I'm a creative coder from London. I've always found it hard to pick one thing to be interested in: I love drawing, painting, playing, composing and producing music, tinkering with technology, reading about the sciences, learning languages and going to the pub.
I did the International Baccalaureate at school because I'm a dyed-in-the-wool generalist, interested in finding the links between everything. After that, off to SOAS to study Chinese; discovering I didn't like the course so much, I then left and went to Durham to do Classics and Philosophy. Following that, a bit of a left turn in to a Sonic Arts masters at Goldsmiths, then rounding another bend to do a coding bootcamp at Makers Academy in Shoreditch.
Leaving Makers Academy, I was desperate to move to Berlin. Upon receiving a job offer in London, however, I immediately downed tools in the Berlin job search to start working for a London-based data science consultancy, with little knowledge of what data science was. The following year I was privileged to open our new Berlin office.
Date of birth: 30/12/1991
Nationality: British and Irish
Address: 96b Maltings Place, 169 Tower Bridge Rd, London SE1 3LJ
Telephone: +44 7725 916184
Makers Academy / Dec 2016 - Mar 2017 / Web development bootcamp
Goldsmiths, University of London / Sep 2014 - Sep 16 / MA (Merit), Sonic Arts
University of Durham / Oct 2011 - Jun 2014 / BA Hons, Combined Arts (Classics and Philosophy)
SOAS, University of London / Sep 2010 - Apr 2011 / First year, BA Chinese
North London Collegiate School / Sep 2003 - Jun 2010 / International Baccalaureate, 42 points; majors in English, Latin, Philosophy; minors in Maths, Chemistry, German / Academic scholarship
Experienced Software Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in a small and agile team which takes on a wide variety of challenges. Skilled in Python, React, data manipulation and visualisation, user experience design and prototyping, with particular experience in the data science field. Strong engineering professional combining creativity and independence of thought with a keen eye for detail, thanks to a multidisciplinary background which includes a Master's degree in Sonic Arts from Goldsmiths, University of London and a Bachelor's in Classics and Philosophy from the University of Durham.
Pivigo, 2017 - Present: Software developer
Python, React, TDD, Agile, Scrum, GitHub
Develop new digital product for data science professionals
Prototyping (Sketch, proto.io, Figma) | UX design | Python | React | HTML5 | CSS3
Refresh core pages of company website - quick turnaround, working in a distributed team inc.
product manager and graphic designer
HTML5 | CSS3 | responsive design
Internal monitoring project - collect, process and display up-to-date KPI data from multiple
sources on a dashboard
Python | shell scripting | HTML | data manipulation (pandas, numpy) | data visualisation (matplotlib, chart.js) | Google BigQuery
Build new features on company site’s user platform:
Python | React | react-router | Flow | Redux | testing packages (Enzyme, Jest, Cypress, Nose) | data manipulation (pandas, numpy) | data visualisation (matplotlib, chart.js) | MySQL | Google BigQuery
Makers Academy, (Jan 3, 2017 - Mar 17, 2017): Student developer
Independent, fast learner and problem-solver
Debugging and refactoring
OOP, TDD, SOLID, MVC
Rspec, Jasmine, Mocha
Impakter Magazine (Apr '15 - present): Contributor and Interviewer, Music and Technology
Research, Academic and Creative Writing
Capital Cooking (Oct '14 to Jul '15): Marketing, Wordpress and Social Media Manager
Research, Academic and Creative Writing
CleanupUK (Jun-Sep 2011): Fundraising Researcher
Research and analysis
Hobbies, skills and personal interests
Music - I study composition in my spare time, and play piano, flute and bass. I’ve made several creative projects using technologies including Arduino, Pure Data, OpenOSC, Adobe Creative Suite and MIDI. I’m particularly interested in the intersection of science and art, a good philosophical debate, comedy, travelling and languages - I speak moderate French and German, and study Finnish. I’m also fond of reading about arcane topics on Wikipedia, and patronising arcane pubs in London.
References available on request.