study
2001 – Top in Australasia for Computing Competition

Hobbies & Interests

Learning, computing, basketball, reading, travel, japanese culture, games, graphics & animation, real estate, business and entrepreneurship.