At the time of writing this, I am 21 years old and have just finished my placement year as a software engineer at SportsDirect.com.
My interest in Computer Science stems back to GCSE when I decided to take the subject to fill up my options. I immediately fell in love with the field. I loved the thought of creating a project, no matter how trivial, and being able to call it my own. This passion eventually culminated in me buying a Raspberry Pi and mounting it on a 4 wheeled robot, nicknamed “ALLEN”. ALLEN was my first real taste at the hardware side of computing. The project required me to wire and set up the motors, Pi expansion boards and power supply in order to get it up and running. From then on I knew I wanted to pursue this subject and hobby further beyond my school life.
Many topics on the theory side, such as quantum computing, also hugely peak my interest. Although I have not studied this exact subject at school or uni, it is one I have always been curious about and wish to research in more depth in the future.
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Outside of programming
Outside of Computer Science, I enjoy other hobbies such as swimming, basketball and travelling.
I have been very lucky in the places I have been able to visit and have written a few blog posts to share some of these experiences in places such as India, Iceland and Spain.
During my GCSE’s I began to use the mobile cue card app, Brainscape, to help with my revision. Since then I have contributed over 2,200 cue cards to Brainscape’s public library. These cards are now collectively being studied by over 130 students and cover various subjects including; History A level and GCSE, Computer Science GCSE, A level and Undergraduate and also cards on the Microsoft Technology Associate certification.
Brainscape recently noticed my large library of self created cards and offered me the opportunity to become a course representative for my university. I started this role in April 2019
For those interested the cards can be found here; https://www.brainscape.com/profiles/1807727