Résumé

After starting out in IT as a support technician, I soon realised my true passion was php web development.

Working mainly as a back-end php developer, my experience includes building internal systems for corporations, small and medium businesses, as well as front-end development and design work with html, css and javascript.


Employment

Bluestorm Design — Senior Developer
June 2015 — Present
Needlers Ltd — Web Developer
July 2014 — June 2015

Creating internal tools for staff use and client, supplier and business systems, along with public facing websites.

Bluestorm Design — Web Developer
April 2012 — July 2014

Building websites from design using ExpressionEngine, html, css and javascript. Creating and maintaining management systems for internal use and clients. Creating mobile applications.

Net Expectations Ltd. — Junior Web Developer
March 2011 — April 2012
Creating websites from design using html, php, css and javascript, and creating vehicle e-commerce sites from brief.
IT Academy, University of York — Student
October 2010
Microsoft® Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) Windows® Small Business Server 2008, Configuration. Microsoft® Certified Professional (MCP).
Virtual Networking Ltd. — IT Technician
July 2010 — March 2011
Supporting clients desktop IT issues, configuring and installing Microsoft Windows Small Business Server 2008 for local businesses, supporting and maintaining servers, onsite support.
Commercial Systems Consultants Ltd. — IT Technician
June 2008 — July 2010
Providing telephone support to clients, setting up new and repairing old computers and laptops.
All Saints CE VC Junior School — Trainee IT Technician
January 2007 — June 2008
Managing and maintaining new and existing computer systems, providing assistance to pupils and teachers.

Personal

garrysmods.org — Creator / Developer
March 2015 — Present

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 later the site had served over 12.5 million pageviews and over 25 terabytes of file downloads.

Garry’s Mod Stock Exchange — Creator / Developer
December 2014 — December 2015

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.

CoderHire — Creator / Developer
March 2013 — September 2014

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.