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 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.

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.