Ali Rowing Ali Rowing Blur



I am currently working on, which is a platform that allows athletes to stay sharp, rest smart, train hard and perform.

This is a site I have put together with the help of a friend that shows a list of Oxford coffee shops that may be suitable for studying every now and then in. I really wanted such a website so I can keep track of different places and their advantages and disadvantages.

Screen Shot 2013-10-01 at 14.13.21 Niraj was looking for a modern, responsive website where he could show off his background and skills.

He also wanted a page for his clients to be able to leave feedback for him. We added a form, with various checks, that stored the feedback by case number for future reference, and also emailed a copy to Niraj.

The site looks great on mobile, tablet and desktop. I used Wordpress as the CMS for easy editing of material by Niraj himself.

University College Boat Club Oxford Website

Update: Unfortunately the website is currently down due to situation beyond my control!

With some inspiration from my own site, this is something I spent a bit of time on over summer 2014. The idea is:

I have written the backend of this site in Django and I am using a lot of cool features for the front-end including:

Have a look at the code on github.

Mews NGR News Reader

Mews ngr Screen Shot Update: Currently switched off as I have started using Apple News for now.

This is a web app I am currently developing. It is basically an RSS Reader, which I am building various features in:

The aim is to do some machine-learning and data analysis on the actual contents, social scores and my scores of each article, to learn what kind of articles interest me to help me find news quicker.

And of course, it would be cool to actually make this available for other users!

What Katy Baked

What Katy Baked on iTunes

This was an iOS app that I developed in 2012. I have now taken it off the app store. The idea came from the fact that so many people share their bakes and cooking results on various social networks (not the recipes, just photos, with recipes coming from books, other websites, etc).

It was very similar to the online website Punchfork, which was primarily available on the web, but very much on iOS. Punchfork was bought by Pinterest a couple of years ago.

You could follow other bakers, and like and comment on their bakes. I really believe it could be built into an interesting platform. Get in touch if you want to discuss it further.

I never advertised it and didn't spend enough time cleaning up the UI, but there were a lot of good features that I built in the app.

I think it took around 200 hundred man-hours, which included me learning iOS from scratch. By the end it had around 200 users signed up, but only a handful were uploading Bakes. Update: I have now removed this site from the inter web!!!

This is the first website I ever wrote. It is my old website in CodeIgniter, before I moved to Wordpress. I used simple CSS corner radius to develop the logo, which I am still using on this site.

To get around the limit that my old web hosting service imposed on number of unique sites I could host (1!), I used a hacked Controller to host 3 different sites (, and - huh!

old This was my old wordpress website before I switched to Django. I did not spent a lot of time developing it. The theme was simple Twenty12, with a fixed header in cases where the screen was seriously wide.