[https://storydust.ai] Entrepreneur First backed co-founder of Storydust, “Intelligent Content for the storytellers of today”.
Founder of Epsilon Data Ltd offshoot “Forever” (Delta React Ltd), “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 (SMS) and SendGrid integrations, hand-trained “Natural Language to Relationship Health” algorithms on top of Apache OpenNLP and MonkeyLearn.
[https://epsilondata.co.uk] Technical co-founder of profitable startup Epsilon Data (Variable Outcomes Ltd) in the automated marketing space.
Lead generation by finding Twitter conversations and replying intelligently through brands’ Twitter handles. Test-driven strategy to avoid spambot-like behaviour.
WYSIWYG landing pages with user tracking from automated tweets through to final website via client-side SDK.
“Deep Profiles” technology by automatically associating user profiles between LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook for demographic clustering. PhantomJS crawlers running in parallel.
One-to-one client mentoring with the UK’s leading ethical tourism charity.
Built API-first strictly RESTful, microservice-based Node.js insight platform with single step/0 downtime DigitalOcean deployments through CloudFlare API integration.
Failsafe API integrations with Twitter, Google Images, Mapbox, GeoNames and Genderize.io.
100% self-service and responsive “Client Portal” written from scratch with AngularJS consuming insight platform APIs.
100% self-service attractive report generation with impress.js, wkhtmltopdf and Chartist. 2-year old codebase transitioned to modern Browserify, Babel and Sass build pipeline.
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.
Beamery Ltd, London
Full stack engineering for Beamery, the world’s most advanced sourcing and recruitment marketing platform, empowering companies to treat candidates like customers.
Pair-leading and co-developing candidate-facing “Beamery Pages” talent marketing product which has already seen its first hire.
Significant work on hiring analytics (tracking the candidate journey through first visit to successful hire) and GDPR/equal employment opportunity compliance.
Direct communication with customers including Facebook, Balfour Beatty, Grab, Greenhouse and Roivant.
Running company-wide knowledge sharing sessions on NLP and web technologies.
Mentoring Founders & Coders interns through a full agile project.
Developed advanced UI for Elasticsearch filtering with Angular component architecture and real time app notifications through socket.io, RabbitMQ and Redis. Took ownership of open source Node.js Apache Tika bridge library from The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. Established end-to-end testing practices with Selenium and Cucumber.
PlayStation (Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe R&D West), London
Full stack engineering for PlayStation’s best-in-class developer support platform.
Greenfield AWS event-driven architecture API solution architecture with Serverless, CloudFormation, Elasticsearch and SNS. Test-driven development with Mocha, Chai and SuperTest.
Leading agile planning and sprint reviews, presenting to stakeholders in Japan and America.
Successful long term “innovation time” visualisation project with Node.js, GitHub/Rally APIs, D3 and Grunt/Browserify/Babel.
DevOps support: infrastructure-as-code Jenkins rehosting, building a new source-controlled and self-serviced development environment with Chef.
Co-lead introduction of code reviews, git flow and knowledge sharing presentations.
Relative Insight Ltd, Lancaster
Developed Python web scrapers for high profile brands including Oxford University and Smirnoff. Published language normalisation algorithms for Mumsnet.
DataCentred Ltd, MediaCityUK, Manchester
Internship. Co-delivered a customer facing support app in Ruby on Rails and AngularJS within 3 months, reflecting internal JIRA tickets in real-time (still in production). Implemented LDAP support in popular open source project phpipam.
NextWorldWeb Ltd, InfoLab21, Lancaster
Moved large legacy ecommerce systems to CakePHP, CS-Cart and WordPress. Automated WordPress theme creation from any site.
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.
Hackathons, Conferences & Talks
First Prize. Suggesting top candidates for hard-to-fill vacancies by classifying text descriptions to form structured vacancy data from job descriptions alone. Team of 3.
Chatbot-esque personal assistant Chrome extension promoting mindfulness by understanding local browser history. Frameworkless Web Components frontend; Elasticsearch and Node.js backend with multiple API providers. Team of 4.
Capco Hackathon with Monzo and Loqr
First Prize. API clustering spend data from Monzo’s API to create financial personality profiles. Tinder-like profile matching client (AngularJS, ES2015). Deployed in > 5 hours’ keyboard time. Team of 3.
PHP UK Hackathon
Second Prize. Real time websocket powered Twitter sentiment analysis “topic battle” 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.
Hack Smart Streets 2014
‘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.
First Prize. Mobile AR game ‘Pacman City’ on Google Maps. Team of 3.