Hi. I’m Luke, a software developer and team leader from Sheffield, UK.
- Team Leadership & Management
- ~8 years Experience of iOS Development
- Expert Knowledge of Objective-C, Swift, Xcode, Git
- Public Speaking
- 2018: Head of Development at 3Squared.
- Leading and managing the web and mobile development teams.
- 2015: Head of Mobile at 3Squared.
- Leading a growing team of talented developers.
- Planning the long term deliveries of software products.
- Defining and implementing standards.
- 2015: Co-organiser of Sheffield Swift.
- 2014: Senior iOS Software Engineer at 3Squared.
- Mentoring placement students and new members of the mobile development team.
- Working with a QA team to implement a testing process.
- Ensuring code and software design quality.
- Ensuring good practise of Git.
- 2014: Developer of Transported iPhone app.
- Responsible for all development, design, and business related activities.
- App provides live, localised bus and tram departure times in the South Yorkshire area.
- 2012: iOS Software Engineer at 3Squared.
- Building iOS apps for a number of clients in the rail, construction and hospitality industries.
- 2011: Web Application Developer at Genesys Solutions.
- Developed a Ruby On Rails application - an online knowledge collaboration tool for university students.
- Project lead overseeing the project delivery and mentoring team members.
- 2011: iOS Developer at The University Of Sheffield Student’s Union.
- Developed an iPhone app to enable a society in the Students’ Union to distribute society event information.
- App used the Facebook API to pull in event information and push back user’s RSVP choices.
- Also developed a companion CMS web app that automatically sent push notifications when new content was added.
- 2011: Developer of Safe Trip iPhone app during SVC2UK.
- Worked as part of a team of 4 students over a 48 hour period to design and build a mobile application for the Silicon Valley Comes 2 The UK 2011 competition.
- Lead developer for the iPhone app, built in conduction with an web and Android app.
- SafeTrip calculated safe(r) walking directions using the Google Maps API and crime data from the UK government.
- Won an invitation to 10 Downing Street to meet the Prime Minister David Cameron.
- Made the national news!
This paper describes the University of Shefﬁeld’s submission to SemEval-2012 Task 6: Semantic Text Similarity. Two approaches were developed. The ﬁrst is an unsupervised technique based on the widely used vector space model and information from WordNet. The second method relies on supervised machine learning and represents each sentence as a set of n-grams. This approach also makes use of information from WordNet. Results from the formal evaluation show that both approaches are useful for determining the similarity in meaning between pairs of sentences with the best performance being obtained by the supervised approach. Incorporating information from WordNet also improves performance for both approaches.
Bird watching has long been a passion of millions of people around Great Britain. The traditional combination of bird reference book, notebook and pencil are a tried and tested method of gathering accurate bird sighting information. With the invention of mobile computer technology, specifically in the field of smartphones, the opportunity for bringing bird watching into the modern age has never been greater. The project aims to bridge the analogue and digital mediums by conceptualising, designing, implementing and then evaluating a mobile software product for identifying and logging bird sightings. The software product should have good usability metrics by following respected usability engineering practises, and also provide a excellent bird information repository comparable to that of a conventional bird reference book.
- 2012: First Class Masters Degree (with honours) in Software Engineering from The University Of Sheffield.
- 2008: 3.5 A-levels in Mathematics, Physics and Applied ICT from Sheffield Hillsborough College.