oomph-lib, a C++ library for solving partial differential equations using the finite element method. All machinery developed during my PhD has been implemented in
oomph-lib. I am also nominally responsible for the styling of the website too.
The idea of a small, programmable device is as appealing to me as it seems to be to everybody else (see IoT and Raspberry Pi ). I started to play around with Arduinos during a summer project with my brother, Sam, and I've been hooked ever since.
As the Webmaster for the chapter, it was my responsibility to maintain and update the website. This included redesigning the interface of the website, as the old interface had become dated and unsuitable for mobiles.
I recently ran a short seminar/workshop on basic web design skills for students at The University of Manchester. The content of the workshop can be found on GitHub.
Inspired by our interest in transparent and effective charity, Charlie Whittaker and I attended Mondohack III. Organised by the startup bank Monzo (previously called Mondo), it was an invitation to play with their API. Our idea was that when a user donated money to a charity, we would detect this and give them information on what the donation would acheive. Thanks to the admirable efforts by charities like the Against Malaria Foundation, we could then provide a donor with an update on its true impact right in their bank statement. Charity can seem distant, and as a result donors may give little thought to the actual impact. Tools like this could close the gap and encourage donors to consider their impact, perhaps choosing higher impact charities.