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Nat Baulch-Jones
I am a Computer Science Student Bard in Dungeons & Dragons Hackathon Attendee Developer Foodie Top 20 A-Level Student Music Addict Web Developer Freelancer
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polishedInternet is the trading name used by me for freelance projects

When I was 13, I realised trying to sell websites was going to be hard, as I had no prior experience. To get around this issue I created a fancy (for 2010) website with the polishedInternet branding, so people would focus on my creations and not my age.

I have worked with a number of satisfied clients under the polishedInternet brand over the past few years, and continue to use the polishedInternet brand to promote successful websites to this day.

If you need some web-design work done, get in touch with me with your requirements and let's chat!

If you wish, you can click below to view the rather nostalgic polishedInternet website. Please note that this website may not display properly and has not been updated for several years!

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Side Projects

This app helps RuneScape players train efficiently

Whilst studying for my first year university exams, I was shamefully playing RuneScape. I felt that pickpocketing training in the Elven city of Prifddinas could be made easier with a companion app to automatically notify the player of state changes affecting their character.

The app allows players training at Prifddinas to more easily monitor their character's progression through the city, as well as monitoring Jagex's Twitter feed for updates on locations that grant more experience, and passing this knowledge to the user in a simple to digest manner.

The app gained interest from the developer of the popular RuneScape app Alt1, and I hope to work with the developer to get my app's functionality integrated into his app in the near future, so watch this space!

The app is totally open source and built upon the .NET framework for the frontend, and utilising a PHP/Twitter API backend, if you'd like to look at the code or screenshots of the app in action, check out the GitHub page.

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AI powered radio stations built upon Spotify

This side project is in its infancy, but I am planning to combine many data points to create a better radio experience for the user. Watch this space, as I'm doing stuff with this idea very soon!

This side project will hopefully form a basis for building my AI knowledge, as this field is something that greatly interests me and is something that's becoming increasingly relevant.

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Hackathons

Getting developers to conferences with the Skyscanner API

HackUPC in Barcelona was a great experience, and I still speak to our awesome hosts Dani and Hektor who were super welcoming.

At this Hackathon Scott and I created an app to get developers to conferences around the globe knowing nothing more than their starting airport and their budget. We think the project is pretty cool and well polished, but if we could do more we'd probably auto-detect the user's location to make it easier to use, as well as implementing an itinerary planner to make it yet again even easier to use.

Check out the Devpost/GitHub of this project to see more information and the inner workings of this project. Thank you Barcelona!

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A bot that warns you when your group chat is becoming too emotional

Negwarn is a project that was spawned at HackCambridge 2016. At this Hackathon, the internet was unfortunately not being the greatest. In the face of adversity we took a trip to Nando's to clear our minds, and what followed was perhaps the greatest invention of all time.

A Telegram messenger bot, Negwarn sits in your group conversations and forwards incoming messages to the HP Haven OnDemand Sentiment Analysis API, which analyses them for emotional sentiment. If the conversation gets too negative (or unfathomably positive), then the bot will send a message to lighten the mood and warn people of their erratic behaviour. Overall this was a really fun Hackathon.

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Ineedanexpert is a video calling platform which connects experts to learners that need a hand

This project was developed at GreatUniHack Fall 2015, and essentially people searching for others will a skill like "painting" to match with those offering their skills who match keywords.

My bit in this project was to craft a skeleton backend that worked as a proof of concept. Most of the stuff I did was done using PHP/MySQL. I also did a fair amount of work on the frontend. One thing I didn't get to work on as much which was really cool was the OpenTok platform, the video calling platform that we based this project around.

I think this website is a really neat idea, and has a lot of potential to get a large user base if more thought and effort was put into it, one possibility in particular could be using it in conjunction with OpenTeach (below). I'd encourage you to check out the source code and screenshots to learn more about this project.

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Find expert programmers willing to help in your area

We created OpenTeach at my local AstonHack in 2016. OpenTeach is a platform where programmers can mark themselves on a map (the location is changed slightly to prevent stalking), as well as the skills they have. People that want to learn programming can get in touch with mentors in their area to learn from them!

I did a bit of everything in this Hackathon, worked on Node.js and Google Maps API to get everything integrated, and also threw some Majestic API stuff in for fun.

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My first hackathon! Get a wall of selfies powered by Twitter and Clarifai

This was my first Hackathon, I attended with some of my (then) new friends from my univeristy course.

At the start of the day we were all given selfie sticks, so we decided to make an web app that'd collect selfies from Twitter and collect them all on a stylish wall that would adjust to the user's device size/orientation, as well as periodically load new selfies.

For this hack we used the Twitter API, Clarifai API, and a neat tool called Freewall to create quite a cool end product!

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