I'm a graduated neuroscientist turned junior backend developer. A few years ago, I traded dissecting mice brains for code via an intensive software development course at Makers Academy.
I currently work at a fantastic startup called Babylon Health who are revolutionising the healthcare industry via artifical intelligence. Even though Ruby is my baby, I'm currently dipping my nose into the world of functional programming with some exciting Scala and Elixir projects.
Ruby developer• January 2017 - present
Fantastic startup that combines the ever growing computing power of machines and doctors to create a comprehensive health service. I have worked on a variety of projects ranging from front-end portals to designing and building external API's. The past three months I've been busy moving all the payments infrastructure to ruby microservices and am currently playing around with Elixir scripts and building useful tools for the team. Technologies used but not limited to Ruby on Rails, MySQL, Java, Scala and Elixir. As you can see, I much prefer programming on the backend with a keen interest in payments!
Software Development• September 2016
A highly selective 12 week full-time course that I completed remotely. There was a strong focus on pair programming and agile methodologies. I built applications using a variety of technologies and across the stack whilst following Test Driven Development and SOLID design principles. My team and I completed a multi-platform mobile app for our final project using NativeScript (TypeScript and Angular 2). None of these technologies were taught on the course, yet within two weeks, MakeItStop! was presented and now awaits the app store!
B.Sc. Biochemistry with Research Abroad (2:1) • November 2015
I was a Rector's Scholarship recipient and specialised in Neuroscience, Cancer and Glycobiology in my final year. Worked as a junior research scientist at Universitat Heidelberg for over a year in between my studies, achieving a first class mark for my lab report and contributing to published research on the neurovascular link.
A CLI to find the price of your crypto portfolio from the comfort of your command line. Built with Ruby and utilises the coinmarketcap API. When moon?Ruby, Thor, Terminal-table, Aruba
An Air BnB clone with a stylistic twist for those needing a place to stay. Built using Ruby/Sinatra and an experimentation with HAML. "Don't be like Mary. There's always room at the inn".Ruby, Sinatra, HAML, CSS, Bootstrap, Rspec, Capybara
An instagram clone developed with the Ruby on Rails framework and fully tested with Rspec and Capybara. Images are stored using Amazon Web Services S3 and posts/comments in a PostgreSQL database hosted on Heroku.Ruby on Rails, AWS, HAML, CSS, Bootstrap, Rspec, Capybara
My first ever web application that lets the Makers Academy Marketing Array ( MAMA ) play the classic game of rock, paper, scissors with the computer. Built using Ruby/Sinatra and fully tested with Rspec and Capybara.Ruby, Sinatra, HTML5, CSS3, Rspec, Capybara
Showed fantastic initiative when coding tasks for the app.Luke Cartledge
Highly driven, focused and committed!Prashant Mathias
A self starter. Hardworking and determined to complete the project.Sam Broughton
Some people have told me they don't think a fat penguin really embodies the grace of Linux, which just tells me they have never seen an angry penguin charging at them in excess of 100 mph. They'd be a lot more careful about what they say if they had.Linus Torvals