Marks Polakovs

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Marks Polakovs
Years Active 2019 – Present
Positions Held
FLOPPYs Won:
Most Likely To Win A Fight Against A Bear (2020-21)
Hometowndepends who you ask
Current LocationManchester
DegreesMEng Computer Science (with a Year in Industry)
AllegianceComputing


Latvian.

Trivia

  • Former Head of Computing at URY ("it was great, but I never want to do that again" - Marks Polakovs 2022)
  • Technical Director at York Vision
  • Renowned corporate shill
    • Owns frankly worrying amounts of his employer's merchandise.
      • Including a pair of branded socks.
  • Credited on more than one livestream as "Grumpy Tech Bodger"
    • Except for when that somehow becomes "Tech Director" in the credits
  • Addicted to caffeine, Club-Mate, and breadsticks

2019-20

Marks was somehow poached by URY very early on and barely got involved with YSTV, with the exception of teaching Ben Allen the basics of React.js at 3am one night, which lead to the two of them producing many mistakes genuine technical innovations over the years. He was Graphics Op (read: F5-pusher) at ERN 2020, and also the proud owner of the USB stick that gave Ben a heart attack as he tried to get the stream going on zero hours of sleep.

2020-21

lol

2021-22

Somehow, despite (or perhaps due to?) moving away from York to Manchester for a year in industry, 2021-22 became the year that Marks switched allegiances and gave worrying amounts of his free time to YSTV.

Marks worked alongside Ben Allen to produce a graphics program for Roses 2022 using browsers inside OBS.

Productions

YEAR 1

# Show Position Description
Spring Term
1 Election Results Night 2020 Graphics Op
Summer Term
2 Quarantine Weekly (episode 2?Unverified or incomplete information) Participant

YEAR 2

# Show Position Description
Spring Term
3 Roses 2021 General Techie


YEAR 3

# Show Position Description
Spring Term
4 Election Results Night 2022 Grumpy Tech Bodger
5 NaSTA 2022 Grumpy Tech Bodger
Summer Term
6 Roses 2022 Graphics Lead