About Me

Charles Walker

Summary

Job:

  • Current Job Role: Information Services Developer (2016 – Present)
    • University of Lincoln
  • Associate Developer (2014 – 2016)
    • University of Lincoln

Education:

  • Currently Studying: MSc Computer Science By Research
    • Specialising in Human-Computer Interaction
    • University of Lincoln
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Science
    • University of Lincoln
  • A-Levels
    • Biology
    • Computer Science
    • History
    • Chemistry (AS)

Details

Jobs

Within my current job role, my day-to-day operations include:

  • ASP.Net Core Development, creating bespoke web applications for utilisation across the establishment whilst using Microsoft frameworks including MVC, Entity Framework Core, Azure Functions and Application Insights, whilst utilising VueJS for front end designs.
  • Development and maintenance of web performance and load tests across establishment solutions.
  • Development of Automated Unit Tests via xUnit and Visual Studio integration to improve application longevity and reliability.
  • The assistance and management of Blackboard services.
  • User Experience analysis for web applications developed in the department, using Axure UI development software to develop medium and high fidelity prototypes to assist in the articulation of design requirements between client and developer.
  • Microsoft BizTalk Server Development and support for cross communication over multiple solutions.

Education

MSc Computer Science by Research

The degree allows the research of Autonomous Vehicle and Human Interaction to understand decision choices in time and non-time pressure situations when using an applied Trolley Problem technique. This is undertaken as a Part-Time course and will take approximately 2 years to fully achieve.

BSc (Hons) Computer Science

Between 2013 and 2016 I undertook an Undergraduate Degree in Computer Science, this involved many modules over the course of 3 years at a full-time status. Modules included, but not limited too:

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Object Orientated Programming
  • Network Systems
  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Image Processing

At the end of the 3 years, I completed a Dissertation “A Trip Computer via an Android Smartphone Application to increase the functionality of older vehicles using the On-Board Diagnostic Port”. This involved researching and understanding about distractions to drivers in vehicles using Human-Computer Interaction techniques, then designing a solution to improve the technological capabilities of older vehicles, in this case was the form of an Android Smartphone app, communicating to the vehicle via the OBD2 port located in all vehicles after 1996.