Hello!

Here’s a bit more about me:

I’m 20, love technology and am in my second year studying Undergraduate Computer Science at the University of Hull.

My interests lie in Full Stack Software Engineering, and I’m currently proficient in C# and Python and JavaScript and am learning C for embedded systems. You can see some of the projects I’ve created on the projects section here.

I currently work as a Software Tester for the University of Hull on the Student Information System (SIS) Transition Programme, working to improve student life as well as giving myself a different perspective on the development cycle, helping me to become a better developer and getting more experience with Kanban development.

Over summer this year I worked as an intern Software Developer for EKM.com for 12-weeks getting an experience of Agile Software Development with daily standups, fortnightly sprints and weekly prioritisation and estimation meetings, with responsibility for building new settings pages and migrating to C# MVC and React Redux from classic ASP.

I’m the Vice President (and previous Social and Outreach officer) for #hullCSS, the new Computer Science Society at the University of Hull working to organise events both in University and with local tech groups like the C4DI and international businesses.

I also take part in hackathons, like the NASA Space Apps Challenge and enjoy attending events in Hull’s tech community including HullDevs.

At A-Level, I undertook an Extended Project investigating the prevalence of AI in modern society, its influences on everyday lives and how we interact with it both consciously and unknowingly as one of my areas of interest.

Technical Background

My first experience with Web Design was around 2009 where I learned HTML making websites for games with a friend.

I bought my first Raspberry Pi in 2013, starting off with basic projects, turning it into a web server and using it to familiarise myself with Linux, experimenting more with it through different distos (Arch, Raspbian and Rasplex) before settling back to Debian again.

From 2013-2014, I ran ‘The IT Crowd’ with a friend at my high school, teaching programming to younger students and covering Python, HTML and CSS through a course of lessons.

This site started when I first bought a domain back in 2012, moving between a few and taking different forms including a site I made to direct to my social media (as I liked the concept of about.me) and this blog in its current form launched in December 2015 and is the recent archive of projects that I’ve created and topics that interest me; if you’ve got any feedback, issues or questions just let me know.


Education:

2017 - 2020
Computer Science University of Hull BSc / CEng

Accreditations:

ISTQB® Certified Tester

Foundation Level

2018

Duke of Edinburgh

Gold Award

2016

Youth Achievement Award

Gold 2+

2016

Duke of Edinburgh

Silver Award

2014

Duke of Edinburgh

Bronze Award

2013