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<html><head><meta charset="utf-8"/><title>CV: James Fisher</title><meta name="description" content="Curriculum Vitae for James Fisher"/><meta name="keywords" content="James Fisher, James Harrison Fisher, CV, Curriculum Vitae, resume, eegg"/><meta name="author" content="James Fisher"/><meta name="language" content="en-US"/><link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="all" href="http://eegg.github.com/style/css/common.css"/><link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="all" href="cv.css"/></head><body><section class="content"><div class="photo"></div><h1>James Fisher</h1><section itemscope="itemscope" itemtype="http://data-vocabulary.org/Person"><span style="display: none;" itemprop="name">James Harrison Fisher</span><table class="firstColFixedWidth"><tbody><tr><th>Birth date</th><td>October 1987</td></tr><tr><th>Address</th><td itemprop="address" itemscope="itemscope" itemtype="http://data-vocabulary.org/Address"><span itemprop="locality">Highgate</span>, <span itemprop="region">London</span>, <span itemprop="postal-code">N6 4AG</span></td></tr><tr><th>Email</th><td><a href="mailto:jameshfisher@gmail.com">jameshfisher@gmail.com</a></td></tr><tr><th>Mobile</th><td>07951 498 897</td></tr><tr><th>Find me on</th><td><a href="http://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=34422393">LinkedIn</a>, <a href="https://bitbucket.org/eegg">Bitbucket</a>, <a href="http://github.com/eegg">GitHub</a>, <a href="http://www.reddit.com/user/Jameshfisher/">Reddit</a></td></tr></tbody></table></section><section class="aboutSection"><div><p><strong>About me:</strong> I am a developer and designer with an M.Sc. in Computing Science. I like problems and will attack them until solved. I like to communicate in paint, print, and programming.</p><p><strong>About you:</strong> You have a clear, simple vision that you will not compromise. You value quality over quantity. You want more than a mere programmer. You like strong static typing and functional programming.</p></div></section><section class="educationSection"><h2>Education</h2><table class="firstColFixedWidth"><tbody><tr><th>2010–12</th><td>M.Sc. with <strong>distinction</strong> in <a href="http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/pgprospectus/facultiesanddepartments/computing/postgraduatecourses/computingscience">Computing Science</a> at <strong><a href="http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/">Imperial College London</a></strong>. Individual project: <q><a href="http://eegg.github.com/presentation/pres.html">Verifying a balanced-tree index implementation in VeriFast</a></q>.</td></tr><tr><th>2006–9</th><td>B.A. with <strong>first-class</strong> honors in <a href="http://www.york.ac.uk/history/undergraduate/">History</a> at the <strong><a href="http://www.york.ac.uk/">University of York</a></strong>.</td></tr><tr><th>2004–6</th><td>Achieved the following <strong>six A-levels</strong>:<table class="aLevelTable"><tbody><tr><th>Grade</th><th>Subject</th><th>Institution</th></tr><tr><td>A</td><td>History</td><td><a href="http://www.crgs.co.uk/">Colchester Royal Grammar School</a></td></tr><tr><td>A</td><td>Computing</td><td><a href="http://www.crgs.co.uk/">Colchester Royal Grammar School</a></td></tr><tr><td>A</td><td>General Studies</td><td><a href="http://www.crgs.co.uk/">Colchester Royal Grammar School</a></td></tr><tr><td>B</td><td>Physics</td><td><a href="http://www.crgs.co.uk/">Colchester Royal Grammar School</a></td></tr><tr><td>B</td><td>Mathematics</td><td><a href="http://www.crgs.co.uk/">Colchester Royal Grammar School</a></td></tr><tr><td>B</td><td>Art and Design</td><td><a href="http://www.grey-friars-college.co.uk/">Grey Friars</a></td></tr></tbody></table></td></tr><tr><th>2002–4</th><td>Eleven GCSEs at <strong><a href="http://www.crgs.co.uk/">Colchester Royal Grammar School</a></strong>.</td></tr></tbody></table><h3>Other courses</h3><table class="firstColFixedWidth"><tbody><tr><th>Sep.–Nov. 2012</th><td><q><a href="https://www.coursera.org/course/progfun">Functional Programming Principles in Scala</a></q> at <a href="https://www.coursera.org/">Coursera</a>. In progress.</td></tr><tr><th>Nov.–Dec. 2012</th><td><q><a href="https://www.coursera.org/course/crypto">Cryptography</a></q> at <a href="https://www.coursera.org/">Coursera</a>. In progress.</td></tr></tbody></table></section><section class="skillsSection"><h2>Skills</h2><ul><li>I have computing and I.T. experience of the following, with varying familiarity:<ul class="listTable"><li><strong><a href="http://haskell.org/">Haskell</a></strong>, <a href="http://www.scala-lang.org/">Scala</a></li><li><strong><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C%2B%2B">C++</a></strong></li><li><strong><a href="http://people.cs.kuleuven.be/~bart.jacobs/verifast/">VeriFast</a></strong>, verification</li><li><strong><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Javascript">JavaScript</a></strong>, <a href="http://python.org/">Python</a></li><li><strong><a href="http://jquery.com/">jQuery</a></strong>, <a href="http://jqueryui.com/">jQuery UI</a></li><li><a href="http://httpd.apache.org/">Apache</a>, <a href="http://nodejs.org/">NodeJS</a>, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Model_View_Controller"><abbr title="Model-View-Controller">MVC</abbr></a></li><li><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HTML5"><abbr title="HyperText Markup Language 5">HTML5</abbr></a>, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSS3#CSS_3"><abbr title="Cascading Style Sheets 3">CSS3</abbr></a>, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XML"><abbr title="eXtensible Markup Language">XML</abbr></a>, <a href="http://json.org/"><abbr title="JavaScript Object Notation">JSON</abbr></a>, etc.