About Me James Cordon

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University of Nottingham October 2017 - July 2020
BSc Computer Science Degree Classification: 1st Class
  • Awarded "Undergraduate Exceptional Achievement award 2017/18", attained 4th highest average grade in the first year before resits
  • Experience of using version control software (git, remote hosting on a GitLab server)
  • Modules include Software Engineering, Functional Programming, Image Processing, Mobile Device Programming, Graphics, Compilers, and a Project-Based Dissertation
Ashfield Comprehensive School September 2015 - July 2017
  • 4 A Levels: Computer Science (A), Mathematics (A), Physics (B), and Further Mathematics (C)
  • Awarded "Computing & Media Faculty Award", for my contributions during lessons and willingness to help others with their understanding of course content
  • Learned about topics including databases, searching and sorting algorithms, compilers, and boolean algebra, as well as creating a software project
Frederick Gent School September 2010 - July 2015
  • 10 GCSEs: 2 A*s, 3 As, 5 Bs
  • Awarded "ICT Award" & "Chair of Governors Award"
  • Took on roles as a "Senior Student" and as Deputy Head Boy

Work Experience

RASA Studios June 2017 - Present
Programmer & Video Editor
  • In my free time I am a member of RASA Studios, a Minecraft building and video production team
  • Working as a programmer (game logic and story sequences within our shows and maps)
  • Working as a video editor (editing vlogs, "let's play" videos and gameshow series)
HackNotts November 2018, November 2019
  • 24 hour hackathon hosted by the University of Nottingham's Hack Society
  • Helping student hackers with debugging problems, checking attendees in, supervising throughout students during the event
  • Also included the creation and open-sourcing of the event-wide display system (shows time remaining and messages from the organisers)
November 2020 Moderator
  • 2020's event was held exclusively online, as gatherings were not allowed due to COVID-19
  • Helping student hackers with debugging problems, ensuring attendees were polite and following chat rules
  • Providing a welcoming atmosphere and helping others in the event's livestream chatroom
UoN Computer Science Mentors Program September 2018 - June 2019
  • Volunteer program to help first year students better understand the modules' content, and helping these students to settle into the university as a whole
  • Assisting with "welcome week" activities within the School of Computer Science
  • Collaborating with colleagues to run weekly and monthly "drop-in" sessions
John Carr Motorcycles July 2014 - September 2014
Data Entry Clerk
  • Part time work over the summer period
  • Responsible for transferral of an eBay-based store to a content management system
  • Quickly learning and adapting to a subject area I was initially unfamiliar with (motorcycles)

Notable Projects

University Dissertation Project: Collab Video
Minecraft Marketplace Content: Jungle Royale by RASA Studios
  • A minigame experience with story elements, collectables and puzzles designed for singleplayer and multiplayer
  • Involved programming two of the games, and the out-of-game logic such as the introduction sequence, highscores
  • More information available on the project page
Custom Software Solution: Quizzical
  • Created on request of a friend for an upcoming quiz night event, allowing team leaders to submit answers for a round and team members to see the state of the quiz
  • Utilises Python, Flask and Bootstrap, and was hosted on a DigitalOcean Droplet
  • More information available on the project page


  • ARM Assembly
  • C
  • C++
  • CSS
  • Haskell
  • HTML
  • Java
  • JavaScript
  • PHP
  • Python
  • SQL
  • Android
  • FFmpeg
  • Flask
  • Jekyll
  • JQuery
  • LaTeX
  • MongoDB
  • OpenGL
  • OpenMPI
  • Community Moderation
  • Playing Music (Guitar, Piano)
  • Video Editing