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Jamie Henson

Full-stack developer and multi-instrumentalist.

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Professional Skills

Tools (current / major): Ruby on Rails, Python, HTML & CSS (lots of tools, happy to expand upon request), JavaScript/CoffeeScript, Node.js, Git

Tools (past / minor): PHP, C#, Java, C, LaTeX, SQL, C++, Prolog, Haskell, Verilog, ActionScript

Other technologies: Unity, Eclipse development, WordPress, Bash, PureData, Logic Pro, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop

Work Experience

  • Software Engineer - Self-employed (September 2015 - present)
  • Software Engineer - / SVIP (September 2014 - September 2015)
  • Unity Game Developer - Opposable Games (June 2013 - September 2013)
  • HCI Research Assistant - University of Bristol (July 2012 - September 2012)
  • Lab Assistant/Mentor/Open Day Rep - University of Bristol (October 2011 - February 2012)

Non-tech: Alton Towers (2011), WHSmith (2010), Yellow Limited (2009), Data Driven Logistics (2007 - 2008)

Notable Projects

  • SeePlay - a live musical composer and performer for on-screen visual media.
  • DictaStream - a cloud-based dictaphone and audio editor, built using Amazon Web Services.
  • Making Waves - a water-based musical interface that uses the harmonic properties of waves as a medium for generating ambient soundscapes.
  • STR - a modern take on the side-scrolling shooter, incorporating game mechanics that revolve around the theory of Special Relativity.
  • DocuEasy - an automated PDF generator for EMF models with support for fully customisable templates, for Eclipse.
  • Kugelschwung - a highly configurable laser-triggered musical instrument driven by pendulums.


  • MEng Computer Science, First Class (University of Bristol - 2010-2014)
  • A Levels - AAAAB (in Maths, Computing, ICT, General Studies and Physics respectively) (Moorlands Sixth Form - 2008-2010)
  • GCSEs - 11A*, 2A (Moorside High School - 2003-2008)


  • J. Henson et al. Kugelschwung - a pendulum-based music sampler. NIME `12. (Available here, via University of Michigan)


  • Technical Officer for University of Bristol Big Band Society, 2012 - 2014
  • Semi-professional jazz bass player in various Bristol-based big band and small groups, 2011-2014
  • Technical Rep in Goldney Hall JCR, 2010-2011
  • President of Student Council at Moorlands Sixth Form, 2009-2010
  • Member of North Staffordshire Youth Wind Orchestra and Moorlands Performing Arts Centre, 2009-2010.