Gordon Murray Dent

CTO & Co-Founder

Attended University of Exeter

BSc. Computer Science

Java
PHP
September 2002 - June 2005

Joined Assertia, Exeter

Software Engineer

I joined a small software house in Exeter straight after university.

Node.js
Python
PostgreSQL
Redis
ElasticSearch
nginx
July 2005 - March 2007

Attended University of Exeter

Studied MSc. Applied Artificial Intelligence

C++
Java
PHP
Machine Learning
ACO
September 2006 - September 2007

Travelled to Canada & USA

After completing my postgraduate studies I lived in Whistler for 6 months and devoted most of my time to snowboarding! I then travelled down the west coast of North America.

I supported myself doing freelance work for Assertia.

Snowboarding
October 2007 - July 2008

Joined NSHI, London

Software Engineer

I spent 3 years building patient identification systems for a healthcare service provider. The software was used in over 10,000 surgeries across the UK to pro-actively manage paients suffering from chronic diseases. I was also involved in architecting guided-consultation software for assisting doctors in correctly diagnosing COPD patients.

Java
PHP
MySQL
Apache
August 2008 - August 2011

Joined BraveNewTalent

Software Engineer

I decided it was time for a change and so I joined BraveNewTalent, an exciting startup trying to evolve professional education. I initially was focussed on building an recommendation system before becoming more focussed on working on the front-end of the application. In my final year there I progressed to becoming Team Lead and helped move the development team over to the US.

PHP
MySQL
Node.js
Python
PostgreSQL
Redis
ElasticSearch
Google Closure
D3.js
LESS
nginx
August 2011 - August 2014

Climbed Mount Kilimanjaro

Feeling like I needed a new challenge on top of a new job I decided to climb the highest mountain in Africa as part of a team of 30. We took 6 days to reach the summit.

Hiking
September 2011

Won Hackathan at Campus

Built an Single Page Application using UK government open data to show quality of life in London Boroughs.

Google Closure Library
Node.js
September 2013

Joined On Track Retail

Software Engineer

I joined on a 3 month contract pairing up with some former colleagues at BraveNewTalent. I was a member of a 4 man team. We were responsible for building 2 back-end micro-services that will power a new trainline ticketing system.

Scala
RabbitMQ
October 2014 - January 2015

Started Workshape.io

CTO & Co-founder

What started out as a side-project has turned into my primary focus. I work with 2 former colleagues and good friends, Hung and Tanc. Our mission is to bring recruitment and workforce optimisation into a new era. We are currently focussed on building a matching service for software engineers and tech companies. We are bootstrapped and now profitable from nothing but our own grind and hard-work.

Angular.js
D3.js
Node.js
RethinkDB
RabbitMQ
nginx
January 2014 - Present

Built 3REE

3REE is a JavaScript application that serves as a demonstration of what can be acheived when combining React, Redux and RethinkDB. The codebase can be used as a learning resource or as a boilerplate for other applications.

React
Redux
RethinkDB
Express.js
Socket.io
September 2015

Created visual guide to Graph Traversal Algorithms

For the dual purpose of improving my own understand of such algorithms and to build an interactive learning resource for the community at large I put together a blog complete with visualisations for explaining how Depth First Search and Breadth First Search work

React
D3
June 2016

How I spend my time right now!