I make things on the Web.
In fact, I make things with computers - web sites, web applications, printed materials, games...
I am a keen traveller, and seek out work in far-flung locations.
Oh, and I love new and exciting projects.
I'm fluent in all sorts - from Java, to Haskell, to PHP/MySQL/JS/XHTML.
So if I sound like someone you'd like to work with, get in touch!
I'm working on a new project, Him With The Glasses. There'll be something to show shortly.
I'm in the process of developing my largest project yet, Insert Coin, which I'm reluctant to discuss until I have something solid ready. Needless to say, it involves games.
I am also somewhere in development hell working on my first game, a letter, using C# and XNA for PC / Xbox 360. We'll see when that arrives...
I also work for the fine people at Mucky Puddle, making web magic happen.
Finally, I undertake individual freelance projects. Please contact me on the Contact tab for more details.
You can view my full CV here.
Some sites I've worked on - for my own enjoyment, as a freelancer, and for other web development firms (click to enlarge):
Him with the Glasses
December 2011 - January 2012
Solar Smart Energy
Prams 4 Babies (eBay Store / Listing Template)
Go to Site
September - October 2011
Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park
Go to Site
May - July 2011
G1 Construction Scotland Ltd.
I'm a recent graduate of the University of Glasgow, where I obtained a BSc (Hons) Computing Science (1st).
After graduation I worked on a 2 month project to develop a search engine and search application, ultimately making accessible ethnographic field notes from a large PhD study. This project is now complete, and a link to the system (REFinder), will be provided once live.
I also submitted my fourth year undergraduate project for consideration in the CIKM 2011 information retrieval conference, in the 'demonstration' track. More details about this conference are available here.
The proposal document for the above submission can be viewed online - CIKM 2011 Pulse proposal.
My final year dissertation, 'Pulse - A Social Media Analysis Toolkit', can be downloaded here. Thrilling stuff!
During academic year 2010-2011 I was the recipient of both the University of Glasgow School of Computing Science Senior Honours Class Prize and Senior Honours Amor Project Prize for outstanding individual achievement and best project, respectively.
During academic year 2009-2010 I was the recipient of the University of Glasgow Department of Computing Science Junior Honours Class Prize and joint recipient of the Junior Honours IBM Team Project Prize for outstanding individual achievement and best team project, respectively.
Whilst I love tinkering with sites, I'm also a huge technology fan in general. Video games and development, in particular, are of great interest to me. I get all my news from Eurogamer.
I have also featured on a couple of episodes of Push All The Buttons, a great Glasgow gaming podcast made by some rather excellent people.
Coming from Scotland, I'm also a fan of the odd ceilidh. Haggis and whiskey are, of course, inevitable in these situations.
Travel is important to me, and I do my best to explore somewhere new and far-flung every year. I'm currently eyeing up Japan, again.
I write code to Freezepop, Royksopp and Kings of Convenience.
I drink beer to The Go! Team, 2manydjs and Daft Punk.
I relax to to Boards of Canada, Symbion Project and Eluvium.
Where you'll find me depends on the weather, but it's almost certainly here in a beer garden in sunny Glasgow, behind a desk coding, or in front of a classroom in a Japanese high school. True story.
You can mail me on paul (at) synae (dot) co (dot) uk, or give me a call on 07875 203 257.
I have a (seldom updated) Twitter feed.
Additionally I've been polishing my profile on LinkedIn.
I'm often on Xbox Live and PlaystationNetwork. My handle on both is pAndrewh.
Sorry, but I prefer to keep my Facebook account private. If you know me personally, feel free to drop me a line and I'll add you.