Wilfrid Askins

wilfridaskins@gmail.com | +447379855231

linkedin.com/in/wilfrid-askins | github.com/wilfrid-askins

Icelolly Software Development Intern Present

Backend development for the UK's #1 holiday search engine.

Adding new holiday providers/advertisers, generating thousands of paid referrals per day.

Golang, gRPC, Chi, Zap, Docker, Redis, MySQL, REST and SOAP APIs.

Visa Software Development Intern2019

Created a microservice to concurrently process transactions, finding faults in Visa’s global system.

Saved £10,000 per year via automating Regression, Integration and Functional Testing.

Golang, gRPC, Concurrency, Google Protocol Buffers, Maven, Git, Agile.

LinkU Web Developer2019

Created promotional materials to increase the audience of this newly-created start-up.

Angular, TypeScript and WordPress learnt by 30+ hours of provided training / education.

Invited back for futher projects and offered a full time role.

Entrepreneur Society Committee 2019

Organising The HULT Prize, in which 50 students pitch their start-up idea to experts to win $1 million dollars in seed capital.

Speaking publicly to 300+ people as an Event Organiser and Lead Marketer.

Hosting Ben Towers, Chaz Englander, and Newcastle Entrepreneur's Evening.


Undergrad of The Year Finalist 2019

Placed in the Top 10 in the UK in Computer Science, IT and Physics. TARGETJobs finding the most promising undergrads who show potential as entrepreneurs and leaders.

PiWars Cambridge Winner 2017

An international event to build a robot over a period of six months, to compete in a two day series of challenges. We won 1st place overall, as well as 1st place for the Obstacle Course.


Newcastle University 2017-21

Stage 2 Computer Science BSc, achieving a 1st in stage 1/2. Predicted a 1st overall.

Programming 1 (92%), Programming 2 (81%), Mathematics (85%), Software Engineering (82%)

Ermysted's Grammar School 2010-17

Achieved AAA in Computer Science, Maths and Economics

Won Senior IT Prize, led Student Refugee Program, taught in school open days.

Wrote 45,000 word Food Bank Project, now used as an example by the exam board.