Joel Russell Computer Science

I'm a CompSci student.

I'm Joel Russell. I'm starting a placement as a Trainee Software Developer in London. I'm a Computer Science at the University of Surrey, where I was President of the Computing Society last year. I am the Technical Manager of StagTV.

Feel free to email me at [email protected] for any reason; I'm pretty quick with replies.

What's Joel up to?


I'm starting a placement at Fivium.

Current Education

I'm studying for a BSc in Computer Science at the University of Surrey, where I've finished my second year. I will return to my studies October 2019, following placement.


I have recently got involved with StagTV, the University of Surrey's student run television network and video creators community. I have been involved with camerawork and vision mixing for our livestreams, and as Technical Manager I am responsible for the society's complex equipment.


I was President of the University of Surrey Computing Society (CompSoc) and I oversaw the society in its aims to support CompSci students and engage all students in academic and social events. The society won the gold STARs award for our hard work. I have now passed on the baton, but remain on the committee.

Here are some things I do

Web Design

I've spent some time making nice-looking professional websites for some local businesses and people. A few examples include a local music artist and a professional translator. Anything from a simple informational page to a detailed and complex site, I've worked on it.

Web Development

I've been working with PHP for a few years, building sites for fun and getting to grips with it. I've also been using MySQL. More recently I've started working with Ruby on Rails.


A bit of a hobby. I enjoy taking and editing pictures of things, and I'm working on a custom-built website to show off said pictures. I'll probably get a proper DSLR once I can afford a nice one.