Statement

I aspire to entertain people through the creative medium, inspire them to create something beautiful, and overall influence them positively. I feel that taking the computer science path in life is most certainly the way to complete this goal.

Education

  • Birmingham City University
    BSc (Hons), Computer Science
    • Year 3: (First class result)
      • Individual Project (87%)
      • Functional Programming (90%)
      • Artificial Intelligence (65%)
      • Information Assurance and Security (92%)
      • Mobile and Web Technology (86%)
      • Usability Engineering (75%)
    • Year 2: (avg. 70%)
      • Advanced Software Development
      • Research and Professional Practise
      • Discrete Computing and Algorithms
      • Enterprise Databases
      • Network Management
      • Software Design
    2014-2017
  • Evesham High School
    A-Levels: Computing, Maths, Music
    GCSE: 10 A-C Grade results, including Maths, English, and Science.
    Clubs: Robotics Team, Choir, Orchestra, Samba Band 2009-2014

Skills

  • Desktop / Mobile Apps: React Native (Android, iOS), Swift (iOS)
  • Front-end Web Development: HTML5 / CSS3, JavaScript, WordPress
  • Back-end Web Development: Rust, PHP, MySQL / PostgreSQL, Python, NodeJS
  • Game Development: Game Maker Studio (GML), Unity (C#, JavaScript)
  • Hardware: Configuration and installation of Linux, Windows, and Mac OS systems, resolving technical networking and component issues
  • Creative Software: FL Studio, Sony Vegas Pro, Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator, Photoshop, After Effects)
  • Music: Guitar / Piano, Theory, Composition, Production, Mixing / Mastering

Experience

  • Full Stack Developer at Railpoint
    I am the project manager for a new mobile app. Developing and deploying scalable back-end servers and the app itself for both iOS and Android, I have also collected and analysed years worth of data to be used for innovative machine learning scenarios.
    Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP)
    Kadfire Limited August 2017 - Present
  • Hardware Demonstrator
    I explained hardware and software concepts to first year students, guiding them with any problems they had with the work set in each class.
    Birmingham City University October 2015 - December 2015

Certifications

  • LPI Linux Essentials
    Linux Professional Institute
    June 2015
  • MTA Networking Fundamentals
    Microsoft Certification
    April 2015

Interests

  • Music Composition and Production:
    I compose and release music online with the alias "TomboFry". I have over 3,600 subscribers on YouTube, and 14 original albums on iTunes, Google Play, etc. Using this hobby I have taught myself how to market products online, utilising SEO techniques, and communicating with customers.
  • Hackathons:
    A 24 hour software development event with sponsors and challenges. Strong teamwork and time management is required to produce software within such a short deadline. Since starting uni I have entered 6 hackathons and have won various prizes throughout my participation.
  • Ludum Dare:
    Ludum Dare is an online 48 hour rapid game development competition. I've ranked in the top 5% of entries every time I've entered, and the games I make always get complimented for their high level of polish.
Last updated Feb 22, 2019
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