Note: Each year, Nebraska Appleseed is fortunate to work with a number of bright, talented law clerks and interns. This is one of a series of posts that feature Appleseed’s clerks and interns discussing their backgrounds and experiences.
Go forth and code, young man.
Behind all those lines of numbers and letters that add up to documents, presentations and projects on Appleseed’s computer screens is Trevor Slawnyk, a fellow at Nebraska Appleseed.
“I’ve always been really good at computers and I thought I could make some money doing what I liked,” Trevor said. “I am really excited to be designing solutions for the database and writing code to help these lovely people.”
Trevor is currently studying computer science at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and is originally from Utica, NE.
“I plan to soak up as much info as I can at the University and then go forth into the world, coding happily,” Trevor said. “Users believe they have found ways to make their work more efficient when it comes to using the database. My job is to make their wants a reality.”
But Trevor is working toward making big changes in the way people use their computers. At least that’s the dream.
“I want to be on the end of design that perceives problems and creates solutions,” he said. “Not just little hot fixes, but revolutionary and innovative changes to how people use computers.”
Meanwhile, he’s thankful for the opportunity through the Lincoln Community Foundation that connected his skills to Nebraska Appleseed.
“Well, I feel blessed with all the opportunities I’ve been given,” Trevor said, “so I was really glad that these Cintani Grants allowed me to help the Lincoln community using my strengths.”
Name: Trevor Slawnyk
Hometown: Utica, Nebraska
About me: Student at UNL studying Computer Science. I’ve always been really good at computers, and I thought I could make some money doing what I liked. I am colorblind and have double-jointed thumbs.