</li><li><strong><a href="http://git-scm.com/">git</a></strong></li><li><strong><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QuickCheck">QuickCheck</a></strong>, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/XUnit">xUnit</a></li><li><a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SQL"><abbr title="Structured Query Language">SQL</abbr></a>, <a href="http://www.oracle.com/uk/products/database">Oracle Database</a></li><li><strong><a href="http://kernel.org/">Linux</a></strong>, <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/uk/windows/">Windows</a></li></ul></li><li><strong>An eye for aesthetics, design, and presentation.</strong> I believe this is as important for code as for product design.</li><li><strong>Problem-solving and strategic thinking.</strong> I will thrive in an intellectually challenging workplace. I strive to eliminate routine tasks.</li><li><strong>An understanding of algorithmics and a comfortableness with formalism.</strong> I am familiar with <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_O_notation">Big-O notation</a>. I enjoy playing with and implementing algorithms for their own sake.</li></ul></section><section class="experienceSection"><h2>Experience</h2><table class="firstColFixedWidth"><tbody><tr><th>May 2012–present</th><td><strong>Software Developer at </strong><strong><a href="http://www.yudu.com/">YUDU Media</a></strong>, working as part of the YUDU team at <a href="http://softwire.com/">Softwire</a>. I am working on feature requests, bug fixes, and maintenance of the code-base for client-side and server-side software. Technologies used include <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Java_(programming_language)">Java</a>, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enterprise_JavaBeans">Enterprise JavaBeans</a>, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spring_Framework">Spring Framework</a>, <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ActionScript_3">ActionScript 3</a> and <a href="http://git-scm.com/">git</a>.</td></tr><tr><th>2006–present</th><td>Director and Secretary of <strong><a href="http://lexdenmontessori.com/">Lexden Montessori</a></strong>, a nursery in Colchester. I have worked in business planning, market research and advertising, administration and secretarial duties, and web design and maintenance for <a href="http://www.lexdenmontessori.com">www.<strong>lexdenmontessori.com</strong></a>.</td></tr><tr><th>2012–present</th><td>Branding, marketing consultancy, and web design for <strong><a href="http://gilgiltrust.org.uk/">The Gilgil Trust</a></strong>, an organization providing young people around the town of Gilgil in Kenya with shelter, health-care, and help in their education and careers.</td></tr><tr><th>2010</th><td><p>Branding for <strong><a href="http://www.pembrokehouse.sc.ke/">Pembroke House</a></strong> a private Kenyan prep school.</p><p> In the words of their Commercial Director, <q>James has worked with me on new brand designs for Harambee Schools Kenya <em>(see below)</em> a charity, and Pembroke House school, a prep school. In both cases his work was of the highest quality, and reflected a passion for design, but also for getting under the skin of the organisation he is designing for. I wouldn't hesitate to use James again for any design projects that I might have.</q></p></td></tr><tr><th>2010</th><td><p>Branding and web design for <strong><a href="http://www.hsk.org.uk/">Harambee Schools Kenya</a></strong> a charity building schools around Gilgil in rural Kenya.</p><p><strong><a href="http://onlinemarketing.gwsmedia.com/2010/11/2nd-objective-of-charity-website-design.html">GWS Media gave the website an award</a></strong>, commending its <q>plain, clear English; striking design, and beautiful images.</q> To date, the new branding and website is known to have directly brought in <strong>£53,000 of funding</strong> including from <a href="http://www.ubm.com/">UBM</a> (the global media and comms giant) and <a href="http://www.hsbc.co.uk/">HSBC</a> who made HSK their official corporate charity after finding the website.</p></td></tr><tr><th>2009</th><td>Developing an internal database-driven system for managing care homes and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CSCI">CSCI reports</a> for <strong><a href="http://www.caringhomes.org/">Caring Homes</a></strong>.</td></tr><tr><th>2008</th><td>Various responsibilities at <strong><a href="http://www.caringhomes.org/">Caring Homes</a></strong>, including accountancy and financial planning, due diligence, insurance of plant, and remote I.T. support.</td></tr></tbody></table></section><div class="endNote print"><p>This document is available at <a href="http://eegg.github.com/cv">http://eegg.github.com/cv/</a>.</p></div><section class="screen" id="formats"><a href="cv.txt"><img src="images/txt.png" alt="Get the plaintext"/></a><a href="cv.pdf"><img src="images/acrobat.png" alt="Get the PDF"/></a></section></section></body></html>
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