Software Engineer (Intern) @ University of OxfordJune - September 2013 (3 months)
Worked as part of a small Java team following the agile methodology. Developing software for WWARN who are working towards the eradication of resistance to anti-malarial vaccinations. Involved processing mass amounts of data, so algorithm efficiency was paramount.
Software Engineer @ Accenture, UKJuly 2014 - September 2015 (15 months)
Worked accross several large government departments as a Java developer, before joining the Accenture UKI Innovation Programme, using a range of modern technologies to rapidly develop prototypes in an agile team.
Web Admin @ UTC SwindonPart-time September 2013 - September 2014 (12 months)
Was responsible for the day-to-day running of the WordPress site, from creating and styling new pages and features to ensuring content was published promptly and never out-of-date.
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Teaching ComputingCompleted UAS, A Level Computing tutor, published many educational resources
While at Uni, ran a series of after-school programming clubs at the Wheatley Park School and The Oxford Academy for year 7- 9 pupils to inspire them to get into coding.
I have Completed the Undergraduate Ambassador Scheme, which by the end involved planning and taking full computing lessons. 1-to-1 A Level computing tutor, helped several pupils increase their grades.
I am always keen to pass on what I've learnt to others, so I have developed and maintain several online educational computing resources for students, teachers and anyone wanting to learn. Including web-dev.school, a computer science site, revisionquizzes.co.uk, a 100-page A Level Computing Revision guide, an educational file sharing site, A2 Computing revision site and an Android app for revising to name a few.
HackathonsKeen attender of coding competitions
I regularly attend hackathons and coding competitions around the country, and abroad. I love the atmosphere, and the chance to experiment with new technologies, as well as collaborate with others. I have won a few recently, including 1st place at StartHack Switzerland 2016, HP Prize at AngelHack 2015. And 2nd place in NBC Universal Comcast, DevLab Live, AngelHack 2014 and
Creating Android, iOS and hybrid mobile applications, as well as web apps and WordPress sits for small businesses, individuals and start-ups. A portfolio of my work can be found at aliciasykes.com/work.html Between jobs I have also worked on several open source projects, including creating sentiment-sweep.com.
Army ReservistCurrently serving in a London-based Army Reserve unit
Regularly attend weekend exercises, and have had the opportunity to learn a range of practical and transferable skills and gain qualifications (including the Level 5 award in Management and Leadership).
Computer Science BSc @ Oxford Brookes UniversitySeptember 2012 - May 2016
Gained a first-class honours in computer science, and won the British Computer Society (BCS) award for best computing project. Course representative and student ambassador, I was fully involved in all aspects of my course. Founded and initially ran the computing society, which holds regular computer-science related, and social events.
A Levels @ St John's Academy, MarlboroughMay 2012 - Sep 2016
Studied Economics, Physics and Computing at A Level. Business Studies and Photography for AS Level. While studying also developed a set of interactive learning tools, including a quiz sharing website, and dynamic computing revision app. Won the governors award for economics.
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My biggest hobby is coding, I love experimenting with the latest technologies, finding better ways of doing things, and creating applications. I'm also interested in astro-physics and cosmology- while at secondary school, I got an A grade in self-taught GCSE Astronomy. On weekends and sometimes an early session before work I enjoy running, swimming and cycling