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Joe Simpson

Software Engineering Student at Newcastle University

I am a really enthusiastic software engineer who loves to talk about tech and to stay on the bleeding edge of what happens in technology and also very opinionated. I started programming just under 10 years ago, teaching myself Visual Basic and have taught myself nearly everything I know today since. I love constantly learning new skills and expanding on those I already have as well as discovering how things work.

Are you hiring Interns for Software Development for the Academic year 2015-16? Please get in touch!

Contact Information

15 Fifth Avenue
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Northumberland
NE6 5YL
United Kingdom
Also find me on: Github

Education

(2013-ongoing) Newcastle University

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

  • CSC1025 - Mathematics for Computer Science
  • CSC1026 - Website Design
  • CSC2022 - Software Engineering Team Project
  • CSC2023 - Algorithm Design and Analysis
  • CSC2025 - Operating Systems

(2011-2013) SRC Bede Sixth Form

A-Levels

  • Computing: B
  • Psychology: C
  • Media: C

(2006-2011) Bishopsgarth Maths and Computing School

8 GCSES A-C

Work

(January 2015-ongoing) Pebble

Working on internal systems

(September 2014) Newcastle University

Helping guide people around our allocated area of the university

  • Working in a team of 3 people
  • Approaching people in a friendly manner
  • Communicating in an understandable manner

(August 2014-ongoing) Newcastle University

Produce an online version of a board game for use by various departments of the University

  • Producing a Shibbolteth to OAuth gateway
  • Developing a HTML5 game front-end
  • Building a simple backed to the board game to allow self-service updates

(May 2013-April 2014) giffgaff

Produce a status page for giffgaff's main network

  • Working with giffgaff to ensure their requirements were met
  • Implement giffgaff's branding
  • Ensuring the system was simple for staff to use

Projects

Wallet

Android Application to store various loyalty cards with their barcodes and balances

Website

Tumblr Ears

Web app to listen to music on Tumblr blogs in a continuous fashion

Website

WhatTheForms

NodeJS library to make writing forms a lot easier. Currently in development

Website

References

Jeff Yan

Personal tutor and Researcher

School of Computing Science
Newcastle
Northumberland
NE1 7RU
United Kingdom

Mike Collins

Computing Teacher

SRC Bede Sixth Form
Billingham
Teeside
TS23 3HB
United Kingdom

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