I'm Andrew, an MSci Computer Science graduate of Lancaster University, now working in Edinburgh at Amazon Development Centre Scotland as a full stack software engineer.
When I'm not doing that, I play around with other technologies, enjoy playing and watching eSports, and am quite an avid music fan.
My Skills and Experience
- Lancaster University MSci (Hons.), Computer Science Innovation 2010-2014
Covered many aspects of Computer Science including Networking, HCI, Databases, Software Engineering and programming for Embedded Systems. Masters year modules focus on distributed systems, systems architecture, data analysis and research methodology.
Undertook three individual research projects:
- "Eco Driving Tutor for Android" - Android Application whch used sensor data and real-time feedback to encourage ecological driving.
- "A New Source Code Explorer" - A Source Code Visualisation and Explorer tool to help programmers understand unfamiliar code.
- "Relationship-based Privacy for Social Media - This project aimed to provide a web-based tool to allow users to filter content on Social Networking sites based on groups of friends collected by friendship 'strength' and other factors.
Graduated with a First.
- Runshaw College 2008-2010
- A-Levels in Computing (A), Law (A*), Psychology (A*), General Studies (A*)
- AS-Levels in Mathematics (A), English Language (B)
- Awarded AS "Student of the Year" for Computing
Key Work Experience
- InTouch Ltd, June-August 2012
Worked on solo project to develop web-based interactive system for company product.
- InTouch Ltd, May-September 2013
- Large amount of experience in web technologies such as HTML5, CSS, JQuery (+mobile), and AngularJS.
- Experience in cross-platform application development as well as native development in the Android Operating System.
- Basic knowledge and experience of OpenLayers, software to display maps on the web.
- Experience in using many common AWS Services at scale
- Basic knowledge and experience in using Apache Solr for data indexing and searching
Contact Me / More Info
Email : andrew [at] aaustin.co.uk