Christopher Little, Software Developer in London, United Kingdom
Christopher Little

Software Developer in London, United Kingdom

Member since September 14, 2017
After earning a first-class bachelor’s degree and a top distinction master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge in the UK, Christopher went on to build two tech companies from the ground up. In addition to his technical expertise, Christopher uses his ability to quickly learn and understand client needs when managing and developing projects.
Christopher is now available for hire

Portfolio

  • Axon
    Ethereum Smart Contracts, Solidity
  • Lendr Limited
    Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, Redux, React, Go, Kotlin, Node.js
  • Manner AI
    Learning, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Relay, React, Node.js

Experience

Location

London, United Kingdom

Availability

Part-time

Preferred Environment

Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, Git, WebStorm, Visual Studio, Ubuntu

The most amazing...

...thing I have done is to build the UK's first fully-automated mortgage assistant, totally from scratch.

Employment

  • CTO

    2017 - PRESENT
    Axon
    • Conducted initial research to validate business and technical concept.
    • Planned and developed infrastructure to conduct an Initial Coin Offering (ICO) for the company.
    Technologies: Ethereum Smart Contracts, Solidity
  • Lead Developer

    2017 - 2017
    Lendr Limited
    • Developed the UK's first fully automated robo-advice platform for mortgages.
    • Quickly developed an understanding of an unfamiliar domain.
    • Integrated numerous third-party providers for KYC, property valuation and bank account auditing.
    • Implemented a scalable architecture to generate suitable advice for every client, and deployed to AWS.
    • Created three different client interfaces to our engine - for borrowers, lenders and mortgage brokers respectively.
    Technologies: Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS, Redux, React, Go, Kotlin, Node.js
  • Founder/CEO

    2016 - 2017
    Manner AI
    • Built a cross-platform analytics dashboard to manage chatbot conversations.
    • Developed algorithms to test, personalise and optimise automated conversations.
    • Deployed machine learning algorithm to Google Cloud Platform to handle millions of latency-sensitive queries.
    • Grew the company from scratch and raised initial pre-seed funding.
    • Developed commercial relationships with 3 major chatbot development agencies.
    Technologies: Learning, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Relay, React, Node.js

Experience

  • Grapht (Development)
    https://imgur.com/4UDWSqA

    For my master's dissertation from Cambridge, I looked into the possibility of hybridising Graph and Relational databases.

    My approach involved using a relational database as an underlying data store, along with a partial graph representing the same data stored in memory. Queries were then analysed and dispatched to either the original database or resolved through the in-memory store. By taking this approach, Grapht was able to avoid the degenerate worst-case performance of both relational and graph databases. This is particularly beneficial for complex queries which involve both row-centric and graph-centric components.

    The linked chart shows this performance increase for Grapht compared to both PostgreSQL and Neo4J for one such query. The percentages indicate the proportion of time spent executing the row-centric (Lenvenshtein) and graph-centric (A*) components of the query. I was awarded a top Distinction for this dissertation, and for my Master's degree overall.

Skills

  • Languages

    ECMAScript (ES6), HTML5, SQL, CSS3, CSS, HTML, TypeScript 2, JavaScript, TypeScript, GraphQL, Solidity, Kotlin, Java, Go, Python, Python 3, Bash
  • Libraries/APIs

    React, Node.js
  • Tools

    AWS SES, Mongoose, AWS SDK, AWS IAM, Visual Studio, WebStorm, Git, Oh My Zsh, Zsh
  • Platforms

    AWS Lambda, Ubuntu, Amazon Web Services (AWS), AWS EC2, Unix, Linux, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), Mailgun
  • Storage

    MySQL, MongoDB, MariaDB, PostgreSQL, AWS S3, AWS DynamoDB
  • Frameworks

    Redux, Relay, Bootstrap
  • Other

    AWS, Learning, Ethereum Smart Contracts, Icon Fonts

Education

  • Master of Engineering (Distinction) degree in Advanced Computer Science
    2015 - 2016
    University of Cambridge - Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Bachelor of Arts (First Class) degree in Computer Science
    2012 - 2016
    University of Cambridge - Cambridge, United Kingdom

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