My name is Oliver and I’m a MSc Software Engineering postgraduate student in the beautiful coastal town of Aberystwyth in the United Kingdom.
I’m a software engineer specialising in full-stack web and game development who recently graduated with a First class degree in Computer Science with German, currently planning on pursuing teacher training at Birmingham City University in September to equip future generations with the skills and ambition needed to succeed in computing.
My current area of academic research (nothing too novel in a taught programme!) 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.
I am currently employed as a part-time Demonstrator in the Department of Computer Science within my university, and I volunteer extensively for the Nightline Association’s IT Department and the Central Florida affiliation of Hostelling International USA. I previously interned at Amadeus IT Group in Bad Homburg v.d.H, Germany in front-end web development.
I also freelance and I
am available for hire. Too busy at the moment, but check back soon!
Mental Health and Student Welfare
I have also done a lot of work the realm of mental health, namely suicide intervention, Active Listening, Mental Health First Aid and training others in those areas for Aberystwyth Nightline, and Aberystwyth University Students’ Union.