Craig Knott

Software Engineer @ Next Jump

About

I am currently working as an Intern for Next Jump Ltd, after which I will return to finish my fourth year of my Computer Science MSci at the University of Nottingham. My interests include Robotics, Web Development, Statistics, Type Setting, and Programming in general. I also enjoy video games and am an avid player of both StarCraft II and Diablo III, and I am currently practicing speed running Half-Life 2

Work Experience

Next Jump Ltd.
Sep 2014 - Sp 2015
Software Engineer (Intern)
Worked on various solo projects in PHP and Javascript, using the Zend and Prototype frameworks, to add additional functionality to the both the company's front facing platform, and some internal tools.
University of Nottingham
Sep 2012 - Apr 2013
Student Helper
Working for the Computer Science department to chaperone potential students around the School of Computer Science, whilst answering any questions they may have, and expressing my passion for the subject
Total Computing Systems Ltd.
Oct 2008 - Sep 2011
Technical and Sales Assistant
Worked with both the sales and technical teams for a variety of jobs, including the assembly and repair of computers, and the serving of customers

Academia

University of Nottingham
Sep 2011 - Jun 2016
MSci Hons Computer Science
Grades thus far:
87% average for year 3,
84% average for year 2,
79% average for year 1.

Third Year Project (Mark Received: 88%):
Web-Based Fuzzy Logic Visualisation and Inferencing

Fourth Year Project: TBD
St.Ivo School
Sep 2009 - June 2011
A-Level Qualifications
Double Applied ICT (A*A), Maths (B)
St.Ivo School
Sep 2007 - June 2009
GCSE Qualifications
9 GCSEs, ranging from A* to B

Achievements

Awarded the School of Computer Science High Achievers Awards for my Qualifying Year of study (2012), my Second Year of study (2013), and my Third Year of study at the University of Nottingham (2014). The first student to get the award for all three years.

As part of my Second Year Group Project at the University of Nottingham, I worked on a package that allows for the use of Fuzzy Logic within the R Programming Language. This package, named FuzzyToolkitUoN, is officially hosted on CRAN (the Comprehensive R Archive Network)

Eureka, an Android application that I worked on, won the Audience Favourite award at Over The Air 2013.

Involvements

Co-Founder and General Secretary of HackSoc, the University of Nottingham's programming society (2012-2014)

General Secretary of CompSoc, the University of Nottingham's official Computer Society (2013-2014) Participated in the University of Nottingham's Computer Science Guru Programme (2012-2014).

Taught basic programming at Nottingham High School for Boys Afterschool programming club, and took part in a scheme to teach basic IT skills to a group of unemployed individuals, in coordination with SIFE and Nottingham Central College. (2013)

Tutoring for other third year students for the Summer exam period. (2014)