Meet Me

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Chris Wood

Computing Science Student

I'm a level 5 computing science student and part time web developer, digital champion and student ambassador for the Staffordshire University Student’s Union. Take a look at my blogs I am trying to document my journey and all the awesome things I have done along the way. I am currently under taking some freelance work to help subsidise student life, everything I learn I like to put into practice to build up a knowledge base.

My Values

HONESTY

Honesty connotes positive and virtuous attributes such as integrity, truthfulness, straightforwardness, including straightforwardness of conduct. Honesty also involves being trustworthy, loyal, fair, and sincere. Honesty is the most important of all my values, trust is built on honesty with friends, colleagues and clients. I am honest even if it is a detriment to myself, “It’s the right thing to do.”

RESILIENCE

Resilience is that ineffable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever. Rather than letting failure overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to rise from the ashes. In this modern world being resilient is more important than ever. People may knock me down but I learn from this and take feedback constructively, to help better my self / work

PROFESSIONALISM

Professionalism the conduct, aims, or qualities that characterise or mark a profession or a professional person; and it defines a profession as a calling requiring specialised knowledge and often long and intensive academic preparation. Being professional at all time is important to be, I pride myself via the work I do and complete any task to the highest standard.

LOGIC

Logic a particular way of thinking, especially one that is reasonable and based on good judgment. I am super organised and think things through logically, this is especially important for computer programming.

PERSEVERANCE

Persistence in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success. No matter what the challenge I will find a way to do something and stick at it until the task is complete. There is no such words as “I can’t do this”!

LEADERSHIP

A leader steps up in times of crisis, and is able to think and act creatively in difficult situations. I have lots of experience in leading a team and enjoy team work and the satisfaction it brings when a job is complete.

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Connections

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Projects completed

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Positive feedback

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Cups of Coffee

My Skills

CSS

CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) the presentation of a web site, usually stored in a separate file and imported into the HTML.

HTML 5

HTML (HyperText Markup Language) the building blocks of any web site, making sure the HTML standards are followed is important to me.

Android

Android is a mobile operating system developed by Google, based on the Linux kernel and designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices. Java is the language I use to program this.

iOS

iOS is a mobile operating system created and developed by Apple, exclusively for its hardware. Swift is the language of choice here for its speed.

PHP

PHP (Hypertext Preprocessor) is a widely-used open source general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development and can be embedded into HTML.

Java

Java is a general-purpose computer programming language that is concurrent, class-based, object-oriented, and specifically designed to have as few implementation dependencies as possible.

JavaScript

JavaScript is to add client-side behaviour to HTML pages, scripts are embedded in or included from HTML pages and interact with the Document Object Model (DOM) of the page.

Digital Investigation

Digital forensics is a branch of forensic science encompassing the recovery and investigation of material found in digital devices, often in relation to computer crime.

My Expertise

iOS Development

I program for iOS using Apples own Swift 4 language, it is up to 2.6x faster and more efficient than Objective-C. Compatibility is always at the front of my mind, I want to cater for the oldest and newest devices.

Responsive Design

RWD is an approach to web design aimed at allowing desktop webpages to be viewed in response to the size of the screen or web browser one is viewing with for example Mobile or Tablet using a mobile first approach.

Android Development

See more portfolio of projects that I have completed using Android Studio, the language that I use here is JAVA. I have completed projects for both phone and tablet, I have just started with android wear.

Adobe Suite

Currently I am using Adobe Master Collection Creative suite CC6, I feel comfortable using most of the applications that come with the suite depending on task. I feel I am an intermediate level at graphic design, although not my usual realm of expertise I can come up with some great work.

Systems Testing

One of my modules at university this year is Ethical Hacking, this will leave me in good stead to test systems and applications for vulnerabilities and patch them before a system is compromised by hackers. Data encryption, security and backup is vital in this modern age where hackers are looking to steal personal information.

PHP, HTML, CSS, SCSS, JAVA, JavaScript, Swift & C

These are the main programming languages that I use often and feel comfortable just to sit and get programming, with a little help from my cheat sheet. I have just started to learn Python, this is particularly useful for batch processing. These are the building blocks for any application.

Collaborations

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Students Union

Staffordshire University

Year (2017)
Relationship - Staffs Pathway project and Students union web site maintenance.

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Staffs Uni

Staffordshire University

Year (2017)
Relationship – Staffs Pathway project and Student Digital Champion both ongoing projects.

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Stoke Council

Stoke City Council

Year (2017)
Relationship – Interacti android application for tourism and health in and around stoke utilising wayfinding points around the city.

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McDonald’s

McDonald's Restaurants Ltd

Year (2015)
Relationship - Franchise web site maintenance and creation of automated application to pull data from various databases and process the data to send to head office weekly.

Latest Posts

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Screen Shot App
Screen Shot App
Screen Shot App

Staffs Pathway

Staffs pathway, a student academic partnership between my self and two others in association with the Students Union. Staffs pathway is an interactive campus map for the Staffordshire university, the project was completed in July 2017.

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Screen Shot App
Screen Shot App

Summer Internship

Summer internship, I applied and got the job working on an mobile application for Stoke city council. The app was tourism based and had wayfinding functionality, the app used the latest technology QR codes, GPS and geofencing to name a few.

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Exeter JISC Conference

JISC conference was a three day event in Exeter, the aim of the conference is on how technology enhances students learning. I met people from different universities all over the country, participated in workshops and went to talks.

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Microsoft London

Microsoft, this day trip to London was fantastic I had a guided tour of the offices and learnt all about the latest software and features Microsoft is introducing. Also had training on Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft imagine academy.

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Awards

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Biggest Student Impact Award

Students Union - Staffordshire University

Year (2017)
Won the award for the biggest student impact with the Staffs Pathway project.

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Team Work Award

Students Union - Staffordshire University

Year (2017)
Won the award for best team work.

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Manager of the Year

McDonald's Restaurants Ltd

Year (2015)
Manager of the year 2015 for our franchise group of eleven restaurants.

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Student of the Year

South Cheshire College

Year (2014)
Best grades and student for the year, gaining the only distinction grade in four years.

Get In Touch

Contact Details

Please feel free to get in touch about any help you would like or freelance work you have. I look forward to hearing from you!

Cheshire, England, UK
Phone: Please get in touch via email and we can exchange phone numbers.
Email: me@chrisw-uk.com
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