I'm Joel Russell. I'm in my final year as a Computer Science BSc student at the University of Surrey, following a year-long software development placement at Fivium. At Surrey I have been President of the Computing Society and the Technical Manager of StagTV. I am now an elected Committee member of Surrey Stage Crew. I spend my free time volunteering on exciting live events and broadcasts with both Stage Crew and StagTV, as well as paid event photography.
Feel free to email me at [email protected] for any reason; I'm pretty quick with replies.
I'm studying for a BSc in Computer Science at the University of Surrey, where I'm starting my final year.
I am involved in StagTV, the University of Surrey's student-run video creators community and broadcast service. I have helped with the planning, set-up, vision mixing, and most other roles of StagTV-run livestreams, and in my year as Technical Manager I was responsible for the society's complex equipment.
I get involved in Surrey Stage Crew, the Students' Union's society which oversees lighting, sound, and rigging for most campus events. I have gained a lot of interesting experiences and knowledge in taking part in the society, and it's a lot of fun! For my final year I am on the society's Committee as the Webmaster.
I was President of the University of Surrey Computing Society (CompSoc) in my second year, 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.
A bit of a hobby. I enjoy taking photos, and I'm working on a custom-built website to show off said pictures. Mostly of events, people, or my dog. I shoot with a Canon 6D Mark ii.
I've written a number of fun projects and microsites over the years, most of which were in PHP. I have more recently been developing with Node or Spring, as well as learning Rails at university. I use a lot of MySQL, and on my placement year I used Oracle Databases and PL/SQL. I'm also an Oracle Certified Associate PL/SQL Developer.
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. I have worked on simple informational pages as well as detailed and complex sites.