Information Technology and Services | Liverpool, United Kingdom, GB
I have conceptualised, designed, implemented and evaluated software solutions through academic and commercial experiences. This has enabled me to develop strong organisational skills and research methods.
Graduate Software Engineer / AppSense
Daresbury, Cheshire; Working with QA and development teams to design & implement practices and platforms for automated testing of AppSense Management Centre leading to continuous integration.
Placement Software Tester / AppSense
Daresbury, Cheshire; this industrial placement allowed me to experience working at a multinational software studio. I established processes within a team to implement, manage, support and validate an automated regression and compatibility testing infrastructure. Collaborating with multiple teams to validate software builds reliably and speedily.
Designer / onQ
Liverpool City Centre; primarily I created design solutions for clients and secondary to this I researched and produced a knowledge guide of e-commerce solutions. The materials were used for in-house training leading to successful implementation of solutions provided to clients by team members including myself.
Designer & IT Admin / Quiggins
Liverpool City Centre; my main responsibility focused around the centre's online presence and community. Implementing a dynamic website and managing client details for marketing purposes. Engaging a wide demographic and hinterland it raised brand awareness and loyalty through community building and the distribution of literature. Other responsibilities included implementing a network and retail IT systems.
General Manager / Baa Bar Group plc
General manager, publican, trainer, mixologist, promoter, events & technology advisor.
Manager / Allied Domecq
Deputy manager, relief manager, holding relief manager, cellarman, trainer, events, first aider, chef and technology advisor.
Liverpool John Moores University
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Mathematics and Computer Science
Liverpool John Moores University
Activities: Volunteer BCS HCI 2008
An update is long overdue, I am more than aware! I do have several drafts from over the past year, which I haven’t actually looked at since drafting. I am going to make one large retrospective post and then publish finer details as much as I can over the coming...
I’ve had a sabbatical from here of late. Well without checking, since August. I’ve been hard at work, sometimes. Once I did feel a little guilty when my monthly bursary came in, “What would the taxpayer think if they knew I wasn’t productive for even 50% of the past month, let alone a week?”...
What can I say except it was not my intention to leave the blog for so long. And that’s the last time I feel guilty for not publishing a blog post again. Guilt is a dangerous emotion and more so if one is severely critical of himself in the first...
After 3 drafts of my proposal, due tomorrow on the 6 month marker of my Ph.D study and referred to internally as the Registration milestone I have some minor amendments to make this evening and I am good to go! I will though have to find out who my ancillary...
As promised here is the video: And here are the slides: (Refresh the browser if these doesn’t load on first go, WordPress seems to sometimes fart at iframes.) These are from my inaugral research presentaion done last Thursday. (17/03/2012) You can tell, as previously admitted that I hadn’t sorted a script...
Just an interim post as milestones have come up in conversation recently, outside and inside of this blog, also I haven’t had that perfect day I talked about. I’ve got my first actual milestone as the university’s research council see it. The registration point in fact is the only milestone...
Today’s been a bit of a brain fart day in the halls of academia so I’ve decided to end the week commenting on my Experience of the Week… Yesterday I presented my research to date at an internal symposium. I was pretty relaxed about it up until the first person...
So this is it, the first blog post but not my first blog post. I intended on installing the backup of my previous blog but figured I’d start fresh. I don’t think there was anything amazing on there and as such decided against it. I also promised myself I’d make...