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Dec 14, 2013 (3 years and 5 months ago)

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Sam JL Taylor



2011-2013
Most recently, I worked at
New-Bamboo
where clients
included: 7digital, HouseTrip, YourPowr, Nature Digital
Science, MindSports, Holiday Extras and Pokerfed. Skills
applied include Ruby on Rails, “Fat-Client” JavaScript,
Scrum, Product Management and Interaction Design.

2008-2011
Prior to New-Bamboo I worked at a three-man startup
with
Ben Randal
as the CEO. We conceived, designed,
built and sold a product called Telewatts.
The website and a product demo are here:
http://telewatts-com-staging1.heroku.com
http://telewatts-demo.heroku.com/tvs/N?channel=Demo

Heroku may take a few seconds to spin up and the demo is ~200MB
flash.

2004-2008
I studied Computer Science at The University of
Nottingham. My dissertation lead to the coauthoring of a
paper describing a novel technique for image
segmentation:
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/login.jsp?
arnumber=5163369
. See below for a transcript.
Aged 27, 7 years of polyglot web development
experience, based in London
http://samjltaylor.com

Attracted by their motivation to "Solve important
problems" I worked at QinetiQ on video processing
systems between my second and third year of university.
QinetiQ sponsored my final year of university.
Skills and Tools


Ruby on Rails
web applications for ecommerce, social networks,
content management.

Ruby
without Rails for general purpose scripting and with:

Sinatra

Selenium

WebDriver
,

Server Administration with
Chef

JavaScript
and CoffeeScript. Using libraries:

jQuery

Backbone.js
, Ember.js and JS Model

Raphael.js
for SVG interactive graphics in the browser.

Interaction Design
. Understanding what value the software will
provide to it’s user is essential. My design skills allow me to be
sympathetic to users and designers and help make sure we build
the right thing

Agile/Scrum
. Best practice software engineering process makes
sure progress is reliable and predictable

Arch Linux, Ubuntu, EC2, Nginx
for deployment and ops

Postgres/Redis
for relational and key-value datastores

C#.Net

ASP MVC
for web programming on Windows platforms

DirectShow
for video processing

Go
lang for systems programming, high-throughput and concurrent
programming
BSc Hons Computer Science,
First Class
My degree results reflect my interest in computing.
Topic
Mark (%)
Operations Research and Optimization
94
Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
92
Internet and Web Services
79
Graphical User Interfaces
82
Advanced Computer Communications
82
Bioinformatics
85
Computability
80
Enterprise Level Computing
75
Dissertation (on image processing)
75
Database Systems
75
Algorithms and Data Structures
86
Mathematics for Computer Science
83
Programming
76
Functional Programming
81