Greg Tyler

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Web development

I am an experienced and passionate web developer mostly specialising in front-end technologies but with a portfolio of full stack applications. I have led on award-winning projects and worked for clients, charities and corporations, building high impact and high traffic web applications.

Web development skills

Selected projects

Early 2016 – Mid 2018

Assessment and Progression

I was lead developer on this wide-reaching project to bring all course assessment and programme progression activity in the University of Edinburgh into a centralised, semi-automated system. This involved coordination with the university's 25 schools who all previously used various combinations of shared and local tools to manage and record student marks.

Alongside building significant new applications for the management of assessments and the entering and processing of marks, this project also involved the management of significant changes to how pre-existing systems handled programme structure, enrolments and publishing student marks.

The Assessment and Progression system has now rolled out across all of the university.

Late 2014 – Ongoing

London School of Geometry and Number Theory

I worked in a team of two to develop the main website for the London School of Geometry and Number Theory. This included building a bespoke content management system, a full application and admissions process and student administration tools.

I was responsible for much of the architecture of the website, and led on the design of the content management system and application form. I also wrote the automated deployment scripts.

The final iteration and handover of this project is currently being confirmed.

Late 2014 – Early 2015

Course Creation and Management tools

Soon after joining the University of Edinburgh, I was asked to refresh a collection of old applications used to propose, create and manage the 5,000 courses offered every year. These applications were updated to increase academic staff engagement in course management, as well as upgrading the design to be more user-friendly, responsive and match other applications in the university.

As a result of this project, consistency and accuracy of core university data was improved, academic staff involvement increased, and I presented a paper at the 2017 SROC conference about how this was achieved.

Mid 2012 – Early 2014 (and ongoing)

Path

Whilst a student I initiated this project in the School of Mathematics to provide better information to students about the courses that were available to them, how they had been received by previous cohorts, and what opportunities those choices would open for them.

This project was later taken up by the University of Edinburgh and I helped to embed it across the more than 5,000 courses the university offers. Path now gets millions of page views every year and won the UCISA 2014 Award for Excellence.

Employment history

September 2018 – Current

Kadfire, Full Stack Developer

I lead development on software used by train operating companies to manage and publish timetables. I also provide support to a suite of other projects.

  • Front-end development with React, Redux and Material Design.
  • Back-end development with Python and Node.js.
  • Project management, analysis and architecture.
  • Version control with Git and GitLab.
  • Automation with Docker.
Jan 2016 – September 2018
Jul 2013 – Jan 2016 (Developer)
The University of Edinburgh, Analyst Developer

I designed and built applications focussed on the student record and its usage throughout the university, provided support for colleagues and played a central role in establishing the university's development community.

  • System design and analysis, user workshops, project planning and documentation.
  • Front-end development with Vue, Cucumber and Bootstrap.
  • Back-end development using SITS:Vision, Python and Oracle.
  • Project management with Git, JIRA Agile and Bamboo.
Jul 2010 – Jul 2014 Croft Media, Developer
Jun – Aug 2012 The University of Edinburgh, Web Developer
Aug 2011 BBC, Volunteer Runner
Summers 2008 – 2010 NHS Bristol, Clerical staff

Community

Speaking and presentations

Education

The University of Edinburgh (2009-2013)
MA (Hons) Mathematics – Second-class honours (2:1)
QEH Bristol (2002-2009)
A-level: Mathematics (A), Spanish (A), ICT (B), Physics (B)
AS-level: Further mathematics (A)
References available on request