About

Hi, my name is Scott. I’m a final year Computer Science student at Aston University. My main interests right now are the Ethereum platform, hobby electronics/hardware hacking, and travel & photography.

All being well, in 2018 I’ll be graduating, and for the first time in my life I’m not really sure where I’ll be in the latter half of the year. I find this very exciting, although finding a place to work would probably be a good first step.

My desk

Current Projects

Taxicoin: a decentralised taxi-hailing app. Others have branded it as “Uber without the company Uber”. Uses the Ethereum platform and functions without the need for any central authority. This is my final-year project.

Previous Projects

Don’t Laugh: this was a hackathon project created at OxfordHack 2016. Players sit around a beer bottle with a camera and makeshift rubber-band gun mounted on it. If a player laughs or smiles, they are shot.

Muki.js: reverse engineering the API of a Bluetooth-enabled coffee cup with an e-ink display, and writing a library for it in Javascript. Later used to change the image via SMS.

And numerous other projects on GitHub.

Speaking

Web3: Actually using Ethereum: aiming to bring down the crypto-hype a little bit, explain what Ethereum is and go a little bit into what we can do with it. Presented at BrumJS November 2017.

(Not) Selling Out: a rant disguised as a talk, discussing hackathon sponsorship and staying true to the hacker ethos. Presented at Hackcon EU III, video available.

How Important is Privacy Online: a wakeup call highlighting how records of our actions online are being sold as a commodity to advertisers. Aimed at a general audience, presented at Aston EAS Undergraduate Conference. Audio and slides available.

Inside the mind of a fresher: what it’s like to be a first year attending hackathons, and how the experience can be improved. Presented at Hackcon EU II, video and slides available.

Contact

You can email me at [email protected]. My preferred messenger platform is Telegram, where I am sprusr.

Additionally, you may consider following my Twitter account: sprusr. I post photos on Instagram fairly regularly: scottystreet.


View from a plane