Drake Axelrod

Software Engineering Student

  • Göteborg, Västra Götalands län, SE
  • drake@draxel.io
  • +46 0724034462


Currently studying Software Engineering at the University of Göteborg. I am eager to secure challenging roles in the Software industry, particularly in Penetration Testing and Cybersecurity. I love the entire IT subject and am always looking for new things to learn or ways to improve. I would love to chat about the industry.

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Familiarity - intermediate

    OOPSoftware ArchitectureScrumAgileCI/CDProcess EngineeringNetworkingOperating SystemsVirtualization


Familiarity - intermediate



Familiarity - intermediate

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University of Gothenburg

Aug. 2020 - May 2023

Software Engineering & Management - BSc

  • Mathematical Foundations for Software Engineering - G
  • Object-Oriented Programming - VG
  • Requirements and User Experience - VG
  • Mini Project: Team Programming - VG
  • Data Management - G
  • Data Structures and Algorithms - VG
  • Software Analysis and Design - VG
  • Mini Project: Systems Development - VG
  • Web and Mobile Development - VG
  • Fundamentals of Software Architecture - VG
  • Mini Project: Distributed Systems Development - VG
  • Development of Embedded and Real-Time Systems - VG
  • Software Quality and Testing - VG
  • Software Development Methodologies - G
  • Cyber Physical Systems and Systems of Systems - G

University of California, Santa Cruz

Aug. 2016 - Aug. 2018

Anthropology (incomplete) - BA

    Santa Monica Community College

    Aug. 2012 - May 2015

    Social and Behavioral Science - A.A. Liberal Arts

      work experience

      University of Gothenburg

      Teaching Assitant (Object Oriented Programming)

      Aug. 2021 - Oct. 2021

      Gothenburg, Sweden

      The course introduces the student to a contemporary object-oriented programming language with associated platforms and environments, with emphasis on basic programming language concepts, object oriented concepts, and elementary data structures.

      • Wrote a python script to auto grade all groups via running a unit test suite against each project
      • Was responsible for three groups of first years projects, who all passed over 95% of unit tests

      Surf Instructor

      June 2013 - March 2017

      Los Angeles, CA

      LearnToSurfLA is the premier surf school in Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Venice Beach and Manhattan Beach, we are passionate about helping our students experience the thrill of the waves.

      • Led classes (50+ students) towards competency on a surfboard.
      • got to work with autistic and blind children
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      Independent Contractor B2B Sales

      Jan. 2019 - May 2019

      Brisbane, Australia

      • Learned how to analyzed sales data and negotiation techniques to leverage client sales.
      • Attended training seminars for B2B sales


      HH CTF 2020

      Team Lead

      Dec. 2020 - Dec. 2020


      Introductory CTF - Collaboration between Orange Cyberdefense and Halmstad University

      • Was able to solve four challenges for my team
        cryptographyimage encoding/embeddingsshlinux

      Dec. 2020 - Dec. 2020


      From BScs to PhDs, the opportunity is yours to crack the code and show your skills to one-up the other teams — and other universities!

      • Got to work on optimizing task scheduling in regards to processors
      • Qualified for the Stockholm 24hr in person Hackathon and competed with students from universities ranging from bachelors to phd's
        processingpythonctask schedulingmulti-threading

      Nov. 2020 - Nov. 2020


      Five days dedicated to sustainable development, three main events each day, endless amounts of knowledge, and plenty of facts

      • Came up with an interesting solution to improve remote based learning by making it a MMORPG
        SustainabilityRemote LearningOpensourceMMORPG

      Aug. 2020 - present


      Collection of students interested in learning more about cybersecurity

      • I get to work with other students who have an interest in cybersecurity with the goal of increasing our knowledge
        CTFCollective LearningTeamCo-operation


      English - native

      Swedish - fluent


        CybersecuritySurfingOpen SourceGame DevelopmentReadingWriting