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Jacob Clark
Works at Open Computer Science
Attends University of Salford
Lives in Manchester
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Could your company or organisation sponsor Open Computer Science so we can continue running our computer science educational events for young people in Manchester? 
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Development, Programming, Data, Computation, Statistics
  • Open Computer Science
    Founder, 2013 - present
    Open Computer Science is a not for profit computer science educational organisation in Manchester. A volunteer lead organisation opening up computer science and electrical engineering education to everybody. Currently organising a series of workshop days, software development masterclasses and continuing professional development courses for the Manchester community. In partnership with and sponsored by STEMNet, BCS Manchester and Ampersand Commerce.
    Ambassador, 2013 - present
    Helping provide better Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics teaching to young people through STEM at the Museum of Science and Industry Manchester (MOSI).
  • BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
    Committee Member, 2013 - present
    Committee Member of the BCS Manchester Branch, The Chartered Institute for IT. Our mission as BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT (formerly known as British Computer Society), is to enable the information society. We promote wider social and economic progress through the advancement of information technology science and practice. We bring together industry, academics, practitioners and government to share knowledge, promote new thinking, inform the design of new curricula, shape public policy and inform the public.
  • CSL Sofas
    Software Developer, 2013 - present
    Presently at CSL Sofas I develop and maintain high traffic web applications, business critical software applications and industry leading marketing/point of sale technologies. - iOS/Objective-C Application Development - Backend web development with PHP & MySQL - Frontend web development with JavaScript - Framework utilisation with CakePHP, Wordpress, Backbone.js & jQuery - Back of house system development - Design patterns including MV*, MVC & Agile Development - Web service intergration (JSON/SOAP) - Git Version Control - Kanban/JIT project delivery
  • Parker Sandford
    Web Developer, 2012 - 2013
    During my time at Parker Sandford I developed bespoke web solutions for clients including: Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Persil, McBride Group, Advanced Foster Group, Wigan & Leigh College, Barton Park and Just 4 Rugby. - Standard LAMP Stack Development (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP) - Framework utilisation such as CakePHP - Advanced JavaScript/jQuery Interface Development - Content Management System Integration with Wordpress & Joomla - Utilisation of Google/Twitter API's and Frameworks - Project & Development Support/Testing
    Software Developer, 2012 - 2013
    Whilst at ATTAIN I worked with several large clients within the UK including: Livepool John Lennon Aiport, Ryanair, DW Sports, Mojito Marketing, UKPrize and Time Recruitment. - SaaS (Software as a Service) Dashboard Development - PHP Development with the Symfony Framework - MongoDB & MySQL Database Development - Smarty Templating Language for HTML Email Templating - PowerMTA for mass email sending control and statistics - Git Version Control - RedHat Linux
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Jacob Clark AMBCS Dip HNDip

I'm a computer scientist with a particular interest in software development, artificial intelligence, computer graphics, data mining, embedded systems and microcontroller/electrical engineering.

I have several years experience within the software and web development industry, working with large national and international clients developing bespoke business critical applications, those clients included: Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Persil, McBride Group, Advanced Foster Group, Wigan & Leigh College, Barton Park and Just 4 Rugby.

I am currently employed by CSL Sofas as a Software Developer working on internal business applications. 

Whilst working within the industry I have achieved both a National Diploma (Dip) and Higher National Diploma (HND) in Computing, Information Systems and Software Development. I am currently studying a BSc in computer science at The University of Salford. 

I'm passionate about education and inspiring younger generations into computer science and electrical engineering, I often give up my spare time to mentor, teach, host workshops and educational events to achieve this. 

I'm a committee member of the British Computer Society's Manchester Branch, a STEM Ambassador and supporter of the Free Software Foundation and the Open Source Initiative.

I'm competent in several programming languages, at both high level and low level machine development, these languages include: Assembly (NASM), C (GCC), Objective-C, Python, PHP, Pascal, JavaScript and Ruby.

  • University of Salford
    BSc (Hons) Computer Science, 2013 - present
    - Programming/Server Side Programming - Computer Systems Internals and Linux - Database Systems - Artificial Inteligence and Data Mining - Web Development - Software Projects with Agile Techniques - Data Structures and Algorithms - Networking - Software Development Techniques - Software Quality Management - Computer Graphics
  • Wigan and Leigh College
    HND Computing & Information Systems, 2011 - 2013
    - Object Orientated Techniques in Software Developing using Java & .NET - Advanced Database Systems using Oracle 11g - Server Side Development using PHP - Project Design & Development
  • Wigan & Leigh College
    National Diploma IT and Busniess, 2009 - 2011
    - Procedural Programming with Pascal - Development in .NET - 3D Game Development - Human Computer Interaction - Computer Networks - Project Design and Development
  • Wigan & Leigh College
    Cisco/CompTIA IT Essentials - Networking, Security & OS, 2009 - 2009
    - Linux & Windows Server Management & Administration - Operating System Security - Firewalls - Routing
  • Wigan & Leigh College
    Cisco/CompTIA IT Essentials - Hardware & Software, 2008 - 2008
    - Networking - TCP/IP Protocols - CISCO Networking Switches & Routers - System Backups - Theoretical Network Attacks and Solutions
  • Lowton High School
    2005 - 2009
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