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Jamie Holding

Hi, I'm Jamie Holding. I'm a Computer Scientist with a Masters from Bristol University, UK. I work in Bath, England in Internet Security.

Jamie Holding is a student at the University of Bristol currently completing masters degree in Computer Science. Particularly interested in Video Games and Web Technology.

Jamie is the original developer of Facebook Chess. Jamie later sold and further developed by and has always stood as the most popular Chess application in the world.

Jamie Holding is also the developer and owner of AlphaZone4 - a fan website dedicated to PlayStation Home, full of user-generated content and advanced database driven applications.

Jamie Holding's Background

Jamie Holding's Experience

Developer at Fibixio

September 2010 - September 2010

Converted existing website design into a fully configurable WordPress theme. Developed mobile web interfaces for touch screen devices. Built web server backend for automatically converting existing e-commerce sites into mobile applications.

Programming and Game Design Consultant at MED Theatre

February 2010 - August 2010

Mentored a group of young people aged between 13-18 years old to create their own video game. The participants in the project wrote all their own code, drew their own graphics, designed the game logic and wrote the storyline themselves. My write-up here: BBC News article here:

Facebook Chess Developer at

2006 - 2007

Developed Facebook Chess very shortly after the launch of the Facebook API and was within the first 100 apps on the approved Facebook app list. Later migrated software development to, porting code to match their codebase whilst working with their server engineers/designers around the world.

Internet Services Developer at Netcraft

September 2011

Administrator & Developer at AlphaZone4

March 2009

Non-profit fansite. Developed and administrated, a very successful PlayStation Home fansite. Makes use of the WordPress blogging platform for users registration, but consists of a suite of custom plugins written by myself that provide advanced user-contributions and moderation tools.

Jamie Holding's Education

University of Bristol

2007 – 2011


South Dartmoor Community College

Jamie Holding's Interests & Activities

Computer Science, Programming, Java, PHP, Node.JS, JavaScript, Web Development, Game Programming

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