I have mostly worked in IT and as a web programmer, and am currently looking for part-time / freelance work whilst I study a part-time MSc. in Bioinformatics.
Swerve Concepts Ltd.
As part of a small team we built web apps from front to back using modern web technologies and agile techniques. During my time there we developed two cloud based products, Swerve Media Hub and SignUpAnywhere. I participated in product design and software development of both projects and led the UI design for SignUpAnywhere.
Informa is an FTSE 250 publishing company owning brands such as Routledge, Taylor & Francis. I worked for the auditing team developing scripts to integrate the auditing infrastructure. Most of the existing tools were SAAS products with HTTP APIs. My scripts had to collect information from these sources and process the results for the auditing team.
UCL Cancer Institute
I worked as part of the IT support team, preforming daily backups, installing new machines, providing support for the building etc. I redeveloped the institute's website, managing content, information structure, design and development of the site.
I worked in the PEP and ISA administration team opening new accounts and depositing funds.
I was responsible for surveying the town centres in Camden and updating the boundary information on the mapping (GIS) system.
Wolfson Biomedical Research Institute
I worked in the purchasing department ordering consumables and equipment for the scientists in the institute.
I am currently studying this masters part-time in the evenings. I am learning topics in statistics, machine learning, biochemistry and software development.
London Metropolitan University
I took this course to prepare me for my MSc. and to cement my computing knowledge. Subjects covered: Internet applications development, database systems, and fundamentals of computer science.
BSc. Cognitive Science (Hons)
University of Leeds
Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary subject that examines the brain using experimental and theoretical frameworks developed in computing and experimental psychology. This course was run by the computing department and included modules from psychology and philosophy departments. My final year focused on computing and my dissertation explored data mining techniques for dynamic data sets.
Secondary School Education
The Latymer School, EdmontonA levels
- Maths (Mechanics)
I am a programmer using the following languages, frameworks and methodologies.
- Languages / Markups:
- CSS / less
- Bash Scripting
- Web Frameworks:
- Good Practices:
- Linux system administration
- Python webserver configuration
- Version control using Git
- Continuous deployment using Fabric
- Agile development
- Coding in a team
Projects and Interests
I have been working as designer and technician with Assemble, the collective who built the Cineroleum in 2010, and the Folly for a Flyover in 2011, both very popular projects that challenge the conventional use of public spaces.
I’ve been running bike-light building workshops, which are aimed to introduce people to new skills and teach people about electricity generation. Workshop venues have included The Royal Festival Hall and the Arcola Theatre.
I have been helping run a small stage at Secret Garden Party festival in 2009-2011 and ran a Cinema tent at the 2010 Bestival festival, Isle of Wight.
I ran (most of) my first marathon in 2012 and am training for another in March. I enjoy rockclimbing and pottery in my spare time.