What are you doing now?
I’m currently working as a Research Assistant, working on a joint project between the Computer Science and Geography departments.
What is your favourite memory from your time studying Computer Science in St Andrews?
The final demos for both the Junior and Senior Honours Projects were pretty special days. Demonstrating to, not only your lecturers, but to your classmates, what you’d managed to produce at the end of a year-long project was a great feeling. It was really rewarding to have staff talk to you and be genuinely interested in the work that you had produced, and how you had produced it.
What was your favourite module, and why?
The CS1006 programming projects module in my first year definitely was one of my favourite modules. It’s the first chance you get to work on a larger scale than the initial practicals that you work on in first year. Working in a pair we produced some really fun software, learnt some important lessons in team working, and had a great time doing it. Building a ‘Sheep Dog Trials’ video game was a particular highlight. Combining the interesting projects and fun paired programming with the impressed looks we got when we showed our non computer science friends what we’d been working on, means that the module still makes me smile.
“This box is small, and this box is far away”
(Referencing Father Ted in the Graphics module)