About me

I'm a software engineer, I write the beautiful code found behind my native and web applications.

I love learning new things! I was studying for an LLB in Law but have decided to switch my degree to a subject more closely related to my field of employment.

I love to travel. I have seen most of Europe, hopefully it won't be to long until I see the rest of the world.

I love a challenge, building both technical and computationally difficult applications is where I feel most at home.


Education

BSc Computing & Information Technology [in progress]

Open University

October 2016 - September 2019

Year one
  • My digital life
  • Technologies in practice
  • Essential mathematics 1
Year two
  • Algorithms, data structures and computability
  • Web technologies
  • Object-oriented Java programming
  • Software development with Java
Year three
  • Software engineering
  • Web, mobile and cloud technologies
  • Data management and analysis
  • The computing and IT project

LLB Bachelor of Law [transferred]

Open University

October 2013 - June 2015

Year one
  • Rules, rights and justice: an introduction to law
  • Understanding law
  • Law: the individual and the state
Year two
  • Commercial transactions: law and practice

Experience

Software Engineer

Onward Travel Solutions Ltd Cheddar, United Kingdom

August 2016 - Present

This is my first role out of the "agency" environment working on in-house systems.

My work involves building from the ground up a new IT department, implementing industry standard solutions to the engineering aspects, and working with other key members proposing and implement new solutions to automate and/or improve efficiency.

I'm running full-stack at the moment; developing front-end applications in TS(JS) with HTML and SASS(CSS), back-end APIs using Node (JS), Python and PHP, writing custom applications in C++, and maintaining local Linux servers and MySQL databases.


Director/Software Engineer [freelance]

Web Design Wed Ltd Remote

August 2013 - March 2018

Not currently trading

I did work outsourced to me by my previous employer Logo Design Ltd, though I mainly worked on projects for smaller local businesses, including restaurants, takeaways, shops, an accountants and a care provider.

I also started to provide hosting services, which involved a small amount of linux server administration.

I also started to get more involved in project management using a team when outsourcing design work to people far most experienced than I.


Developer

Evosite Ltd Taunton, United Kingdom

June 2014 - July 2016

Mainy front end work, but full stack when required. Worked with some large clients including LSL Property Service where I having been working on a front end framework expanding on the ever popular Bootstrap framework. Other companies I have worked for under Evosite include Flogas, Redwood Global, Springpak, Westpak and Bonsoir of London.

I have vastly increased my skills in server administration (Apache, NGINX, MySQL, remote management and AWS to name a few places where I have seen improvement) and Bash scripting, under the eyes of some very knowledgeable guys.


Developer

Logo Design Ltd Modbury, United Kingdom

February 2012 - March 2014

I worked as a full stack dev at Logo.

My largest project was a ebook generator for Symantec, followed by a cross-platform mobile game for SAP.

I worked on a few SAP microsite, but the majority of my time was took up by the companies website or one of the companies many smaller clients, including: R3MC (Biffa), Plymouth Community Healthcare (NHS), the Police Federation, Alexon brands (Kaliko, Eastex & Minuet Petite), Office Brokers, Gribbles Butchers, Polhawn Fort, Pentillie Castle, Peopil, Ivybridge Town Council, plus many others.


Developer

Clubnet Search Marketing Plymouth, United Kingdom

June 2011 - January 2012

I was the sole developer at Clubnet.

I did some work on the in-house social network and built the company site, as well as running link building campaigns and working oh building many SEO friendly sites for a number of clients, I also created the companies in-house monitoring tools to follow SERPs and link campaign progress automatically.


Professional membership

Professional member No. 990636670

British Computer Society The Chartered Institute for IT

August 2016 - Present


Member No. 24112

Institution of Analysts and Programmers

August 2016 - Present


Student member No. 1100639764

The Institution of Engineering and Technology

October 2017 - Present


Student member No. 3949347

Association for Computing Machinery

April 2018 - Present