My name is Oliver and I’m a MSc Software Engineering postgraduate student at Aberystwyth University. I’m currently living in the West Midlands, England as I write my thesis.

I’m a full-stack web developer (predominently Laravel, PHP, JavaScript, Vue.js) who last year graduated with a First class Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science with German.

I am currently looking for graduate work commencing in September, as well as part-time and freelance opportunites beforehand! You can download a copy of my CV / resume here.

Experience

I currently volunteer my time for rapidly-growing programming community CodeCareer.io, as well as the Central Florida affiliation of Hostelling International USA.

My previous software engineering and IT experience includes:

You can find other experience outlined on my LinkedIn profile.

Freelancing

I am available for hire for a variety of web, mobile, or desktop solutions on PeoplePerHour. Temporarily unavailable, sorry!

Software

You can find a full list of my side projects and programming work hosted on GitHub.

Academic Research

My current area of academic research lies in the usage of Internet of Things (IoT) devices and their use in dementia care, contrasting the advantages of leveraging such technology with the potential disadvantages and ethical implications as they pertain to capacity and individual freedoms.

Publications and posters will be made available soon.

Writing

I write about a variety of technical and interest topics over on my Hashnode blog, and on Dev.to.

Live Streaming

I occasionally live stream my development work over on Twitch.tv as this gives me an opportunity to chat and discuss programming and other interesting topics with the greater community.

Mental Health and Student Welfare

I have been an active participant in the student mental health movement, as a two time National Union of Students delegate, engaging in extensive recognised helpline and face-to-face volunteering, as well as training other volunteers in Active Listening, Mental Health First Aid, and suicide intervention for Aberystwyth Nightline, Student Minds Aber, and Aberystwyth University Students’ Union.

Contact

I’d love to hear from you. Drop me an email at oliver@oliverearl.co.uk, or reach out to me via the social media links below.