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Oliver William Binns




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Oliver is an experienced software engineer who mainly focusses on native iOS development in Swift. He has worked on a number of mobile apps, across a range of sectors including travel, healthcare and productivity, for both the general consumer and enterprise markets. Oliver was awarded a scholarship to attend Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference in both 2015 & 16.

As well as a deep understanding of the native Apple software development, Oliver has wide-ranging knowledge of Web and wider mobile platforms. He has worked on native (Java, Kotlin) and Unity (C#) applications for Android, and has developed for a range of web-based systems (Angular, PHP, JavaScript, Python).

Oliver has an IET accredited master's degree in Computer Science from the University of York. Drawing on this background, he is able to ensure his work has a strong grounding in first principles, while observing best practices from industry. Oliver draws on his deep theoretical knowledge to quickly learn new tools and frameworks.

Little Journey

  • Swift Programming
  • Google Cardboard
  • SceneKit
  • Vapor Web Framework

General Election 2019

  • Swift Programming
  • Google Maps API
  • Third Party JSON APIs

PPSim v2

  • Dissertation Project
  • Agent-Based Modelling
  • Model-Driven Engineering


  • Swift Programming
  • iCloud Drive Integration
  • QLPreviewer Extension


  • Swift Programming
  • PHP Programming
  • HealthKit
  • APNS

Keynote Bingo

  • Swift Programming (iOS)
  • PHP Programming (Backend)

York Colleges

  • Java Programming (Android)
  • Swift Programming (iOS)
  • PHP Programming (Web)
  • MySQL Backend

Alexander & Dora

  • Wedding Website
  • Open Source
  • phpUI Library
  • PHPMailer Library


  • Disrupt Hackathon
  • Group Project
  • Swift Programming

WWDC Scholars

  • Group Project
  • PHP Programming
  • UI Design
  • Open Source

Locomotion Commotion

  • Following Requirements
  • Group Project
  • Java Programming

WWDC Scholarship Winner 2016

I was awarded a scholarship to attend Apple's annual developer conference in San Francisco. The requirement was to make an app in Swift for any Apple Platform, demonstrating creative use of available technologies. This year I submitted my new app, Sunscreen, which demonstrates integration with Apple's HealthKit, Safari View Controller, push notifications and more.

Amadeus STAR Award

I was awarded a Silver Award on ASL's Special Thanks And Recognition (S.T.A.R.) Scheme 'for the quick development of Acronym Finder' - an internal tool which allows employees to search through a crowd-sourced list of over 17,000 acronyms used within Amadeus, including airline/airport IATA codes, ICAO codes and general acronyms.

Duke of Edinburgh: Gold

Following on from achieving my bronze and silver DofE awards, I worked on my Gold award for a significant amount of time. For my group expedition, we decided to challenge ourselves by choosing a particularly intensive route, we spent three days doing each of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, followed by a longer, but less inclined hike on our fourth and final day.

WWDC Scholarship Winner 2015

I was awarded a scholarship by Apple to attend their annual developer conference (WWDC) in San Francisco this June. The scholarship requirement was to make an app in Swift for iOS. The source code for my app can be found on GitHub.

Cisco Human Networking Award (UK)

The 2012 Young Enterprise award for Human Networking was awarded to cloud-nine, a Young Enterprise Company from The North Halifax Grammar School for exceptional use of social media and maintaining an active online presence throughout the year.

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