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Syd Lawrence BSc Hons. Personal Profile 3 Water Lane Winchester So23 0EJ T 07515 354 472

I have always been around computers from an early age as both my parents worked for a computer company. My first experience of IT development was when I was 10 using Basic, when I was 12 my father taught me Object Pascal and honed in my skills. It wasnt


until 2003 that I really honed in my skills and taught my self HTML and made my first


website, since then I have made various web sites and web applications using a wide range of web technologies, back-end technologies (PHP and MySQL) and font-end technologies (CSS, (X)HTML, Javascript and AJAX). I like to be ahead of the game, or at least up to date with the latest technologies, I am currently teaching myself Actionscript 3.0, Ruby, Adobe AIR, and Google Gears.

Technical Knowledge Languages Good working knowledge

Java, CSS, SQL, XML, X(HTML), Javascript, PHP, AJAX, UML General Knowledge

Ruby, Actionscript 3.0,, VBScript, Matlab, Mathematica, LISP, Pascal, C++, C, Smalltalk, Assembly Language Packages Good working knowledge

JQuery, YUI, eyecon.interface, mootools, javax,midi General Knowledge

Adobe AIR, Facebook api, Google Gears Paradigms Object Orientated Programming: PHP, Java, C++, C, Smalltalk, and have studied design patterns Software Packages Photoshop CS3, Illustrator CS3, Flash CS3, Dreamweaver CS3, Premiere CS3, Audition, Soundbooth, Zend, Final Cut, Audacity, Logic, Reason, Myriad, BCX, Brian, NetBeans, XCode, IntelliJ IDEA, iLife, iWork, Open Office, Microsoft Office. Operating Systems Mac OS X, Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora, gOS), Windows

Employment History Web Developer and Designer, Freelance - 2003-NOW Web Developer, Cardiff University Students’ Union - 2007-NOW Peak Season Ski Representative, SkiPlan; Alps - 2007-NOW Work Experience, Tiger Aspect; London - 2007 Club Promoter, Henry Africas Hothouse; Cardiff - 2006-2007 Graphic Designer, Xpress Radio; Cardiff - 2005-2006 Work Experience, BBC Radio Wales; Cardiff - 2005 Voluntary Production Assistant, Red Dragon FM; Cardiff - 2005-2007 Campus Brand Manager, Sony Ericsson; Cardiff - 2005 Team Leader, Event Catering Management, FMc; Southampton - 2002-2003

Project Work Personal Projects Manage My Site

An offline blog management tool. Enabling users to keep there site update without ever opening a browser. Using Adobe AIR I was able to use my knowledge of web based technologies such as, CSS, Javascript, XHMTL and AJAX. Summer 2008 University Projects Final Year

Motion Capture to MIDI - My final year project consisted of implementing a java application to operate a motion capture device as a drum machine. From design through to implementation. Using the Java I was able to create a virtual drum kit. March 2008 Second Year

Biometric entry system - A group project to establish the best available system of biometric identification for a possible implementation into the Cardiff University, School of Computer Science. May 2007 First Year

Find-a-friend - An online social networking site for current university students and alumni. A similar concept to that of ‘Friends Reunited’. May 2006

Education Cardiff University - Computer Science with Computer Vision and Computer Graphics, BSc with Hons. Year 1

Java & Algorithms; Basic Computer Science; Project Management; Internet Computing; Basic Systems Modelling; Computer Architecture, Operating Systems & Assembly Language; Discrete Mathematics; Mathematics for Computer Science; Computing Mathematics. Year 2

Software Engineering, Algorithms & Data Structures; Object Oriented Methods; Human Computer Interaction; Database Systems; Systems Design; Component Software Development; Networks and Data Communications; Discrete Mathematics II; Computational Mathematics Year 3

Multimedia; Graphics; Image Processing; Machine Vision; Programming Languages, Principles & Paradigms; Distributed Systems Technologies; Advanced Object Oriented Systems; Parallel Processing; Information Systems Management King Edward VI School, Southampton A Levels

Mathematics - A; Physics - B; French - C


3 x A*; 3 x A; 5 x B; 1 x C;

Accreditations Member of the British Computer Society. Nominated for President of Cardiff University Students’ Union during my second year. Member of the Students’ Union Executive Committee. Station Manager of Students’ Union radio station. Praepositor at King Edward VI School, Southampton. Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award Managing Director of the school’s Young Enterprise Company. Member of School Council, King Edward VI School, Southampton Junior Chairman, Swanmore Lawn Tennis Club

Interests At University I was heavy involved in the Student media, including the student newspaper, the student television station and the student radio station, of which I later became Station Manager. This then introduced me to one of my main hobbies and that was becoming a club DJ. I have held many residencies all across South Wales. I have skied since I was a small child and try to maintain my passion at least once a year as a peak season ski representative. I have always enjoyed tennis and before coming to University I was an ABTO qualified line judge and chair umpire, with which I officiated at the Wimbledon Champsionship Qualification tournament in 2004.

Referees Dave Marshall

Jason Dunlop

School of Computer Science

General Manager

Cardiff University

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