About Me

Me

I'm Chris Rimmer, a year old Software Engineer at Blinkx who studied Computer Science at the University of East Anglia (UEA)

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Mulberry Reclaims

Mulberry Reclaims

Architectural Salvage near Norwich, Norfolk

CV

Key Skills

  • Java
  • C++
  • C# (on Windows Phone 7)
  • PHP
  • Matlab
  • XHTML
  • CSS
  • SQL
  • Project Management
  • Database Design including:
    • MySQL
    • PostgreSQL
    • IBM DB2
    • Teradata
    • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Office
  • Communication Skills
  • Teamwork Skills

Employment

blinkx (2012 – Current)

Software Engineer - mostly working on supporting the current API and developing the API for the new blinkx.com website.

SoundNorfolk (2009 – Current)

I am the Co-Founder and Director of a local music website SoundNorfolk.co.uk. I developed the website, content management system and staff area. I and my Co-Founder currently run the business in our spare time. We have approximately 10 volunteers who review and photograph gigs in return for free entry and photo passes.

Aviva (October 2010 – September 2011)

I was on an industry placement at Aviva as a Trainee Insight Analyst. Most of my work was with SQL and analysis of data.

Mulberryreclaims.co.uk (Winter 2009)

I designed and developed a website with a simple bespoke CMS to advertise items for sale. This was for a small business selling architectural salvage.

Dogfish Internet Ltd (Summer 2009 – Winter 2009)

I was a part-time web developer using PHP, XHTML and CSS. This required me to deal with clients effectively allowing me to assess their needs. This also helped me to develop good time management skills as I had to work toward tight deadlines.

East of England Co-op (2006 - 2008)

I was a sales assistant during 6th Form as a weekend/evening job. This helped me to develop my people skills and helping customers.

Education

1st Class BSc (Hons) Computer Science (with year in industry) (2008 – 2012)

University of East Anglia

Thomas Mills High School (2001-2008)

Framlingham, Suffolk

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