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Seb Jacobs

Ruby Developer at FutureLearn

London, United Kingdom
Information Technology and Services
  1. Unboxed Consulting
  1. University of Leicester

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University of Leicester

University of Leicester

Computer Science

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I have a passion for developing unique solutions to problems, taking a test driven approach.

After working for 3 years in this industry I have a wide range of experience developing Ruby applications from large Rails to small Sinatra applications.

I love the process of writing code using Vim and Git. It makes me feel like Sam Beckett, the Quantum Leaper(not the author) "bouncing around in time, putting things right which once went wrong."


Ruby Developer

– Present (11 months)London, United Kingdom

Ruby on Rails Developer

Unboxed Consulting
(3 years 3 months)

I have worked on various iterations of Ruby on Rails projects during this time, some starting from scratch and picking up others where legacy code is becoming an issue. I enjoy both the former is rather exciting but the latter is more challenging but rewarding.

These projects have included: Channel 5's - SSO, EDNA Platform and 5FWD as well as Apps For Good, StoryWeb and Method.

I have also worked on behalf of Unboxed on client sites as part of an agile team, having to quickly adapt to new environments, teams and codebases.
These clients have included Made By Many and New Bamboo.



– Present


  • Ruby on Rails
  • Ruby
  • TDD
  • MySQL
  • BDD
  • Git
  • RSpec
  • Linux
  • Vim
  • Web Development
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Test Driven Development
  • jQuery
  • CSS
  • HTML
  • Pair Programming
  • Chef
  • Amazon Web Services...
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University of Leicester

BSc, Computer Science, Upper Second-Class Honours

My studies included the following subjects:
Programming in Java and C++, Analysis and Design Of Algorithms, Set Theory, Functional Programming, Logic Programming, Compression Methods, Web Technologies, Cryptography.

For my final project I developed an Audio Sequencer written in Java.

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