Craig Knott

Software Engineer @ Next Jump

About

I am currently completing my Masters in Computer Science at the University of Nottingham, after which I will return to Next Jump Ltd as a full time software engineer. My interests include Web Development, Robotics, Type Setting, and Programming in general. I also enjoy video games and am an avid player of Counter Strike: Global Offensive (currently ranked Master Guardian I).

Work Experience

Next Jump Ltd.
Aug 2016 onwards
Software Engineer
In August I will be returning to Next Jump for a full time position.
Next Jump Ltd.
Sep 2014 - Sep 2015
Software Engineer (Intern)
Worked on various solo projects in PHP and Javascript, using the Zend and Prototype frameworks, to add additional functionality and products to the company's front facing sale platform, and some internal tools. I was also involved in other non-engineering tasks, such as attending career's fairs, and leading one of the teams in charge of improving the office.
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 (Mark Receied: TBD):
Crowd Sourced Scenic Route Sharing Service
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 (2013)

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)