After starting out in IT as a support technician, I soon realised my true passion was php web development.
Responsible for making sure the team of 4 other developers had the necessary training, tools and equipment to do their jobs effectively and efficiently. Mentoring other developers, developing skills and finding creative solutions to complex problems.
Creating internal tools for staff use and client, supplier and business systems, along with public facing websites.
Microsoft® Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) Windows® Small Business Server 2008, Configuration. Microsoft® Certified Professional (MCP).
Supporting clients desktop IT issues, configuring and installing Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 for local businesses, supporting and maintaining servers, onsite support.
Providing telephone support to clients, setting up new and repairing old computers and laptops.
Managing and maintaining new and existing computer systems, providing assistance to pupils and teachers.
Created as a replacement for garrysmod.org which was a file hosting website for Garry's Mod addons, garrysmods.org brings a modern design and a few new features to a classic. The site saw over half a million page views in it's first two weeks and a steady ~1500 daily users. 9 months after launch the site had served over 12.5 million pageviews and over 25 terabytes of file downloads. Later in March 2018, over 40 million pageviews and 64 terrabytes of file downloads.
Modeling real stock exchanges such as the NYSE and LSE, GMSE was a virtual stock trading system, complete with buy and sell orders, order matching algorithms and dividends.
Starting as a project to allow Garry's Mod server owners to find and hire lua developers, CoderHire became a successful platform for developers to sell their work. The site oversaw over $250,000 (around £160,000) worth of transactions between it's users in the first year, and went on to see over $450,000 (around £290,000) by the time it was closed.