About

I'm Nick Jones and am currently based in Tucson, USA. I'm a chemist by training, but have spent the last few years working on various web projects. Below is a pretty comprehensive list of how I've kept myself occupied. For more information on specific projects see my projects page. You can also download a copy of my resume.

I'm looking to move away from website development, and towards more involved projects involving serious programming. Ideally I'd love to work in software development. To this end I have spent my spare time working on projects that involve the coding side of development, and taking a variety of courses. I am currently teaching myself all about mobile apps.

Work Projects

  • 2012
    Flandrau Science Center: four iOS apps for iPad
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2011
    NHS Sexual Health Teesside: PHP/XML consultant
  • 2011
    UCL departmental site transfers to Silva CMS
  • 2010-2011
    IRIS data reuse (PHP and XML)
  • 2008-2010
    Site administrator - Department of Chemistry, UCL

Side Projects

Education

  • 2008-2009
    MSc in Theoretical Chemistry - University of Oxford
  • 2004-2008
    PhD in Physical Chemistry - University College LondonTitle: The spectroscopy of bound and predissociating Rydberg states of NO in external electric fieldsSupervisor: Helen Fielding
  • 2000-2003
    First Class Bsc (Hons) in Chemistry - University of Leeds

Volunteering

  • 10/2010
    Mary Islington Community Partnership, LondonAdvised on search engine optimisation
  • 07/2010-03/2011
    Foodcycle, LondonCreated new HTML and Wordpress templates. Set-up a dynamic quiz for volunteers using PHP, JavaScript and Ajax.
  • 02/2010-10/2010
    Health Link. LondonPerformed search engine optimisation, and provided advice on improvements to the current content management system.

Training

  • 2011
    Machine Learning - Prof Ng (Stanford)
    Databases - Prof Widom (Stanford)
  • 2011
    Certificate in web application development - Open University Certificate included 6 courses:
    • Web server management, performance and tuning (2011)
    • Open source development tools (2011)
    • Databases within website design (2011)
    • Web applications: design, development and management (2010)
    • The server-side of application development (2010)
    • The client side of application development (2010)
  • 2010
    Introduction to Java, PHP - UCL
  • 2008/09
    LaTeX, C++, Linux and Unix scripting - University of Oxford
  • 2004/05
    Dreamweaver, FORTRAN 95 - UCL
  • 2003/04
    Advanced Access, Excel, and Word, Advanced Presentation Skills - Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea