Enthusiastic software engineer with experience with a wide range of technologies. Passionate about open source and giving back to the community. I'm a speaker at technology events, and dedicate much of my free time to broadening my skills.
Web Stacks : Node.js, ASP.NET, PHP, Ruby on Rails
Frontend : React, React Native, Angular, jQuery
Databases : PostgreSQL, ServerSQL, MySQL, MongoDB
Infrastructure : Linux server administration, BASH scripting, XenServer, Docker
Embedded : Arduino, Raspberry Pi, ESP8266
Qualifications : BSc Software Engineering at University of Central Lancashire, Full UK driving license
2006 - 2013 - Smart IT (smart-ltd.co.uk)
- Developed bespoke business software tailored to customer requirements.
- Heavy use of ASP.NET and C# with SQL server backend.
- Integration with existing infrastructure was essential and required a broad range of skills for this role.
- Customisation of Microsoft CRM
- Worked on development of online takeaway ordering and tracking service, from frontend web to embedded devices installed at the vendors.
2013 - Present - Freelance Software Engineer
Architect of web and mobile apps
- Produced bespoke web apps and mobile apps for clients.
- Operate my own hosting platform based on Linux, XenServer and CoreOS/Docker.
- Provided consulting services for clients offering my skills to teams that required them.
2014 - Present - Sitedesk (sitedesk.com)
Part time contractor
- Ported Windows based C++ 3D rendering engine to run on iOS
- Implemented bespoke Cordova plugins for interfacing web frontend with native APIs
- Implemented server and client synchronisation API using Node.js and PostgreSQL
- Implemented bespoke in-memory high performance database and querying engine
- Worked on WebGL renderer
Regularly volunteer as a mentor in educational events for both kids and adults.
Created Web Blocks as an educational tool: webblocks.uk
Maintainer of popular open source project:
React Native FS
Work on electronics projects, robotics, quadcopters, Raspberry Pi's, IoT in my free time.
Keen follower of science, technology and the space programme.
Built CMS, template and provide hosting for:
Magento eCommerce solution: