Owen Garland

Milton Keynes & Aberystwyth UK
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I am currently finishing my final year of a BEng in Software Engineering at Aberystwyth University. After two years of the course I have consistently achieved high grades, putting me well on track to attain a first overall. I will graduate in the summer of 2017 and be looking to start a graduate position in the fall of 2017, or spring of 2018.


Areas of technical expertise

Personal projects


Software Developer - July 2015 - June 2016
Clock Limited

As part of my degree I spent an industrial year working full time at Clock, a NodeJS agency in Hertfordshire. Whilst there I had several roles throughout the year, including running their support service (bug fixes), developing new features for existing projects and being trained by the Technical Services team to learn how to manage the infrastructure of a web agency.

Bioinformatics Assistant - August 2014 - October 2014
Institute for Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences,
Aberystwyth University

This position was my first real introduction to Bioinformatics and I have learned a substantial amount about many areas of computing I wouldn’t normally have been exposed to. For example I had access to a powerful cluster and had to deal with large amounts of genomic data.

Voluntary Technician - November 2010 - September 2013
The National Museum of Computing,
Bletchley Park

Before I began studying for my degree, I volunteered every weekend at the museum, during this time I learned:

Voluntary Centre Lead - August 2012, 2013 and 2014
Young Rewired State (YRS)

YRS is aimed at encouraging 13-18 year-olds to showcase their programming skills and inspire the next generation of programmers.


Qualifications
2017 - Predicted First in BEng in Software Engineering
2013 - Distinction* Level 3 Extended BTEC Diploma in Computing
2010 - Nine grade A GCSEs including English, Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology

Interests
Aside from computing my main passion in life is Swing dancing. For the last three summers I have worked at a dance camp in Sweden where I led a team of people who managed the evenings’ parties and actives. The tasks that I was responsible for ranged, from unblocking toilets to building emergency infrastructure, but it still left me with plenty of time to dance the night away!

I have also achieved Bronze Duke of Edinburgh, completed my expeditions and volunteering for the Gold award and hold a full UK motorcycle and car licence.

Referees
Dr Amanda Clare - Personal Tutor
Department of Computer Science, Llandinam Building, Aberystwyth, SY23 3DB
afc@aber.ac.uk

Paul Serby - CTO at Clock Limited
The Old School House, Bridge Rd, Sarratt, Hunton Bridge WD4 8RQ
paul.serby@clock.co.uk