Rupert Agnew

BSc Computer Science Graduate

  • BORN: 1995
  • EMAIL: rupert@agnew.org.uk
  • FROM: UK

About me

I have graduated with a First Class Honours degree from the University of Brighton whilst studying BSc (Hons) Computer Science. I have completed an industrial placement year at the UK’s largest single runway airport, Gatwick Airport in between my second and third year study at University.

I enjoy the satisfaction of solving problems using logic and initiative and find programming to be extremely rewarding when this is accomplished. I am a friendly, organised individual, have high personal standards of performance and am a reliable and supportive team player.

I've just arrived back to the UK after spending almost a year working and travelling around British Columbia, Canada

Skills and Interests

Personally I am interested in IOT, Data Analytics, Blockchain Technology, Website UI/UX design and development, Server management and electronics.

I’m a confident user of Linux (Raspbian Jessie lite) Apache, MySQL, PHP, Javascript, Bootstrap framework, Splunk. I have a strong understanding of client-server relationship. I have also used Java, C, Python, D3.js framework and LetsEncrypt SSL certificates.

In January 2018 I brought an old 1989 Chevrolet G20 van and spent 5 months renovating it into a camper van, despite having no construction or automotive experience. I learnt a lot, researching and building it in my own time. Most of the materials had been salvaged and up-cycled, the electronics were new and functioned to allow two people to live inside full time whilst road-tripping around BC. The project was a huge success and I am sad I couldn't bring it home with me. More photos can be found here.

In July 2017 I won £250 FDM Best Development Prize for my final year project. I was also awarded a Highly Commended prize of £100 in the Beepurple University of Brighton Ideas Competition which recognised that my idea has potential to grow. My project bridges the gap between hardware and software by remotely controlling plugs, doors, lights, and cameras –more photos and details can be found here

In 2007 I developed a website which hosted online flash games. The website was originally created in order to avoid school filtering systems in place. The website was a huge success and saw users visiting from all over the world. It has over 775,000 views to date

  • Scuba diving, I hold a PADI Advanced Open Water licence and have dived in Egypt and Greece
  • Skiing, I have been skiing in Canada, France and Austria

Education

FIRST CLASS HONOURS BSC COMPUTER SCIENCE

UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON
SEPTEMBER 2013 - MAY 2017

Final year modules: Final year project - I curated an open-source home automation platform utilising a Raspberry Pi (95%), Web and Network management (75%), Intellectual Property law (64%), Programming languages, concurrency and client-server computing (61%), Specification and Refinement (54%).

Second year modules: Computer systems architecture (76%), Mathematics (68%), Integrated Group Project (68%), Artificial Intelligence (67%), Operating Systems (64%), Project planning (60%), Data Structures and Algorithms (58%), Object Oriented Software Design (57%)

First year modules: HTML, CSS and JavaScript (84%), Java Programming (79%), Embedded Architecture and Programming (75%), HCI Design and Analysis (72%), Mathematics (71%), SQL Programming (66%)

A-LEVELS & GCSEs

CRANBROOK GRAMMAR SCHOOL
SEPTEMBER 2008 - JUNE 2013

A-levels in Chemistry, Politics & Design Technology
10 GCSEs between A-B including an A in Maths and an A in English

Previous Employment

PC TECHNICIAN

WHISTLER BLACKCOMB SKI RESORT, WHISTLER, BC, CANADA
APRIL – AUGUST 2018

Living and working in Whistler, BC for the 2018 summer mountain biking season

  • I assisted users across the WB site in person, over the phone and using Bomgar
  • Managed Active Directory accounts and inventory management of our equipment
  • Fixed issues from support tickets which ranged from credit card pinpad issues, RFID ticket printers, hand gun ticket scanners, RPOS/InfoGenesis POS machines, network switch patching etc
  • Supported building and deploying 100 new 2018 desktop PCs to Vail Resorts platform
  • Upgraded/rebuilt old x86 (32-bit) machines to x64 (64 bit)
  • Managed RMA returns/shipping

HUT BISTRO WORKER / PREP COOK

WHISTLER BLACKCOMB SKI RESORT, WHISTLER, BC, CANADA
NOVEMBER 2017 – APRIL 2018

Living and working in Whistler, BC for the 2017/2018 winter ski season

  • Had the incredible experience of working at and skiing to the Crystal Hut log cabin each morning; located at 1850m on Blackcomb mountain. Worked closely together in a small team of 10 others from around the world, to efficiently prepare food to sell for the day.
  • Duties included clearing snow off the deck, moving stock from the store room to be prepared, engaging with customers, processing payments, cooking waffles, making sandwiches, cleaning duties, and general helping out to run a successful restaurant.
  • Promoted to Prep Cook in February, daily duties include preparing/cooking all soups, stews, sandwich meats, and waffle toppings. I carried out regular temperature checks to ensure the food is safe to serve.

BUSINESS SYSTEMS DEVELOPER

GATWICK AIRPORT, WEST SUSSEX RH6 0NP
FEBRUARY 2016 – JUNE 2016

Worked in the Business Systems sub-department of IT at Gatwick Airport

  • Interviewed users of Operational Performance Manager (OPM) around the Business and gathered requirements so I could replace current OPM with an interactive dashboard using big data tool Splunk, HTML, CSS and JavaScript.
  • Developed a dashboard using Splunk to track aircraft in real time by their tail registration number and log their movements in and out of Gatwick.
  • Developed an interactive dashboard to find the last flight of the day depending on a selected terminal - this is very useful for when creating mock boarding pass barcodes.
  • Created a dashboard to view performance of boarding pass scanning gates in the terminals and to see passenger check-in breakdown of each flight. Used regex queries to split up data, Splunk and JavaScript.
  • Identified, owned and resolved problems with Passenger Verification boarding pass scanners which needed to be rooted and reconfigured. Also resolved several Virgin Atlantic check in desk screens by reconfiguring their playback files as they were faulty

INFRASTRUCTURE ANALYST

GATWICK AIRPORT, WEST SUSSEX RH6 0NP
DECEMBER 2015 – JANUARY 2016

Worked in IT-Infrastructure at Gatwick Airport

  • Worked in several data centres around the airport identifying single point of failure ports on servers
  • Used HP Blade Administrator tool to understand how switches and blades work within a big network
  • Analysed Nimsoft Network Monitoring logs using data analysis tool Splunk to identify patterns in recurring errors and ultimately reduce these errors from occurring
  • Helped set up admin permissions for cloud based email client Mimecast

TEST ANALYST

GATWICK AIRPORT, WEST SUSSEX RH6 0NP
AUGUST 2015 – NOVEMBER 2015

Worked in IT-QA at Gatwick Airport

  • Involved setting up and testing environments for over 1500 different flight scenarios at Gatwick using the IDAHO flight database and analysing XML messages in the Aviation Information Data Exchange schema which is the global messaging standard for exchanging flight data.
  • Identified several defects in TEST and DEV environments and managed to get these fixed before code was deployed into live environment.
  • Wrote test scripts and logged defects in HP Quality Center and created Test Completion Certificates
  • Improved ESB Audit Viewer by adding a ‘Save as XML’ button to the web page to quickly download messages
  • Developed an ‘XML Beautifier’ webpage for quickly formatting XML messages into readable content