Jacob Allen

Hi I'm Jacob,

A black and white picture of JacobI've been messing around with computers since I was about 12 or 13 and, since I was home educated, I got to spend a lot of my time working with them and learning all about them. I started getting more interested in computers when I started a Minecraft server with a friend. After learning how to set up and configure the server I looked more into programming and haven't stopped learning about it since.

Since then: I've learnt how to program in a wide range of languages; gone to College, where I got a D*D*D* in BTEC Software Development and an A in A Level Maths (Statistics); discovered how interesting maths is; provided part time IT support; and developed several professional websites.

I'm now studying for a MEng in Computer Science at the University of York (though right now I'm on my year in industry at ETAS in York), where I'm also Webmaster of Goodricke College, chair of the Hacksoc York committee, and a regular UCAS/Open Day Guide/Presenter (so you might see me there if you're considering studying CS at York).

I used to work a lot of web technologies but now focus more on embedded systems and workflow/process automation. Virtual machines and code generation are also great interests of mine.

If I'm not programming you'll find me reading, baking or playing the piano.