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Hey! My name is Stuart Jones, a JavaScript developer and travelling enthusiast from Cardiff. The purpose of this website is to tell you a little bit about myself and showcase my projects.

I am currently contracting at Perkbox as a React Native developer in London where I am adding features to their iOS and Android apps to bring them up to the same level as their website. Before moving to London, I attended Cardiff University graduating with a First Class Honours degree in Computer Science.

My main passion is JavaScript, specialising in web and mobile app development. I also enjoy learning new technologies, most recently React, Progressive Web Apps and Accelerated Mobile Pages. Away from computers I love exploring new places, having visited 47 countries. My last trip included Helsinki, St. Petersburg, Moscow, Minsk, Kiev and Chernobyl.

Work

React Native Contractor at Perkbox; London (July 2018 - Present):
  • Adding features to their iOS and Android apps to bring them up to the same level as their website
Front End Engineer at Homelyfe; London (April 2017 - July 2018):
  • Working as part of a team to develop and maintain iOS, Android and web apps
  • React Native for mobile and React for web using monolithic architecture
  • Full unit test coverage on core modules using Jest
  • Setup Detox end-to-end testing on Android and iOS and Puppeteer for web
  • Developed a markdown parser which outputs web and native components
  • Integrated many third-party packages including Firebase, Zendesk and Social login
  • Worked with Continuous Integration tools such as Bitrise and Octopus Deploy
  • Contributed to Detox and Zendesk open source projects
  • Fast moving insurance start-up, working in an agile environment
App Developer at Easyodds; London (July 2015 - March 2017):
  • Sole responsibility for several cross platform Android and iOS apps in React Native and Cordova
  • Lead the application development life-cycle from the initial planning to full release on Google Play and App Store
  • App Store Optimisation to rank mobile apps at the top of the search rankings
  • Designed logos, splash screens, wireframes and other app artwork using Photoshop
  • Worked on multiple PHP REST API’s to deliver JSON data to the mobile and web apps
  • Developed MySQL databases to store betting odds data and app content
  • Maintained Linux servers in the UK and Australia
  • Implemented Redis which enabled us to cache most of the API endpoints, massively improving load times
App Developer at Hoffi Limited; Cardiff (October 2014 - June 2015):
  • Part time work during my final year at uni where I worked on several web and cross platform mobile projects using HTML5 technologies
  • Helped out with the Sustrans cycle app using Phonegap and Cordova which delivers content to users based off their GPS location
  • Hoffi sponsored my final year project where I created a website and mobile app which interacted with iBeacons to determine a user’s indoor location and deliver exclusive content depending where they were in the room
Web Developer at Cardiff University; Cardiff (July 2013 - June 2014):
  • My year in industry as part of my Computer Science degree
  • Developed an iOS and Android app in Cordova to help Autistic children communicate their pain to health professionals
  • Created a responsive web app so users could learn Welsh, before converting it into a mobile app using Cordova
  • Built a drug conversion app which allowed doctors to convert dosages of medication between drugs
  • Dealt with clients, worked to deadlines, managed and calculated the costs of projects
  • Worked as part of a team migrating old Joomla sites to WordPress, creating child themes and plugins which were used across many University sites
  • Performed important backups and updates to the WordPress server using a Linux environment

Education

Computer Science BSc at Cardiff University (2011 - 2015):
  • First Year: 66%
  • Second Year: 69%
  • Third Year (Placement year): 76%
  • Fourth Year: 75%

Degree Classification: First Class Honours

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