HI! I'm Charlie Callow

Student / Software Developer from Cambridge, UK

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My Story

Hello, I am a Blogger & Software Developer from Cambridge, England. I am currently undertaking a degree in Computer Science at Anglia Ruskin University.

Passionate about all things geeky or techy, I can usually be found hammering away at an old IBM Model M keyboard into a Linux shell or tinkering with one of my many Android devices.

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Personal Information

Name : Charlie Callow
Age : 20 Years
Phone : +44 7504 88 2002
Email : [email protected]
Address : Cambridge, UK

Skills

Skill is the unified force of experience, intellect and passion in their operation. ~ John Ruskin

Teamwork
85%
Communication
90%
Leadership
85%
Java
55%
C#
50%
C++
30%
BASH
75%
PHP
65%
Wordpress
80%
HTML
70%
CSS
65%
JavaScript
45%
GIMP/PS
75%
Inkscape
30%
Photography
45%

Experience

Studies perfect nature and are perfected still by experience. ~ Francis Bacon

August 2016 - August 2017

University of Cambridge
Software Developer & IT Technician

University of Cambridge

Software Developer & IT Technician

University of Cambridge

I am completing a 12 month sandwich placement for my degree at the University of Cambridge in the Department of Chemistry.

During this placement I provide IT support to the department, manage networking equipment, develop software and write automation scripts.

August 2015 - Present

Waitrose
Waitrose Supermarket Assistant

John Lewis Partnership

Waitrose Supermarket Assistant

John Lewis Partnership

I work in the fresh food section at the most profitable branch of Waitrose in the UK (branch 651 - Trumpington, Cambridge).

I specialise in fruit, salads and vegetables and am responsible for stock rotation, food / display presentation, assisting customers and occasionally also serving shoppers on the checkouts.

January 2011 - Present

Little Green Dude
Founder, Author & Editor

Little Green Dude

Founder, Author & Editor

Little Green Dude

Little Green Dude is a mobile tech blog dedicated to covering everything related to the Android mobile operating system and the hardware it runs on.

I founded it in 2011 when it was merely a personal blog on Google's Blogger platform, giving my thoughts about Android apps and devices. Today it's a widely read multi-author news and review site at LittleGreenDude.com

I am still an author on the site as well as Chief Editor and the site webmaster, but I now also have a team of other writers, social media reps and designers.

February 2011 - June 2015

giffgaff
Customer Support Agent

giffgaff

Customer Support Agent

giffgaff

I previously provided online support for the giffgaff mobile virtual network operator.

I helped existing giffgaff customers with issues relating to their device, account or service, ensured that customers had a smooth transition from their old network and suggested many new ideas to the primary giffgaff team which were used to improve the service for the benefit of customers.

October 2011

2Dmedia
Web Developer

2Dmedia Limited

Web Developer

2Dmedia Limited

I worked with and alongside members of the 2Dmedia team for a work experience placement in October 2011 on projects in web development and also web design.

I also worked independently on developing websites for their clients under their DealerWorks brand. These were built to integrate with their in-house CMS, to meet a specification outlined by the client and to match a client-approved design produced by the company's lead designer.

February 2010 - July 2011

YYES
Racing Driver / Engineer

Yeldham Young Engineers Society

Racing Driver / Engineer

Yeldham Young Engineers Society

Yeldham Young Engineers Society was an charity I founded for our youth engineering group & Greenpower team. I registered us for charitable status due to a lack of backing from my school or corporate sponsors (which all other Greenpower teams had).

I was the team leader for our engineering projects and also our racing team. We designed and built electric racing cars to specification and competed with them in the Forumla 24 Greenpower racing series. Races took place at top UK racing circuits and test tracks including Silverstone, Goodwood, Bedford Aerodrome, the Top Gear Test Track at Dunsfold Aerodrome and more.

I also co-organised fundraising activities for the charity in the form of online competitions on the site & social media channels I built for the group, public jumble sales and licenced door-door collections and around the local community.

education

Education is an ornament in prosperity and a refuge in adversity. ~Aristotle

2014 - Present

Anglia Ruskin
BEng (Hons) Computer Science

Anglia Ruskin University

BEng (Hons) Computer Science

Anglia Ruskin University

I am currently an undergraduate at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge where I am completing a degree in Computer Science. I'm due to graduate in 2018.

I am also a member of the ARU Debate Society.

2012 - 2014

Colchester Sixth Form
A-Level & EPQ

The Sixth Form College Colchester

A-Level & EPQ

The Sixth Form College Colchester

I attended Sixth Form College in Colchester from September 2012 until June 2014. I completed my AS levels in my first year and A2's in my second.

I studied Biology and Maths through AS level and completed both years of A-levels in Electronics, Computer Science and Physics.

In the latter part of my second year, I undertook an Extended Project Qualification (EPQ). This was carried out separate to (but alongside) my A-Level qualifications.

For this I designed, built, documented and presented a retro-style bartop arcade machine based upon the Raspberry Pi (v1) computer.

This project included software engineering, electrcial engineering, graphic design and carpentry.

2007 - 2012

Hedingham School
GCSE & BTEC

Hedingham Maths & Computing College

GCSE & BTEC

Hedingham Maths & Computing College

I attended secondary school at Hedingham Maths & Computing college in Sible Hedingham from September 2007 until June 2012.

In my final two years, I completed GCSE qualifcations in English Language, English Literature, German, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Geography, History, Physical Education & Fitness, and also a BTEC level 2 in Information Communication Technology.

