Personal Profile

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I graduated this year from Lancaster University, a top ten UK university, achieving a First class degree with honours in Computer Science. I have been a web developer at Loading Deck for a number of months. In my free time I develop websites for small businesses and then manage these websites and their other IT services. I also help companies produce professional photographs and short videos to help promote their services. In the summer of this year, I spent over two months teaching film, video and photography at an American summer camp. I have recently completed my dissertation project, researching energy efficiency in mobile devices and creating an energy efficient social networking application based on the research I have collected.

Employment

Film, Video and Photography Counsellor at Camp Takajo

  • Filming promotional videos for the camp to show to current and prospective parents
  • Teaching small classes of young children about the fundamentals of video and film
  • Taking photographs to be uploaded to Takajo’s website for parents to view of their children
  • Looking after nine children in a bunk with a fellow co-counsellor

Web Developer at Loading Deck:

  • Worked with PHP, CSS, JavaScript, HTML and SQL to develop web applications for clients
  • Main project involved a web-based OpenVZ Control Panel

Bar Associate at JD Wetherspoon:

  • Job requires good communication skills with bar, floor and kitchen staff
  • Good communication and problem solving skills with customers
  • Ability to work under extreme pressure
  • Regularly lead teams of up to ten front-of-house staff during busy shifts
    • Time management and good communication skills
    • Ability to motive and engage staff and customers
    • Dealing with complaints

Education

Computer Science BSc (Hons) at Lancaster University:

  • Graduated with a First classification (with Honours)
  • Key Modules include Databases, Advanced Networking, Advanced Programming, Distributed Systems, Artificial Intelligence and Security and Risk (among others)
  • Key languages include C, C++, Java and Python
  • Accreditations of scheme include Charted IT Professional, CEng and CSci accreditations

A-Levels at Tewkesbury School Sixth Form

GCSEs at Tewkesbury School

IT Experience

During my free time, I provide services for individuals and small organisations, such as:

Website Developer

  • An aside from my work at Loading Deck
  • Created websites for small businesses using self-hosted WordPress site, with customisations depending on customer requirements and developed a Website Management system in PHP using MySQL for customers to log in and manage their site
  • Developed a simple web application in PHP with Phalcon to manage online bookings for a small local hairdresser

Video Editor

  • During my free time, I produced short promotional videos for small organisations
  • I have experience in Premiere Pro and Sony Vegas Pro
  • Videos were up to ninety seconds long to give an overview of a particular organisation or event

A portfolio of websites and videos is online and is available upon request

Positions of Responsibility

Cross Campus Officer for Media and Communications at Lancaster University Students Union

  • Oversee communication between the nine student colleges at Lancaster University, and the four bodies of student media
  • Help with training for software and online services for the aforementioned organisations
  • Ensure colleges and student media are provided with the correct resources to carry out their duties
  • Act as a point of enquiry during busy periods such as the end of year celebrations or inter-college competitions
  • Help student media with their broadcasts / publications / events throughout the year

Web Officer at LA1:TV

  • Helped design LA1:TV’s new website, built from scratch specifically for the station
  • Ensured the website remained operational, even during high demand periods such as the live broadcast of sporting or musical events (up to 8,000 views)
  • Provided training for members on the website and other web based services.

Any references are available upon request