Bluestorm Design — Senior Developer
June 2015 — Present
After starting out in IT as a support technician, I soon realised my true passion was php web development.
Creating internal tools for staff use and client, supplier and business systems, along with public facing websites.
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.
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.