Robert Clarke - Computer Science Student at The University of Nottingham

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Robert Clarke is a Computer Science MSci student, at The University of Nottingham. While also studying at Sixth Form, he taught simple electronics and programming to children in Cambodia and in the UK. He has also completed a number of electronics projects in the past using Arduino, Raspberry Pi and more. He loves to be walking, camping, or mountain biking.

In the summer of 2019 I completed Wainwright's Coast to Coast with three friends. It's 192 miles long, and took us twelve days. We stayed in tents up mountains and in fields, and stayed in hotels twice. We raised more than £800 for Alzheimer's Society, plus Gift Aid, taking it over £900 altogether.

Camping in the snow

In 2018 I taught English, electronics, and programming to deprived children in Cambodia. We also constructed a dining hall, so that they could have somewhere sheltered to eat. Using the Crumble microcontroller, we taught them how to build colour-changing LED projects, motorised buggies, and even an automatic water tank filling system.

Coffee

Coffee

I have a passion for coffee, in particular espresso-based drinks. I enjoy practising latté art and fine tuning my shots of espresso. And of course I love to drink it!

latte art swan

I have a passion for coffee, in particular espresso-based drinks. I enjoy practising latté art and fine tuning my shots of espresso. And of course I love to drink it!

latte art with flower and ipad
latte art tiki mug in front of ipad
latte art pattern

Experience

Experience

During the summer of 2021 I worked as a full stack development intern for the Synthetic Biology Research Centre, part of the University of Nottingham. I created an expandable modular plasmid generator system, involving the design and development of a relational database, custom DNA generation scripts, and a WordPress plugin and custom block.


I have experience with website development, including back-end development. I designed, produced, and currently manage the Ink Memorabilia website for a client. I used PHP, alongside a MYSQL database and the Stripe API to manage and sell products to customers.

Hand-drawn chicken
Hand-drawn eggs

In September 2015 I started employment at an egg farm. Through working there for a year and three months, I learnt that I am very good at catching escapees. I also became quite proficient at picking up five eggs in each hand.