Emily Daykin

Hi ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ I'm Emily!
A Software Engineer in the Web team atย Blinkist! ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽง๐Ÿ’ก
After working in data science for over 3 years in London and Spain within the finance, tech, healthcare and sports analytics industries, I decided to further explore software engineering, having enjoyed this aspect the most at work. Such projects involved coding up and maintaining ETL processes, and improving and testing algorithms, in Python mostly, with a small Java component, and I also taught myself web development (JavaScript) for a year before pursuing more structured training by way of an immersive software engineering bootcamp.
I love coding, building things from start to finish, and I have a small YouTube channel where I make introductory videos about coding, hoping to reach kids in Thailand. I took a sabbatical year in 2022 to explore a more creative side of myself (see my personal projects below!) and reflect on life ๐Ÿค“. I grew up across Asia, completed higher education in Europe, and currently reside in Spain. I love all things culture and meeting new people, so please don't hesitate to get in touch!

Projects

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Gifter

TypeScript, JavaScript, React, Redux, Sass, Jest, RTL, Stripe, Firebase, Netlify

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๐ŸŽ A full-stack, tested & responsive e-commerce site to browse and buy gifts for any occasion. Users can browse from 100 gifts across 5 categories, add, edit and remove items from their cart, and checkout and pay.

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Holistars

React, Redux, JavaScript, Sass, Django, Python, Beautiful Soup and PostgreSQL, Netlify, Heroku

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๐Ÿ—บ A full-stack social media app for travellers that lets users browse web-scraped destinations, follow users, and create a holiday timeline on their profile. Users can upload an image when registering, and leave city reviews and ratings.

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ISDb

React, JavaScript, Sass, Python, Node, Express, MongoDB, JWT, Jest, RTL, Mocha, Chai, Supertest, Netlify, Cyclic

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๐ŸŽฌ A fully-tested full-stack MERN application with CRUD functionality where users can browse and filter web-scraped TV series, 'favourite' them, get recommendations and leave reviews.

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Dynamic Web Scraper

Python, Pytest (fixtures & `capsys`), Beautiful Soup

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โš™๏ธ A tested Python package that scrapes the dynamic search results page of Lonely Planet and IMDB, as well as their targeted result pages.

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Green Country Data

JavaScript, React, Sass, Chart.js, Netlify

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๐ŸŒ A responsive React SPA website visualising green country data using multiple API endpoints and chart.js. Users can browse through 192 countries and interact with green, economic and geographic data.

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Neighbour Needs

JavaScript, React, Sass, Node, Express, JWT, MongoDB, Netlify, Render

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๐Ÿ‘ฅ A responsive, full-stack MERN application with CRUD functionality that allows users to find people in their neighbourhood who can help with anything from plumbing and therapy to maths tutoring. Authenticated users can create posts and leave reviews and ratings.

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Pub Quiz Generator

JavaScript, React, Sass

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๐Ÿป A responsive React SPA application consuming an API (17 endpoints) that lets users browse over 400 quiz questions across 14 categories, add/remove questions to/from their list, and generate randomised quizzes of various lengths.

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Goals

React Native, JavaScript

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๐ŸŽฏ An iOS- and Android-compatible mobile app built in React Native, where users can add and remove goals, and see and scroll their list of added goals.

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Basketball Connect4

HTML, CSS, JavaScript

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๐Ÿ€ A basketball-themed Connect Four game built with vanilla JS, CSS and HTML. Users can choose between the one-player or two-player mode, and can track their score and start a new 'tournament'. Also features a pre-game landing page.

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Whack-A-Mole

Java

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๐Ÿฆจ An interactive 10x10 grid game written in Java (JDK 18). Users have 50 attempts to whack all 10 moles, can check their progress or surrender at any time, with a failsafe built in if invalid coordinates are supplied.

