My name is James Thompson and I'm interested in pretty much anything surrounding software development. I am currently in my final year at Manchester Metropolitan University, studying Computer Science. My main expertise lies in C++, C#, Java and Python; however I'm also interested in Go and Scala.
I just spent the last year at CDL, in Stockport, working on their real-time quoting engine plus a chain of internal utilities. Before that I ran my own internet radio, aimed at people playing online games. During this time I've also been lucky to attend Hack Manchester, Hacked.io and The Manchester Hackathon.
BSc. (Hons.) Computer Science - Manchester Metropolitan University, 2010 - 2014 (expected.)
Junior Software Developer - CDL, June 2012 - August 2013.
A one-year industrial placement, working on real-time insurance quoting systems, as well as various internal tools. Heavy exposure to C++ including template meta-programming, various design patterns as well as the use of CQRS. Some time spent using C# & .NET. Small amount of exposure to Python in a production environment.
Work mostly done using Agile development, specifically DSDM. Received formal training in DSDM Atern from Radtac in January 2013.