Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (PlayStation/SIE R&D West), London
Full stack engineering for PlayStation’s best-in-class developer support platform.
Ops: Infrastructure-as-code Jenkins rehosting (CloudFormation), building a new source-controlled and self-serviced development environment with Chef. Significant Docker experience.
Planning and running highly regarded workshop and team breakout session for 20 US/UK engineers on component-driven design and thinking in the frontend space.
Leading agile planning and sprint reviews, presenting to stakeholders in Japan and America.
Successful “innovation time” node.js visualisation project with GitHub/Rally APIs.
Relative Insight Ltd, Lancaster
Developed Python web scrapers for high profile brands including Oxford University and Smirnoff. Published a language normalisation algorithm for forums.
DataCentred Ltd, MediaCityUK, Manchester
Delivered as a pair a customer facing support app in Ruby on Rails and AngularJS within 3 months, reflecting internal JIRA tickets in real-time. Still in production.
NextWorldWeb Ltd, InfoLab21, Lancaster
Moved large legacy ecommerce systems to CakePHP, CS-Cart and WordPress. Automated WordPress theme creation from any site.
Founder of Epsilon Data Ltd offshoot “Forever”: “a simple and proven system to boost client engagement and shape long term strategy in a single step”.
End-to-end solution built on existing insight platform enhanced with Twilio and SendGrid integrations, personally trained “Natural Language to Relationship Health” algorithms on top of Apache OpenNLP and MonkeyLearn.
Sole developer of famous Nintendo DS homebrew IDE written in .NET and C.
Sold over 1,500 serial codes and 350 physical ‘Homebrew Kits’ by age 17.
Adopted at American summer camps and site licenses sold worldwide. International logistics work with Hong Kong and support in German and Dutch.
Talks, Conferences & Hackathons
Capco Hackathon with Monzo and Loqr
First Prize. Clustering spend data from Monzo’s API to create financial personality profiles delivered by RESTful API (node.js/restify). Tinder-like profile matching client (AngularJS, ES2015). Deployed to DigitalOcean within ~5 hours’ keyboard time. Team of 3.
PHP UK Hackathon
Second Prize. Real time websocket powered Twitter sentiment analysis “battle between two topics” with MonkeyLearn, Pusher, AngularJS and HTML5 canvas tag clouds.
Global Startup Weekend 2014
Nintendo DS Homebrew, 2014 Edition
Speaker at DunDDD conference, University of Dundee. “Adventures in the retro Homebrew Scene” and live demo of writing Nintendo DS homebrew.
InfoLab21 Showcase (University of Lancaster)
Presented personal research piece “Geosocial Networking Security” alongside PhD students, looking at reverse engineering of Grindr to automatically find user locations.
Hack Smart Streets 2014 (University of Lancaster)
‘Most Commercially Viable’ Prize. API for public bodies to detect decaying street furniture from crowdsourced imagery using ffmpeg and .NET image analysis. Team of 4.
Facebook Data Analysis
Speaker for The Computer Science Society, Lancaster. “What does Facebook say about you?” .NET NLP framework for analysing Facebook chat logs to create a private social graph.
LeedsHack 2013: First Prize. Mobile AR game ‘Pacman City’ on Google Maps. Team of 3.
LeedsHack 2012: Real-time multi-player Tower Defence on Google Maps. Team of 3.
Frameworks: AngularJS, three.js (VR), D3
Tools & More: Browserify/Babel, Sass, Grunt, TypeScript, C (Nintendo DS)
English: NativeGerman: Fluent
The Computer Science Society: President (Lancaster, 2014 — 2015)
2:1 Computer Science BSc (Hons), University of Lancaster, UK
Distributed Systems; AI; Advanced Internet & Mobile Applications; Operating Systems & Concurrency; Functional Programming (Erlang/Python); Digital Systems (Pure Mathematics, Assembly, Compilers). First Year German Studies.