Callum Parkinson

Callumpy

Callum Parkinson

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I'm Callum, Co-Founder of MyGamerProfile and Google Cloud Senior Technical Support Specialist. I have a degree in Computer Networks.

Education

2013 - 2017

B.Sc (1st) Computer Networks & Security

University of Derby

I achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Networks and Security with 1st Class Honours, covering a range of topics listed below, and I also was able to complete the academic level Cisco qualifications whilst at the university as their material covered it.

  • Advances in Wireless Networks
  • Distributed Networks
  • Network Security & Protocols
  • Server Infrastructure
  • Databases
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Programming (C#, Python)

My final year project (dissertation) analysed the performance of two popular web servers, Apache and NGiNX, when running with different configurations and optimizations on a Linux server in both dedicated and virtual environments. The optimizations used were common methods, such as caching, compression, and load balancing, also newer technologies such as HTTP/2 with HTTPS. It concluded with recommendations on which server performed the best under different scenarios. My dissertation was published on the Universities Computing blog (link).

2011 - 2013

BTEC ED Computer Networks & Security

Derby College

At Derby College I got a Level 3 BTEC Extended Diploma at grade Distinction, Merit, Merit. (3 A Level equivalent).

During my time at the college I took part in multiple practical sessions involving computer repairs and simple networking tasks, I also took part in to RAG weeks where as a class we raised money for charity.

Projects

MyGamerProfile

A Xbox tracking, community and news site project that is becoming increasingly popular...
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OpenTTD UK

A small gaming community, with a Minecraft, Terraria and OpenTTD server...
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My Blog

My personal blog following some of my technical work as well as some other stuff!
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Skills

This skills section mainly includes my scripting and web development skills. I have had quite a bit of experience making websites so I am proficient with markup languages and I am continuing to learn scripting languages like PHP.
I've been writing HTML since a very young age (around 10) when I created my first website, and I have created many websites since then, usually for fun or just updates on my own personal website.
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I am currently learning PHP, I have very basic knowledge of it and have quite a lot left to learn yet. I chose PHP as it is a very well known and it is used by millions of websites for server side programming including MyGamerProfile (see projects).
Due to my interests in networking and internet technology, I am very capable of setting up servers (Linux and Windows) with webserver software (NGINX, IIS or Apache), Database (MySQL), PHP-FPM. I am also able to ensure the servers are secure and reliable.

Web Skills

90%
HTML
60%
CSS
10%
PHP

Other Skills

80%
50%

Contact me

Please feel free to contact me, you can use the form below. I am very friendly and I don't bite. If necessary, I'll reply as soon as possible.

I'd prefer it if you don't send me any junk, and that you are a human being, not a robot or a dog.