Through my GCSE qualifications I also achieved an English Baccalaureate (EBacc).

I was also a prefect for Moynes House.

My Inspiration

We are all individuals, each one of us our own person. But from those who most amaze us, we can draw our greatest inspiration. These are the people who have most inspired me.

Linus Torvalds
Linus Torvalds

Software Engineer

Linus Torvals

Software Engineer

Linus Torvalds a Finnish software engineer who created the Linux kernel used for the GNU operating system and more recently many others, such as Android and Chrome OS. He also created the distributed revision control system git.

His is one of my hero's in tech as a long time Linux-user and Linux foundation member. His kernel powers the majority of the computer systems our world depends on today and without his work my entire career path would almost certainly be entirely different.

I also use his git versioning & source control system for all my open source projects.

Tim Berners-Lee
Tim Berners-Lee

Computer Scientist

Tim Berners-Lee

Computer Scientist

Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee is an English computer scientist with many great achievements but most notably: inventing the World Wide Web!

I think I would really struggle to imagine a world today without the Web and I greatly admire his continued work overseeing its development as director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C).

Hedy Lamarr
Hedy Lamarr

Inventor

Hedy Lamarr

Inventor

In my view, Hedy Lamarr one of the most amazing women there has been.

She was known by many for her acting career but she was also an inventor. One of her greatest achievements I believe was the co-invention of frequency-hopping spread spectrum radio communications. This is technology still widely used today in WiFi, bluetooth and CMDA based communications such as 3G & GPS.

If you know anything about me you will understand why her work would be of particular personal interest, but even for anyone else: just try and think where we might be today without this woman and you'll appreciate just how incredible she was.

Elon Musk
Elon Musk

Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor

Elon Musk

Entrepreneur, Engineer, Inventor

Elon Musk was practically a child prodigy and went on to found SpaceX, Tesla Motors and co-found PayPal among other successful companies.

I admire his ambition, creativity and determination and really respect his work aimed at bettering life for humanity, especially at SpaceX and Tesla.

Larry Page
Larry Page

Computer Scientist

Larry Page

Computer Scientist

Lawrence "Larry" Page is an American computer scientist and Internet entrepreneur who co-founded Google with Sergey Brin and is the current CEO of Google's now-parent-company Alphabet.

Google and Alphabet have been hugely influential in tech world and indeed the lives of almost all those in the 21st century. But to me personally they have really provided a source of inspiration, creating many products and series which I use daily.

Google is a company I have for a long time wanted to work for and that is because of the brilliance of the company and ethos it carries. The reason that is so is because of the work and attitudes of two amazing people: Larry Page and Sergy Brin.

Sergy Brin
Sergey Brin

Computer Scientist

Sergy Brin

Computer Scientist

Sergey Mikhaylovich Brin is a Russian-born American computer scientist, internet entrepreneur, and philanthropist. Together with Larry Page he co-founded Google, the worlds most valuable public company. He is now the director of Google X.

Google and Alphabet have been hugely influential in tech and indeed the lives of almost all those in the 21st century. But to me personally they have really provided a source of inspiration, creating many products and series which I use daily.

Google is a company I have for a long time wanted to work for and that is because of the brilliance of the company and ethos it carries. The reason that is so is because of the work and attitudes of two amazing people: Larry Page and Sergy Brin.

Richard Stallman
Richard Stallman

Freedom Activist / Programmer

Richard Stallman

Freedom Activist / Programmer

Richard Matthew Stallman (RMS), is a software freedom activist and computer programmer who launched the GNU project and founded the Free Software Foundation.

I myself am also a huge advocate of free software thanks in part to RMS and use GNU/Linux on all my desktop computers. Stallman's work on the GNU project and campaigning for software freedoms has helped defends the rights of users and developers of computer systems and prevent countless violations of our rights.

Alan Turing
Alan Turing

Computer Scientist

Alan Turing

Computer Scientist

Alan Mathison Turing was a pioneering English computer scientist, mathematician, logician, cryptanalyst and theoretical biologist.

He was highly influential in the development of theoretical computer science, providing a formalisation of the concepts of algorithm and computation with the Turing machine, which can be considered a model of a general purpose computer.

Turing is also widely considered to be the father of theoretical computer science and artificial intelligence. He sadly was unappreciated and disrespected during this life which led to his tragic suicide in 1954, aged just 41.

As a computer scientist myself, I owe so much to Alan Turing as without there might not even be modern computers or computer science.

Andy Rubin
Andy Rubin

Software Developer, Inventor

Andy Rubin

Software Developer

Andrew E. "Andy" Rubin is an American computer programmer, engineer, entrepreneur, and venture capitalist.

Andy founded both Danger Inc. and Android Inc., the latter of which was acquired by Google in 2005 where he oversaw Android's development until March 2013 when he moved to oversee other projects.

To me his greatest achievement was the creation of the Android mobile platform. This Linux-based operating system has taken the world by storm and changed my life as well as the lives of many others. His work is the reason I develop for mobile devices today and also why I founded Little Green Dude in 2011.

18588
Coffees Consumed
39
Projects Completed
6
Awards Won

testimonials

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Sam Witney

In my opinion Charlie has an array of qualities and I have no doubt that he will enjoy a very successful career.

Sam Witney - Director, 2Dmedia Ltd.

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Blog

Blogging is to writing what extreme sports are to athletics: more free-form, more accident-prone, less formal, more alive. It is, in many ways, writing out loud. ~ Andrew Sullivan