Ed Nutting

Employment Status

I am happy to consider offers of part-time freelance development, recruitment or education work starting any time.

I am currently a PhD student at the University of Bristol. I am researching our design for a processor-integrated hardware garbage collector. Specifically, my work focuses on formal proof by construction of the hardware state machine design.

Please see the Professional page for a summary of my experience. My LinkedIn profile has my complete CV.


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Research & Development

Details of my areas of interest and current projects are below. I am not looking to take on any new research projects at the present time but am open to software development projects.

GC Processor OS

As part of my research into a processor-integrated hardware garbage collector, I am in the very early stages of designing an operating system targeted at the simple micro-processor. More details of this project will become available as the research progresses.


Integrated Hardware Garbage Collector

I am currently working with Prof. David May and others at the University of Bristol to research, design and implement a new type of processor. The key new feature is an integrated hardware garbage collector. This GC is made as an integral part of the processor, not as a co-processor like previous efforts in this field have tried.

More details about the architecture can be found under the New Architecture heading of Prof. David May's website. This research is also the basis of my PhD.

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I work as a freelance recruiter for Essaimage Associates Limited hiring students for Caterva's 13-month placements. I generally hold interviews for the Web and Mobile; Data Acquisition, Analysis & Visualisation; and sometimes Control Centre Software positions.

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Outreach at the University of Bristol

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During 2016 to 2017 I was an Outreach Teaching Assistant, helping Caroline Higgins, Outreach and Student Liaison Manager, with the Merchant Venturers School of Engineering (MVSE) Outreach programme. Primarily, I was in charge of creating, managing and leading the inaugural Digimakers Roadshow programme for the academic year 2016-17.

Digimakers and Digimakers Roadshow are the two flagship outreach operations undertaken in the Faculty of Engineering. We also participate in local and national events, the Access To Bristol scheme, Headstart, an annual work experience week for year 11s and many other activities.

As part of this, I created several workshops for children aged 9+. These include ones for Micro:bit, Minecraft and other popular platforms. For more details about the programme(s) and our free, open resources, please use the links above or contact me.

Contact Me


I have previously worked for various organisations and startup companies creating educational technology and resources for teaching computing and electronics. My work has covered education of all age groups between primary school and University. I also run some of my own EduTech projects and get involved in EduTech events.


This is was large project to create an operating system from which A-level and university students could learn OS design and development. More details are available on the project's website, GitHub and my LinkedIn profile.

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Meet the Teacher


My father, David Nutting, has created a website that offers a new, signficantly improved way for primary and secondary schools to organise parents evenings. He teaches in schools in London and has been working in schools for over 12 years. This experience combined with his knowledge of software development has resulted in an excellent, simple, teacher-friendly system.

For more details and to discuss using the website for your school, please see the website.