I’m someone who has to know how things work, I’ve been taking things apart since my grandfather gave me a screwdriver set as a child and I systematically ruined most electronics in the house, things have changed now though. I love repairing and building things, especially stuff I can use and the satisfaction that comes with it is the best part.
I’m currently a student at Cardiff University studying Computer Science. I’m in my first year and I have an appetite for creative projects, I’ve been learning various programming languages since October 2011, from then on I have focused my studies on applying languages to web design, both server and client side. I’ve been keeping up-to date with web-design trends, future technologies, device integration and design styles as this is paramount to understanding how languages can and will be applied.
My focus in the next year will be improving my portfolio by undertaking a range of projects (take a look at the ones I’ve started). I will also be focusing on refining my OOP programming skills, both for use offline and online.
If you feel that you have a project, challenge or anything else, contact me and I’ll be happy to get involved.
June 2010 – April 2012
Watermans Arms, Ashprington.
My work at the Watermans Arms in Ashprington has included a variety of roles from waiting and barman to barista, housekeeping, kitchen porter and helping the chef’s prep, jumping in and generally helping out when needed. Over the summer I was working between 50-95 hours a fortnight, which has given me a lot of experience with customers and dealing with a variety situations tactfully.
From my time as an employee at the Watermans I have gained these skills:
- Cellar management in accordance to Cask Marque standards
- Improving customer and staff relations, creating new relationships with customers and maintaining relations with returning customers
- Training in stock taking and ordering
- Organizing and delegating jobs to staff over the shift and ensuring efficiency of service
- Correct procedures on dealing with complaints and how to achieve the best outcome
- Locking up and closing down the pub, along with cashing up
October 2010 – March 2011
Moorish Mediterranean Restaurant, Ashburton
My employment at Moorish was focused around providing a personal waiting service, as the Restaurant was essentially a café during the day, I was trained by a barista to high standards on how to make great coffee, as well as how to maintain the espresso machine. Due to the size of the Restaurant personal relations with customers were very important as it was more intimate dining with 30-40 covers an evening compared to 90-130 an evening at the Watermans Arms.
April 2012 – July 2012
At Dartington Hall, compared to my previous employment, this was a much more formal setting; catering for weddings, festivals and formal dining. The major skill I’ve taken from this position was the control and flow of stock on such a large scale, making sure that there is always enough to cater for a 500 person wedding to a 3,000 person festival.
- AS World Development - A
- A2 Photography - A
- A2 Geography - A
- A2 Psychology - B
- EDX 6.002x Circuits and Electronics
- BSc Computer Science
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- Wicked Cool PHP - William Steinmetz
- The Business of Graphic Design - RGD Ontario
- Securing PHP Web Applications - Tricia Ballad & William Ballad
- PHP Object-Oriented Solutions - David Powers
- Mathematics for Computer Students - Rex Wilton
- Discrete Mathematics - Richard Johnsonbaugh