Skills

data development

experience

enjoyment

relational database design

SQL

Datalog / Datomic

middleware development

clojure

c#

ruby, PHP, other OOP languages

front end development

WPF

HTML

CSS

source control

git

subversion

office applications

MS Office

Photoshop/InDesign/Illustrator

ACT! CRM, SugarCRM

language

French

Croatian

scripting

DOS batch file

bash

VBA

engineering

Solidworks/Pro-Engineer/CAD

E-plan/circuit design

music

piano playing

violin playing

composition

DAWs (logic pro, ableton, pro tools)

score

experience

enjoyment

novice

rather avoid

advanced beginner

don't mind

competent

like

proficient

really enjoy

expert

love

Timeline

Summer 2014

Joined Codeface in Brighton working one day a week. Worked on a javascript based phone game for alcohol intervention in teenagers, and various ruby on rails web projects. Continued at EvoEnergy, carrying out a custom implementation of SugarCRM to replace the existing CRM which we'd outgrown.

Summer 2013

Started working remotely for EvoEnergy. Began doing freelance work, and set about learning some new skills, including Objective C for iPhone development and ClojureScript for web development. Worked on an prototype iOS application for exploring cause-effect relationships between medical conditions. Started learning Croatian.

Winter 2012

Continued to work at EvoEnergy. After the feed-in tariff was cut, we needed to cut our costs drastically. I worked on the systems side of replacing our (expensive!) 3rd party outsourced warehouse service with an in-house alternative. This included deploying off-the-shelf warehouse management software, writing data migration scripts, and integration services with to connect the new warehouse software to our own in house information system.

Autumn 2009

Joined EvoEnergy when the company was 8 people strong. Initially carried out a number of roles ranging from on-site installation of PV monitoring systems to telephone support. Following the introduction of the feed-in tariff, the company began to grow and eventually reached ~180 people. Over this period, I gradually changed my role to Systems Developer. I rebuilt the information systems several times as the company grew, taking them from a set of excel spreadsheets, to an Access Database, then a Windows Forms application, and finally, after employing a second developer, to a much richer SQL database application, with a C# and WPF front end.

Summer 2009

Went to Mafra, Portugal to take part in a Summer Academy in Human Centred Systems Design. Co-developed an educational workshop, based on David MacKay's book "Sustainable Energy Without The Hot Air".

Autumn 2008

Switched to Mechanical Engineering, taking modules in Renewable Electrical Power, Information Theory and Pattern Recognition, Biomimicry, Sustainable Water Engineering, Design, Sustainable Development and Building Physics.

Summer 2008

Did a UROP (undergraduate research opportunity). Investigated the mechanical performance of Structural Insulated Panels, and carried out a lifecycle analysis of papercrete (a building material made from recycled waste paper).

Summer 2007

Worked at Cintelliq, consultants to the organic semiconductor industry. Helped with research, and preparing for their yearly conference.

Autumn 2006

Specialised in Manufacturing Engineering. The course covered modules in Design, Industrial Engineering, Accounting and Finance, Human Relations and Organisational Behaviour. It also included a number of interesting industrial projects, including mapping information flows within a hummus factory, the design of a foldable Rogowski coil for current measurement, and writing software to co-ordinate a robotic manufacturing cell.

Summer 2005

Worked at Stage Technologies as an engineer, drawing circuit diagrams and wiring up drive automation for West End stage shows.

Autumn 2004

Went to Cambridge to read Engineering at Emmanuel College. The first two years of the course provided a general engineering foundation with modules in Mechanics, Structures, Thermofluids, Materials, Linear Systems and Control, Thermofluids, Digital and Analogue Circuits, Electrical Power, Signal and Data Analysis.

Autumn 2003

Took a gap year. Spent the first month in a primary school in Calais, helping out as a teaching assistant. Subsequently worked as an assistant to a photographer at "Picture This" in Canterbury, Kent. For the rest of the year I was employed by Christ Church University as a project co-ordinator, where I researched, wrote and designed a guide book for people who were considering moving to the Nord Pas-de-Calais to work.

1996

Started secondary school. While I was there, I also led the school orchestra as a violinist, played in a string quartet and joined the jazz band.

December 1984

Born in Margate.

Qualifications

business

Microsoft Dynamics CRM Developer

92%

higher education

MEng Mechanical Engineering

merit

BA Manufacturing Engineering

class I

secondary education

Chemistry Advanced Extension

distinction

Maths Advanced Extension

distinction

Physics Advanced Extension

distinction

Economics AS-level

A

French A-level

A

Maths A-level

A

Further Maths A-level

A

Physics A-level

A

Chemistry A-level

A

GCSEs

9 A* 1 A

musical

Piano performance level

distinction

Violin grade 8

distinction

awards

Strategies for a Sustainable Future, 2008 Poster Prize

winner

CUED second year computing prize

winner

other

Duke of Edinborough

bronze

Young Enterprise

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