When I was 8 years of age, I accidentally opened Microsoft Frontpage, and ever since then I've wanted to make things for the internet. After completing my A-Levels, I took a gap year to perform software consultancy by day and build a startup by night. During this time, I worked with everyone from huge corporations like the BBC to startups like WIFIPLUG.
In 2017, I joined MirrorWeb as their first hire, initially as a contract front end developer. I manage our growing software development team and ensure digital compliance for governments, brands, and large financial institutions.
Following the General Election in 2019, which returned two Bury MPs for the first time since 1992, I was elected Deputy Chair (Political & Campaigning) of Bury Conservative Association. Here, I help coordinate political strategy and host political and campaign events.
I'm a passionate Bury FC fan, temporarily without a club, and I occasionally podcast at A Tale of Three Scarves.
BURY FOOTBALL CLUB
When my lifelong football club, Bury FC, was on the road to expulsion due to catastrophic financial mismanagement and regulatory failings, I did everything in my power to raise media attention of the events unfolding.
After putting together a video interviewing fans, which reached 10,000 views within a week of publication, I gave interviews to nearly every major broadcast news network and radio group, including appearances on BBC Breakfast, Sky News, and Sky Sports News.
In August 2018, following Labour policy announcement of a state-controlled social network, I wrote a piece for the Telegraph outlining the necessity of keeping social media free and independent.
As someone who works in the technology industry, my reaction to the suggestion of a new state-controlled social network is one of immediate fear. It is regressive, totalitarian, and — in a country that prides itself on the likes of Speakers’ Corner and open discourse — distinctly anti-British. - The Telegraph
At Securi-Tay 2017, I drew on my experience at WIFIPLUG to give a talk (available on YouTube) called "IoT security from the other side". I spoke about how the industry is changing their security policies and attempting to adapt to ever-evolving threats.
Lunchtime in the Students' Union came and went (for me the first time in the Midge Ure-opened building) and after I attended an excellent talk by Karambyte co-founder Jamie Hoyle on “IoT Security from the other side.” - Infosecurity Magazine
CONSERVATIVE PARTY CONFERENCE SPEECH
I was honoured to be invited to give a speech on modern industrial strategy at the 2017 Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. I spoke about the role of new forms education in modern industrial strategy, and how they should shape the next 20 years of strategic industrial planning. The speech is available on YouTube.
Jamie Hoyle taught himself computer programming and now, age 20, is an executive at a technology firm "while many of my peers are still in their second year of university". - BBC
At TechCrunch Disrupt Europe, we built an app called Amplify where you could play your music in sync across multiple devices. Whilst the stage demo failed, it worked great in the office for weeks after the fact!
Say you’re at a party, and someone wants to get a silent disco going. Everyone opens their phone, someone yells “play,” and hopefully everyone gets it started at the same time. - Techcrunch
.NET MAGAZINE FEATURE
In the October 2015 issue of .net magazine, I took part in their design challenge, where I designed a runner's dating website.
Heartbleed struck the internet in early 2014, and I threw together a tiny Chrome extension based on Filippo Valsorda's checking tool. I sent out a tweet with a link to the Chrome store, thought nothing more of it, and went to bed. I woke up the next day to multi-national media coverage and 250,000+ downloads. I was proud to play a tiny role in making people more secure online, although Filippo deserves the real credit!
Developer Jamie Hoyle has created a nice Chrome extension dubbed Chromebleed that serves a single purpose: It displays a warning when you visit a website affected by Heartbleed. - BGR
In the meantime, the easiest way we've found to keep you safe is to use a new add-on to the Chrome browser, Chromebleed, created by security researcher Jamie Hoyle. - Business Insider
LONDON RIOTS FACIAL RECOGNITION
At the tender age of 13, I was part of the group attempting to use facial recognition and social graphing in the aftermath of the London Riots. Whilst I truly terrified my mother, the project would ultimately go nowhere.
Do we want to crowdsource justice in this way? - Techcrunch
A kind of modern superhero - Geek.com