So, what on earth is this?
Well, after quite a long time, I felt it was time to rebuild my site. As anyone will tell you, I used to rebuild my site with a completely different look and feel maybe every year or so. I can't believe I've left it this long to be honest.
My main aim is to keep up with new technologies and although I’ve been a full stack developer of one form or another for almost 20 years, I am always building on my skillset and have a to-do list of things to learn including React and cloud computing tech like NoSQL and Firebase/Azure/AWS.
Web Developer -
The University of Hull (May 2013 - Jun 2013)
Converting the original website to the new design using Immediacy CMS. Editing source code (html/css) to ensure the 6000 pages of content conformed to the new templates. Some basic image manipulation using Adobe Photoshop.
Self Employed (2004 - present)
Designing, programming, development and editing of websites using Adobe Dreamweaver and Visual Studio 2005/08/10. Planning and creation of relational databases in SQL Server and Microsoft Access. Graphic design and image editing using Adobe Photoshop. Installed and configured a Microsoft Sharepoint intranet for a major international profit-free organisation.
Internet Developer -
Indigo Media (Jan 2004 - Jun 2006)
Programming and development of classic ASP websites using Adobe Dreamweaver. Creation of databases with Microsoft Access Graphic design work using Adobe Photoshop. I was also tasked with basic web server administration and maintenance.
Kingston Communications (Aug 2000 - Jul 2001)
Creation and management of a web portal that was eventually merged with a much larger portal with a greater audience. Liaising with the design studio, the marketing team, researchers, a third-party software development company, various levels of management and the primary IT team. Helped plan the presentation of content, database structure and the admin section. Trained two temps in using the data input system. Gave a presentation to an audience comprising of members of the team, management and potential advertisers from local businesses and organisations.
Wilberforce SixthForm College:
- AS Level Mathematics
- GCSE Music, Electronics
- GCSE English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Geography, German, Art, Graphic Communication
Hobbies and Interests
In my spare time I am studying for a degree in mathematics with the Open University. I’m teaching myself 3d software, particularly Autodesk Maya to help with my daughter’s university course. I also attend lindy hop dance classes with my wife and am trying to learn the guitar with the hope of playing an open mic night.