About Michael Kafarowski

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Hello! Nice to meet you!

I graduated in 2019 from the University of Waterloo's Mechatronics Engineering Program. During my undergrad I had the pleasure of interning in the Metrolinx Signals department, Automatic Train Control at the Toronto Transit Commission, Hardware Design at Agfa-Gevaert, and as a mechanical and electrical designer at Metalumen Manufacturing. In August of 2019 I began my full-time career in embedded electronics, firmware and mechanical design at World Star Technologies, a laser systems design company in Markham, Ontario. Through my education, internships and personal projects I have fostered particular interests and skills in embedded electronics, hardware, and mechanical design.

Though technically minded at heart, I love delving into new hobbies and developing new skills in non-technical areas. For instance, I am currently studying Japanese, a language whose unique structure and strong cultural link intrigues me. Improvisational comedy is another hobby of mine - one that I am lucky to have had the opportunity to share with the amazing community at The Making Box in Guelph and Kitchener-Waterloo. I enjoy indoor gardening, and in 2018 I managed to successfully grow a (single) 0.5kg pumpkin in a pot indoors - just enough for a dozen delicious pumpkin tarts.