I’m James Burke.

I’m originally from Derry/Londonderry and currently living in Belfast, Northern Ireland. I completed a PhD at the University of Ulster, Coleraine, investigating the potential benefits video game design and novel technology can bring to stroke rehabilitation.

Music, video games and geeky technology are my choice passions in life, as well as a love for anything that adds a bit of fun and enjoyment to life. I have programming experience in the realms of Ruby on Rails, C#, Microsoft XNA, C++, Java, PHP, SQL, CSS, Javascript/jQueryHTML/HAML and GitHub. In addition, I am never one to shy away from learning new things. For more details on my skill set, please feel free to download my CV. I have a keen interest in video and computer games, be it designing, creating, playing or researching them. My projects at university involved designing and programming games and tools, mostly using C# and the Microsoft XNA framework. More information on these projects can be found here.

You can also find an archive of my presentations from my PhD days at my SlideShare account, a real-time overview of what music I’m listening to at Last.fm, some photos I’ve been taking over at Instagram and connect with me on LinkedIn.

Don’t be a stranger – please feel free to contact me.