Wilfrid Askins

University Student | wilfridaskins@gmail.com

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

Google Site Reliability Engineering Intern Jun 2020 - Present

Icelolly Software Development Intern Nov 2019 - Apr 2020

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

Made £80,000 in revenue by adding new providers/advertisers.

Golang, gRPC, Docker, Redis, MySQL, Jenkins, GraphQL, REST and SOAP APIs.

KeyProject Web Developer Oct - Nov 2019

Created a bespoke website for a large non-profit organization serving homeless young people.

Gained 20,000 page views, 40 volunteers, 10 referrals of vulnerable young people.

Vue.js, TypeScript, Docker, PHP, Sass, WordPress.

Visa Software Development InternJun - Aug 2019

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

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

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

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.

Events

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.

Education

Newcastle University 2017-22

Stage 3 Computer Science MComp, achieved 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 40,000 word Food Bank Project, now used as an example by the exam board.