Full Name

Oliver William Binns


Hi, I’m a mobile & web designer originally from Halifax! I’m currently in my Third Year studying Computer Science (with Year in Industry) at University of York, which I am due to graduate from (with MEng) in 2018. Outside of my studies, I’m currently working on some really exciting projects, particularly with iOS, which you can find out more about below. I work part time (remotely) at Amadeus Services Ltd in London as a Contractor, creating internal tools with JavaFX, but I am also currently available to hire on a contracted freelance-basis. You can look through my full portfolio on this website and, if interested, get in touch via any of the methods available at the bottom of the page.

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General Election 2017

  • Swift Programming
  • Google Maps API
  • Third Party JSON APIs

Alexander & Dora

  • Wedding Website
  • Open Source
  • phpUI Library
  • PHPMailer Library

Sunscreen

  • Swift Programming
  • PHP Programming
  • HealthKit
  • APNS

York Colleges

  • Java Programming (Android)
  • Swift Programming (iOS)
  • PHP Programming (Web)
  • MySQL Backend

phpUI

  • Open Source
  • PHP Programming
  • Multi-purpose Framework

MyVibeTV

  • Disrupt Hackathon
  • Group Project
  • Swift Programming

WWDC Scholars

  • Group Project
  • PHP Programming
  • UI Design
  • Open Source

Locomotion Commotion

  • Following Requirements
  • Group Project
  • Java Programming

York Tour

  • User-Centred Design
  • Conceptual Design
  • Group Project

WWDC Scholarship Winner 2016

I was awarded a scholarship to attend Apple's annual developer conference in San Francisco. The requirement was to make an app in Swift for any Apple Platform, demonstrating creative use of available technologies. This year I submitted my new app, Sunscreen, which demonstrates integration with Apple's HealthKit, Safari View Controller, push notifications and more.

Amadeus STAR Award

I was awarded a Silver Award on ASL's Special Thanks And Recognition (S.T.A.R.) Scheme 'for the quick development of Acronym Finder' - an internal tool which allows employees to search through a crowd-sourced list of over 17,000 acronyms used within Amadeus, including airline/airport IATA codes, ICAO codes and general acronyms.

Duke of Edinburgh: Gold

Following on from achieving my bronze and silver DofE awards, I worked on my Gold award for a significant amount of time. For my group expedition, we decided to challenge ourselves by choosing a particularly intensive route, we spent three days doing each of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, followed by a longer, but less inclined hike on our fourth and final day.

WWDC Scholarship Winner 2015

I was awarded a scholarship by Apple to attend their annual developer conference (WWDC) in San Francisco this June. The scholarship requirement was to make an app in Swift for iOS. The source code for my app can be found on GitHub.

Cisco Human Networking Award (UK)

The 2012 Young Enterprise award for Human Networking was awarded to cloud-nine, a Young Enterprise Company from The North Halifax Grammar School for exceptional use of social media and maintaining an active online presence throughout the year.

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