Hi, I'm Nicolas Mavrides and I'm an undergraduate Computer Science student at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. I was born in Tameside, Greater Manchester, and was raised for a large part of my life in Nicosia, Cyprus. I am currently based in Sheffield and am due to graduate in June 2020. Previously I was also based in Birmingham during a 12-month placement at Rolls-Royce Control Systems, where I formely worked as a Software Engineering Intern as part of my degree.
My education from high-school mainly consisted of a Mathematical and IT background, though I've always had an interest in dwelling deeper into the IT side of things. As such, I decided to take up Computer Science as my major field of study since commencing university. Through this I discovered my passion for Software Engineering, and became a big fan of open-source software and its community. The resources and possibilities of software are numerous and dynamic, and keeping myself updated and my knowledge on the topic broad is something that I consider vital to my success as a Software Engineer; thus my effort in doing so is continuous.
I consider myself to be a community-orientated person who puts great emphasis on the value of teamwork and exchange of knowledge; in any project I may work on, applying existing knowledge and learning from mistakes is often my key to good result. Communication in a team is another, and this has often lead me to being an advocate for effective communication during teamwork activities.
Education and profession aside, I have also taken part in activities such as Model United Nations (M.U.N) debates and other workshops that promote peacemaking, collaboration and cultural ties. I have a keen interest in aviation and keeping myself up-to-date with world events, and in my free time enjoy cycling and working on my personal development and skills.
Sep 2008 - Jun 2014
Final Average Mark of 85% & A-levels in Mathematics, Physics and ICT
Equipment Dpt. Engineer
Jul 2013 - Aug 2013
Aug 2012 - Aug 2013
Oct 2011 - Mar 2012
May 2011 - Mar 2012
Java, Python, Ruby, Haskell, C++, C#
Microsoft Windows, Linux
Microsoft Office applications, Solidworks CAD
A more detailed, PDF version of my CV is available for download here.
The source code for most projects that I've completed or am currently developing is hosted on my Github. Some of my past work that isn't open source however may not be available on Github, but is available for demonstration on request. Please contact me if you wish to see any demonstrations.
As a dedicated software engineer, I am always open to hearing about new or existing projects (open-source or not) that may require an extra pair of hands, and am more than willing to get involved as much as I can, time-permitting. If you have any projects in mind, please don't hesitate to get in touch! I am reachable on a variety of social media platforms, as well as email.