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Technical Skills

Languages (Computer)

Python

JavaScript

TypeScript

Java

R

Full Stack Development & Data Science

ReactJS

Redux

NextJS

VueJS

NuxtJS

Django

HTML

CSS

Sass

Tailwind

MongoDB

PostgreSQL

Numpy

Pandas

TensorFlow

Scikit-learn

Scikit-Learn

Latex

Markdown

MySQL

SQLite

Node.JS

Express

NPM

Yarn

Supabase

Firebase

Bash

Vim

Pytest

Storybook

AWS

GCP

Jest

Mocha

Git

Github

Gitlab

CircleCI

Docker

ESLint

Figma

Heroku

Netlify

Netlify

Postman

Postman

Stripe

Stripe

GraphQL

PyCharm

IntelliJ

Anaconda

VS Code

R Studio

Jupyter

Recent Experience

I decided to take all of 2022 as a sabbatical year to venture deeper into software engineering, have fun building a range of cool projects, do more travelling, and spend more time with family celebrating important milestones.

Blinkist

Software Engineer (Web)

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Mar 2023 โ€“ present

KIZO Agency

Freelance Software Engineer

tech ~ Remote

Jan 2023 โ€“ present

General Assembly

Software Engineering Bootcamp

tech ~ Remote

Jan โ€“ Apr 2022

Corrily Inc. (YC W21)

Data Scientist

Fintech ~ Remote

Oct โ€“ Dec 2021

BlackRock Inc.

Data Scientist (Quant Researcher)

Finance ~ London

2018 โ€“ 2021

Accenture

Data Science Intern

Healthcare

Barcelonaย ~ย Apr โ€“ Jul 2018

F.C. Barcelona

Data Science Master's Thesis

Sports Analytics

Barcelonaย ~ย Feb โ€“ Jul 2018

Barcelona School of Economics (BSE)

M.Sc. Data Science

Post-Graduate Studies

Barcelonaย ~ย 2017 โ€“ 2018

University of Bristol

B.Sc. Economics with Spanish

Undergratudate Studies

Bristol, UK

For all earlier internships (McKinsey & Co., UBS, PWC, Chevron etc), please see myย LinkedIn.

Hackathons

Accenture Digital Health Hackathon, Barcelona (R)
Adidas Hackathon, Barcelona (Python)
CCCB Air Quality Datathon, Barcelona (R)
McKinsey & Co. Advanced Analytics Hackathon, Madrid (R)

About Me

History

Bangkok, Shanghai & Taipei
๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญโ€‚๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณโ€‚๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ผ
Bristol, Valencia & Barcelona
๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟโ€‚๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธโ€‚๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Barcelona, London & Malaga
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธโ€‚๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟโ€‚๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
Raised ๐Ÿ‘ถ๐Ÿผ
Higher Education ๐ŸŽ“
Work ๐Ÿ•ต๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ

Languages (Human)

I love venturing into new languages (& cultures), here are some of my favourites...

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English ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

Castilian Spanish ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ

Mandarin Chinese ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ

French ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

German ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช

Italian ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น

Greek ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท

Polish ๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ฑ

Norwegian ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด

Teochew Chinese ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ

Native

Native

Fluent

Studied for 7 years

Studied for 6 years

Currently self-teaching (~5 years)

Taught by friends for a few months

4 words (Taught by friends prior to a trip)

3 phrases (Taught by friends)

Self-taught for a week (after discovering some fantastic Norwegian crime novels)

A number of phrases conversing with grandparents growing up

Sports

I love sports ๐Ÿ€ ๐ŸŽพ ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ ๐ŸฅŠ โ›ธ ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿธ ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿช ๐ŸŒŠ ๐ŸŽฟ ๐Ÿง—๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐Ÿฅพ ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

Competitive Level

Basketballย (England National League (Junior) & University Level)

Volleyballย (University Level)

Swimmingย (School Level)

Cross Country Running ย (School Level)

For Fun

Beach Volleyball

Tennis

Boxing (Muay Thai)

Ice Skating

Badminton

Cycling

Strength Training

Tried Once

Kite Surfing

Skiing

Canyoning

Bouldering

Media

I was featured in two sporting articles in Thailand (๐Ÿคฏ) after releasing a video showcasing my experience working in data science with F.C. Barcelona.ย 

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I was interviewed by the local paper! I was asked about my work, living in Mรกlaga, working remotely and the rise of Mรกlaga as a digital nomad hub.ย Here's the article!

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Contact

Please don't hesitate to get in touch!