Kyle Harrison

Kyle Harrison

Junior Software Developer

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About Me

A Junior Software Engineer & Web Developer from Belfast, United Kingdom.

Currently employed as a Software Developer for Chain Reaction Cycles where I've developed high profile features such as customisable Gift Certificates, bespoke Stock Notification Emails, Integration of Adobe Scene7 Image viewer using Oracle's Commerce Framework.

I'm extremely passionate about Software Development in all it's variations and frequently attend Tech Meetups, Conferences, User groups, & Talks to discover more about the latest development principles, guidelines, and techniques from industry experts and fellow developers.

I'm also available for smaller, interesting projects during the evenings and weekends. Feel free to get in touch if you have an idea I might be interested in.

Latest Projects

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#EcomHackBelfast - eCommerce Hackathon

The eCommerce industry is undergoing a major phase of disruption led by the mobile revolution, social media and pervasive Internet access. With the recent explosion of new web technologies there has never been a better time to find innovative ways to improve customer experience and engagement.

The inaugural eCommerce Hackathon was sponsored by Chain Reaction Cycles, advertised within the SyncNI Magazine & their website, the venue was provided by Farset Labs, and the grand prize of £1000 was provided by VanRath Recruitment.

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Real-time Personal Inventory Management

An android-based inventory manager App built with HTML5, CSS3 and JavaScript using Apache Cordova. Evolving from the need to manage large collections of products in a intuitive way the App focuses on making the process of searching and storing products as simple as possible through the use of a barcode scanner.

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Moptopus - Aquatic Environmental Sensor

An electronic environmental sensor, developed to collect and relay real-time data from water reservoirs to a remote server. The Moptopus made headlines in 2013 across local and national news on STV & BBC alongside winning awards in the European and World championship 2013 iGEM competition.

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Garduino - Autonomous Garden Controller

An autonomous environmental controller designed for growing produce in a controlled environment with minimal human intervention. The solution logged real time sensor data using the Arduino microcontroller and web services to trigger email alerts in user defined scenarios to visualises data points as graphs. The project received ‘Best use of Yahoo technologies’.

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Other Projects

BBC News Hack I & II

BBC News Labs presented #newsHACK II - a news industry innovation event on 1st & 2nd May 2014. Following the success of #newsHACK in 2013 (in which the Dundee team also attended), this event seen 30 teams made up of news organisation and academic institutions from across the United Kingdom take part in a competition to prototype news experiences and journalism tools of the future.

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Department of Work & Pension - Jobseeker App Open Source

An industrial team project during my final degree year to produce a cross platform mobile app with a RESTful back end system.

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NHS Health Hackathon - iBorescope Open Source

An investigation into the security of the iBorescope device to determine it's feasibility as an educational tool for broadcasting live video between multiple users using a Wi-Fi network connection.

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Career

Software Developer - Chain Reaction Cycles (2014 - Present)

Software Developer for Chain Reaction Cycles – the world’s largest online bike store. ChainReactionCycles.com is built upon the industry's top-ranked commerce solution, Oracle ATG Commerce.

Software Developer - iGEM (2013 - 2014)

The International Genetically Engineered Machine (iGEM) competition is a worldwide synthetic biology competition. The Team Dundee project was based upon creating a biological and hardware solution to removing a toxin from water reservoirs. The project achieved international success by winning first prize in the International competition and made headlines on BBC evening news.

Lab Tutor - University of Dundee (2012 - 2013)

Tutoring in multi-paradigm Programming and Data Structures, Games Programming, and Network and Data Communications to 2nd and 3rd year students at Dundee's School of Computing.

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